News -Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Today’s consumer is looking for “natural fabrics” and lots of textural interest. Acrylic is a synthetic fiber and was developed as imitation wool. Because leather is a natural product, it absorbs dyes and reacts differently to treatments from hide to hide. Damask is a lustrous fabric (such as linen, cotton, silk, or rayon) that is characterized by its flat, glossy pattern on a solid background. Nylon doesn’t readily soil or wrinkle, but it does tend to fade and pill. Polypropylene is a manufactured fiber that is a type of Olefin. Polypropylene is quick drying, stain resistant, and exceptionally strong. Linen is best to wash it in cold water to avoid shrinkage. Cotton is a fiber that grows out of a plant and is woven in many forms. The unifying element might be color, a type of print or a game of textures. Sturdy and durable, wool and wool blends offer good resistance to pilling, fading, wrinkling, and soil. Cotton is the most used fabric in the world. It can breathe. Depending on the weave, cotton blends can be sturdy, family-friendly fabrics. A stain-resistant finish should be applied for everyday use. Cotton is a fabric or yarn made from cotton fibers that have been obtained from the seed pod of the cotton plant. It is soft, breathable, and the most widely used natural fiber. Cotton can also be washed. Leather is a very popular choice as an upholstery fabric, as it is delightfully soft yet resistant to spills and stains. The natural fabrics are cotton, linen and silk. Boucle is a fabric or yarn with a looped surface. Velvet was originally made from silk for royalty. Toile de Jouy dates back to 18th century France, and is a cotton print. Determine where your upholstered pieces will be used in the home before buying your upholstery fabric. While Chenille upholstery fabric is extremely cozy, it's also excellent at hiding dirt.