FIL DOUX TEXTILES NOW OFFERS TANNERY-DIRECT CONTRACT LEATHER
| New York, NY - December 5, 2018 | Reinforcing their mission to bring high-quality, mill-direct fabrics and vinyl to the market, Fil Doux Textiles now offers tannery-direct leather for contract and hospitality applications. In partnership with CrestLeather, a global producer of luxury upholstery leather that operates its own tanneries in Italy, Brazil, and Thailand with warehouses and distribution in the United States and the United Kingdom, Fil Doux Textiles will supply durable leatherproducts exclusively to the hospitality industry that pass IMO testing, are scratch and stain-resistant, and use the company’s proprietary Pro-Tech defender.
“We’re proud to offer our fabric, vinyl, and now our leather products mill and tannery-direct,” says Fil Doux Textiles President, Leo Novik. “The mill-direct supply chain allows us to provide quicker lead times as well as superior customization, customer service, and quality.”
Both companies have a longstanding dedication to vertical integration; as with Vinylife™ and upholstery fabrics direct from Fil Doux Textiles’ mills in Brazil and Chile, Crest Leather controls the entire production process from the initial raw-hide stage through the delivery of finished leather. This allows for strict quality control, as well traditional tanning methods and craftsmanship only found in Italian tanneries.
Crest Leather also shares a commitment to earth-friendly and sustainable practices with Fil Doux Textiles, and is recognized with the highest environmental certifications in the industry. During the dying process, the company has started using metal drums instead of wooden, which use about 30 percent less water and chemicals while creating less pollutants and waste.
Crest Leather by Fil Doux Textiles will be debuting at the BDNY fair in November, in the Fil Doux Textiles booth #1257.
About Fil Doux Textiles
Fil Doux Textiles produces timeless, luxurious upholstery and drapery fabrics for the hospitality design and contract furnishings industry. Beginning in Chile with a family-owned mill 80 years ago, today the business—operated by Leonardo Novik—controls two fully vertical mills in Chile and Brazil, allowing personalized customization and a superior lead time on its woven fabrics, sheers, vinyl, leather, and digital textile prints. Fil Doux Textiles’ commitment to always embrace beauty has led the company to introduce game-changing, proprietary new products to the market, including their eco-friendly Vinylife upholstery and Pro-Tech, a powerful ink and stain protectant. Fil Doux Textiles upholds significant environmental standards, using wind power, recycling dye water, and reusing fabric for packaging.