Material

The Power of Working Together, Camira’s New Inspiration Book Pays Tribute to Collaboration

In their recent digital inspiration book, New Perspectives, global textile manufacturer Camira pay tribute to creativity, cooperation and community in a trend titled ‘The Collaborator.’ A celebration of their past, present and future collaborative partners, the story is filled with fabrics and products created in harmony with multi-disciplinary designers and manufacturers. We spoke with Lynn… Read More >

24 August 2021

Milliken’s Northward Bound Carpet Tiles: Luxury Dematerialised

Impacting the design world but not the world around us. Northward Bound is Milliken’s latest carbon neutral carpet tile collection and the first European collection in its D/LUX series. The D/LUX series is so named because it’s all about creating a high performance luxurious carpet that uses less raw materials (thus reducing embodied carbon) with… Read More >

3 August 2021

Agua’s Five Best Selling Healthcare Fabrics

If you read the piece published recently by Managing Director, Suzanne Ralton on Agua’s long-standing specialisation in the healthcare sector, you’ll hopefully have gathered that many of Agua’s high-performing upholstery fabrics feature characteristics that lend themselves to healthcare interiors. To help you understand what these characteristics are, Agua have pulled together an edit of their… Read More >

21 June 2021

What We Have Learnt About the Healthcare Sector

Agua Fabrics’ MD, Suzanne Ralton, has more than 20 years of experience in supplying high-performance upholstery fabrics to the healthcare sector. Here, she shares some of the things she’s learned at the helm of her family’s business. [Find Agua Fabrics on the BCFA Product Finder]  “At Agua, we’ve always worked within the healthcare sector in… Read More >

17 June 2021

Call for Wood Segregation at Point of Production

Mark Hayton, Director of EGGER Timberpak Ltd, shares his views on the waste wood hierarchy and the importance of segregation. [Find EGGER on the BCFA Product Finder] “We all know that the largest off taker of recycled wood these days is the biomass industry, and that their specification allows for the inclusion of Medium Density… Read More >

17 June 2021

Reactive surfaces

It is customary to try and start the year with a rejuvenated approach, a fresh perspective, a healthy dollop of hope, and plenty of plans. Like so many, I began last year in this manner, only to find us all in the strangest of circumstances merely weeks into proceedings. Sadly, it cannot be said that… Read More >

27 January 2021

Reconnecting with texture

As we reached the end of 2020, clinging on to the hope that 2021 will signal a pivot towards a pandemic-free world, it seems apposite to consider tactility, although perhaps ‘re-consider’ is more appropriate? Any way you slice it, last year has seen a sharp reduction in our physical contact with our surroundings as well… Read More >

8 January 2021

Recycling at Trevira: Sustainable in many ways

Trevira GmbH  is a European manufacturer of polyester speciality fibres and filament yarns for the textile industry, among them permanently flame retardant fibres and yarns for contract textiles under the brand name Trevira CS and Trevira CS Bioactive. From the curtains to upholstery fabrics, from wall coverings to partition blinds, from interior solar protection to… Read More >

24 August 2020

Crofts & Assinder: The Stirling Family

From the very beginning, Crofts and Assinder have specialised in the design and manufacture of extraordinary cabinet handles and luxury fittings. In their140 year history, they have had the privilege of dressing furniture at London’s Ritz and Waldorf hotels, the White House in Washington, Parliament House in Buenos Aires and ships of the Cunard and… Read More >

14 March 2020