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Sample of artificial grass

Artificial grass. Photo Quico/CDMT

Artificial grass. Photo Quico/CDMT

Some current-day fabrics meet the needs of our time, such as the more efficient management of environmental resources. Artificial grass was developed in the 1960s in order to rationalize water consumption and forms part of the leather fabrics family. It is made using two technologies:  tufting and velvet weaving. In the former, tufts of pile are inserted into a base material while, in the latter, two fabrics are woven one on top of the other and joined together by threads. These threads are cut once the whole fabric has been made and two pile fabrics are thus obtained.

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