Sustainable Materials Take
Earth Tones to the Next Level
If we had to guess, “sustainability” is probably a word you’ve been hearing a lot lately. Natural disasters are on the rise, and Christmas of 2021 could have fooled us all for spring. No matter how you look at it, climate change is becoming more and more tangible. This is why well-being of people and planet is one of Ultrafabrics’ core values: we’ve made a commitment to include renewable and/or recycled content in 100% in our entire product portfolio by 2030.
The discussion around sustainability is an urgent one, and sometimes, in its constancy, it can be overwhelming. Thankfully, the design world is making a point of bringing joy back. The innovation that’s inspired by environmental consciousness is exciting. Companies like Ultrafabrics, along with others in the fashion and design industries, are finding incredible ways to make sustainability fun.
H&M Holiday Collection. Photo courtesy of Vogue
Textile designer Elaine Yan Ling Ng has engineered wall tiles made from the eggshells bakeries discard. In attracting flies after they've rotted, eggshells increase earth's methane levels. Ng saves the shells before they've decayed and in doing so, saves our ozone-layer some duress.
Today, color Chino from the Ultraleather Pro collection, helps us continue our journey towards a more sustainable future. This nature-inspired shade is a cross between beige and green, with a neutrality that’s gentle on the eye. It also features TENCEL™ Modal fibers in its 100% rayon backcloth. With botanic origins, TENCEL™ Modal fibers are made from beechwood that is renewably sourced from the forests of Austria.
Photo courtesy of Havep