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.