Camira Introduces Honeycomb


Honeycomb, by Camira, combines the glory of nature’s design with sustainable credentials

Honeycomb, the latest high-performance fabric from global textile innovator Camira, brandishes bold geometric design drawn from the art of worker bees in their cathedrals, buttressed with an environmental twist.

Designers Hayley Barrett and Jodie Padgett find inspiration in the natural beauty of architectural structures — in particular, the intricate honeycombed patterns created in bee hives. These hexagonal shapes long have been prized both for structural strength and pleasing aesthetics — natural engineering at its finest.

Honeycomb is a color-woven polyester fabric made from 100% post-industrial recycled polyester. The fabric is available in 16 color mixes which are made using non-metallic dyestuffs. The stronger shades of the pattern outline are softened with a stria of colored threads. The multi-colored appearance has the benefit of adding design interest while also disguising any surface stains that may occur.

Honeycomb is ideal for upholstering high-performance task and lounge seating. It also may be combined with Nanotex® stain repellent, BioAM® antibacterial and DuraBlock® waterproof technologies for applications such as healthcare and other heavily trafficked environments.

About Camira

  • Camira designs and manufactures upholstery fabrics for commercial offices, hospitality, government, institutional interiors, healthcare, cinema and auditoria.
  • Camira is an independent UK textile company with two manufacturing facilities in England (in Huddersfield and Nottingham) and a mainland European manufacturing plant in Lithuania. The company’s North America operation is in Grand Rapids, MI, where it holds stocked inventory and operates a cut yardage program for rapid distribution throughout North America.
  • The company was founded in 1974 as Camborne Fabrics, acquired by U.S. modular flooring company Interface Inc. in 1997, and Camira was born out of a management buy-out in April 2006, taking the company back into independent ownership.
  • Camira employs about 650 staff and sells some 10 million yards of fabric annually, generating revenues of approximately $100 million.
  • The company has been recognized for outstanding product innovation and environmental stewardship, gaining Queen’s Awards for Sustainable Development (2015 and 2010) and Enterprise in Innovation (2005).
  • Camira is registered to ISO 9001 (quality standard), ISO 14001 (environmental management) and OSHAS 18001 (health & safety) and OSHAS 18001 (health & safety).