Axminster Carpets Ltd launches Swaledale, the first carbon neutral carpet.
Carpet has been around throughout most of human history and the evolution of carpet has been affected by social change, economics and fashion. From early times wool has been a preferred material for making carpet and remains so today.
Developments in spinning and weaving techniques, as well as the advent of man-made fibres, have brought carpets within reach of everyone.
Here are some important dates in the evolution of carpet: