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ABC Icons

All change begins with choice. To guide informed and inspired choices, ABC Carpet & Home has created the ABC icons, our standards for social and environmental transformation. Incorporating our meticulous edit, the ABC icons stand as a conduit for change in industry practices; a platform where commerce is a catalyst for green solutions; and a space where our community can cultivate both a healthy home and a healthy planet. Look for the icons on our products and become an ABC agent in the new economy of change.

exclusively at abc

exclusively at abc

Not available in any other location in the greater new york metro area. read more...

certified

certified

Recognized by an independent third party audit declaring that specified requirements pertaining to a product, person, prose or system have been met. read more...

community/coop

community/coop

Created and directed in a cooperative structure, with proceeds reinvested into the community to enable self-sustainability and economic development. read more...

cruelty free

cruelty free

Made without the use of animal testing, or made with by-products from animals raised humanely. This process ensures animal health and safety, including safe shelter practices, pasture grazing, and quality veterinary care. read more...

energy conscious

energy conscious

Designed to help conserve energy or promote the use of alternative energy sources. These products minimize our carbon footprint and reduce the costs of economical and ecological intelligence in the home. read more...

fair & square

fair & square

Made under fair wages and safe working conditions. This process provides equitable trade opportunities, skill training, and job development-promoting responsible production in an economy that values transparency.   read more...

goodcolor

goodcolor

Colored using low-impact dyes, glazes, or pigments that contain fewer chemicals and require less water than regular synthetic colorants, or with dyes obtained from natural plants and fixed without the use of heavy metal mordants, protecting surface waters and our skin. read more...

goodthread

goodthread

Made from organic or bio-based fibers using organic processes throughout every step of textile production. This process avoids the use of harmful bleaches, dyes, and finishes, while encouraging accountability in complex supply chain systems. read more...

goodwood

goodwood

Produced from responsibly managed forests or reclaimed and salvaged sources. This process protects old growth and endangered forest species, while promoting transparent supply chain management. read more...

handmade

handmade

Created by hand, demonstrating the unique skill of the artisan and supporting one-of-a-kind pieces in a world of homogenized mass production. read more...

indigenous

indigenous

Made by artisans using age-old techniques that are rooted in regionally specific traditions. This process preserves the design DNA of global diversity - over 5,000 years of design intelligence that is on the brink of extinction. read more...

life cycle

life cycle

Made with responsible use of resources, such as water, energy, and raw materials, and designed for re-use of materials in a closed-loop system or 100% biodegradability at end of life. read more...

local economy

local economy

Made within a 600 mile radius of new york city, supporting neighboring community business and minimizing carbon footprint from transportation; or produced in north america to support domestic employment. icon indicates the degree of locality. read more...

organic

organic

Grown without the use of harmful pesticides, herbicides, and genetically modified seeds (GMOs), or raised on organic feed without the use of hormones and antibiotic treatments. minimum 95% organic content. read more...

pure

pure

Containing or emitting the lowest possible levels of toxins, such as formaldehyde, vocs, combustion gases, particulates, allergens, or flame retardants, to preserve air and water quality; serving to detoxify and protect the body from harmful substances. read more...

recycled

recycled

Made with recycled or reclaimed materials that have been extracted and reconditioned for a new use. This process minimizes the flow of waste into landfills. read more...

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