We care about our planet
Each year, the world produces 400 million tons of plastic waste per year. Studies show that by 2050, that number will have almost tripled. To counteract this, all brands of the Love Home Fabrics group united against mass-pollution and established the #ACT for Home Textiles program. For Symphony Mills, this means several things.
Durable Water Repellent
Firstly, we invested in more sustainable finishes. Our water-repellent finish for example. When it became clear the C8 finish we were using was harmful, we replaced it with DWR. DWR, or Durable Water Repellent, is safe for humans and the planet. To know more, read our blogpost on our durable water-repellent finish.
As a wholesaler for upholstery and curtain fabrics, Symphony Mills can not always check our suppliers’ production practices directly. That’s why we rely on a third-party expert to audit suppliers for the use of harmful substances and chemicals during the production process. This third party is OEKO-TEX®. They specialise in all products within the textile industry. Being certified with the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 label, as most of our fabrics are, means the fabric is 100% traceable and deemed safe for humans, including babies.
STeP by OEKO-TEX®
Our STeP by OEKO-TEX® certification goes even further than our Standard 100 label. With STeP, we show the world we stand for responsible environmental management, chemical management and social responsibility. We also care about the health and safety of our employees. Symphony Mills has gained the highest score possible (level 3).
Our 100% recycled upholstery fabrics
Our collections created from 100% post-consumer recycled PET bottles are a perfect example of how we benefit the environment. We not only recycle waste but also keep our planet clean. Per metre of fabric, we reconvert at least twenty 500 ml PET bottles into stunning upholstery fabrics. Today we have two fully recycled fabrics in our collections, with two more on the way.
Himalaya was our first 100% recycled polyester fabric. This super soft textured fabric is made with at least 20 PET bottles per metre. It is a multi-purpose shearling that adds cosiness and warmth to any interior.
Our second recycled fabric is Everest. A bouclé fabric with a subtle two-tone effect, it contains 28 PET bottles per metre. It is a stunning fabric that comes in 32 lifestyle friendly colours.
From bottle to fabric
First we source the PET bottles. They get broken down into smaller pieces that are filtered into a pure ground material. These small pieces are then granulated and transformed into qualitative yarns which we use to create fabrics.
Symphony Mills is fighting every day for a better planet. Contact us to know more about our sustainability program.