Yorkshire-based global designer and manufacturer of contract and transport textiles, Camira is celebrating a Stylepark Selected Award for its post-consumer recycled polyester, RePlay. The business has also been named a finalist in two awards for its work in sustainability advancement.
Shortlisted in the Sustainability category at Business Desk’s Business of the Year Awards, Camira has been recognised as an innovator and disruptor in sustainability. The manufacturer is also in the line-up for Circular Economy Innovation of the Year at the Edie Awards for its breakthrough closed loop wool fabric, Revolution.
Commenting on the award shortlists, Ian Burn, director of marketing and sustainability said: “I’m so proud that our talented team of designers and makers have been recognised for their hard work and dedication into launching two fantastic textiles, each with their own eco-story to tell. The industry has a poor reputation for irresponsible production, but Camira is leading the way in demonstrating a new, more sustainable approach to manufacturing, based on circular economy and regenerative principles.
“The next step for us is to recycle our customers’ upholstery waste, extending our impact through our investment in iinouiio, and allowing other companies to embrace circular economy principles. We are also preparing to launch our next closed loop fabric in 2024 which will include a higher percentage of recycled content.”
Camira, which will celebrate its 50th year in business in 2024, manufactures more than eight million metres of fabric globally every year and boasts manufacturing capabilities, extending from raw yarn to weaving, dyeing and the finishing of fabrics.