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Recycled Outdoor Textiles

Recycled Outdoor Textiles

Foreside’s outdoor safe textiles are handwoven by artisans in India. With the environment in mind, each of these pillows, throws, and rugs are made from recycled plastic bottles that have been made into UV-stabilized yarns. The end product: an inviting pillow vignette, a cozy throw to snuggle up by the fire in, or a welcoming door mat.

We are proud to make a positive impact on the environment by using recycled materials. Let's dive into the process and how they're made!

Plastic waste PET bottles are sorted and washed and put into the process flow below:


recycled textile production process flow

After the yarns are created, each piece is handwoven. Many of the artisans have been working on their craft for over 30 years, ensuring that each and every textile produced is crafted with the highest quality feel. Our pillows, throws and rugs are all hand loomed by artisans in India, using traditional techniques that have been passed down through generations.

loom setting, passing warp through frames

loom setting, warping process

Each pillow ends up recycling approximately 12 1L waste PET bottles!

recycled plastic bottle to pillow graphic, approximately 12 1L bottles make up 1 woven pillow

Lastly, after adding hand sewn details like zippered backs or tassels and poms, each piece is finished, inspected and vacuum filled with a premium quality fill.

Foreside home and garden outdoor pillows packaged

Something that is very important to us at Foreside is crafting a high quality, and artisanal feel to our products. In the case of our textiles, you can’t get more artisanal than being handmade! In addition to the handcrafted nature, each of our textiles have been expertly crafted to coordinate with each other, and fit any style of store or home.