Category Archives: Fabrics

When it comes to fabrics there are virtually endless choices. There are man-made fibres such as Acrylic, Nylon, Olefin and Polyester. And there are natural fibres like cotton that is used in canvas, denim and suede.

Our blog features articles that discuss various aspects, including how to care for them and which fabrics are more suitable for indoor and outdoor bean bag furniture. We also feature articles on how to clean various types, and how to remove mould and mildew.

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thread to use for outdoor fabric

What type of thread to use for outdoor fabric?

There is a range of different options when choosing thread to use for outdoor fabric. The most common types include nylon, polyester, and PTFE. These are the standard materials for…
remove oil from polyester

How to Get an Oil Stain Out of Polyester Fabric

Bean bags – especially those in polyester – are durable and exciting pieces of furniture. With proper care and maintenance, you are likely to enjoy your bean bag for many…
pu coating on fabric

What IS PU Coating On Fabric?

It’s commonly known as “poly-coating,” but PU coating is polyurethane applied to the surface of a fabric. Polyurethane is a type of polymer. A polymer is a synthetic compound made…
waterproof fabric

What Kind of Fabric is Waterproof?

When a material is ‘waterproof’, it fits into criteria outlined by a governing specification and clear conditions of a laboratory test. In essence, waterproof fabrics are materials that are resistant…
Is Polyester Fabric Waterproof?

Is Polyester Fabric Waterproof?

What kind of material do you want to see in your furniture? Of course, you want something to be cozy if you’re going to sit or lie down on it….
What's the difference between microsuede and microfibre?

What is the Difference Between Microsuede and Microfiber?

Bean bags are a fun, comfortable alternative to spare chairs, whether in the living room, kid’s bedrooms, or the media room. Bean bags are often covered in materials like Microsuede…
olefin vs sunbrella

Olefin vs Sunbrella: What is the Best Fabric for Outdoor Furniture?

Like most Aussies, you probably like to make the most of the warm, sunny weather that swings around every summer. Owning a swimming pool or hitting the beach are both…
sunniest place on earth

Where Is the Sunniest Place on Earth?

Billions of dollars of solar power investments could be driven by research into the world’s sunniest places. So, says a report on NASA’s analysis of satellite data. Wondering where the…
cleaning olefin fabric

Everything You Need to Know about Cleaning Olefin Fabric

Did you know that olefin fabric is resistant to stains, abrasions, and weathering? It gets better: olefin material is wholly protected against chemical, mildew, and sunlight exposure too. How can you…
what is olefin fabric

What is Olefin Fabric?

If you’re serious about your outdoor furniture, then you’ll be hot on the trail of this relatively new fabric. Today we ask the question, what is olefin fabric? When it…
cotton vs polyester

What’s the Difference Between Cotton and Polyester for My Bean Bag Chair?

There are so many decisions to make when looking for your new bean bag chair, and the most important one is which material to choose. Cotton and polyester are two…
learning about fabrics

Everything You Need to Know About Fabric Specifications

Whether you’re choosing fabric for a new sofa or you’re producing a stunning cushion, understanding more about fabric specifications will help your creations last longer. From the way your patterns…