FEATURE, FIBER— BY BLAINE BROWNELL ON AUGUST 22, 2010 AT 5:00 PM
London-based designer Yemi Awosile has developed a new fabric from an innovative combination of repurposed cork and elastane. Cork Fabric is suited to interior design applications such as upholstery, wall coverings, and wall panels, and benefits from the high elasticity of elastane fiber as well as the acoustic and thermal insulating properties found in cork. The cork is made with the by-products from wine stopper production and is treated with a metallic finish. The fabric is available in a variety of colors and fiber combinations.