Material provider Texon announced the forthcoming launch of Texon Verde, a new bio-based, biodegradable product. According to company, headquartered in Hong Kong, the fabric is tailor made for use in the manufacture of sustainable, luxury fashion and homeware accessories since Texon Verde contains up to 90% bio-based content and is made from sustainably sourced (FSC) cellulose wood pulp, plant-based binders, and natural pigments.
Available from April onwards, Texon Verde is said to be lightweight, easy to handle, tear resistant, wipeable and “optimized to offer significantly lower environmental impacts compared to conventional materials in its segment” (mainly leather and faux leather made from polyurethane).
“As the name implies, Texon Verde is green by name and green by nature. […] This is an exciting addition to our portfolio of sustainable high-performance materials and structural components – which are making a positive impact on an increasing number of consumer products worldwide,” said Boyd Mulder, Group NPDI, sustainability and marketing director, Texon.