Camira launches Craggan Flax – a sustainable, deeply textured fabric
Illustrating Camira’s continued commitment to creating textiles using sustainable materials, Craggan Flax is woven from a natural blend of wool and flax. Deeply textured and thickly woven, this eco-friendly fabric retains the raw appeal of its natural composition, while possessing the contemporary aesthetic and stylised texture of a chunky weave.
An updated twist on Craggan, a Camira classic, Craggan Flax embraces the natural character of its pure wool predecessor, while also incorporating the innate performance properties of bast fibers, perfect for any interior space, without the need for any added chemical post treatment.
Lynn Kingdon, Head of Creative at Camira, comments on the introduction, “We’re delighted to launch this new take on a beloved fabric, we’ve worked hard to ensure Craggan Flax is the perfect fit for contemporary commercial and residential interiors in both its high-performance composition and expanded color palette – introducing a number of deeply saturated brights, alongside the timeless neutrals which have made Craggan such an enduringly popular part of our portfolio.
With a long history in creating fabrics from renewable, natural materials, it is incredibly important to us that we continue to develop our offering of sustainable fabrics – and Craggan Flax is a truly beautiful addition to the collection.”
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Camira are makers, designers and manufacturers 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.
Headquartered in Mirfield, West Yorkshire, England. 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.