Where is your “WOW”?

The social and environmental benefits of sustainable, recycled and upcycled fabrics lies in making something more valuable out of used textiles and utilizing renewable resources. By adding value to waste materials and reducing the demand for new textiles, upcycling, recycling and sustainability saves large amounts of resources and reduces waste accumulation. Even better? These fabrics are gorgeous!

Ombre Alpaca Fabric

Ombre Alpaca Fabric Curtains by Rosemary Hallgarten

Innovative and Stunning Textiles

In the midst of global chaos and supply chain crisis, we are seeing some of the most innovative and stunning textiles being milled. With the exceedingly high demand of performance fabrics and the awareness of “green” production, the use of recycled plastics has become a staple on the list of fabric contents. Selvage clippings that fall to the ground when the fabric is being loomed are now being collected and woven into thread, and re-loomed into the fabric.

We are seeing heavily textured fabrics with a super soft hand, rated as “performance” at a reasonable price point. Many of these new upholstery weight goods are being woven in a double width. And after all, who doesn’t love a good boucle?

Recycled Fabrics - Vescom

Recycled Fabrics by Vescom Upholstery

Sustainable & Durable Fabrics

Regardless of sector, there’s an increasing demand and necessity for sustainable, durable products. High-performance design-driven recycled fabric gives architects and designers the chance to create dynamic, sustainable furniture surfaces that meet the highest demands of contract interiors.

At Vescom Upholstery, sustainability informs every stage of the design process – not just the final products. Making their own fabrics in their own weaving mill allows them to scrutinize raw materials and methods. They don’t source materials from faraway places, and their production processes include the socially responsible use of raw materials and minimizing the consumption of energy and water. What’s more, all of their recycled upholstery fabrics are certified STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, ensuring they have absolutely no adverse impact on human health.

Upcycled Fabrics - Brentano

Upcycled Fabric by Brentano Fabrics

Upcycling Fabrics

Brentano adheres to a strict green criteria when developing many of their fabrics, with a focus on sustainable products and environmentally friendly processes. Their eco-friendly fabrics include a wide variety of vegan/faux leathers including silicone products, as well as stunning upholstery and drapery options. Brentano’s eco-friendly fabrics display an uncommonly broad selection of textiles that prove focusing on sustainable products doesn’t have to result in any level of compromise as regards style, hand or performance.

To satisfy the raw material requirement, the textile must either incorporate recycled materials or degradable fibers. If the raw material is a naturally grown fiber, it must be a rapidly renewable resource and grown without or with minimal harmful pesticides, chemicals, and fertilizers.

Oohlala Ombres!!

On the list of glamorous textiles to adorn your home are the new Ombres. Sheers, woven of Alpaca, then dipped in alluring colors at the base…Velvets saturated with bleeding/merging colors. Whether dressing your windows or your upholstered pieces, they are sure to bring your space to a new level!

Ombre Alpaca Fabric

Ombre Alpaca Fabric by Rosemary Hallgarten

Created from treasured baby alpaca, this light, soft and silky fabric is dipped by hand to produce a timeless ombre effect.

Ombre Alpaca Fabric

Ombre Alpaca Fabric by Rosemary Hallgarten

It hangs flawlessly as drapery, and can be used to upholster a wide range of products—from headboards to chairs and sofas.

Artist Feature – Rosemary Hallgarten

There is an unmistakable quality of life, luxury and luminosity a Rosemary Hallgarten textile brings to a room. Each carries a singular blending of an ancient craft with a modern luxurious sensibility.

Hand Made by Local Artisans

The majority of Rosemary Hallgarten products are hand-made by local craftspeople, who carry out the dyeing, knotting, weaving and embroidery in their own homes. It is common that families and friends, even husbands and wives, work together when weaving a rug. This eases stress on the artists’ family by allowing them to work in their own environment and choose their own schedule. In keeping with Rosemary’s involvement in GoodWeave, no child labor is used in the production of any of Rosemary’s products.

A second-generation craftsperson herself, Rosemary recognizes the importance of family legacy. Investing in the lineage of second and third generation native artisans imbues the finished product with a strong sense of “place”, and simultaneously contributes economically to their communities. Valuable techniques are passed from generation to generation as these special processes are mastered. By providing a market for a unique and local skill, Rosemary also helps to sustain widespread appreciation for the cultures of Peru, Nepal and Brazil.

Sustainable Materials

PERUVIAN ALPACA | The alpaca population, whose fleece is used to make Rosemary’s fabrics, is free roaming and their gentle grazing helps prevent soil erosion. They are herded in the evenings by local shepherds into stone enclosures. The animals are shorn just once a year, in the summer, the time most appropriate for them to shed their heavy hair.

TIBETAN WOOL | The Himalayan sheep, which graze at altitudes of over 17,000 feet, grow one of the most luxurious wools in the world. Known for its natural abundance of lanolin and resiliently long staple, the wool needs little treatment.

TIBETAN CACTUS, NETTLE AND HEMP | Rosemary’s Botanical Collection is comprised of all natural fibers such as cactus, nettle and hemp, processed entirely by hand in the villages of Nepal. The fibers are for the most part naturally colored and sustainably harvested in the high mountain plains of Kathmandu.

BRAZILIAN COTTON, WOOL, RUSTIC SILK, BANANA, LEATHER, JUTE AND SISAL | Brazil boasts an immense selection of locally grown plants and fibers. No Amazon forests or other indigenous forests or wetlands were destroyed in harvesting any of the materials.

Add Mountain Modern Styling to Your Home!

Whether you live near the Tetons or just dreaming of a home with a view of the mountains, elevate your living with a consultation from our team of experienced designers. The heartbeat of our design firm and online shoppe is to work with your personal style to curate your unique dream home.

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