Camira’s new Quest fabric is made from recycled ocean plastics

Irene Dong

Irene Dong

Camira has introduced a new sustainable fabric for commercial interiors made from recycled plastic waste taken from the oceans – which has branded it Quest.

This is the brand’s second initiative in partnership with the Seaqual Initiative – an organisation helping clean oceans and raising awareness of marine litter – to reduce marine plastic pollution by creating sustainable fabrics.

Quest and another fabric – Oceanic – are in Camira’s Seaqual Collection, yarn made from recycled materials.

Camira's new Quest fabric is made from recycled ocean plastics

The Seaqual Yarn features polyesters sourced from post-consumer recycled plastic from debris floating in the ocean. In Quest, Camira has created a light texture and a two-tone hopsack weave. It comes in 27 colour options.

Established with the aim of creating environmentally sensitive fabrics, Camira said that each metre of Quest includes about 23 plastic bottles. For every metre of Seaqual fabric sold, the brand will donate to the Seaqual Initiative to support the ocean-cleaning work.

“Created with a conscience, Quest is a beautiful addition to our Seaqual collection of fabrics, and we are so proud to continue our partnership with the Seaqual Initiative,” said Lynn Kingdon, head of creative at Camira.

“Woven entirely from recycled plastic, it really does epitomise waste made wonderful, and, with its casually elegant aesthetic and evocative colour palette, it’s the ideal textile for inclusion in contemporary commercial interiors with a sustainable ethos.”

Quest is now available for samples via the company’s website.

Camira is one of a growing number of textile companies using recycled plastic in yarn. Others include Ugg with cozy footwear, Leger yoga towels, and Koup travelling shirts.

Irene Dong

Irene Dong

Irene Dong is a graduate of Ho Chi Minh City University of Foreign Languages and Information Technology with a major in international relations, specialising in public relations, communications, and media. An aspiring writer she has a passion for fashion, sustainability, and languages.