Camira introduces Regent and Port, a decadent duo designed to perform
This Fall marks an exciting new step for Camira, with the launch of Regent – its first matte-finish velvet, and Port – an environmentally conscious phthalate free vinyl.
Decadent and sophisticated, both products share premium aesthetics with equally impressive performance attributes.
Designed for both commercial and residential use, Regent has been developed to meet intense contract use while having a soft, homely appeal which is also suited to drapery. Ideal for inclusion in contemporary workplaces and other public spaces, as well as domestic settings, Regent embodies luxurious durability. With a matte finish and directionless pile, this striking addition to Camira’s collection of textiles blends the performance the global fabric manufacturer is known for with the soft tactility synonymous with velvet.
Head of Creative, Lynn Kingdon, comments, “An updated classic, velvet is versatile, luxurious and can provide any room with a sense of warmth. With Regent, we’ve embraced everything people love about the fabric and given it a modern twist. It’s lustrous, yet practical, modern yet timeless – making it perfect for a range of commercial spaces.” Available in a carefully curated color palette of 24 jewel- like hues and muted modern tones, interiors can receive an injection of elegance through the inclusion of this sumptuous yet durable textile.
With a leather-like grain, Port comes to life in an exciting modern palette consisting of 22 subtle neutrals and muted tones. Representing shelter and protection, Port uses inspirational cues from well known Michigan harbors, providing maximum durability for heavy use upholstery applications.
It is an environmentally conscious phthalate free vinyl containing no fire retardants or biocides, making it the perfect textile to help create a positive impact on any interior space. With chemical exposure becoming an important factor and sustainability no longer an afterthought, Port is both Prop 65 and AB-2998 compliant, protecting human life by not emitting or leaving any trace of harmful chemicals.
Port incorporates visual and textural attributes that mimic leather. A urethane finish and polyester backing makes this textile highly durable and pilable, ideal for a wide range of interior applications.
Regent and Port will be available to order in North America from September 21st 2020.
Camira is the maker, the designer and manufacturer of textiles, developing fabrics for the contract sector – including offices and schools, hotels, retail and hospitals – as well as for passenger transport on bus, coach and rail.
Camira is a privately-owned UK textile group founded in 1974 under the name Camborne Fabrics, but its heritage goes back to 1783 through various acquisitions. Until a management buy-out in 2006, the company was a subsidiary of Interface, an international manufacturer of textile modular floor coverings, for almost ten years. Today, Camira produces more than eight million yards of fabrics annually and markets them in over 80 countries.
Camira’s US headquarters is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where the company ships directly from its North American distribution facility. The company has manufacturing facilities in the UK and Lithuania, offices and showrooms in Europe, North America, Australia and China and a global network of account managers and specialist dealers.
Camira has received numerous awards to date. The company has won five prestigious Queen’s Awards, including the Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development for the second time in 2015 and for International Trade in 2016.
The company has always been a pioneer of innovation when it comes to a sustainable understanding of textiles and has been producing recycled fabrics for 20 years, as well as a number of ranges using natural wool and bast fibers, such as nettle, hemp and flax.