Sumi, now available in 21 new colorways

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Following on from its 2020 launch, we have introduced 21 new colours to the palette of Sumi - an impeccably simple worsted wool fabric originally released in an exclusively neutral selection of 6 shades, designed to work in harmony with sister range Kyoto. Building on the popularity of the range, the additional colours expand its versatility and appeal, creating a palette which encompasses darker tones, along with a variety of delicate pastels and brighter, more saturated, hues. 

Designed for a multiplicity of uses

Designed, made, and colored in our home county of Yorkshire, England, Sumi is woven on weaving machines in our Huddersfield manufacturing facility and dyed in our neighbouring dye house using water from the Pennine hills. With the new color palette seeing the addition of the EU Ecolabel, alongside SCS Indoor Advantage GoldSumi meets some of the most stringent environmental certifications.

With a relaxed handle and mélange surface, Sumi has been designed for a multiplicity of uses - enhancing both straight lines and organic curves, complementing the defined and the delicate with its lightweight structure and soft to the touch feel. Certified for upholstery and vertical acoustical surfaces, this lightweight fabric can form the base of an interior scheme, be used as an accent, or feature throughout.

"A celebration and evocation of natural beauty." Lynn Kingdon, Camira

Lynn Kingdon, Head of Creative at Camira, comments on the launch of the new color palette, “Sumi has been such a popular product since its launch last year that we felt it was the perfect time to expand its color offering with these 21 beautiful new shades. Inspired by natural dyes, we really sought to develop colors which could be created from plants and minerals and were very much in tune with the organic aesthetic of the range – and you can see this in the palette; with eucalyptus green sitting alongside indigo blue and saffron yellow accompanied by madder red, the new Sumi colors are a celebration and evocation of natural beauty.”