During the textile manufacturing process, fibres called ‘spill’ are released into the air. These are collected and spun, resulting in a dark grey yarn with flecks of colour from other textiles made that day. This recycled yarn forms the backing for the new fabric which designer Margrethe Odgaard describes as ‘ shimmering pearls on a recycled woollen base’.
Wool is already one of our favourite textiles. It is a renewable waste product of the agriculture industry. It contains natural oils which resist stains and smells. High water and nitrogen content make it fire resistant. Its wiry fibres act like springs, helping it to bounce back into shape over and over again. These qualities make it ideal for furnishings. With a little care, upholstery can be kept looking fantastic for a very long time.
This is an extract from our April 2019 Sustainability Newsletter, click here to see the rest.back to insights