| New York, NY - November 21, 2018 | Mill-direct supplier Fil Doux Textiles has developed Experience Blend, a proprietary material that will redefine the standards for hospitality textiles. Combining the strength of high performance with a soft hand usually reserved for high end residential fabrics, Experience Blend is constructed at Fil Doux Textiles’ own mills in Chile and Brazil. The yarn has a unique composition; a 80% polyester core finished with 20% soft cotton.

The cotton provides a surprising lightness and soft hand, while the polyester gives durability and strength to stand up to the demands of high traffic areas. Fabrics made with Experience Blend have a high double rub count, meeting or exceeding 60,000 double rubs.

“Experience Blend expresses our expertise in the construction of high quality fabrics, as well as our commitment to provide innovative designs,” says Robert Pullen, Vice President of Fil Doux textiles. “It gives our fabrics a signature residential touch while maintaining high performance standards.”

Fil Doux Textiles is proud to embrace green techniques throughout Experience Blend’s production process. The company’s vertical business model allows control at every stage of the process: the mills are 80% wind powered, they recycle dye water and also reuse fabric for packaging purposes. The company sources cotton from sustainable operations, making Experience Blend a more environmentally friendly option for the hospitality industry. Fil Doux fabrics made with Experience Blend can also be finished with Pro-Tech, the company’s own powerful ink and stain defender.

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.