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A recycled polyester fabric containing SEAQUAL yarn (made from marine plastic waste) Quest joins Oceanic, Camira’s inaugural Mixology award winning SEAQUAL fabric. The addition of this new textile cements the company’s longstanding commitment to creating fabrics woven from sustainable materials.
With a lightly textured surface, and a balanced hopsack weave enhanced by discat-dyed SEAQUAL yarn, Quest is simple in its aesthetic, and coloured to create a subtle two-tone weave detail. Bringing a touch of ocean warmth to commercial interiors, the lightweight fabric can be used on both task and soft seating as well as panels.
Contributing to reducing marine plastic pollution in a tangible way, each metre of Quest contains the equivalent of 23 plastic bottles. To further assist in the fight against plastic waste, Camira makes a give-back donation directly to the SEAQUAL Initiative for every metre of SEAQUAL fabric sold to support their work in cleaning our oceans.
‘Created with a conscience, Quest is a beautiful addition to our SEAQUAL collection of fabrics, and we are so proud to continue our partnership with the SEAQUAL Initiative,’ says Lynn Kingdon, Head of Creative at Camira. ‘Woven entirely from recycled plastic, it really does epitomise waste made wonderful, and, with its casually elegant aesthetic and evocative colour palette, it’s the ideal textile for inclusion in contemporary commercial interiors with a sustainable ethos.’
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