The Most Sustainable High Performance
Nylon 66 Carpet Fiber in the World


Thrive® stands alone as the most environmentally conscious solution-dyed high performance nylon 66 carpet fiber in the world with the highest level of recycled material, the lowest CO2 emission and built-in encapsulated stain resistance. With an industry leading product to CO2 ratio of 1:3.69, Thrive consists of 75 percent recycled content using pre and post-consumer material sourced through a proprietary process that includes the use of recycled carpet diverted from landfills.

Offered in a broad range of weights beginning with Universal Fibers® exclusive 600 denier building block, Thrive answers industry demand for high-bulk lightweight fiber while supporting market objectives for styling, performance and ease of care and maintenance. Outstanding stain resistance is also achieved with built-in technology inherent in the fiber. As leaders in solution-dyed color, Universal Fibers offers Thrive in Universal Color®, an incredible palette of 284 trend-setting colors in support of industry professionals and product designers, globally.

Thrive aligns with a variety of environmental initiatives including LEED® v3, LEED v4, Living Building Challenge®, WELL Building Standard®, Green Globes®, BREEAM® and the 2030 Challenge for Products. All with the added assurance of independent GreenCircle® certification.

 Features and Attributes:

  • 100% Solution-dyed, Nylon 66; Ensures outstanding performance, color fastness and stain resistance
  • Highest recycled content, N66; 75% pre and post-consumer
  • Lowest CO2 emission, N66; Product to CO2 Ratio: 1:3.69
  • Universal Color® - 284 color palette with custom color capability
  • Permanent built-in encapsulated stain resistance; Inherent in the fiber- not topically applied
  • Exclusive 600 denier building block
  • High bulk - high coverage - low weight
  • Available in all finish techniques and capabilities
  • GreenCircle® independent third party certification
  • Life Cycle Assessment LCA; available
  • Environmental Product Declaration EPD; available

Thrive® from Universal Fibers® delivers extraordinary color, performance, durability and sustainability.