Camira’s hemp fabric accredited into Material ConneXion’s library
UpholsteryJournalMag.com | March 6, 2013
“Camira is extremely proud our hemp fabric has been recognized by the independent judging panel to achieve the environmental credentials required to be successfully accredited to the Material ConneXion Certificate of Excellence,” said Paul Bennotti, director of business development for Camira.
Hemp is a bast fiber upholstery fabric manufactured from a blend of 60 percent pure new wool and 40 percent harvested hemp. Available in 25 naturally inspired shades, Hemp is a totally renewable, compostable and sustainable fabric.
Camira has ensured the supply chain integrity by growing its own hemp crops ready for blending with wool. The wool hemp yarn is blended and spun locally before weaving. Finally the fabric is dyed using non-metallic dyestuffs. Hemp is inherently flame retardant without the requirement for flame retardent chemicals, post treatments or backcoating, and comes with the backing of Camira’s 5 year manufacturer wear warranty.
Material ConneXion is made up of an international panel of creative professionals that use materials intelligence to help companies innovate. The Material ConneXion provides a comprehensive overview of today’s innovative material solutions, and identifies trends for particular industries.
Material ConneXion’s library contains over 7,000 innovative and sustainable materials and they have offices in New York, Bangkok, Beijing, Cologne, Daegu, Istanbul, Milan, Seoul and Shanghai, as well as a strong online presence.