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ASSMANN wins biggest order in their history – thanks to PEFC certification

ASSMANN wins biggest order in their history – thanks to PEFC certification

Right in time for the start of the winter semester, German furniture manufacturer ASSMANN supplied PEFC-certified office furniture for 3000 workspaces at the Ruhr University Bochum in Germany. The use of certified timber was a requirement for obtaining the large-scale order. An extraordinary...

The Macallan distillery: sustainable construction in Scotland’s Highlands

The Macallan distillery: sustainable construction in Scotland’s Highlands

The hills of the Scottish Speyside are home to the newly opened Macallan distillery, welcoming visitors to see the production processes of the world-famous whisky. The building is cut into the slope of the land and, with its undulating roof structure and the grass surface, integrates perfectly...

Artte Telai: PEFC-certified table tennis rackets made in Italy

Artte Telai: PEFC-certified table tennis rackets made in Italy

What do a Stradivarius violin and a PEFC-certified table-tennis racket have in common? Both are made of resonating wood, which gives the player an incomparable feeling. The story of the racket begins in the PEFC-certified forest of Paneveggio in Trentino, Italy. Famous for wood with resonance,...

María Lafuente's capsule collection using the world’s first PEFC-certified fabrics

María Lafuente's capsule collection using the world’s first PEFC-certified fabrics

The Spanish fashion designer María Lafuente thinks, works and produces ethically and sustainably – and is the first designer to create clothing with PEFC-certified fabrics. Naming respect for life, rivers, seas, plants and animals as the main inspiration for her work, she developed a...

Alceste Shoes: a shoe made entirely from the forest

Alceste Shoes: a shoe made entirely from the forest

In the heart of Italy, two inspired designers have created a shoe made entirely from organic, forest-based materials! These custom-made shoes, crafted in the Alceste Shoes workshop in Perugia, were designed by Filippo Bocci and Leonardo Pierini. The upper shoe and laces are made from lyocell...

Fundació Privada ILERSIS: a company to improve the world

Fundació Privada ILERSIS: a company to improve the world

by Teresa Benet Balagueró, CEO of ILERSIS In 1975, 14 families from Lleida, in northeastern Spain, founded Associació Shalom, a non-profit social entity declared as being of public interest. Our mission is the social and labor integration of people with intellectual disability or...

Impriarte: a small business with big environmental goals

Impriarte: a small business with big environmental goals

By Mario Sanguino, Director of Impriate Impriarte is a family SME, located in Humanes de Madrid, Spain, and dedicated to the printing of packaging and adhesive labels, and the development and manufacture of point of sale (POS) materials. Our company is the main supplier of several important...

Ickburgh Special Educational Needs School

Ickburgh Special Educational Needs School

This groundbreaking specialist school for 150 pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) was designed by Avanti Architects and built by main contractor McLaren Construction and was delivered through Hackney Schools for the Future Limited (HSFL). The building consists of a...