Horizon Scanning Guide - New Hardline and Softline Materials

Horizon Scanning Guide - New Hardline and Softline Materials
2nd March, 2021

Horizon Scanning Guide - New Hardline and Softline Materials

At a glance:

Guide which takes a view of what is, and what could be on the horizon for the furniture sector in terms of alternative materials, and the pressures from specific consumer groups which might accelerate their adoption.

Highlights:

Sections within the guide include:

  • Furniture – innovation, restrictions and standards
  • Alternatives to leather including mushroom based, pineapple leaf, kelp based, cactus based, apple based and food waste materials
  • Alternatives to wood including hempwood, bamboo, wood composites, lab grown wood, paper based materials, microcement and wood transformation technologies
  • Bioplastics
  • Filling materials
  • Alternatives to synthetic textiles
  • Chemical treatments
  • Smart textiles
  • Additive manufacturing

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