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Trevira at Clerkenwell Design Week

Spun-dyed and recycled variants highlighted at event in London.

23rd May 2024

Innovation in Textiles
 |  London

Interiors, Sustainable

Trevira has been amongst a number of materials suppliers exhibiting at this week’s Clerkenwell Design Week in London (May 21-23), targeting interior architects, interior designers and contract furnishers with its CS flame retardant fabrics.

Making its debut at the event, Trevira has been demonstrating how its CS fabrics are used to create sophisticated interiors for hotels and restaurants, as well as in the care sector and public buildings. The product range of flame-retardant Trevira filament yarns also now includes 30 spun-dyed, UV-stable yarns, which are particularly suitable for outdoor use in fabrics in the hospitality sector and on cruise ships due to their high light fastness and UV resistance. Fabrics based on them can also be used for outdoor applications due to their permanent colour strength, non-fade properties and UV stability.

Recycled versions of Trevira CS fabrics are also available, obtained via various recycling processes. Fabrics made from these yarns can obtain the Trevira CS eco trademark proving recycled content of at least 50%.

In addition to mechanically recycled fibres from PET bottles, Trevira’s parent company Indorama Ventures has launched a Trevira CS product development project in which flame-retardant fibres and filament yarns are being made from chemically recycled raw materials via a depolymerization process.

Currently, PET material from the packaging industry which is not suitable to be re-used in the manufacture of bottles/packaging material is being used, but in principle the raw material could be from post-consumer textile waste.

End-of-life Trevira CS fabrics are being collected and turned into nonwovens by Altex in Germany. © Trevira

Used Trevira CS fabrics can also be returned and recycled, including both textiles from the pre-consumer sector such as unsold remnants, discontinued items, offcuts, defective goods etc., as well as post-consumer textiles that have reached the end of their useful life.

The Trevira CS fabrics are collected by the German recycling company Altex and mechanically recycled into nonwovens in weights of between 600-3,000gsm. These are being used for insulation and sound-absorbing wall coverings, free-standing partitions, ceiling suspensions or decorative objects.

The programme for the 13th Clerkenwell Design Week included more than 600 curated events supported by over 160 local showrooms and 300 exhibitors across 12 venues.

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