Bentley to tailor new interiors with tweed

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Bentley meets Savile Row with a new range of interiors for the Flying Spur, Continental GT, and Bentayga. As part of an ongoing mission to embrace sustainable luxury, the British brand is introducing tweed trim to its models.

Four patterns are offered. Cheltenham is a traditional green weave, familiar to the gentry and their countryside pursuits of shooting and fishing. Glen Plaid-Tolsta Beach, named after a beach in the remote Outer Hebrides, is a bold check pattern. Charcoal and Sand Herringbones are more subtle and have been designed to complement dark and light interior leathers.

The new tweeds mark an expansion of Bentley’s use of the traditional wool fabric, having previously partnered with Savile Row tailors Huntsman to create the limited run Bentayga Sportsman, and using it in a special edition Equestrian Continental GT by Mulliner. The company also introduced a tweed effect hood for the Continental GT Convertible in 2019, and the $1.9 million Bacalar extended the use of tweed beyond its cabin to include a set of bespoke luggage.

Bentley recently announced its plans to go fully electric in a bid to be kinder to the environment and the use of more sustainable materials such as wool is all part of the plan. Sourced from Scotland, the tweed is woven at a mill powered by renewable energy and no industrial chemicals are used in the production process.

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