Drawing from deep roots in sustainable design culture
We also build on our Danish heritage as we investigate new ways to support a circular economy. Denmark is world-leader in this area and Kvadrat’s CEO, Anders Byriel, took part in defining the goals for the Danish Advisory Board for Circular Economy. These deal with the creation of an optimal framework for conversion to circular activities – and the economic opportunities these bring. Furthermore, since 2013, as our Sustainability Report
shows, Kvadrat also has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact: the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.
Reflecting this, for many years, the Kvadrat collection has included pioneering textiles that unite minimised environmental impact, outstanding craftsmanship and functional performance. For instance, Waterborn
, a sustainable alternative to leather, which was launched in 2011. Compared to similar microfibre textiles, it is produced using 70% less water with a 99% reduction of organic solvent consumption. Also Revive 1
, launched in 2015, is a textile with minimised environmental impact: made from post-consumer plastic bottles, it supports the reduction of plastic waste.