This is exciting: a new homeware brand has launched that combines eco-friendly production, animal-free materials and a true sense of style.
Each piece in the Vextile flagship cushion collection is made from 78 per cent recycled materials: waste fibres from a polyester factory, coloured using eco-friendly dyes, and woven into a new fabric with other sustainable textiles and GOTS-certified organic cotton thread.
It's actually called The Recycled Collection, so you know what you're getting – handy since the Scandi-inspired chic colourways Slate Grey, Cloud Grey, Sage and Biscuit certainly don't shout about it.
The classic square cushions (£49 each) are filled with animal-free cluster fibre, making them ideal for vegans, allergy sufferers and anyone who likes a good plump cushion, and are individually sewn in small batches in England by a team of dedicated seamstresses.
Furniture upcycler, junkyard bargain hunter and interiors lover Sophie Ebeling founded Vextile (vegan + textile = Vextile, see?). She says: "Vextile was created in response to a lack of high-quality and luxurious soft furnishings, that are sustainably sourced and suitable for vegans, but still look stylish and something you would be proud to have in your home. The majority of cushions are filled with duck feathers and down, making them unsuitable for vegans, as well as people who suffer from allergies and sensitivities."