The industry’s leading companies all implement strong sustainable ethics by using raw materials with low environmental impact and by patenting new materials that increasingly respect the planet’s resources. Flexform is one of these, as all the materials it uses are chosen according to the highest quality standards and the most meticulous sustainability criteria regarding the environment. A shining example is that of the goose down used as filling material for products which, thanks to certification obtained by Assopiuma, guarantees respect for the environment, processes and most importantly the animals. Indeed it is cruelty-free goose down, meaning that it has been obtained from animals that are no longer alive, an aspect that is unfortunately not taken for granted and too often underestimated.
Exteta, a company known internationally, which makes beauty its most important quality, also employs the highest quality materials, exceptional know-how and experience gained in the field of Interior Design to operate for the sake of sustainability. The materials it uses always respect the cycles of nature and reflect the company’s primary objective of presenting new articles that can exist in total harmony with the resources our planet offers. With Exteta products, nature is a strong element that emerges in the constructive details of its furnishings, making them unique both for the compositions offered and the emotions they convey. Committed to constantly searching for innovative materials that can be entirely recycled, it now presents a brand new material: Vegan Nubuck. Vegan Nubuck is an excellent alternative to animal leather and is obtained from recycled sources; it is therefore a cruelty-free, natural and completely recyclable product. When touched, it is almost identical to natural leather but with the advantage of being particularly resistant to colour variations caused by UV rays. During processing, Vegan Nubuck undergoes treatments that also make it water-repellent, but most importantly it can also be used in outdoor furnishings.
Let’s now turn to Paola Lenti, another leading company in the industry, which has always been very attentive to issues related to environmental sustainability and recycling, so much so that over time it has introduced—and continues to do so—in its collections completely new materials that are internally patented. An example is the Hi-Tech Yarn for carpets, exclusive yarns that guarantee high performance levels in outdoor settings, as they are very resistant to the elements and sunlight, as well as sea water. Long-lasting and easy to care for, rugs made with these yarns are a valid alternative to even the most common rugs for indoor areas, also owing to the infinite combinations of colours available. Technological materials and craftsmanship are the distinguishing features of this company which has been offering the most original and colourful furnishings on the market since the beginning of the millennium. One of the materials that Paola Lenti has most recently patented and used is Diade, introduced in 2018, completely recyclable and designed to be disposed of in all its parts. This material also features another exclusive yarn which goes by the name of Twiggy; it represents a starting point for contemplating the future in more eco-sustainable and respectful terms with regard to humanity and the environment. Twiggy is an exclusive yarn, recyclable, resistant to adverse weather conditions and is easily laundered.