Camira shapes the future at ORGATEC with sustainable fabrics made from natural and recycled materials
At this year’s ORGATEC exhibition in Cologne, Camira will be celebrating its past, present, and future sustainable textile innovations. Titled ‘Shaping the Future’, the fabric manufacturer’s stand, delivered by multi-award-winning Düsseldorf design studio raumkontor, will be an explosion of color and texture in an array of organic shapes made from its collection of environmental textiles.
On display for the first time since launching earlier this month, the company will be debuting Main Line Twist, a tweed-effect fabric, and the refreshed and expanded Main Line Flax color palette, both made from entirely natural and renewable materials, wool and flax. Also on show, the award-winning SEAQUAL fabrics Oceanic and Quest – made from upcycled marine plastic waste – will feature alongside Camira Knit components; a zero-waste method of manufacturing which creates knitted fabrics to custom specifications, and which are now available in SEAQUAL® YARN, made from 100% post-consumer recycled polyester.
The event will also provide visitors to Hall 6.1, Booth E088 with an opportunity to preview Camira’s 2023 launches, which will include RePlay, a 100% post-consumer TCPP-free recycled polyester, and the first woolen fabric from the company’s investment in iinouiio, a textile recycling capability.
Lynn Kingdon, Head of Creative at Camira, comments: “ORGATEC 2022 will be an incredibly exciting show for us as we shine a spotlight on our sustainable fabrics.
With a warm and inviting color scheme of rusted reds and denim blues, our stand will offer visitors a comforting space in which to immerse themselves in the environmental textiles that will shape the future.”
- Camira are makers, designers, and manufacturers of textiles, developing fabrics for the contract sector 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 around 8 million yards of fabric for sale 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.
- 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.