Italsed

Performance

Clearly quality matters and is at the heart of our production.
Whilst on the surface, great design might appear to be all about style colour and comfort there are a number of core values that underpin all of our products.

These are the quality of the components that we use and the attention to detail that goes into selecting them.

Materials

Fabric

BS EN ISO 105-­‐B02:1999 Textiles Tests for colour fastness. Colour fastness to artficial light: Xenon arc fading lamp test

BS EN ISO 105-­‐E01:2010 Textiles. Tests for colour fastness. Colour fastness to water

BS EN ISO 105-­‐E16:2007 Textiles. Tests for colour fastness. Colour fastness to water

BS EN ISO 105-­‐X12:2002 Textiles. Tests for colour fastness. Colour fastness to rubbing

BS EN ISO 12945-­‐2: 2000 Textiles. Determinaton of fabric propensity to surface fuzzing and to pilling. Modified Martindale method.

BS EN ISO 13936-­‐1:2004 Textiles. Determination of the slippage resistance of yarns at a seam in woven fabrics. Fixed seam opening method.

BS EN ISO 12947-­‐2:1998 Textiles. Determination of the abrasion resistance of fabrics by the Martindale method. Determination of specimen breakdown
Tensile Strength Tear Strength Seam Slippage Formaldehyde.

We comply with the UK Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 (amended 1989, 1993 and 2010).
Fabrics we use are sourced worldwide and work to the brief from all customers to specific fabric needs.

Structural

Chairs (including carvers, benches, stools, bar chairs, indoor folding) Flammability -­‐ outer and fillings

BS EN 16139:2013 Level 1

OR

BS EN 12520:2010 Furniture. Strength, durability and safety.

Requirements for domestic seating as per the standard.
We can also comply to full contract testing standards for strength and stability.

Ethical sourcing

 

As part of our ongoing commitment to using sustainable raw materials, Italsed uses a Chain of Custody procedure in compliance with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) criteria. We also strictly adhere to the Ethical Trading Initiative.
Our FSC certificate and the Ethical Trading Initiative code

 

Italsed is committed to avoid any involvement with:

  • Illegal logging or trade in illegal wood or forest products
  • Violation of traditional human rights in forestry operations
  • Destruction of high conservation values in Forestry operations
  • Significant conversions of forests to plantations or non-forest use
  • Introduction of genetically modified organisms in forestry operations
  • Violation of the ILO Core conventions, as defined in the ILO Declaration of Fundamental Principals & Right at Work, 1998

For more information please visit the FSC website

Sustainability

Sustainability is a priority interest for Italsed, which is why we only use timber sourced from FSC accredited forests. Some of these countries include:

  • Croatia
  • Serbia
  • Albania
  • Bosnia
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