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.

Human Spaces

Interface’s global Human Spaces Report is building the case for biophilic design. Led by renowned organizational psychologist Professor Sir Cary Cooper, the report reveals that employees who work in environments with natural elements have a higher level of well-being, are more productive and more creative.

Pledge to #MakeBeautyHappen

Join us at Greenbuild to 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.

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?"

November 7, 2013
Interface Partners with the Buckminster Fuller Challenge

Interface Partners with the Buckminster Fuller Challenge

June 3, 2013
The Ripple Effect

What if we could build a truly inclusive business model – buying discarded nets from local fishermen – giving them extra income – and cleaning up the beaches and oceans at the same time?”

April 18, 2013
Interface Sustainability Metrics
Interface, Inc., the global modular carpet company that has pioneered sustainable business practices since 1994, released annual data updating its metrics portfolio to include progress towards environmental and social goals.

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.