Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Encore upholstery fabric helping Fijian hotel industry go green
Encore upholstery fabric helping Fijian hotel industry go green
Oct '11
An upholstery fabric, called Encore, is helping Fijian hotel industry go green. Around 41 percent of the fabric is made from recycled plastic bottles.

Commercial Interiors International, a subsidiary of Hotel Equip in Nadi, the third-largest conurbation in Fiji, has become the first in the country to sell the plastic bottles recycled upholstery fabric.

Encore has properties similar to polyester fabric but consumes a lost less energy during the manufacturing process.

Hotel industry, especially resorts, has shown keen interest in the Encore fabric both due to its eco-friendly sustainable properties.

Encore is produced by Australia-based Warwick Fabrics, which exports it to 50 countries globally, including Fiji.

Discarded plastic bottles are a growing menace for marine life and transforming them into a durable and attractive fabric is a good way of being environment friendly. For making one metre of Encore fabric, it requires four 750 millilitre bottles. Thus, Encore fabric tries to combat the problem of discarded plastic bottles to a certain extent.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Digital textile printing sector to grow by 20% by 2020

Textiles | On 18th Jun 2018

Digital textile printing sector to grow by 20% by 2020

The digital textile printing sector is expected to have a compound...

Courtesy: Hela Clothing

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Jun 2018

Hela's latest label revolves around underwear, sleepwear

The latest collection of Sri Lanka’s Hela Clothing is revolves mostly ...

Kenya levies higher duties on mitumba import

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Jun 2018

Kenya levies higher duties on mitumba import

Kenya’s treasury secretary Henry Rotich recently raised the duty on...

Interviews View All

Rahuul Jashnani

‘Online economy has changed the whole dynamics of buying habits.’

Top executives
Textile & apparel bodies

The mid-term review of FTP is progressive, growth oriented

Amrit Sethia

‘The intimatewear category in India is slowly becoming trend-sensitive.’

Kalai Selvi

Vidyashilp Academy in Bengaluru is the country's first Fairtrade School....

Suresh P Bagrecha

Komal Texfab, founded in 1981, is into manufacturing of knitted fabrics,...

Vikas Banduke

Softech Controls Private Limited (SCPL) is a part of the Cotmac Group, an...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Akta Adani
India Boulevard

India Boulevard is a San Francisco-based curated fashion marketplace that...

Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir

<b>Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir</b> started their career with the launch of...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

June 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category

Related Categories:

Advanced Search