21/09/2020 - Wallpaper from the 70s presents Veruso Lino, a fully compostable wallpaper. The collection is composed entirely of plant-based raw materials that require only a very limited amount of water to grow. The production process is based on a new needle felting method combined with a water-fibre process that requires no conventional bonding agents. The result is a high-quality wallpaper that is both extremely robust and pleasant to the touch. As no artificial dyes are used, the wallpaper has a warm, neutral natural hue. The partially visible vegetable fibres create a delicate structure.
The need to rethink our lifestyle in a more balanced and ecological context must necessarily include an honest analysis of the materials used in interior design. After all, a considerable amount of waste of various types is generated every time a home is renovated to meet the needs of those who live in it.
One of the many advantages of wallpaper is that it can be quickly replaced with new models, making it easy to renovate environments. In a context of ecological awareness, the waste generated by simply throwing everything away becomes less and less acceptable and it is necessary to move towards sustainable alternatives, recycling and returning the constituent elements of materials to their natural biological cycle.
The first essential aspect when assessing the ecological credentials of a compostable wallpaper is the traceability of the materials' supply chain, to guarantee the sustainability of their origin. The presence of the FSC certificate is therefore essential. This guarantees that the wood used to produce the paper comes from renewable sources and that the material has been produced in an ecological and sustainable way.
Natural fibres are the key point of a sustainable decoration concept as they are less harmful to the environment, last longer and are more resistant. Materials such as linen, bamboo and cotton are in fact much more breathable than artificial fibres.