At Imogen Hope, our principal aim is to use fabrics with a smaller footprint on the environment.
In the past century, our planet has been more and more inundated with plastic waste. As plastic doesn’t degrade biologically, it stays around for hundreds of years, not only polluting our oceans and landfills, endangering our environment and animals but equally reaches us and affects our health.
With the progress of modern technology, we now have alternative choices and at Imogen Hope we are choosing to use fabrics recycled from all this plastic, all the while continuing to search for better, even more sustainable alternatives.
Alongside a modern and progressive approach, we choose to combine these recycled fabrics with natural, 100% organic textiles such as cotton and hemp. Matched up, they create an interesting marriage of modern and tradition.
The future and the past together creating the present.
Recreated on a microscopic level, it does not differ from the original.
less than what is needed to make virgin polyester. This thread can create a range of different textile styles, ours at Imogen Hope, resembles soft canvas.
The cultivation of hemp improves soil health by replenishing vital nutrients and preventing erosion. Hemp fabrics kill bacteria, making them naturally anti-microbial, have the best heat capacity ratio compared to all other fibres, merge easily with dyes and do not discolour easily.
At Imogen Hope, our philosophy is to create products that have the lowest possible impact on the environment, by using fabric that is organic or made with 100% recycled fibres.
In the past century, our planet has become inundated with plastic waste. Though often used in mass design, plastic doesn’t degrade biologically and remains for hundreds of years, polluting our oceans, endangering rare species and threatening our health.
But with the progress of modern technology, we now have alternatives and at Imogen Hope we choose to use fabrics recycled from this accumulated plastic, as well as recycled polyester and clothes.
There are some things only the earth does best and we celebrate its invaluable resources by combining our 100% recycled fabrics with high quality, organic textiles such as GOTs certified cotton and hemp, all sourced from within Europe.
At Imogen Hope, because we don’t want to encourage overconsumption, we create artistic, design pieces that, even in the smallest quantity, add personality to any space.
With the creation of further interior products, our approach will always remain as environmentally, human-friendly and transparent as possible, and we are continually on the search for pioneering sustainable materials.
This textile has different names but the most common is recycled polyester. It is made using 100% recycled fibres composed of recycled polyester fibres, old clothing and used plastic bottles.
The fabrication process of recycled polyester creates 75% less CO₂ emissions than virgin polyester.
Recreated on a microscopic level, this recycled fabric does not differ from the original and is equally resistant, as well as maintaining flexibility, softness and a slightly downy touch.
There are several different textiles made with this composition - ours is microfibre polyester with GRS-certified (Global Recycling Standard).
With a low environmental impact, this 100% organic cotton certificate GOTS is made in the Netherlands and grown using no pesticides or insecticides and only irrigated by using rain water.
We use two types of organic cotton - one finer and another slightly larger weave.
Our hemp is cultivated, woven and dyed in Romania.
Hemp is a naturally organic fabric as no pesticides or insecticides are used in the crops. In fact, the cultivation of hemp improves soil health by replenishing vital nutrients and preventing erosion. These fabrics kill bacteria, making them naturally anti-microbial, have the best heat capacity ratio compared to all other fibres, merge easily with dyes and do not discolour easily.
Raised between France and the UK, Imogen has travelled across Europe, Myanmar, India and Latin America taking inspiration for her art and design. After gaining experience in the fashion and textile industries of Paris and London, Imogen set out to explore her passion for Anthropology, notably indigenous, taking up related studies in Bordeaux then Lima, where she grew particularly fond of Quechuan culture.
From 2018, IH spent time living in Barcelona where she studied Textile Design, as well as establishing herself as a painter, where her first art collaboration was with the boutique hotel, Retrome.
From the very beginning, when IH set out on this journey a decade ago, her intent was always to combine her underlying passion for interior design with sustainability. After years of acquiring enriching experience, 2020 is the year that Imogen Hope finally comes to light.
IH looks forward to creating further products for interiors, all maintaining key elements - diversity, authenticity, exploration and sustainability.