Rohner Textiles: Cradle to Cradle® innovation and sustainability

Casestudy Climatex

Six mini-case studies cosponsored by IEHN offer examples of innovation and efficency that save money, eliminate chemical hazard and toxicity, differentiate products and services, increase profits and revenues, and enhance brands

On a smaller scale, C2C certified equipment goods are available to consumers, and Swiss firm Rohner produces the Climatex Lifecycle biodegradable fabric, used extensively in the office furniture manufacturing business. The material is compostable, and true to the C2C founding principle of "waste = food“, the team decided to design a fabric that would be safe enough to eat”, said architect William McDonough. But the story of Climatex also illustrates another aspect of the Cradle to Cradle philosophy, that places social responsibility; among its principles. 

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