Griesser launches awnings collection with sustainable fabrics


Aadorf TG – Griesser has launched a sustainable collection for awnings. In the fabrics for shading windows and doors manufacturer of sunscreens mainly uses used plastic. It is the first sustainable awning cloth collection in the world.

The shading specialist Griesser, based in the St.GallenBodenseeArea, has launched a sustainable awning collection. The fabrics with the name modern basics blue are made of 85 percent PET plastic. They were developed by the company’s Cologne-based subsidiary weinor in collaboration with Italian fabric producer Parà, according to a media release. Accordingly, it is the first sustainable awning collection in the world.

Thus, 390 PET bottles are used in 25 square meters of cloth. The production of the cloths reportedly uses 90 percent less water than conventional dyeing processes and produces 45 percent less carbon dioxide. The fabrics have already received with seven awards, including the Red Dot Design Award and the iF Design Award.

The company has included the sustainable fabrics modern basics blue in its Emotion awning cloth collection. It counts a total of 50 different designs based on current architectural trends and modern home design.

“Griesser attaches great importance to the ecologically sensible use of resources. We are therefore delighted to have another addition that is an excellent fit for our company,” Urs Neuhauser, CEO at Griesser, is quoted as saying in the media release.

The awning fabrics of the Emotion collection are certified according to OEKO-TEX Standard 100 and are therefore free of substances that are harmful to health and the environment. In addition, according to the manufacturer, they are color-fast, dirt- and water-repellent and tear-resistant. They block between 93.3 and 97.5 percent of UV radiation. ko