Sustainable Home Fabrics in Interior Design

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Welspun Living's Guide to Sustainable Home Fabrics in Interior Design

Various industries around the world are gripped by an ambition for sustainable growth, and the Interior Design industry is undergoing a green renaissance era because of this. As people around the world become more aware of climate change, they’re beginning to demand sustainable alternatives to everything in their lives. This includes their home furnishings. This is causing interior designers to incorporate sustainable home furnishing textiles into their design philosophy and develop aesthetically unique and functionally eco-friendly ideas for home interiors.

Home textile brands in India are catching up with the global sustainability movement and beginning to incorporate this into their products. Interior designers are making a conscious effort to choose brands that adopt this approach. Homeowners have plenty of options when it comes to sustainable fabrics for furnishing. Some of them tend to have a profound impact on the interior design process.

Organic Cotton

Regardless of the priority placed on sustainability, cotton has always been a mainstay when it comes to home furnishings. Organic cotton is grown without using synthetic fertilisers or toxic pesticides, which makes it safer for the environment. Fabric manufacturers in India have already begun to make the switch to organic cotton from conventionally processed cotton. Organic cotton can be used by towel brands and is used to manufacture some of the best bedsheets in India. Organic cotton can also, in some instances, be softer and more comfortable than conventional cotton, making it the superior choice for bedding, curtains, and towels. Welspun’s organic cotton shell double quilts are some of the most comfortable bedsheets you can find online. 

Hemp

Hemp is a durable and eco-friendly fabric that grows quickly and doesn’t require a lot of water, making it more readily available in bulk. It also doesn’t require pesticides or fertilisers, making it significantly easier to maintain than conventional fabrics and better for the environment. Just because it is rugged and long-lasting, it doesn’t mean hemp can’t be aesthetically pleasing. It’s a great fabric for curtains and upholstery and makes for a rustic and traditionally beautiful look. 

Bamboo

Bamboo is another great renewable resource that can be used to make eco-friendly fabrics for home furnishings. It’s soft, durable, and lightweight, making it breathable and useful for a wide variety of interior as well as exterior applications. It also makes for a traditionally Asian aesthetic look and feel, and it goes well with some interior design concepts that feature such themes.

Natural Wool

Natural wool is wool that comes from sheared sheepskin. Pure natural wool comes from a living sheep and, therefore, is not “dead wool.” The quality of wool depends on the age, body regions, and origin of the animal. Lace carpets and flooring made of natural wool are found on young mountain animals. Such wool isn’t sheared out but combed off the sheep, making it easier on them. Wool-based home furnishing fabrics offer natural insulation in cold regions and are resistant to stains.

Interior designers around the world are beginning to adopt sustainable home furnishing fabrics, and Indian interior designers are catching up with this trend as well. Home furnishing textiles in India include a wide range of sustainable alternatives for homeowners to make their homes more comfortable and livable in the long run.