Textiles in the living environment create warmth and safety, regulate humidity levels and improve
the acoustics of a space. Pillows, curtains, upholstery, mattresses and carpets all add to the emotional value of the home. But people who suffer from asthma have a problem with textiles because of their intolerance to house dust mites. Should their homes stay cold and impersonal? Fervent is a carpet that can be heated to 60 ̊C once every two months, which kills the dust mites, allowing this group to use textiles where they could not before.
Anne Pabon, Siem Lenders
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