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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.

October 16, 2012
Serving our Schools: Green Apple Day of Service

Having a company culture that embraces volunteering in our community made supporting the USGBC’s Green Apple Day of Service a natural fit. In our busy society, and despite good intentions, these types of projects often get pushed down the to-do list. Thus, the Day of Service provided a terrific incentive to prioritize working in our local communities and schools.

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August 15, 2013
Why Not? Conference 2013

The 2013 Why Not? Conference explored the core values that design practices will need to embrace in order to be successful today and into the future.

October 9, 2013
Why Not? Conference Explores Design for Social Impact

The 2013 Why Not? Conference invited an elite group of 30 architects, interior designers, and design students to explore the core values that design practices will need to embrace in order to be successful today and into the future. On the list of topics, how design firms can profit at the intersection of design and social justice.

September 3, 2013
Why Not? Conference Explores the Value of Research

The 2013 Why Not? Conference, presented by Interface and Universal Fibers in late July, invited an elite group of 30 architects, interior designers, and design students to explore the core values that design practices will need to embrace in order to be successful today and into the future. Speaker Christine Barber, explains how data & research can be a powerful tool within the Design community.

August 28, 2013
Giving Back on Green Apple Day of Service

Green Apple Day of Service is an opportunity to serve others on a global scale. Last year Interface associates in Latin America assisted two schools in poor communities within Sao Paulo, Brazil, educating students about the importance of our environment and how social responsibility can change lives.

August 13, 2013
Building Lasting Change

Building lasting change was the theme of this year's Canada Green Building Council's national conference; and, in beautiful alignment with the conference theme, 2013 marked the Conference's inaugural legacy project.

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.

Global Capabilities

At Interface, we live where we work. This may seem fundamental, but it makes us unique in the carpet industry. To be global in thought and action—with outposts and people on the ground in six continents—is truly extraordinary.

November 20, 2013

Pushing boundaries, exploring new dimensions of ourselves and realizing the power of teamwork—these define the journey of a sustainability advocate and the #bikegreenapple tour group.

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.

December 10, 2013
A Look Back at Greenbuild 2013

Recap of Greenbuild 2013, Net Works and Restorative Enterprise

May 20, 2013
Clinton Global Initiative University Turns Ideas into Actions

Interface partners with the Clinton Global Initiative to host a service project during the annual CGI University conference.

November 7, 2013
Interface Partners with the Buckminster Fuller Challenge

Interface Partners with the Buckminster Fuller Challenge

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

Interface Recognizes Waterbank Schools for Additional Buckminster Fuller Challenge Award


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Mill Visit - Trip Planning

A few things to keep in mind when planning your visit to Interface's facilities.

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 9, 2014
Designing Apartments and Amenities for Millennials

Multifamily construction is on the rise and the question now is what do renters want.

February 4, 2014
IIDA’s Student Sustainable Design Competition

Winners of IIDA’s Student Sustainable Design Competition prove that sustainability is no longer a trend.

Honoring Students

The Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) annually recognizes a student whose scholarship furthers research on campus sustainability. Recent UC Berkeley graduate Kelley Doyle was a 2012 award recipient with her thesis titled, “Converting University Spending to Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Analysis of UC Berkeley.”

March 18, 2014
2014 CEFPI School of the Future Competition

The School of the Future competition challenges students from across the globe to think creatively as they plan and design tomorrow’s 21st century learning environments to enhance teaching and learning, being healthy, conserving resources, being environmentally responsive and engaging the surrounding community.

March 10, 2014
International Women's Day, March 8

Interface's treasured Octogenarian reflects on the meaning of International Women's Day, March 8.

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.

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

April 11, 2014
Have Bus, Will Travel

Milan Week - Travel Blog from Gretchen Wagner: Goodbye to Milano. Hello Acro, Italy. See what our guest have experienced during our tour of Italy.

April 29, 2014
Milan Design Week: Trend Report Pt. I

Inspired by none other than Milan, Interface's Gretchen Wagner discusses current and forecasted trends.

May 6, 2014
Milan Design Week: Trend Report Pt. II

Gretchen Wagner speaks on the emerging cultural trends in the design community.

August 25, 2014
Living Cully – Building a Park & a Lasting Legacy

Recently, the International Living Future Institute and founding sponsor Interface teamed up with Verde to transform a run-down public right-of-way in Northeast Portland into a safe, beautiful and refreshing green space—Thomas Cully Park.

July 2, 2014
Interface’s New Atlanta Showroom

Interface has opened a new Atlanta showroom for its commercial carpet tile. The 6,900 square-foot space was designed to offer customers an open and collaborative environment in which to explore the brand’s range of flooring products and plan installations with the help of a seasoned sales team.

September 25, 2014
Oh What a Difference We Can Make

When Deb France of Oh planning + design, architecture was asked to expand a small renovation project at Reynolds High School in Portland, Oregon after a tragic school shooting, she immediately enlisted help to make it happen.

October 21, 2014
Serving Schools Around the World with Green Apple

Working at Interface, our commitment to close the loop and make our carpet out of 100% recycled materials has made us incredibly aware of the scarcity of natural resources. But there is scarcity of another precious and limited resource that the Green Apple Day of Service illustrated to us – our time. In our hurried, fast-paced, and busy lives, it takes real effort to slow down and focus on what matters.

January 20, 2015
On Being Inspired

When your world is communicated through the medium of squares, the idea of a rectangle is radical indeed. In a moment of unbridled geometric experimentation, we created the skinny plank. We were so excited about the possibilities of planks as a new modular carpet format that we felt it demanded new collaborators to express its potential. So Interface became the real life client for a class of 14 students at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Atlanta. Wildly collaborative, the experience inspired us and the students’ work is sure to inspire all who experience it.

30 x 30 Nature Challenge 2016

Join Interface in David Suzuki's 2016 30 x 30 Nature Challenge. Embrace your innate love of nature and commit to spend 30 minutes outside for 30 days in May.

March 30, 2015
Documenting a Legend

MagicWig Productions' Leanne Robinson-Maine explains why and how their documentary on Ray Anderson and his revolutionary redesign of Interface, "So Right So Smart", came to be.

May 11, 2015
Q&A with Kari Pei

We recently welcomed Kari Pei, recognized design leader in the textile industry, as Interface’s new global product designer. She will work closely with our internal product design and development teams as well as sustainability leader David Oakey Designs.

August 26, 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.

August 25, 2015
One Man’s Trash: From Landfill to Zerolandfill

Interface Account Executive, Jeff Krejci, recognized the need to collect and recycle old commercial product samples. Out of this concern for discarded materials came the brainchild called Zerolandfill ­– an upcycling program that re-purposes expired specification samples and diverts this material from ending up in local landfills.

November 23, 2015
A Tribute to Mentors

Tell me who you run with and I’ll tell you who you are. This was one of many words of wisdom from a group of highly successful business men and women who spoke about the power of mentoring at an American Marketing Association Atlanta Chapter event moderated by Interface’s CMO Jo Ann Herold.

Artful Restoration | Interface

Social activism and artistry combine to transform a rundown Chicago neighborhood into a vibrant cultural destination.

March 15, 2016
Atlanta BeltLine Transforms the Future of Urban Planning

The Atlanta BeltLine is a sustainable redevelopment project conceived by Ryan Gravel that is transforming the future of urban planning. This project will connect surrounding neighborhoods through railway, nature trails and parks and greenspaces and provide new housing, events and commerce for Atlanta.

April 28, 2016
A Love Letter to Nature

The patterns of nature can heal us and its models can guide us. Reconnecting with nature will not only lead us to more circular systems, but also help us become healthier and more productive.