Fil Doux Textiles Introduces Bleach-Cleanable Protectant Pro-Tech Plus

The First-Ever Degradable Vinyl Alternative for the Hospitality, Cruise, and Contract Industries Now Provides Extra Protection with Bleach Cleanable Pro-Tech Plus

Fil Doux Textiles, a Brooklyn-based textile company producing mill-direct, luxurious upholstery and Otratex, the first-ever degradable vinyl alternative, is pleased to debut Pro-Tech Plus, a powerful bleach cleanable, water-based ink and denim protectant, which is now available for all Otratex collections.

Designed for the hospitality, cruise, and contract industries, Otratex – The Conscious Choice, is made with natural enzymes embedded in the material that creates enhanced degradability. Within 30 years, the material fully decomposes when placed in an anaerobic environment such as a landfill, returning to the natural elements that comprise it. The collection, which comes in over 270 natural and textured leather interpretations and is completely customizable, is now being treated with Fil Doux Textiles’ proprietary protectant—Pro-Tech Plus, a revolutionary technology that accommodates the intense cleaning demands, and rigorous sanitizing requirements of hospitals, hotels, restaurants, and cruise ship industries.

The dominant trends in health and wellness have created a great demand for this product. Providing protection against ink and denim, Otratex with Pro-Tech Plus is a bleach cleanable, water-based defender designed specifically to provide the market with a vinyl alternative that can stand up to industrial-grade cleaners. Pro-Tech Plus also provides the confidence that the eco-friendly textile series will not erode when using bleach, which is critical for not only the performance but also for meeting the rigid standards across the industries.

“We are constantly being inspired by nature’s allure and authenticity, which is why we sought out to create a product that could protect our earth-friendly Otratex, all while maintaining its durability and luxury feel,” said Leo Novik, Founder of Fil Doux Textiles. “Otratex with Pro-Tech Plus is designed to deliver not only on the high industry demands for a beautiful, durable, bleach cleanable product but also is immensely forward-thinking and environmentally conscious.”

Always aiming to provide the utmost quality in its textiles, the bleach cleanable Pro-Tech Plus for Otratex is especially important in facilities such as restaurants, hotels, cruise ships, hospitals, and senior living communities, where bleach cleanable textiles and fabrics are mandated to ensure the safety and health of its occupants and guests. Pro-Tech Plus for Otratex not only ensures a high-performance, cleanable material but also promises protection without increasing degradability or production lead time.

Highlighting a progressive approach to textile design, Otratex is manufactured in the company’s fully-vertical, tariff-free mills located in Chile and Brazil, allowing for customization and industry-dominant lead times. Like all Fil Doux Textiles’ products, the collection is produced using sustainable practices on an industrial scale—dye waters for fabrics are reused, production power is generated by wind and solar panels, and leftover fabrics are repurposed for packaging. In the spirit of environmental sustainability, Fil Doux Textiles has partnered with 501(c) One Tree Planted with a pledge to donate 1,000 trees to Brazilian Rainforests for every 1,000 yards of Otratex™ purchased.

About Fil Doux Textiles 

Fil Doux Textiles, headquartered in Brooklyn, New York’s Gowanus neighborhood, produces mill-direct, timeless, luxurious upholstery and Otratex for the hospitality, cruise, and contract industries. Founded nearly 80 years ago, the family-owned mills, led by fourth-generation textile expert Leonardo Novik, prides itself on a continued commitment to sustainability, touch, tradition, and quality. All textiles, which are tariff and duty-free from Chile and Brazil, are produced at their fully vertical mills allowing for customization and industry-dominant lead times — delivery in six weeks or less — on all woven fabrics, Otratex, leather, and digital textile prints. Fil Doux Textiles is an industry disruptor — always introducing game-changing, proprietary new products to the market, including the first-ever degradable vinyl alternative, Otratex – The Conscious Choice, and Pro-Tech, a powerful water-based ink and denim protectant. With the environment always top-of-mind, Fil Doux Textiles upholds significant environmental standards, using wind and solar power, recycling dye water, and reusing fabric for its packaging. To learn more, please visit and