Award for Local Business
Adelaide based family owned boutique carpet manufacturer EC Group has won a prestigious Good Design Award for excellence in design, innovation and creativity from Good Design Australia for its Wilderness collection of carpet tiles. Their factory employs over 35 South Australians and has been operating for over 50 years.
The Award acknowledged the brilliance in the design of the Wilderness range and the group’s commitment to environmental care whilst simultaneously designing for performance. The high performance product attributes of the carpet have been achieved using 100% recycled pile fibre and 90% recycled backing in a product that is 100% recyclable at the end of its life.
As the Industry Advocate I would like to see more architects and designers using performance specifications that recognise the quality and performance of locally manufactured products. As the EC Group is only business in the State manufacturing carpet they are a perfect example of how businesses tendering for work with Government can meet the Industry Participation objectives by ensuring the supply inputs to projects are sourced locally wherever possible.