As the world becomes increasingly environmentally conscious, independent stores and high street brands are responding with stylish furniture and homewares that are giving materials a second life and a unique edge to our homes.
The Lisbon range is a new collection of recycled cotton rich weaves from Designers Guild. Woven in Italy from yarns recycled from the fashion industry, this smart trio of small scale textured fabrics have a mid-century contemporary feel. Available in a wide colour palette from earthy neutrals to brighter shades, they are suitable for a wide range of upholstery and interior projects.
Another retailer expanding its recycled offering is French Connection, which will be adding these gorgeous vases to its recycled glassware collection this spring. Speckled, smooth, iridescent and metallic there's plenty to suit different home decor styles. Each piece is hand finished by glass artisans, for added individuality.
FEEL GOOD FACTOR
Made entirely from up to 3000 recycled plastic bottles, (a process perfected after seven years), Weaver Green's runners and rugs have the soft feel of wool or Jute. They're also machine washable, stain-resistant, moth proof and hardwearing. The simple geometric patterns and gentle colour palette make them an easy introduction to existing schemes and you can rest in the knowledge that a beach somewhere in the world has benefitted from your new purchase.
The charming Chakala coffee and side tables fromNkuku aremade from reclaimed wooden grain grinders, once a traditional feature of everyday life in India. The chunky wood table top is rich with character and interest and the simple iron frame provides a sturdy base.
ROCK THE KASBAH
This cushion from YONDERis part of a collection made from recycledMoroccan Boujad rugsthat were hand-picked by YONDER's founder Sophia. Unsuitable to be used as rugs, they became reworked into cushions, bringing their bright colours and rich history with them.
Jacky Parker is a London-based freelance journalist and content creator, specialising in interiors, travel and food. From buying guides and real home case studies to shopping and news pages, she produces a wide range of features for national magazines and SEO content for websites
A long-time contributor to Livingetc, as a member of the team, she regularly reports on the latest trends, speaking to experts and discovering the latest tips. Jacky has also written for other publications such as Homes and Gardens, Ideal Home, Red, Grand Designs, Sunday Times Style and AD, Country Homes and Interiors and ELLE Decoration.
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