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This luxury eco-fabric is made from castor beans – and could help revolutionize interiors

The fabric is a monumental step towards an entirely sustainable homes collection – and the result is beautiful

Rubelli eco-fabric made from castor beans
(Image credit: Rubelli)

Italian fabric masters Rubelli has just announced a new range of eco-fabrics that will reform everything you know about the sustainable interior world. 

The family-owned fabric house has revealed their new collection stems entirely from natural materials – constructed from a combination of co-viscose and an eco-polyamide made from extracts of castor beans. Yes, really. These ornate fabrics started life as a bean, and needless to say, we’re very excited about their elevation from a humble plant. Who knew such beauty could come from such simple things?

Rubelli’s collection is rewriting interior design trends worldwide, as their five eco-fabrics share the same prestige as fabrics made from man-fibers – from their luxe texture to their unrivaled quality. The only difference is that these fabrics are sustainable, meaning you can dress your home without impacting the planet.  

Rubelli eco-fabric made from castor beans

(Image credit: Rubelli)

Studio head, Alberto Pezzato, lets us in on Rubelli’s sustainable secrets – and the meaning behind each of the five diverse designs. 

According to Alberto, the launch of a sustainable collection was a natural step for the brand, which recognise the importance of living and buying ethically. ‘[In] the Rubelli 2022 collection, there will be other sustainable fabrics; this is the only beginning for us,’ he adds. 

Alberto also praises the fiber, which took one year to produce, for its versatility, and notes how Rubelli was able to produce the fabric in ‘both contemporary and classical patterns.’ 

Rubelli eco-fabric made from castor beans

(Image credit: Rubelli)

These patterns include Lollipop, a ‘lampas with a dynamic design’ that pays homage to the 1950s, and the contrasting Martinique that reflects the alluring aesthetic of sheer eighteenth-century lace.

Meanwhile, Cuba Libre showcases a cubist diamond print; Java is reminiscent of Japanese lacquer, and Vibrations is designed to mirror the brushstrokes of a painting. It’s time to curate your modern living room ideas to include one (or more) of these statement prints. In fact, if you’re looking at how to mix patterns in a room, then our guide is an expert place to start.  

Rubelli eco-fabric made from castor beans

(Image credit: Rubelli)

Rubelli’s eco-collection has made positive waves in the push for an environmentally friendly home – and is one step closer to an entirely sustainable fabrics collection. The future comes in the shape of a castor bean; you heard it here first.

Megan Slack
Megan Slack

Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc's Homes titles. She has a background in national newspapers in the UK and has experience in fashion and travel journalism, which she previously practised whilst living in Paris and New York City. Her adoration for these fashion capitals means she particularly enjoys writing about upcoming styles and trends for Homes & Gardens. Megan also loves discovering vintage pieces in her spare time, meaning her decor is largely influenced by the beauty of the jazz age.