Nearly a year ago we headed to The Ham Yard for a private screening of The Plastic Age, a film in collaboration with Pharrell Williams, G Star RAW and Parley for the Ocean which raised awareness of the damaging effects plastic is having to our oceans. With a strong focus on fashion, it made us wonder what the rest of the textile industry, in particular the interiors world, are doing. So who is trying to make a difference to our environment? We take a look at a few of the latest brands producing beautiful designs using plastic…

Lets start from the ground up with rugs from Weaver Green. Made using 100% recycled plastic bottles the rugs are perfect for both indoor and outdoor use. We’ve had a feel of one and you would never be able to tell that it’s yarn spun from plastic bottles.

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Weaver Green rugs also available at John Lewis

With ideas to grow, Hum offer beautiful flowerpots and with summer just around the corner they’re ideal for brightening the garden with their zingy designs. As they’re made from fade-resistant and frost-resistant plastic they can sit happily outside all year round – a great perk of using recycled plastic.

For 2016 they’ve launched the Zen Botanics collection, a 6 pot range of contemporary flowerpots including geometric and Japanese inspired designs.

Classic range
Classic range
Zen Botanics collection
Zen Botanics collection

Working on a larger scale looking at not only home projects and architecture but also location installations, Smile Plastics produce incredible handmade panels from recycled plastic. Using a range of waste sources, the plastic is arranged by hand onto the frames to create unique designs and colourways. These panels can then be used for furniture, installations and jewellery. They also offer two ready to buy chopping boards.

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It’s great to see interiors brands out there championing sustainable homewares and putting a better use to plastic.

Do you know of any other eco-friendly brands who recycle plastic? We’d love to hear if you do! Leave a comment or give us a shout on Twitter.

David & Mark x

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