Elly Hails talks with REAL LIFE about stylish eco-friendly fabric and upholstery. Long gone are the days when committing to an eco-friendly fabric meant giving up all hope of style.
Today, the world's leading fabric design houses are embracing the green trend and creating ever more luxurious and wide ranging textile collections that are easy on the eye as well as on the earth. Whether you desire a fully saturated colour shock or a more subtle design, our eco-friendly fabrics will help you save the planet, one upholstered settee at a time.
|This playful hemp fabric requires nopesticides, leaving only a fleeting imprint onthe fields where it is grown.Oval (Pink Apple) available at|
|Add a hint of exoticism with this fair tradeorganic cotton fabric, block-printed withnatural dyes by southern Indian artisans.Claudine (Gold) available at|
|Inject a splash of conscious colour withthis bold recyclable fabric made from100% post-industrial fibres.Firewheel (Coral) available at|
|Bright and cheerful, these tailored stripes evoke lazy summerdays and are printed on a 100% linen union, combining ecofriendlyflax and organic cotton.French Ticking (Buttercup and Clay) available at|
|Embrace your inner wild child with this stylish animal printthat brings with it the peace of mind that only 100%organic cotton can provide.Mary (Black) available at |
|This high-end decorative weave is made from recycled postindustrialmaterials otherwise slated for incineration.San Marco (Smoke) available at |
|This hardwearing, 100% natural linen provides the perfect popof whimsy with its fresh design and eco-friendly dyes.Calliandra (Green) available at |
|Made from 100% recycled polyester and eco-friendly dyesthis exotic motif adds mystery to any abode.29191 (615) available at |
|Add oomph with this guilt-free geometric hemp textile thatgets an eco thumbs up.Link (Gold) available at |
|The punchy Greek key motif on this indoor/outdoor fabric, madefrom post-industrial fibres, is bang on trend for summer.St. Tropez (Avocado) available at|
|Providing the perfect punch of hot pink, this contemporary print useswater-based VOC-free dyes and an eco-friendly printing method.East Village (Raspberry) available at |