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Valley Forge's Quick Ship Upholstery Vol. I is made from plastic bottles

Transforming Plastic into Fabric

In the hospitality industry, sustainability in all areas of design is essential. From the drapery to upholstery and even the bedding, nearly everything in the room can be made from plastic bottles otherwise destined for a landfill or a water source. At Valley Forge Fabrics, being able to ensure the durability and performance needs of…
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At Milliken, a Focus on Sustainability

The Specialty Interiors business of Milliken & Company has seen the growth of its eco-elegant performance upholstery fabric collection, Breathe by Milliken. InspireDesign sat down with Jennifer K. Harmon, VP of Milliken Specialty Interiors, to learn more about the collection.
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Blade by Les Jardins Solar Lighting

Sustainable By Design

Ahead of Earth Day, InspireDesign tapped into the minds of the makers of sustainable products to learn why it’s important to keep it green. Here’s a look at products that deliver the perfect dose of design and eco-conscious flair.
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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Living Walls Inject Natural Beauty, Color Into Design

CHICAGO—Who said it’s not easy being green? The color evokes a sense of freshness, vibrancy and a call to the outdoors. Hotels and designers are embracing this acidic hue in more ways than one—think soil-free living walls, hydroponic gardens, as well as splashes of bold paint colors or accents in furnishings—to create environments that are…
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Mandarin Oriental, Paris Unveils Rooftop Vegetable Garden

HONG KONG—The Mandarin Oriental, Paris has unveiled its new rooftop vegetable garden, complementing the hotel’s rooftop beehive. The garden will contribute to the existing year-round supply of fresh, organic produce for guests, according to the company.
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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Costa Rica’s Olas Verdes Designs With LEED Certification in Mind

PLAYA GUIONES, COSTA RICA—For Olas Verdes, a boutique hotel here touted as the world’s first LEED certified surf resort, sitting on the edge of a wildlife refuge and near a turtle nesting site served as the impetus for the collective green consciousness evident in the construction of the property.
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It’s Never Too Late to Think Green

Our current issue of Hotel Business Design focuses on a few themes, the primary one being designing for branded hotels. There are quite a few projects, new and remodeled, to read about—from the specialty suites at New York City’s Loews Regency to the Radisson Blu in Minneapolis and Wyndham Grand Jupiter in Florida, among others.
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