Easy-care Ultrasuede goes green

By Corinna vanGerwen »Corinna vanGerwen

April 22nd, 2009

Ultrasuede EcoDesign

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Durability and easy cleanability are very important in cottage sofas and chairs. Upholstery has to stand up to sandy paws and spilt lemonade, and it can’t be too hard to clean up after them. Ultrasuede fits the bill, and now it even gets bonus points for being more earth friendly.

The textile company of the same name has changed its manufacturing process on its Ambiance line of fabrics (the standard microsuede used for upholstery), with plans to extend its enviro initiatives to all its Ultrasuede lines. The new EcoDesign products are made of 100 per cent recycled content, and the recycling process used to get that raw material consumes less energy and results in less CO2 emissions than most standard recycling technologies.


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