Transition to a new Era
Era is a subtle, two tone polyester fabric available in a broadened palette of 44 shades. Era 170 is the complementary panel version available in a wider width and 13 shades.
The discreet, baby herringbone weave offers an understated contemporary texture while its colouring technique provides close up detail and intrigue. Era is inspired by time and place, rooted in the past, grounded in the present with a clear eye on the future. The outcome is a fabric of distinction which defines an era.
Made by Camira: we design, we warp, we weave, we finish.
- Upholstery and panel fabrics
- Made from 100% polyester
- In 44 colours, including 13 for panel
- OEKO-TEX® certified
A rainbow recolour
Following international interest since launch in 2016, Era’s palette has been extended with the addition of 24 new, complementary colours to create a range capturing progressions of tonal colours.
The palette has been balanced with the addition of ‘in between’ shades, consciously working in pairings to bring fresh combinations to meet the brighter end of the palette, with delicate tones and gentle options as alternatives. The versatile palette highlights different layers and depths of colour, and the detail beneath each individual shade. Many of the new shades, such as Occurrence and Rest, were a ‘happy accident’ of mixing and blending, and due to the unique dyeing process results in fun and quirkier options to work with.
Five of the existing colours alongside eight new have been brought into the harmonious palette for Era 170, allowing the fabrics to work across a range of interior schemes and options.
The dyeing process
The intricate detail of the dobby weave is enhanced through the unique dyeing process. Using two types of dyestuffs – which dye the disperse and cationic parts of the polyester yarn – means the fabric achieves two different hues of the same colour, but in some cases two different colours, allowing greater flexibility with colour matching and selection.
Designed by Penny Lovatt and recoloured by Morwenna Fallows
Originally designed by Penny, a technical designer at heart with a huge love for the construction of textiles. Penny pushes the possibilities by experimenting and playing with yarn constructions to achieve different fabric creations.
The recolour and panel development was led by Morwenna, using her colour expertise to revise and ignite the palette with the new, complementary shades.