Clarke & Clarke’s foray into fabrics with a conscience has been a steady progression, backed by Sanderson Design Group’s own commitments to become net zero by 2030 and its Planet Mark certification, which the group recently achieved for the fourth consecutive year. Planet Mark recognises continuous improvement, encourages action within brands and builds on an empowered community of companies and individuals who strive to make a positive difference to the planet.
As part of Sanderson Design Group’s Live Beautiful strategy, Clarke & Clarke’s collections of fabrics, Orla, Riva and Eco have been designed using innovative materials to achieve high-spec, luxurious fabrics, synonymous with the brand and the group’s values.
The Eco collection speaks to both the style and environmentally conscious customer. This comprehensive collection has contributed to caring for the planet – recycling 90 plastic bottles on average creates one metre of fabric. A classic herringbone, rustic multi coloured plain and a soft distressed chenille create a perfect union of three durable, easy to use designs – Gaia, Tierra, and Avani. Washable with a beautiful soft handle, these versatile dual-purpose designs are suitable for all decorative applications and are sustainable to boot. The Eco collection boasts a very organic feel in versatile, easy-living shades, creating a soft overall palette.
Crafted from 52 per cent recycled plastic bottles, Orla is a go-to fabric for upholstery and drapes. Sumptuously soft, the relaxed, natural-feeling fabric has a subtle herringbone detail and an incredibly tactile quality. With 24 trend-led colours, all GRS (Global Recycling Standard) certified, ranging from the subtle naturalistic shades of Pebble and Ash to the more daring Spice and Garnet, complemented by earthy tones of Olive and Saffron, ensuring that the fabric suits a host of interior schemes. The 48 per cent natural cotton ensures a soft and high-quality texture is maintained and this delicate balance of recycled and natural fibres creates a luxe yet relaxed weight perfect for bespoke drapes and soft upholstered pieces. Orla is the first Studio G recycled product at Clarke & Clarke.
Clarke & Clarke’s reputation for the development of its eco portfolio continues in Riva, a soft, luxurious velvet made entirely from plastic bottles. The opulent drama of Riva’s velvet texture and colour choices, of which there are 25, makes for the ultimate fabric for hospitality settings. This dual-purpose, environmentally conscious fabric is GRS certified but does not hold back on glamour and style. Rich, sumptuous and innovative with its harnessing of the power of recycling, this short velvet traverses the spectrum in bold Chartreuse, inky indigo and a heritage-inspired Moss, to complement a rich tapestry of leathers, woods and metals within an interior. Riva’s rich palette and texture melts at your fingertips.
With an emphasis on British manufacturing, coming out of Standfast & Barracks, the distinctive fabric printers, and Anstey Wallpaper Company, with its rich heritage of wallpaper printing, coupled with a commitment to lowering its carbon footprint through changing its approach to fabric design and creation, Clarke & Clarke is shifting the focus for fabrics in a suitably sustainable way.
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