| New York, NY - November 9, 2017 | Fil Doux Textiles introduces Arte, a new Vinylife™ collection that draws from the Spanish word for “craft” or “artistry”. The selection of beautiful leather looks are the latest introduction of the company’s revolutionary Vinylife material, an enhanced biodegradable vinyl with a water-based, stain-resistant finish. Timeless, worn leather looks range from natural beiges and browns to deep and expressive purples, greens, and reds, providing an elegant touch to all interiors with an eco-friendly composition.


“We are happy to introduce a 100% cruelty-free leather option to the market that has the added benefit of sustainability” says CEO Leo Novik. “Arte brings Vinylife to the next level with the authentic look of leather and a chic color palette.”


Vinylife is an environmentally aware vinyl created by, and exclusively sold through, Fil Doux Textiles. The revolutionary product is produced with a natural enzyme that reacts to microorganisms found in biologically active landfills and acts as the catalyst for its decomposition. Vinylife has the same strength and durability of traditional vinyl with a significantly improved sustainability story, while also being breathable and phthalate free. It is treated with Pro-Tech, the company’s standout proprietary, water-based ink and stain protectant.

Arte will debut at Boutique DESIGN New York 2017 (#961), a leading trade fair for the hospitality & leisure design industry, from November 12 - 13 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.


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.