With growing awareness about the chemicals present in clothing and the poor working conditions of many textile manufacturers around the world, it makes sense to demand to know more about how our clothes are made.

 But what about the textiles that we don’t wear: the upholstery on our office chairs, the curtains on our windows or the fabric covering our cushions? The same concerns that apply to clothing textiles also apply to the fabrics we don’t wear. Like any other manufactured product, textiles can have…