The future looks green. . .and blue and purple and orange—as demonstrated by top picks at FutureGreen, the sustainable hospitality forum featuring these cutting-edge materials from the .
1. Material: ECONYL®.
Standout: Chemicals harvested from recycled plastics become durable, stain-resistant yarns that are air-textured and solution-dyed in over 138 colors. (Please note that new colors are now available.)
2. Material: EcoPanel.
Standout: PET pellets, formed from shredded and melted bottles, are compressed into multilayered acoustical panels in solids, patterns, and faux wood grains .
3. Material: Wood-Skin.
Composition: Plywood and nylon.
Standout: A laminate sandwich of wood and fabric is CNC-routed into triangular patterns, the grooves giving the panels their ability to bend.
4. Material Decorative Coatings.
Composition: Leaves, stems, flowers, and grass.
Standout: Cuttings from an Austrian meadow are combined with fibers from more than 40 trees and plants, from palm to pistachio, then heated and pressed into rigid substrates.
5. Material: Ceranchia.
Standout: Produced with the help of silkworms in the rain forests of Madagascar, these weblike textiles are naturally lightweight and flame-resistant.
6. Material: Biocomposite.
Manufacturer: Organoid Technologies.
Standout: To create structural or decorative components, wood chips, straw, and other organic materials are ground up, then sprayed on a form that’s removed before sealing.
7. Material: Ligneah.
Composition: Wood and cotton.
Standout: Forest Stewardship Council–certified wood veneer is laser-cut and fabric-backed for a result soft and flexible enough to be cut and sewed like a textile.