Mission, Ethics & Sustainability
Our mission is to promote the use of ethical, sustainable yet innovative products within the worlds of Architecture and Interior Design. Through collaboration we bring Industry closer to true symbiosis between nature, people and buildings.
We develop all our operations and systems with the aim to deliver efficient service and smooth interactions. We regularly assess our route to market to enhance the products’ potential whilst protecting our suppliers and clients' interests at all times.
We are always available to answer queries and we will do so in a friendly professional manner and through a variety of platforms. We research and use the latest available technology to offer faster and sustainable communication options, but we also believe in the power of face-to-face interaction. Our team is readily available to help through any challenges that might arise, and we will always be true to our commitments.
We will always approach every situation with an open mind and we welcome opinions, suggestions and feedback whilst promoting constructive interaction at all levels.
We will always strive to communicate clearly, transparently and effectively with all our Clients and Partners, sharing all relevant information as soon as it becomes available. It is part of our mission to make sure we only work with individuals and companies who share our values.
As part of our mission, we will make every effort to make our operations as sustainable as possible, and we will continuously assess our achievements to find room for improvement. When choosing our Partners we will always take into account their green credentials or their current efforts to achieve them. We will continually assess our Partners’ production processes and work with them to achieve and maintain their green credentials.
We constantly assess our partners to ensure that production is safe, efficient, and focuses on the health of the workers and that the products are safe for our customers to use. We care for the best interest of our employees and we will always make sure everyone is treated fairly and they feel safe and happy within the work environment.
We will continuously research the latest trends, technologies and designs and update our portfolio with new green, sustainable and ethically manufactured products and brands to reflect the market demand and design trends. We will also keep trending
ASSOCIATIONS & TESTING BODIES
Here below you will find a list of associations and certifications supported or used by the brands on our portfolio. In each section, you will be able to see which brands either supports the association or carries the certification logos.
Seven Meadows supports all ethical, environmental and quality initiatives, but is not a direct member or certification holder for any of the below. As part of our due diligence, and our guarantee to you, we regularly check the certification credentials with our suppliers.
|The Campaign for Wool is a global community of sheep farmers, retailers, designers, manufacturers and consumers united by their patron His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. It aims to educate as many people as possible about the incredible benefits and versatility of wool in fashion, furnishings and everyday life. This in turn, supports many small businesses and local farmers whose livelihoods depend on the wool industry.|
JACARANDA CARPETS is a long-standing supporter of the "Campaign for Wool".
|GoodWeave was founded in 1995 to stop child labour in the handmade rug industry. This excellent international organisation works to eradicate child labour from supply chains via its unique labelling scheme, which includes independent, unannounced producer inspections, monitoring and certification. GoodWeave also provides educational opportunities to children in weaving communities and works to ensure the fair treatment of adult carpet weavers.|
JACARANDA CARPETS is a long-standing supporter and member of GoodWeave, and their factories are available for random inspection by GoodWeave’s inspectors at any time.
CertiPur works with its members to make sure that the flexible polyurethane (PU) Foam they use for upholstery meets the ethical and environmental requirements currently in force. With particular sensitivity to environmental sustainability, safety and health, whilst guaranteeing that certified products do not contain harmful substances.
VALENTINI's Foams carry the Certipur certification.
|STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is one of the world's best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. It stands for customer confidence and high product safety. Find out here what STANDARD 100 means and why it is worth checking for this label when buying textiles.|
VALENTINI's Foams carry the "Trust in Textiles" OEKO-TEK certification.
|The EU Ecolabel identifies products and services as having a reduced environmental impact throughout their life cycle, from the extraction of raw material through to production, use and disposal. Recognised throughout Europe, the EU Ecolabel is a voluntary label promoting environmental excellence which can be trusted. Backed by all EU Member States and the European Commission, it is Europe's and the UK's official environmental label.|
VALENTINI's Fabrics Selection carries the Ecolabel certification
|IDFB is the international trade association of the down/feather industry [...], the down/feather trade and independent testing institutes for down/feather as filling material, set to provide a Worldwide Association for the Down/Feather Industry, Down/Feather Trade and Testing Institutes for Down/Feather as filling material.|
EDFA supports the winning of down and feathers in accordance with the animal protection laws of the EU, and its members will only ever purchase properly obtained down and feathers. They condemn live-plucking and all other improper forms of feather winning from living animals. The origin of down and feathers is traced by a documentation system.
IDFL is the global leader in filled textile testing, guaranteeing the quality and safety of tested materials.
VALENTINI's Down and Feathers are sourced through a single supplier who is a member of all of the above certifying bodies.
PEFC is the guarantee that wood raw material comes from forests managed in a sustainable way. The certified forests are regularly controlled by independent inspectors.VALENTINI's Wood Structures are sourced through suppliers who can guarantee the full traceability of their wood through the PEFC logo.
|PANNELLO ECOLOGICO is an Italian Consortium certifying the use of recycled wood panels, promoting sustainability within the furniture manufacturing industry.|
NOVAMOBILI and NIDI products are made with panels certified by the PE Consortium.