Designtex and Hologenix, inventor of Celliant, have unveiled Designtex Celliant upholstery. Celliant is a mix of naturally occurring, thermo-reactive minerals which capture and convert body heat into infrared energy. This improves local circulation, cellular oxygenation, and helps regulate temperature, causing more energy, endurance, comfort and well-being.
These minerals are applied as a non-woven backing to four fabrics across fifty colours.
"We like to think of this new collection as charging stations for people," said Susan Lyons, Designtex president. "The technology provides health and wellness benefits for sedentary moments, like an office worker in their chair or a person sitting in a waiting room, which is revolutionary. It really is a human solution and we are proud to be a part of bringing wellness to the built environment."
Designtex is a leader in the design and manufacturing of applied materials for built environments, including education, retail, hospitality and healthcare spaces, as well as entertainment and sporting arenas. Celliant is the premier infrared responsive textile. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that Celliant products are medical devices as defined in section 201(h) of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and are general wellness products.
"People have mentally and physically demanding careers," noted Hologenix CEO, Seth Casden. "Designtex recognises that people need mental acuity, strength and endurance to perform at their best. They are evolving the textile industry with beautiful upholstery that doesn't just nourish the soul but also promotes well-being. With Designtex Celliant, these environments aren't just spaces you work in, but environments that work for you. This is a key moment in the evolution of textiles and spatial wellness, and we're proud to be partnered with Designtex."
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (SV)