All Karastan Wool Products Clean Air Certified

Karastan said it has become the first company to carry the Wool: Clean Air Certified label on all of its wool carpets and rugs, a program managed by Wools of New Zealand.

Products approved to carry the Wool: Clean Air Certified label are tested by a certified independent laboratory and must pass VOC emission testing for 13 contaminants.

In addition, the products are required to meet scientifically established testing standards that verify reductions of VOCs, including formaldehyde, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide, in the indoor environment.

“Wool has incredible attributes that deserve to be recognized,” says Connie Berry, director of marketing for Karastan.

“As the largest manufacturer of wool carpets and rugs in America, we applaud Wools of New Zealand for giving wool a greater voice. Solid scientific backing and high testing standards give the Wool: Clean Air Certified label impressive credibility that we are proud to carry on our products.”

In addition to meeting the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED point requirements, the certification also meets the standards for California Section 01350 and Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS).

Carpets and rugs containing a minimum of 50 percent wool are eligible for the certification.


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