Good To Be Green
edited by Elana Frankel -- Interior Design, 5/1/2001 12:00:00 AM
"Environmental design does not have to mean neutral tones," says textile maven Sina Pearson. As a designer who values color, Pearson was introduced to the brand Terratex, ecologically-conscious fabrics produced by Interface Fabrics Group (IFG), by Paul Benotti, Terratex's brand manager and one of its greatest advocates. The two worked together to develop three vibrant collections under the brand name. "We have always been interested in environmental issues," says Pearson. "So when the mill approached us and offered the opportunity to create yarns and colors with recycled material, I thought it was an incredible opportunity to put ideas into action."
A three-pattern group, Rainforest includes bright reds, deep blues, and hot oranges for the solution-dyed fibers under Frog, a reversible polka-dot pattern, Butterfly, a solid ribbed texture, and Chameleon, a small-scale web pattern in black. Desert features sun-soaked neutrals in Rocks, a chunky texture, and Sand, a sleeker counterpart. Finally, Canyons includes River and Tweed. Sina Pearson, 150 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013.