Sustainable Fabrics: Seaqual Marine collection from Valley Forge

Valley Forge Fabrics has launched its new Seaqual Marine Plastic collection with nine marine-inspired patterns in a range of colors and textures. A promotional design "Live Ocean" print was created by Australian artist Lezio Lopes, known most recently for his work on HBO's "White Lotus."

This collection of upholstery textures includes almost 100 items woven with Seaqual yarn made from reclaimed plastics from marine and coastal areas. The plastics are pulled from waterways through Seaqual Initiative partners' clean-up initiatives worldwide, then sorted, washed and twisted into the yarns that are ultimately utilized in these fabrics. 

Hand drawn by Lopes, "Live Ocean" is an extension of his signature tropical style. Featuring jellyfish, octopus and other marine wildlife, the design balances pops of color against deep ocean blue that reflects the movement of the sea. Custom colors are available. 

"The mission behind the collection drew me to the partnership with Valley Forge Fabrics," Lopes said. "I was inspired by the vibrancy and vastness of the ocean and its creatures. I wanted to depict the beauty of animals living in a safe environment."  

The collection combines neutral tones with vibrant hues that create a fluid statement along with a mix of soft chenille and textured boucle styles. Each sustainable pattern exceeds 50,000 double rubs and is woven to produce a unique and extensive line of upholstery fabrics. In addition, all fabrics in this collection are fire retardant and use Oeko-Tex and GRS Certified Yarns.