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Universal Fibers has joined burmatex ltd in celebration of its newest launch, Osaka. The design of which was inspired by contrasts in Japanese culture and a map of the city.

osaka can be interpreted in a multitude of ways; geometric and inspired by the ancient practice of origami, or organic and reminiscent of a bamboo forest floor. The combination of the abstract nature of the design and a diverse colour palette allows the collection to be both soft and strong. The colours chosen are in keeping with traditional Japanese finishes, as well as current trends in commercial design.

Julia Cusworth, Senior Designer at burmatex said: “Universal Color was a great tool to use during the colouration process. At the beginning, we required a broad palette of sophisticated solution-dyed colours from which to blend and create interesting yarns – both in colour and finish. Consequently, osaka offers a unique aesthetic with high end performance.

By spending time and working closely with the production team at burmatex, Universal Fibers developed a service model designed to optimise synergies with production requirements at burmatex. The process included co-developing individual yarn packages custom tailored to enable straight to creel production, thus reducing lead times, cost and waste. “I was very impressed with the fact that representatives from Universal Fibers spent time with us at our manufacturing site in Yorkshire so we could formulate a mutually agreeable plan to service our osaka project,” commented Phil Denvers, Tufting Manager at burmatex.

Anna Plumb, Sales and Marketing Manager, Universal Fibers concluded: “We are proud and honoured to be partnered with burmatex and thrilled with its exciting new launch of osaka. We look forward to elevating our relationship further and winning together in partnership.”

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