Recycled fibres

From waste to beauty

We offer a selection of beautiful fabrics in recycled materials. A common denomination they share is that they do not use new resources from nature, as well as having a very high abrasion resistance – with just as soft and inviting texture as ordinary upholstery fabric. Sira is made from 100% recycled, woven cotton, with a natural and soft expression. Revi is made from 100% recycled plastic waste. Our elegant Bergo bears the EU Ecolabel and is made from recycled plastic bottles.

Revi is made of 97.9% recycled polyester – of which 18% is ocean waste plastic – with a beautiful, warm and welcoming expression. A fabric with extremely high abrasion resistance and a soft and comfortable surface. The fine bouclé weave adds an interesting and tactile structure – and the fabric is naturally certified OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100.

Washable at 30°.

Specifications

Material: 100% Recycled Polyester

Martindale: 100,000

Light fastness: 5

Pilling: 5

Country of origin: Romania

Soil is a flat-woven upholstery fabric with a natural expression and very high durability, made from 60% recycled plastic – such as used plastic bottles – and certified according to OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100. The soft, brushed finish gives a warm and inviting look and the upholstery fabric can be washed at 30°.

Specifications

Material: 60% Recycled polyethylene / 40% Polyester

Martindale: 100,000

Light fastness: 4-5

Pilling: 4

Country of origin: China

Bergo is made from 98% recycled polyester and woven with a beautiful structure that creates a warm and tactile look. In addition to OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100, the upholstery fabric is certified with the official European Ecolabel, which sets strict requirements for both production and the finished product, with the aim of reducing the overall environmental impact – for the benefit of people, the environment and the earth’s resources. Washable at 30°.

Specifications

Material: 98% Recycled polyester / 2% Polyester

Martindale: 100,000

Light fastness: 6-7

Pilling: 5

Country of origin: Lithuania

Three words that give you the best quality

Martindale, pilling and light fastness inform you about a fabric's durability. We use them to make it easy for you to see which kind of furniture fabric suits you and your needs.

Martindale

measures the abrasion resistance of a fabric and ranges from 10,000-120,000, with 120,000 being the highest abrasion resistance. As a rule of thumb, the abrasion resistance for hard wear should be above 20,000, but in normal daily use an abrasion resistance of up to 10,000 is more than enough. The abrasion resistance of our upholstery fabrics ranges from 20,000 and up to 120,000 martindale. Fabrics with a martindale above 80,000 are suitable for use in public places such as airports, restaurants and similar.

Pilling

is the term for the small balls of fabric that form on the surface of a fabric as a result of friction and which give the fabric a furry appearance. There will always be some natural pilling at the beginning until the excess fibres have gone. Pilling is evaluated on a scale of 1-5, indicating the risk of pilling or loose fibres. 5 is best and our furniture upholsteries are always at least 3.
The fastest and cheapest way to remove pilling is by using a small electric textile shaver designed for this purpose.

Light fastness

describes a cover's ability to withstand sunlight. Nylon and cotton usually have a low light fastness, while wool, acrylic and polyester have a higher light fastness. The scale is a doubling scale, which ranges from 1-8, where 8 is best. The higher the light fastness, the better the cover is at withstanding sunlight without losing colour. However, it is a good idea to keep furniture away from direct sunlight. Some covers will fade faster than others, indicated by the light fastness. We recommend that you don't choose an upholstery fabric with a light fastness below 3.

    • How to care for your recycled upholstery fabric

      We recommend that you impregnate your upholstery fabric to ensure it stays beautiful for years to come – and that you repeat the treatment a couple of times a year, or as needed. Our series of care products has been specially developed for our upholstery fabrics.

      Recycled fabric is easy to maintain – for general cleaning, we recommend regular vacuuming with a soft furniture brush. Brush in the direction of the texture of the fabric and not too hard. Find more tips and tricks on how to care for and clean your sofa in our guide:

    A sofa should be able to do something very special and be tailor-made for you. That’s why all our sofa designs are designed by renowned designers, made in Europe from the finest materials and made to last for generations. All supplemented by beautiful handcrafted details and immaculate stitching, so each sofa is as beautiful inside as out.

    All our upholstery fabrics can be purchased by the metre. Unleash your creativity and design your own curtains, rugs and cushions to make your home truly personal. Light, airy curtains, the perfect linen tablecloth for your dining table, or inviting sofa cushions in soft bouclé. Only your imagination sets the limits.

    Every sofa and armchair is custom-made for you in your chosen upholstery fabric. If you want to experience the texture and colours of your interior design before you decide, you can order fabric samples for your favourites – completely free of charge.