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Camira And Seaqual’s Recycled Plastic Upholstery Fabric

Updated : 14-Oct-2020


Oceanic is a highly durable textile, ideal for inclusion in a wide range of modern interiors. Oceanic is a fabric born of the SEAQUAL Initiative designed to combat marine plastic pollution and achieve a waste free environment. It is created entirely from post consumer recycled plastic - mainly Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET).

Company Name

Camira, SEAQUAL Initiative


United Kingdom

Product Launched in

March 2020

Sustainability Benefits

  • Each meter of Oceanic fabric contains the equivalent of 26 plastic bottles.
  • Polyester yarn is spun from recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) – one of the main plastics found in marine and beach waste.
  • Camira’s Oceanic fabric is made from 100% post-consumer recycled polyester, including 50% SEAQUAL yarn.


  • The fabric meets the ACT Voluntary Performance Guidelines and is classified for Heavy Duty Upholstery.
  • SEAQUAL’s licensing system enables manufacturers and brands to trace the fabric’s contents transparently.
  • The SEAQUAL yarn has the label’s diagonal pattern making the fabric colours appear softer.

End user sector

  • Furniture and Upholstery Interiors
  • Commercial and Sustainable Interiors
  • Automotive Interiors

How does this work?

  •  The plastic waste collected by fishermen is sorted into polymer types, washed, shredded, and extruded into a polymer chip. 
  • This is sent to the yarn supplier, who adds other post-consumer recycled PET chips, derived from waste plastic bottles which have been diverted from landfill.
  •  The chips are melted and then extruded into yarn. 
  • The yarn is texturized before being sent to Camira for weaving into the final fabric.

About the Company

Camira makes more than 8 million metres of fabric a year. Their team of innovators design and make some of the world's most adventurous and environmentally sensitive fabrics. The label’s expertise covers wool spinning and polypropylene yarn manufacturing, yarn dyeing, weaving on dobby, jacquard and plush looms, technical knitting, textile finishing and upholstery services.

Company Contact Details


  • Designers (Textile and fashion designers)
  • Synthetic fiber professionals
  • Textile industry sustainability professionals
  • Value chain components

    • Textile fabric production

    Product Category

    • Industrial and engineering textiles
    • Upholstery materials


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