The Road to Sustainability Series – Accelerating sustainable innovation with like-minded collaborators
Accelerating sustainable innovation with likeminded collaboratorsThe spirit of collaboration is woven into Roger Lewis’ culture.
It’s proud to partner with remarkable creatives from designers to architects who, over the years, have inspired distinctive and customable collections.
For more than 30 years, it’s established a network of collaborators, an incredible source of artistry and innovation. They have worked closely with its skilled team to translate concepts into uniquely crafted products.
As the industry embraces the transition to sustainability, Roger Lewis believes collaboration will become more important than ever, enhancing capabilities and cross-pollinating ideas.
Joining forces with Amtico and Crevin
Finding solutions to shared sustainability goals was the springboard to its latest collaboration with luxury flooring producer Amtico for the opening of its new showroom in Southwark, London.
Roger Lewis’ design team partnered with Spanish fabric manufacture Crevin to create a bespoke collection. Using its range of recycled fabrics, the pieces complement Amtico’s UK-made floorings, which are also produced with sustainability in mind.
“We believe leading manufacturers should be climate leaders too,” says Louisa Eyles, Amtico’s Commercial Marketing Manager.
“Working with partners who share these values is of the utmost importance to us. Collaborations to promote ethical and sustainable choices is just one way for us to demonstrate our commitment to flooring fit for the future.”
Recycled fabrics and cutting-edge techniques
Customers visiting Amtico’s Southwark showroom can explore a range of Roger Lewis’ latest products, including the Campeche coffee table, Apolima side table and items from the Onyar series.
The range is upholstered in Crevin’s sustainable fabrics. They are made from recycled materials, using advanced weave techniques and low-impact manufacturing processes.
Franc Dinarès, Crevin’s Business Development Manager, says: “Crevin fabrics are double-woven with post-consumer, GRS certified recycled fibre from PET bottles, recycled cotton scraps and recycled fibre derived from the mill’s own yarn and selvedge waste.
“Manufactured under ISO 9001 and ISO 14000, Crevin fabrics are entirely made on site in Terrassa, Barcelona, and are certified after OEKOTEX. Using a closed loop recycling process, all textile waste that is generated during manufacturing is collected and reprocessed into yarn that is applied to new fabric.”
Why collaborations are key
Amtico and Crevin are united in the view that forging links with likeminded collaborators is vital to push the sustainability agenda forward.
“The future of sustainability lies in the collaboration of brands via responsible co-creation and through marketing strategies that guide customers to more responsible purchase decisions,” says Dinarès.
“These factors have driven Crevin to find ways to reduce their waste and develop purposeful and durable products using recycled materials whilst retaining a minimalist and aesthetically pleasing product.”
Eyles agrees: “It’s about asking the right questions: How do we work more sustainably? Who is at the edge of material design, and what can we learn from them? Who are the like-minded manufacturers we can work with?”
*ROGER LEWIS INCA SOFA UPHOLSTERED IN CREVIN’S NOAH RANGE
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