Sustainable Fabrics for Seating Upholstery

Evertaut News

20 Sep, 2016

The most popular fabrics chosen by Evertaut customers for the upholstery of their seating are made from a combination of natural and synthetic fibres such as wool and viscose. However, with an increasing emphasis on sustainability, products made using natural materials are becoming more sought after.

Evertaut’s wide range of cover materials includes several natural fabrics from our UK supplier, Camira and we wanted to draw your attention to these and the benefits they offer in terms of the environment and the sustainability agenda.

Camira has worked extensively over the last 5 years to develop its range of bast fibre fabrics which are available in a wide range of colours and finishes. Bast fibres come from plants such as flax, jute, hemp and nettles and are found within the stem of the plants just inside the outer bark. Camira blends the bast fibres with wool to create fabrics which meet the main UK contract flammability standard without requiring any chemical post-treatment.

eu-ecolabelThese fabrics are rapidly renewable and compostable, and are certified to the EU Ecolabel. The EU Ecolabel helps identify products and services that have a reduced environmental impact throughout their life cycle, from the extraction of raw material through to production, use and disposal. Recognised throughout Europe, the EU Ecolabel is a voluntary label promoting environmental excellence which can be trusted.

Mainline Flax is a natural progression of our most popular Mainline Plus fabric. A symbol of purity, wild flax has been used in textiles for thousands of years thanks to its strong, long and smooth fibres found inside the stem of the plant. The fibre is spun into a 70-30 wool flax blend, then fibre dyed to create beautiful mixture yarns which are woven into interesting solids and cross-colours.

Hemp and Hebden are two complementary fabrics which use two of nature’s cleverest renewable fibres to create upholstery fabrics of natural beauty. Wool and hemp have been blended together to create ranges with soft handle and inherent flame retardancy in a beautiful array of colourways.

Mainline Flax, Hemp and Hebden have been part of Evertaut’s main range of fabrics for several years now and there are several other natural fabrics we can also supply including Century, Silk and Aztec. If you are interested in having your seating upholstered in natural fabrics then please mention this when enquiring and we can provide samples and further information.