Our RPET Story
Established in 2014, The House of Canvex is a relatively young brand that brings together a collective of creative and passionate individuals with a wealth of industry related experience. As a team, we want to disrupt the interior textile industry by offering the flexibility to fulfil custom design orders on a small project basis or commercial scale without delays and risk associated to holding large stock levels.
Our vision is to dress your home, office or creative space in unique, beautiful and imaginative designs that transform and enhance, while making a difference through the use of the finest quality sustainable materials that are sourced locally.
We’ve painstakingly developed 4 revolutionary rPET base cloths that offer a range of applications. From upholstery and curtains to cushion covers and outdoor furniture, we provide a quality and ethical solution for both the mass and high-end markets.
Our in-house designs are not only influenced by international trends, but also take inspiration from local elements – offering both international design appeal without sacrificing our local connection and environment.
Plastic bottles take between 450 – 700 years to breakdown. Once they breakdown, although we can no longer see them, they remain as microplastic. Plastic never truly disappears. Microplastic is harmful to the ecosystem as they enter the food chain. So getting them out of landfills and waterways is extremely important.
An estimated 8 million metrics tons of plastic waste ends up in our oceans every year. With a rising concern for the amount of plastic we as consumers are discarding and the continuous production of virgin plastics, we have a responsibility to future generations to make a stand now by helping reduce our carbon footprint and ease the strain we are placing on our fragile environment.
rPET textiles are the future and one of the many ways in which we as manufacturers and consumers can help bring upon this desperate need for change! Research shows that the energy used to create rPET fabric is about 85% less when compared to virgin polyester. This results in around 65% fewer emissions and 90% less water required to manufacture.
Recycled PET may not yet be the perfect solution, but by creating new life for PET waste, we’re turning something that was once destructive into a symbol of change.