Duvaltex and Steelcase launch new sustainable textiles

Duvaltex and Steelcase are introducing Intersection, an exclusive Steelcase screen and panel fabric. Co-created by Duvaltex and Steelcase, in partnership with SEAQUAL initiative, which turns marine plastic waste into recycled products with full traceability Intersection is the first Ocean Waste CLEAN IMPACT TEXTILES.
“When Duvaltex came to us, they had this incredibly beautiful fabric that not only met all of our technical needs as it relates to application and screen design, but also had this incredibly important environmental story,” says Kari Miller, Product Manager for Global Surface Materials at Steelcase.

Offered in 17 colours, Intersection is available throughout the Steelcase surface materials distribution network and applicable on over 50 Steelcase screen and panel product lines.

By partnering with SEAQUAL initiative, Ocean Waste CLEAN IMPACT TEXTILESTM transforms ocean waste into textiles while contributing to the collective effort to reduce plastic pollution.

All Ocean Waste CLEAN IMPACT TEXTILESTM are made with post-consumer recycled polyester that include SEAQUAL YARN made from plastic ocean waste. SEAQUAL initiative collaborates with fishermen, NGO’s, and several other stakeholders to collect waste and clean our oceans. The waste collected is subsequently categorized, separated, and cleaned. Plastics are processed and upcycled into polymer to be used as yarn, which is then transformed to create Ocean Waste CLEAN IMPACT TEXTILESTM.

“Our aim with CLEAN IMPACT TEXTILESTM is to reduce the environmental impact of textile manufacturing as much as possible by innovating the way products are sourced, manufactured and disposed of at the end of their useful life. Every action with CLEAN IMPACT TEXTILESTM is designed with sustainability in mind,” says Mr. Duval.

For more information, visit duvaltex.com/cleanimpact.