What drives us? A positive vision of the future and the determination to make it come true. The moral courage to do what is right, despite all obstacles. An abiding commitment to show that sustainability is better for business. We believe that change starts with us and is transforming Interface from a plunderer of the earth to an agent of its restoration. Through this process of redesigning ourselves, we hope to be a catalyst for the redesign of global industry.

We are in the business of creating change.

Our Mission

In 1994, Ray had his legendary “spear in the chest” epiphany. He shook the foundations of the petroleum-intensive carpet manufacturing industry by declaring that Interface was committed to becoming the world’s first environmentally sustainable—and, ultimately, restorative—company.

Redesigning Our Products

We challenge assumptions and bring elegant approaches and innovative technology to the design of modular carpet. By posing different questions, we developed a more holistic view of the impacts our products and processes have on the planet. This has allowed us to be more strategic in minimizing—and ultimately eliminating—the environmental impacts associated with our products.

Redesigning Our Company

In 1994, at age sixty and in his company’s twenty-second year, our founder and Chairman Ray Anderson steered Interface on a new course—one designed to reduce our environmental footprint while increasing our profits. His bold new vision was to create the first enterprise to become truly sustainable.

Redesigning Commerce

Interface aspires to be the proving ground for a new industrial revolution. By demonstrating that there is a better way to a bigger, more legitimate profit, we offer the world an undeniably improved business model that can serve as a paradigm for others to embrace.

Net-Works

The Net-Works programme proves collaborative innovation can create positive, sustainable change

September 24, 2015
Good Guys Need to Hang Together


Ray Anderson used to say, "Good guys need to hang together," knowing that it takes courage, sometimes found in numbers, to think and act differently. See what we did to show support to New Belgium Brewing for standing up for their beliefs.


Pledge to #MakeBeautyHappen

Learn about our evolution of beautiful thinking and pledge with us to #MakeBeautyHappen.

October 13, 2014
Who Needs Beauty?


Who needs beauty? We all do. Interface explores how biophilic design can use beauty to satisfy this inherent need while providing healthier, more productive built environments that may ultimately lead its inhabitants to create a better world.


Greenbuild 2014 Events

Join us at Greenbuild booth 1623 as we explore the relationship between beauty and sustainability, and be sure to catch our in-booth presentations with David Gottfried, Bill Browning, Janine Benyus, Paul Hawken, John Picard, Kirsten Ritchie and more.

May 20, 2014
Beautiful Thinking


In design, it seemed that Nature's value was our endless source of resources. Because of this notion, we now face global challenges. To remedy, Interface is being a part of nature, not apart. Explore Human Nature.


May 16, 2014
Interface Hospitality Launch in Asia
Interface is launching its dedicated hospitality offering in Asia following successful roll-out in the USA and Europe. Interface Hospitality is part of the company’s strategy to expand its business beyond its corporate office heartland.

March 6, 2014
PITCHAfrica brings water to a thirsty world


Interface teams with the Buckminster Fuller Institute and PITCHAfrica to bring water to a thirsty world, one school at a time.


Interface's EPDs

Interface is committed to transparency and our Environmental Product Declarations, or EPDs, ensure that carpet tile specifiers can make an apples to apples comparison when looking at environmental attributes.

February 25, 2014
Neither Rain Nor Sleet Nor Snow Can Keep Us From Leaving a Legacy


Neither Rain Nor Sleet Nor Snow Can Keep Us From Leaving a Legacy


January 23, 2014
Interface Inspires the Next Generation of Green Designers


Interface Inspires the Next Generation of Green Designers at University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Architecture.


January 7, 2014
Restorative is…


Greenbuild 2013, Interface asks "What does it mean to be a restorative enterprise?"


December 19, 2013
Redesign Economy


Toby Heaps elaborates on the evolution and the vision of Council for Clean Capitalism.


November 21, 2013
Interface Recognizes Waterbank Schools for Additional Buckminster Fuller Challenge Award


Interface Recognizes Waterbank Schools for Additional Buckminster Fuller Challenge Award


November 19, 2013
What Does Restorative Mean to You?


“How do we leave the world better with every square metre of carpet we sell?” That was Interface Founder Ray Anderson’s response to the question, what does restorative mean to you?


November 7, 2013
Interface Partners with the Buckminster Fuller Challenge


Interface Partners with the Buckminster Fuller Challenge


October 29, 2013
Partnerships Lead to Expanded Impact


As one company, we have learned we can have an influence on others. But add additional partners and our collective influence grows exponentially. In 2013, Interface & IIDA partnered together to make a larger impact on Green Apple Day of Service.


October 16, 2013
Green Apple Day of Service – connecting to Tomorrow’s Child


The Green Apple Day of Service offers an opportunity to take action - devoting time and resources towards improving schools and engaging with students. Interface is proud to be a corporate sponsor of Green Apple for the second year and involve our associates in this worthwhile effort leading 40 projects globally.


Cool Carpet

Although Interface continually strives for greater sustainability, every phase of our carpet tile’s lifecycle—from harvesting raw materials to manufacturing, shipping, vacuuming and end-of-life recycling—results in the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. So we calculate all the GHG emissions for the entire lifecycle of our products and purchase verified emission reduction credits to offset them. We call this Cool Carpet™ and it comes standard on all Interface products sold in North America.

May 30, 2013
Interface Co-Hosts First CaGBC Legacy Project
Modular carpet tile manufacturer, Interface, joins the CaGBC to host the first Legacy Project at the CaGBC National Conference & Expo.

May 16, 2013
Interface Reconnect Design Winner
"Rebolo Eco-Park", by Jesús Pertuz of Paris, France, is the winner of Interface, Inc.’s “Reconnect Your Space” competition, which invited architects, designers and students to submit their visions for how biophilia can influence design.

January 16, 2013
Interface Participates in Green Apple Day of Service
Interface, the leading global manufacturer of modular carpet tile, is taking a page from its own lesson book on stewardship and sustainability and is headed into schools across the country and around the world.

January 7, 2013
Net-Works Project a Success
By establishing a community-based supply chain for discarded nets, Net-Works aims to improve the livelihood of local fishers while providing Interface with an innovative source of recycled materials for its carpet tiles.