Exciting new RECYCLED ranges previewed at HIX!
Edmund Bell, a leading global supplier of fabrics and accessories to the commercial, institutional and domestic interiors markets, showcased their comprehensive range of flame retardant decorative blackout, dimout, sheer, woven, upholstery and print fabrics at HIX.
But what’s more exciting, is they also previewed not one, but TWO brand new fabrics made from recycled materials!
Humans use around 1.2 million plastic bottles per minute and only 56% are recycled.
LINK and SWAY – two brand new sheers, are made using inherent FR recycled polyester REPREVE® yarns – the world’s leading brand of recycled performance fibre.
REPREVE® high-quality fibres are made from 100% recycled materials, including post-consumer plastic bottles and pre-consumer waste. Using recycled polyester instead of virgin polyester produces fewer carbon emissions and gives plastic bottles a second life, keeping them out of oceans and landfills.
Sales Director Fiona Napier comments: “The impact that our business and our products have on the environment is extremely important to us and we are committed to working towards a sustainable future. Part of that includes producing fabrics that are made using recycled materials, and also working alongside various associations and commitments to continue to improve our sustainability initiatives across the entire business.
For example, Edmund Bell is a proud signatory of The Climate Pledge!”
But what is The Climate Pledge? The Climate Pledge calls on signatories to be net-zero carbon across their businesses by 2040.
Being part of The Climate Pledge further reinforces Edmund Bell’s commitment to sustainability and taking action to reduce our effects on the environment; working together to crack the climate crisis and solve the challenges of decarbonizing our economy.
We are working hard to ensure that we are doing everything we can across multiple business processes and new product development, to reach our sustainability and environmental goals, including:
• We have over 50 of our products certified to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® and we are continuing to add more. If a textile article carries the STANDARD 100 label, you can be certain that every component has been tested for harmful substances and that the article therefore is harmless in human ecological terms – this is applicable to all processing steps from yarn to finished product.
• Over 80% of our product range is recyclable and we are aiming to increase this number year on year.
• Rather than be sent to landfill, our fabric waste is recycled and remade into other products used within the flooring industry.
Edmund Bell aims to be net-zero carbon by 2040 and develop even more new products that contain recycled content.
In 2021 we locally coated enough fabric to cover the length of 10,058 football pitches, saving over 408 tonnes on our carbon footprint.
That’s equivalent to:
Group CEO John Atherton comments: “We are working hard to ensure that we are doing everything we can across new product development and other business processes, to reach our sustainability and environmental goals. Although we are proud of what we have achieved up to now, we recognise there is more we can do and we still have a long way to go to achieve our goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2040. With hard work and our dedicated “green Team” in place within the business we are looking forward to the challenges ahead.”
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