DALLAS (Jan. 22, 2013) — For the fourth consecutive year, Loloi Rugs was recognized with an ARTS Award, its first in the Green Manufacturing category. The ARTS Awards, presented each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, is the premier awards program for the decorative accessories industry, recognizing excellence in retailing, manufacturing, sales and design.
As a leader in environmentally-friendly practices, Loloi has recently introduced 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 which is loom-knotted of 100 percent undyed wool.
In 2012, Loloi’s offices took strides to become greener 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 products.
“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.
Loloi became a member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, a non-profit coalition of industry leaders that promote sustainable business practices. To join, it was required to provide verifiable intent to improve its sustainability through the introduction of several natural fiber collections and sustainable business practices.