The Formary

The Formary


The Formary’s first project was working with global coffee giant Starbucks, who go through millions of jute coffee sacks annually.  In the process of redesigning their 16,000 stores worldwide Starbucks were looking for solutions that would incorporate their used coffee sacks into the interior design of their stores.

The Formary identified viable textile solutions.  Assessed the technical viability of producing new material from the regeneration of jute coffee sacks.  Then connected supply partners to develop and produce the product.

The resulting high performance upholstery fabric WoJo® has won awards from HRH Prince Charles and sustainable design guru Kevin McCloud.

“We’re very fortunate and delighted to work with The Formary to help produce this wonderful sustainable product.  The unique production process, which overcomes many previous technical barriers, enables us to reuse our coffee sacks and reintroduce them into our stores in a way that further enhances their interiors for our customers.”

Thom Breslin, Director of Design, Starbucks UK & Ireland