“Change needs to come from the top. All manufacturers need to take action to reduce waste destined for landfills, which is why our technical team spent two years in R&D developing EcoSylk®, a new circular sustainable fibre system. EcoSylk® is created by regenerating used carpet fibres, resulting in a fibre indistinguishable from our award-winning NuSilk™. Our products are now all made with EcoSylk; this is our commitment to the planet.”
Managing Director, Sylka Carpets
As a manufacturer, we are painfully aware of the extraordinary amount of post-consumer carpet that ends up in landfills every year. In the UK, around 400,000 tons of carpeting goes to landfill, with a further 130,000 tons being incinerated (with this number going up to over 1.8 million tons in the USA).
SYLKA™ Carpets & Rugs was founded in 2010, when we introduced to the market our first ranges made with our NuSilk™ fibre, and was an immediate success, winning many international awards.
In 2020, we took the decision to create a sustainable fibre for a luxury market that wouldn’t have a cost to the Planet. Our team spent almost two years in R&D developing a new sustainable fibre system; we now bring you EcoSylk® - the world’s first circular, regenerated luxury carpet fibre.
NuSilk™ - EcoSylk®
EcoSylk® is made entirely from post-consumer carpet waste, doing its part in cleaning up landfills, one carpet at a time. All of our EcoSylk® carpets have the beautiful aesthetic, lustre and softness of pure silk; they are easier to maintain than other organic faux silk products and are extremely durable, making them suitable for even the most demanding luxury commercial projects.