FIL DOUX TEXTILES SUPPORTS ARTS WITH NEW CHARITY PROGRAM
| New York, NY - February 27, 2018 | Fil Doux Textiles has launched Fil Doux for the Arts, a program that supports the arts and young artists by providing excess materials to individual creators and non-profit organizations. By donating product for reuse, Fil Doux for the Arts falls in line with the company’s other sustainability initiatives, such as using wind energy to power its mills and recycling dye water. The charity collaboration began by partnering with New York City-based non-profit organizations Time In and buildOn.
CEO Leo Novik stated, “Fil Doux Textiles has always been committed to keeping the planet healthy by reducing excess energy usage and waste. We use sustainable operations at our mills.” He continues, “Fil Doux For The Arts is the next step in completing the cycle for reuse of materials.”
Robert Pullen, Vice President of Fil Doux Textiles, adds, "We love to repurpose with a purpose. We are so excited to help artists and young people through this program.”
Time In is an organization that mentors children from underserved communities with the help of professionals in the arts. Fil Doux Textiles assisted one of their workshops where kids transformed the company’s sheer and upholstery fabric into costumes and art pieces depicting the opera, The Marriage of Figaro.
buildOn is a non-profit that empowers high school students to transform their neighborhoods and the world through intensive community service and service learning programs. Fil Doux Textiles helped kids turn their excess fabric into blankets, mats, and pillows for the homeless.
“Witnessing how an arts education can empower children, provide a source of confidence, and encourage self expression; that is life changing for everyone involved” says Audrey Pincus, Creative Director of Fil Doux textiles. “I hope that others are inspired to give back and contribute to communities that deserve better.”
The textile company will continue to work with inspiring artists and organizations like these to use arts education as the avenue for empowering the underprivileged youth. If you are interested in giving back, you can find more information on how to participate with Time In or buildOn on their websites, timeinkids.org and buildon.org.
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.