Sustainable weaving mill Enschede Textielstad and textile designer Roos Soetekouw have joined forces to create the Design District Best Product Award winning ‘Surprise!’ home and upholstery textile collection. By sharing knowledge and craftsmanship the colourful collection came to life. There’s more than meets the eye: all textiles in the collection are made from recycled materials.

Ethics meet aesthetics
To us, recycling is not only necessary to save the planet and its resources, but also something that can be fun to do! When we developed the collection we set ourselves the goal to make the collection as festive and colourful as possible. All of that by not using a single drop of dyestuff ; the colour in the textile comes from the recycled fibers in our yarns. This way we save thousands of liters of water and KG’s of CO2 for every kilogram of produced textile.

Sustainable and durable
The Surprise! collection is woven in the east of the Netherlands in Enschede Textielstad’s weaving mill. When Roos decided to make the transition to even more sustainable designs, she approached the mill and the rest is history.

We only use yarns from European spinning mills, to guarantee their origin and limit our CO2 footprint. Textile waste, for instance discarded workwear or waste from garment manufacturing companies  is shredded, carded and spun into yarn. We use those yarns to weave a colourful, sustainable and durable textile.

Our fabrics are produced on demand. That way we never have any unsold stock or other waste. Don’t worry; this doesn’t affect lead times: we can deliver within 3-4 weeks and can weave up to 10.000 meters a week if necessary.

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