Carnegie's Biobased Xorel, a groundbreaking high-performance textile sourced from sugar cane, achieved Living Product Challenge Certification. Carnegie became the first textile company to achieve this advanced protocol.
Biobased Xorel textiles are resourced from rapidly renewable sugar cane and have a significantly lower environmental footprint versus fossil fuel-derived products. Introduced in 2013, Biobased Xorel has garnered numerous awards and third-party certifications including Cradle to Cradle Gold recognition.
The Living Product Challenge is a transparent, holistic framework for rethinking the way we manufacture things, weaving together life cycle assessment, social equity and material health impacts. It helps manufacturers design and offer products with measurably net positive impacts and designers easily select products that give more than they take.