Valdese Weavers Creates SEAQUAL Certified Fabric Collection With Arhaus Décor Brand,
May 10, 2021
VALDESE, NC-- Valdese Weavers are continuing its quest to recycle plastics into textiles by joining forces with SEAQUAL INITIATIVE, a global community that works with ocean clean-up programs around the world to transform marine litter into sustainable products made with upcycled marine plastics.
To date, SEAQUAL INITIATIVE says it has transformed over 200 tons of marine litter into upcycled marine plastic and cleaned 600 tons of waste from our oceans.
“When you look at the data and the impact that SEAQUAL INITIATIVE is already making, it really is remarkable,” says Blake Millinor, President Valdese Weavers. “It was a no-brainer for us to become a licensed partner of SEAQUAL INITIATIVE and we are proud to be able to offer our customers the option to be a part of this huge initiative to eliminate plastic pollution.”
This initial collection includes 16 ocean-inspired shades and patterns available on a range of Arhaus upholstered furnishings, including sofas, sectionals, and chairs handcrafted by artisans in North Carolina.
The OEKO-TEX®-certified upcycled yarn made from marine plastic has been collected, cleaned, and processed by SEAQUAL INITIATIVE partners. The fabrics are woven at Valdese Weavers’ facility in Burke County, North Carolina. Residential and contract-grade fabrics are available, as well as performance options.
“As a brand founded on sustainability, Arhaus is always looking for new and innovative partners to help us protect the planet and its resources,” adds John Reed, CEO, and Co-Founder of Arhaus. “We’re thrilled to be unifying our voices against plastic pollution with Valdese Weavers and SEAQUAL INITIATIVE.”