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Closing the Material Cycle
Climatex is one of the first furniture covering materials which is fully compostable. The material is manufactured by the Swiss company Rohner Textil AG, the main component being the plant fiber ramie. When combined with wool it creates a mixed fabric characterized by good liquid absorption and continuous moisture transport which is considered particularly comfortable when you sit on it.
All chemical components in Climatex are biodegradable and even the leftovers are used. Scraps of fabric are made into felt and then used as non-woven upholstery or garden mulch. Although according to Rohner only 16 of 1600 possible colorants satisfy the strict demands of environmental safety, they can produce almost all color tones except for one: black.