In this pandemic where most of the people are at home working from home yoga and family gather has been increased. Older folk in Okinawa, Japan – one of the Blue Zones – have few furniture items and sit on the floor, getting up and down several times a day ensuring ongoing strength. It can be used anywhere at home the place you want your self-attention or your perfect corner where you sit and read or do anything.
Seljak is a brand of Australia launched in 2016 working from oldest mill in Tasmania and a 92-year-old weaving mill in Lithuania to weave recycled wool blankets that are closed loop. This company is running by two sisters Sam & Karina Seljak who have imagined the world free from waste. Their philosophy is to make new and beautiful things by reuse recycled and regenerate design. Karina is a trained in fashion design which makes her familiar with the waste happening around the world from fashion industry. Sam’s expertise was grounded in social entrepreneurship and sustainability having started multiple community-driven initiatives in Brisbane (No Lights No Lycra Brisbane and The Box art gallery) and working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia for several years.
After many research and methodologies their developed a blankets and recently worked in a floor lounger which is totally recycled product. Here is the “Pressing mattress floor lounger” a great piece by Seljak with Sarah K of supercyclers. Supercyclers is also a brand who aims to change the perception of waste by converting it into sustainable furnitures and products.
The pressing matters is made from shredding and compressing textile waste from the mattress recycled industry. It is not uses waste as a vulnerable resources, its able to recycled at the end of its useful life. It is a well use of by-products which comes out from the matters industry as a waste. The waste or shoddy which is a combination of synthetic and natural materials, which are too difficult to separate at a fibre level when recycled.
In 2018 these both brands test the possibilities of using the shoddy to create a sturdy material suitable for furniture. Through a combination of felting, molding, compression and heating/cooling, a solid form was created with no additional chemicals added to the production process.
They also have a recycled blankets which are made from a minimum of 70% recycled merino or lambswool and a 30% blend of other fibres (mohair, cotton and alpaca) and poly for strength. Wool is a natural fibre that is incredibly hard to replicate – it’s a renewable resource, it is odour and stain resistant, antibacterial, lightweight, breathable and insulating.
For more information :Reference link-https://www.seljakbrand.com.au/pages/projects