sustainable upholstery fabrics for homelike comfort
Combining homelike comfort with the highest performance specifications demanded by the contract market, Vescom’s sustainable recycled boucle upholstery fabrics inspire physical touch and create a sense of cosy cocooning in commercial spaces. Woven in Vescom’s 100% CO2-neutral weaving mill and incorporating predominantly recycled polyester FR boucle yarn made from post-consumer PET bottles, yarn-dyed upholstery fabrics Auckland and Foster achieve a three-dimensionality and handcrafted feel that can’t be replicated with flat, untextured yarn.
textured yarn for tactile upholstery fabrics
Boucle – which means ‘loop’ in French – refers to the loops in the yarn. When woven into upholstery fabrics, this textured yarn inherently creates volume, softness and comfort. Add to this the fact that our fabrics are yarn-dyed and not piece-dyed, and you’ll find that Vescom boucle upholstery fabrics achieve a three-dimensionality and handcrafted feel that can’t be replicated with flat, untextured yarn.
from plastic bottles to yarn
We’re constantly researching new alternatives and exploring future materials – always with an eye to sustainability. Made from post-consumer PET bottles, our almost 100% recycled polyester FR boucle yarn turns the problem of plastic waste into a solution. Bottles are collected locally before being separated by type and colour, processed and converted into flakes. This polymer is eventually extruded into yarn, which is then texturized, yarn dyed and embedded with permanent flame retardant properties. Meeting the highest performance specifications for the contract market, the resulting boucle yarn is turned into remarkably soft and textured upholstery textiles in Vescom’s German weaving mill.
Foster: incredibly soft touch
Foster is remarkably unique for a boucle upholstery fabric thanks to its combination of homelike comfort and extreme high performance, with a Martindale value of 60,000.
Due to their boucle yarn and complementary palettes, Auckland and Foster can be harmoniously combined in interiors and on furniture and wall panels. Their colours work with any kind of atmosphere as well as in combination with other materials.