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The Surprise! collection is an upholstery collection created in collaboration with Enschede Textielstad, a weaving mill in the east of the Netherlands. This collection is made from recycled cotton.

In the development of the collection, designer Roos Soetekouw and Enschede Textielstad set the goal to make the collection as festive and colourful as possible. All of that by not using a single drop of dyestuff; the colour in the textile comes from the recycled fibres in the yarns. This way, thousands of litres of water and kilograms of CO2 for every kilogram of produced textile are saved.

Soetekouw and Enschede Texielstad only use yarns from European spinning mills, to guarantee their origin and limit the CO2 footprint. Textile waste, for instance discarded workwear or waste from garment manufacturing companies is shredded, carded and spun into yarn. Those yarns are used to weave a colourful, sustainable and durable textile.

The fabrics are produced on demand. That way, they never have any unsold stock or other waste. Don’t worry; this doesn’t a ect lead times: they can deliver within 3-4 weeks and can weave up to 10.000 meters a week if necessary.

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