New York, NY - January 23, 2019 | Fil Doux Textiles’ upholstery collections now pass all of the International Maritime Organization’s standards for use in the cruise industry, which allows the company to serve cruise ships and the maritime industry around the world. Certification by the IMO highlights the company’s mill-direct capabilities, providing textiles that comply with the organization’s strict fire and safety guidelines. 

“We are thrilled to have this certification by the IMO to now offer materials to the cruise industry,” says Robert Pullen, Vice President of Fil Doux textiles. “This certification reinforces the quality of Fil Doux Textiles’ upholstery, leather, and Vinylife offerings, and expands our scope to now include the cruise ship industry.” 

In accordance with IMO standards, the company’s proprietary yarn, Experience Blend, creates textiles that are durable and exhibit a soft hand, all fabrics meeting or exceeding 60,000 double rubs. In addition, all of Fil Doux Textiles’ upholstery offerings can be strengthened by their exclusive powerful stain defender, Pro-Tech, to further their longevity and beauty for cruise ships.

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, Vinylife, leather, and digital textile prints. Fil Doux Textiles’ commitment to always embrace beauty has led the company to introduce game-changing 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