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Trendsetters : The eco friendly interiors brands championing sustainable style

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Trendsetters: The eco-friendly interiors brands championing sustainable style Oliveri Home Oliveri Home’s beautiful Italian-designed bed linen is made from 100 per cent organic cotton, which is free from chemicals and entirely ethical in its production processes. Its suppliers use less water in their farming systems and focus on maintaining and replenishing soil fertility without using toxic pesticides and fertilisers that are harmful to the environment and can remain trapped between threads long after manufacture. The entirely chemical-free nature of its cotton is the reason Oliveri’s range of bedding for babies’ cribs is particularly popular. Kvadrat Textile manufacturer Kvadrat has joined forces with Danish start-up Really to launch the Solid Textile Board, which it hopes will be a breakthrough in sustainable design. Made from recycled end-of-life fabrics, mostly cotton and wool, the textiles are granulated into smaller fibres, bound using steam machinery and flat-pressed to become hardboard. The process uses no dyes, water or toxic chemicals and creates recyclable waste. Available in four colours, the material is sturdy enough to be used as a substitute for wood as well as composites in furniture and architectural design. Studioart StudioArt produces bespoke leather furnishings and accessories for projects on land, at sea and in the air, but ensures that energy and material waste are kept to a minimum in the process. For instance, any excess leather from larger projects is used to make smaller items, including mouse pads, luggage tags and business card holders. A recycling system saves 70 per cent of the water it uses during the tannery production process and photovoltaic solar panels and heat-fuelled energy systems ensure that the company is almost fully autonomous when it comes to electricity consumption in its factories. Savoir Beds Bed-maker to The Savoy hotel in London, Savoir Beds has launched an edition of its No 1 design with a unique and sustainable spin. Working with British yarn specialists Tengri, the Savoir No 1 Khangai includes 8kg of yak fibres, hand combed from semi-wild yaks in the Khangai region of Mongolia, in its mattress and topper. Yak fibre is said to be softer than cashmere, warmer than merino wool and naturally water and odour resistant. The bed is limited to 50 editions, with prices starting at £70,525. For each purchase, £500 will be donated to the Wildlife Conservation Society to undertake conservation outreach and research in Mongolia.
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