Vlisco Recycled carpet

Carpet made from waste textiles

Brand: Simone Post

Applications: Flooring and wall hangings

Vlisco Recycled Carpets builds on extensive material research Simone Post initiated into the leftover textiles of Vlisco, a Dutch-based textile manufacturer of high-end wax-printed fabrics mainly exported to Africa. The process of designing and producing these fabrics is complicated. In each of the 27 treatments the wax fabric goes through, things can go wrong. Safeguarding their quality standard, Vlisco cannot bring the misprints to market. Only the best of the best go to Africa.

Using leftovers as well as rejected textiles, Simone Post has developed a line of high-quality carpets.

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