Just two days to go until HauteGREEN, which means this series is winding to a close, and we've been saving one of our favorites for today. It's hard for us to think "sustainable design" without thinking of Q Collection, the fabulous New York-based furniture and textile designer (we've featured their furniture and in our "Best of TH" Designers series). For the show, they've submitted two lines of textile fabric: Velluto (pictured) is the most sustainable velvet on the market. Made with 100% New Zealand wool pile, Velluto is backed with 100% European Ecological Cotton. Because it is Oeko-Tex certified, it exceeds European health requirements. For the other line of fabrics, called Satin Wool, Q Collection partnered with one of the world’s leading mills focused on sustainability. Highlights of the textile production partnership include: water that leaves the mill is cleaner than the drinking water that enters it; excess fabric clippings are used as mulch by farmers in the surrounding area; and dyes pass the most rigorous tests for human health and the environment. This is all done with the primary goal of the elimination of toxic chemicals, carcinogens and the leading components of poor indoor air quality; that it looks fabulous is a nice perk as well. photo credit: Chad Hunt ::HauteGREEN and ::Q Collection
Check out the rest of the Sneak Peek Series for a glimpse at the best in sustainable home design.