Bellbridge launched four products fabricated in 16’4′ width. The market has been calling for wider widths in carpet to minimize the need for side seams in both installations and larger rugs. Thus, Bellbridge designed products fabricated in 16’4″ widths; specifically Donegal, Grand Central, Madison and Metropolitan. Donegal has a very subtle linear feature, with colorations that … [Read more…]
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Bellbridge Begin Dealer Recycling Program
Bellbridge began a one-year recycling trial with Hendricksen Naturlich Flooring of Sebastopol Ca. It has been agreed that any Bellbridge carpets that are replaced during this period, will be recycled in Napa Valley vineyards as weed blankets. The first carpet, that were removed from a consumers home in September, was laid in the vineyard during October. The … [Read more…]
Fine Carpets Making Fine Wine
Twelve months after the installation of several thousand feet of used and waste wool carpets in the Nord Vineyards in the Napa Valley, the extensive recycling trial has been declared a resounding success. Julie Nord, owner of Nord Winery a prominent wine grower from the Northern California, is well qualified to pass judgment on the … [Read more…]
The Secret Batch in the Pumpkin Patch
Well, it’s not really a secret… Following the outstanding results of the wool carpet lined baskets, Harvest Park Middle School have used Bellbridge wool carpet samples in their newly planted tomato area and their pumpkin patch. The wool feeding the plants as it degrades and the carpet acting as a weed barrier. In addition as the pumpkin … [Read more…]
What is More Important than Environmentally Sustainable Wool Carpets?
When we visited the school to meet with the Marsha Jones, the teacher who is responsible for the wool carpet reuse initiative, it was great to see first hand how our products were being recycled to benefit the flowers and plants. As you can see from previous posts on this blog, others have commented specifically … [Read more…]
This is the third year that the flower baskets lined with Bellbridge Wool carpets have delivered a great visual display. The project is one being carried out by Harvest Park Middle School in Northern California and it has really interested the school children, who now are going to incorporate more of our wool carpets in … [Read more…]
Recycling Bellbridge Carpets
Our recent large scale trial of ‘used’ and waste carpet at Nord Vineyards has created interest as far afield as Hungary, where it has been featured in an on line Wine magazine called Vinoport… Six months into the trial, the vineyard owner, Julie Nord is very pleased with its effect as a weed blocker and erosion barrier. … [Read more…]
Sustainable Practice: From Grass to Glass
Bellbridge Wool Carpets, Benicia, CA has launched an exciting recycling project with a leading Napa Valley wine producer, Nord Vineyards.Following the impressive results from ‘Wool… the blooming success’ project with Pleasanton Middle School in California; Bellbridge has partnered with Nord Vineyards who have ‘installed’ Bellbridge wool carpets among their Cabernet Sauvignon vine. The goal was to investigate … [Read more…]
Blooming Success Story 2008 – Alternative Use of Recycled Carpet
Bellbridge has been pleased to partner with the Harvest Park Middle School (HPMS) Ecology Club located in Pleasanton California, in order to evaluate the environmental effects of recycling Bellbridge used Wool carpets.
Wool… A Blooming Success!
Our commitment to the environment is one of the reasons we provide only wool carpeting. Our wool carpets are a sustainable, renewable, and healthy alternative to synthetic flooring. Renewable The majority of the wool Bellbridge uses in its carpets are from the unpolluted pristine environment of New Zealand. New Zealand wool is one of the … [Read more…]
A Blooming Success and the story continues in 2009!
After the successful use of Bellbridge used carpets in the flower baskets in 2008, Marsha Jones, Science Teacher and Ecology Club Advisor at the Pleasanton Harvest Park Middle School, reported some surprising developments from the very same baskets in 2009. Below, Bellbridge asked the questions and Marsha responds.