Weaving plays an important environmental role since woven carpets last twice as long as those that are tufted. Increasing longevity by 200% reduces energy consumption by 50% and keeps woven products out of landfills 14 to 21 years beyond conventional floor coverings.
Helios weaves its carpets on Wilton, Axminster and patented Kara-Loc® looms. These woven processes use about 30% less fiber than those that are tufted. That's because less yarn is buried in the back than other constructions. Not only does this use less raw materials, it also gives you more face carpet for your dollar.
Helios offers more environmental attributes in the carpets it weaves with wool. Wool is a sustainable and biodegradable fiber that is naturally hardwearing and beautiful. By nature, wool is known to be dirt and soil resistant, fire retardant, and non-allergenic. For more on the many features and benefits of wool, visit Helios Wools.