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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Stop Fabric From Fading in Sun

How To Stop Fabric From Fading In The Sun

There’s nothing worse than buying brand new outdoor furniture, only to find that after a couple of months, the material has faded in the sun. Now it is a shadow…

Do You See What I See?

Do You See What I See?

Do you see what I see? It’s an age-old philosophical question and, unfortunately, not one that we’re likely to solve any time soon. That’s because everything that we perceive is…

Pantone Colour of the year 2021

Pantone Colour Of The Year 2021

Every year, Pantone – a firm that works to standardise colours across the industry – announces its “colour of the year.” Colour of the Year 2021 is Pantone 17-5104 Ultimate…

how to clean velvet furniture

How to Clean Velvet Furniture

Cleaning velvet is a little different from most other types of fabric. Velvet fibres protrude from the backing material in a short, dense pile making them more prone to flattening….

is polyester safe

Is Polyester Fabric Safe?

Polyester – it is everywhere! Read the label on practically any item of clothing you buy and there is a good chance that the synthetic material will make an appearance. …

how to clean corduroy

How To Clean Corduroy

Corduroy is one of the most distinctive textiles in the world. The majority of modern corduroy is made of tufted cords, arranged in parallel with each other with a channel…

is polyester recyclable

Is Polyester Recyclable?

Polyester is a synthetic material used to make around half of the world’s clothing output. What’s more, that figure is set to double due to increased demand from the growing…

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….