DALLAS—For the fourth consecutive year, Loloi Rugs received an ARTS Award, its first in the Green Manufacturing category. The 24th annual ARTS Awards were presented during the recent Dallas Total Home & Gift Market.
Loloi’s eco-friendly practices include introducing several “green” products, including the Resama collection, made of refurbished sari silk. Loloi also uses refurbished sari silk as a fiber in the new Stella collection and has launched the Hadley/Hemingway collection, loom-knotted of 100 percent undyed wool.
In 2012, Loloi also made its offices more eco-friendly by installing several energy efficient programmable thermostats, using low VOC paint and coating finishes and installing high-value insulation, 100 percent recycled rubber flooring and low-water flow conserving toilets. All manufacturers used by Loloi are ISO9001 certified, and Loloi sales representatives are now taking orders on iPads, further reducing the use of paper.
The company is also a member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, a non-profit coalition of industry leaders that promote sustainable business practices. To join, Loloi had to provide verifiable intent to improve its sustainability through the introduction of several natural fiber collections and sustainable business practices.
“Being recognized with an ARTS Award for the fourth year in a row is a great feeling, but what makes us even more excited is getting this award for the steps we’ve taken to reduce our carbon footprint,” said Cyrus Loloi, company executive.