GUILFORD, ME.—Interface Fabrics, a textile manufacturer, introduced its first open line collection of Terratex fabrics designed specifically for the hospitality market at the HD Expo, April 27-29, in Las Vegas. Terratex, introduced in 1996, is a family of environmentally friendly textiles made from 100 percent recycled and/or renewable materials using state-of-the-art technology to reduce waste and emissions and to conserve valuable resources such as energy and water.
Sizeable financial paybacks resulting from environmental conservation initiatives have recently motivated numerous companies in the hotel and lodging industry to look even deeper to see endless potential in the emerging green building products and services that have quickly taken hold in the mainstream commercial building market. The multitude of products and services that are being developed to help preserve the earth’s resources for future generations are now helping hospitality industry designers see even more “green” in the bottom line. Buying or specifying fabrics that are better for the environment is one more way the hospitality industry can achieve this goal.
Interface Fabrics will sell its new Terratex upholstery hospitality line to hotel and lodging seating manufacturers and fabric distributors, who will in turn introduce the products to hotel interior designers. Plans are also underway to create exclusive custom design collections in collaboration with jobbers and other hospitality furnishing manufacturers. At the HD Expo, many of Interface Fabrics’ current customers such as Carnegie Fabrics, Momentum, DesignTex and ArcCom showed Terratex fabrics originally intended for the commercial market that now have cross-over appeal in the hospitality sector.
The first hospitality Terratex open line program is called The Modern Collection. It consists of eight jacquard patterns in 65 skus, all made of 100 percent recycled polyester. According to Kerry Rowe, product manager, Interface Fabrics has designed a whole new yarn color palette system that is especially appealing to this market. Edgy colors, such as oranges and reds, tomato to persimmon, are being offered, with updated existing hues in all tonalities.
The initial eight “transitional” patterns are intended for the mid-market sectors and will include abstract organics, geometrics and traditional residential-like florals in the hottest colors. The Modern Collection is focused on clear, clean lines in small- to mid-range scales with coordinating patterns for use in all areas of a hotel, from lobby seating to ballroom stacking chairs and from dining room seating to guestroom chairs.
Another benefit of using Terratex is its recycled content and recyclability at the end of use. In fact, Interface Fabrics has initiated the ReSKU product reclamation program to take back existing fabrics and re-enter them into a production stream for creating more recycled fabric for the future.
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