Fil Doux Textiles specializes in fabrics for fine hotels and resorts. “We make fabric for the hospitality industry with the feel of a boutique fabric,” founder Leo Novik explains. “We think in textures all the time.” With well-established mills in Chile and Brazil, Fil Doux is completely integrated, giving it quality control and the capability to turn around projects in four to six weeks. “To make a fabric extraordinary you have to start from the beginning,” Leo says. The high degree of integration also lets the company uphold high environmental standards, using wind power, recycling dye water, and reusing fabric for packaging. Fil Doux’s innovative super thread, FABuTOUCH, is a unique composition of material consisting of a polyester thread core wrapped with the softest cotton. This formation of thread provides the protection and durability necessary for the hospitality industry while delivering fabric that maintains a soft residential hand, the company explains. Its ground breaking vinyl, VINYLIFE, meets the demands of industry for both aesthetics and durability by combining PU and PVC, and an enzyme in the PVC allows for biodegradability once the material is put in landfill. “Respect for the earth while still producing aesthetic impact in this industry is important to us,” explains Mr. Novik. The company declares it’s on a “journey to embrace beauty.” At Design Commerce Agency we are proud to be journeying with them to source new products for hospitality markets.