The timing aligns with a renewed interest in outdoor leisure and lounge spaces as the cruise market reopens.
Solution dyed acrylic and polyester
The collection, developed and manufactured through the company’s vertically-integrated mills, is an extension of Fil Doux Textiles’ product portfolio. The two materials offered, solution dyed acrylic and solution dyed polyester, are known for their durability, UV and water resistance and color fastness.
'The beauty of this launch is having full control over every step of production at our vertically-integrated mills,' said Leo Novik, CEO and Founder of Fil Doux Textiles. 'It was important that the outdoor fabric we created for this market had the same beautiful touch as the rest of our products.'
Equipped to handle challenging environments
With this new category, Fil Doux Textiles provides the hospitality and cruise markets with textiles that are equipped to endure the challenges of a variety of environments, from salt-soaked beaches to poolside decks. Timeless patterns like Ribbon Outdoor and fun graphic designs like Hunter Outdoor are central to the line and give designers the ability to create standout exterior hospitality and cruise spaces. The fabrics have a four- to six-week lead time.
'I’m so excited to bring this collection to hospitality and cruise as the doors to the world reopen,' said Robert Pullen, VP at Fil Doux Textiles.
All the company's products, including the outdoor line, are produced using sustainable practices, which has resulted in the Fil Doux Textiles achieving status as a MindClick Leader. The company's mills are fully operable on solar and wind power, dye waters for fabrics are reclaimed and reused, and leftover fabrics are repurposed for packaging.
Also, Fil Doux Textiles has partnered with 501(c) One Tree Planted with a pledge to donate 1,000 trees to Brazilian rain forests for every 1,000 yards of Otratex purchased.