For 10 years, Christian Fischbacher has been developing and making decorative and furnishing fabrics starting from recycled PET bottles and oddments of fabrics from the fashion industry. And his 2020 product follows this same philosophy of eco-sustainability.
The new product is a velvet, Benu Talent, designed for curtains or coverings and 70% produced from recycled “perPETual” yarn made from used PET bottles.
Using a unique technological process, the yarn is recovered from PET bottles, subjected to strict quality controls, dyed, woven and finished in an ideal way for the purpose. Seventeen 500 ml bottles are collected, crushed, melted and spun into new yarns of continuous polyester filaments to make every meter of fabric. The weave also uses recycled yarns from the NewLife brand. Both manufacturers are GRS (Global Recycled Standard) certified. A complex process of development has made it possible to optimize the properties of Benu Talent velvet to satisfy all the most important functional requirements for the market, making it eco-sustainable, appropriate for outdoor use and flame resistant. In addition it is incredibly soft and possesses outstanding aesthetic qualities. For Camilla Fischbacher, art director and initiator of the Benu® collection, it has been a cultural revolution from the start: seeing used plastic bottles not as waste but as raw material.