Kvadrat presents Sport, the first recycled polyester fabric collection entirely made out of ocean-bound plastic waste, designed in collaboration with Patricia Urquiola
Sport is the new Kvadrat fabric collection designed in collaboration with world-renowned Spanish designer and architect Patricia Urquiola. An example of green design that demonstrates the brand’s commitment to designing new textures in a conscious and sustainable way. In fact, the new collection designed by Patricia Urquiola uses the world’s first upholstery fabric made from 100% ocean-bound plastic waste.
The new eco-friendly and high-tech fabrics by Kvadrat
Inspired by sportswear and the look of technical fabrics, Urquiola designed a fabric with sophisticated binding that adds tactile multidimensionality to the structure. The new Kvadrat fabric was designed in collaboration with #tide, a Swiss company committed to building a global supply chain for premium durable second-life raw materials.
The post-consumer plastic used to produce Sport is mostly collected before it reaches the water. It is, in fact collected within a maximum distance of 10 kilometers to the shoreline and on remote islands in Thailand.
Sport: main advantages and features
Sport offers sustainability advantages over other polyester fabrics made from ocean plastic. These fabrics, in fact, often incorporate plastics recovered much further from the sea – as far as 50 km away from the coasts and the sea – and already disintegrated at sea. What remains of plastic in the water is very porous, therefore, virgin polyester or polyester recycled from other post-consumer plastic sources needs to be incorporated.
Sport is available in warm, cold and neutral colors. All of the shades give the fabric a bold look that is perfect for any interior design style.