Essential takeaways from the 2021 Textile Sustainability Conference  

As members of the Textile Exchange, we were invited to explore emerging trends and opportunities in sustainability at the 2021 Textile Sustainability Conference. Today we look at key takeaways and similarities in how FR-One operates.  

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Reinvent the hospitality industry with FR-One at HIX

Our partnership with Sekers Fabrics is one of our most dynamic, and we are thrilled that they are both sponsoring and exhibiting at the HIX (Hotel Interiors Experience) Event 2021.

Today we look at key talks and takeaways for our industry through an FR-One lens, with thought-provoking articles from our blog for you to explore.

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Olivier Delhomme presents our RE-Delis & RE-Vive collections

Today we focus on two of our newest collections that feature recycled polyester: RE-Vive and RE-DelisView our beautiful collection videos presented by Olivier Delhomme below and continue scrolling for the key transcript points of his presentations 

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The finishing touches that enrich our performance fabrics

The fire-retardant properties of our fabrics are inherent, meaning that they are already embedded deep into the structure of the yarn before the textiles ever meet the end stages of manufacturing.

These final steps, however, are still an important part of our fabrics’ production process. It’s in this completion stage that we add even more high-quality value to the rock-solid performance of our fabrics.

Today we look at what steps taken during this final manufacturing phase mean for FR-One fabrics.

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Fire retardant fabric fibres: inside polyester

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Creating luxurious guestroom interiors with FR sheers

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3 inherently fire-retardant fabrics in geometric herringbone patterns

Today’s interiors are all about texture and subdued decorative patterns. Herringbone-patterned fabrics are a shortcut to achieving this debonair aesthetic: but what exactly is this pattern all about?

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FR-One fabrics at the Pairi Daiza Immersive Resort (case study)

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Wellbeing: the hottest trend in the hospitality industry

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2 strategies that power FR-One fabrics' dynamic growth

At FR-One we believe in incremental improvement – in always taking steps towards a final goal. Today we look at how we work together to continually improve the production of our inherently fire retardant fabrics, and why this business strategy is so successful for ourselves and our customers.

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Designing healthcare interiors as healing environments

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Digitally authentic: digital twins of FR-One fabrics

We are continually looking back at our 2021/2022 Trends Book for inspiration and to follow the trends as they evolve throughout the months. Today we’re holding one of our trends, ‘Digitally Authentic’, up to the light and delve into exciting innovations that are happening at FR-One and across our entire group.

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Designing indoor public spaces that put people first

Our relationship with public spaces is changing rapidly, just as our approach to city planning and urban design is. Today we look at what makes an indoor public space ‘successful’ with two perfect examples to illustrate our points. 

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Exploring European FR standards: EN 1021 Part 1 and 2

Fire safety is incredibly important when talking about interior textiles and the contract interiors sector. Decorative fabrics that perform highly even in potentially unsafe situations can help to ensure that built environments are safe places to live and work.

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FR standards: understanding German DIN 4102 (B1)

Peek behind the technicalities of FR standards with this spotlight into the German DIN 4102 (B1).

Fire safety standards for decorative fabrics cover all kinds of uses, from high-end upholstery to soft furnishings or even entire contract fitouts. They are strict rules that need to be followed to prevent fire and save lives.

Fire standards and textiles testing benchmarks can vary from region to region, and so today we dive into a standard that we are frequently asked to explain: the DIN 4102 (B1) for Germany.

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FR-One fabrics at the luxurious Contessina Suites and Spa, Greece

Zakynthos (Greece) is home to a precious gem: the five-star Contessina Suites & Spa. It is a unique getaway unlike any other, only steps from the white sand and aqua Mediterranean water that Greece is famous for.

We are delighted to announce that this exclusive destination features FR-One’s inherently fire retardant fabrics through Vagenas and our partner in Greece, Accordo.

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How LEED standards enhance eco-conscious interior plans

‘Sustainability’ is a complex topic with different layers of meaning, as you’ve seen from our other ‘eco-friendly’ articles.

Today we look at green buildings and interiors through the lens of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). These construction guidelines intersect with our inherently fire-retardant fabrics in interesting ways.

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Our UK partner for high quality furnishing fabrics: this is Sekers Fabrics

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FR-One's fabrics at the Shinola Hotel

With luxury as an experience, and a design philosophy that runs deep, FR-One’s inherently fire retardant fabrics are a perfect match for the Shinola Hotel.

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2 restaurants tell authentic stories through their design

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