Product watch: Gaia from Skopos

The new, recycled boucle fabric for contract upholstery joining the Skopos portfolio takes its inspiration from Mother Earth – Gaia – with a sophisticated organic look…

a stack of boucle fabrics on a wooden table from the Gaia range by Skopos

Gaia is one of several new Skopos collections, where the focus has been centred around positive environmental footsteps based on the mantra ‘Rethink, Renew, Reuse’. This contract boucle collection is made from 73 per cent recycled polypropylene (from recycled textiles) and 27 per cent recycled polyester (post-consumer waste) and offers a sustainable hardwearing solution, which supports a future vision for environmentally conscious interior textiles. A soft, textured upholstery boucle, offered in a sophisticated, muted, earthy palette, each of the 21 skus includes dapples of complimentary tones to give a grainy, organic, wool look to the quality.

close up of chair with wooden hand rest upholstered in recycled boucle Gaia fabric from Skopos

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With Crib 5 cotton backing for full flame retardancy, Gaia backing is halogen free. Gaia performs to 50,000 Martindale rubs, perfect for hospitality and leisure interiors and meets the standard set for severe contract use for commercial furniture. Gaia also performs to the requirements for IMO and carries the MED Wheelmark, confirming suitability for Marine/ Cruise interior environments, while at the same time supporting Skopos’ commitment to become ‘Carbon Neutral’ in 2023, These fabrics are available immediately, with short lead-times for larger order quantities and form part of the Skopos Accents range.

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