Our story begins in 1980 with the formation of the dilana design group. Through the 80’s and 90’s this group evolved a unique collection of textile floor coverings hand crafted at dilana’s Christchurch workshop. It was a natural progression for the design group to explore large format carpet design and manufacturing techniques. In the late 1990’s Custom Carpets NZ was established and is now recognised as the New Zealand leader in bespoke carpet design and procurement.Our approach is collaborative and inclusive. We have in-depth knowledge of manufacturing methods and are selective in the choice of products we apply to each project, be it a private residence, commercial office, or a community or public building.Adding value doesn’t necessarily add cost. We believe custom detailing a project from design to conclusion will often achieve a more cost-effective outcome, improve the aesthetic value and reduce environmental compromise. Put simply, quality design combined with customised product selection and specification reduces carpet churn.
We believe the carpet should be designed for sustainability. Design defines what materials are used, how it looks and feels, and underpins its longevity. Greenstar and other environmental product certification are essential however we argue a carpets aesthetic longevity plays a major role in the sustainability equation. Simply put, reducing carpet churn reduces landfill. Aesthetic longevity is the responsibility of architectural and interior specifiers at the end of the carpet procurement process. It is about applying design to a floor covering that has relevance to the architecture space, its use, and its location. It should contribute to a scheme at a point where opinions are formed and ownership is adopted.
What we offer
Our intuitive collaboration style, expertise and high quality products makes CCNZ an ideal partner to create a custom designed and manufactured floor covering
A direct association with New Zealand's long-standing floor covering brand, Dilana design group, led by Sudi Dargipour provides a conceptually rich design ethos relevant to contemporary New Zealand. Our manufacturing partners are global, renowned, and experienced in all aspects of producing tailored carpeting to suit your specific application. A starting point is simply a discussion about your project.Contact us now
Like many industries the carpet industry’s sustainability credentials read poorly and are seasoned with greenwash. Apart from a handful of clever initiatives our carpet industry retains a low score for environmental sustainability.
Since 1990 the USA EPA has been monitoring the carpeting sectors’ contribution to landfill including the sectors’ performance at recycling initiatives. It clearly shows that the percentage of recycling has remained the same even with the massive increase in manufactured sales between 1990 and 2017. Excluding the advent of combustion disposal starting in the mid-1990s, the percentage of recycling achieved by the sector has remained the same at around 8%. New Zealand has no “combustion with energy recovery” operating, so we can conclude 92% of discarded carpet ends up as landfill. Figures from the US point to discarded carpet now amounting to an alarming 3.5% of total landfill.
How has this happened? For the last 20years large global carpet manufacturers have been greenwashing their unsustainable practices. For example Desso and Interface. di For several years, these two manufacturers have set high environmental targets and sustainability commitments. Interface has committed to producing “zero waste” by 2020, while Desso says it will incorporate all their products into a “Cradle-to-cradle®” system. These commitments have been very effective, as the two companies are frequently invited to share the lessons on the circular economy in the media or at events. However, the research for this report has revealed that Interface and Desso have recycling rates of carpets at the end of life at around 1.5 percent and 3 percent respectively. In the light of this, meeting their own commitments by 2020 seems challenging”