18 Jul '11, 8pm

Will you sit on old coffee sacks on your next @Starbucks visit?

Will you sit on old coffee sacks on your next @Starbucks visit?

Starbucks will be introducing new chairs, upholstered with fabric made from recycled coffee sacks, in select stores over the next five years. The chairs were displayed during U.K. Wool Week last fall. Photo: The Formary The next time you pull up a chair at your neighborhood Starbucks, you may be sitting on an old coffee sack. The coffee giant is introducing chairs upholstered with recycled coffee sacks first in its U.K. coffeehouses and then in stores in Europe, the Middle East and Africa over the next five years. New Zealand-based green design firm, The Formary , developed the new fabric for Starbucks chairs: Called “WoJo,” the textile is 70 percent wool and 30 percent recycled jute, the material used in coffee sacks. The Formary’s key challenge in creating a textile from coffee sacks was preventing the jute’s fiber from shedding in the finished product. The designers fou...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2011/07/18/coffee-sacks-recycled...

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