The entire Bentley portfolio is now being offered with new tweed fabric door trims that have been sustainably sourced
Bentley will offer four tweed fabric door trim options across its entire range, including the Flying Spur, Continental GT and Bentayga. Each of the styles have been carefully designed to complement the existing interior finishes that are full of leather and intricate stitch work.
’Cheltenham’ is a traditional tweed pattern using countryside greens, ’Glen Plaid – Tolsta Beach’ has a bold check pattern, while the Charcoal and Sand Herringbone tweeds are more subtle to work with dark and light interior finishes.
Bentley is keen to express that the tweed has a minimal impact on the environment. It is sourced from Lovat Mill – a textiles facility located in Hawick, Scotland. The mill runs predominately off clean energy, with 90% of the electricity used coming from renewable sources. There are no hazardous industrial chemicals (such as AZO dye) used on site, and the tweed is weaved on “environmentally aware” versatile rapier looms. Furthermore, 100% of the wool waste is recycled either through third party industrial re-processing or by weaving combination yarns into ‘bothy rugs’ for home furnishings.
The use of sustainable materials is part of Bentley’s Beyond100 strategy that was outlined in November 2020, with the primary goal of becoming a carbon-neutral company by 2030. Its all-electric EXP 100 concept car, showcased in 2019, also included numerous sustainably sourced materials, such as wood salvaged from the bottom of lakes, rivers and bogs.
It is also not the first time Bentley has used tweed. The ‘Sportsman’ Bentayga includes Peck 62 tweed on the passenger and driver fascias, and the ‘Equestrian Edition’ of the Continental GT has diamond-quilted tweed fabrics for the door inlays and rear quarter panels. There was also a grey tweed used inside the Bacalar.