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We are interested in what fabric can bring to life. Our blog is a celebration of the lifestyle, culture and design that influences what we do.

Proven to be both stain-resistant and long-lasting, FibreGuard fabrics are engineered from the inside out to perform for the home, for work and for you.

The inherent FibreGuard protection is the result of years of research and testing by interior designers and textile engineers offering a range of fabrics ready to stand up to anything daily life can throw at them.

The FibreGuard effect is permanent, meaning that the stain-free properties are inherent in the fabric and will last long after washing or prolonged use.  The easy to clean nature of the fabric means you can easily maintain your upholstered furniture.

The unique benefits of FibreGuard make it the ideal choice for both residential and commercial interiors and this is showcased below in projects from across the globe where FibreGuard has been specified:

We asked the Zepel studio to start at the beginning, to tell us how they go about sourcing inspiration for their ranges and all aspects of their design and development process.

 

In late 2019, we ran a fabulous competition to win a custom made Molmic couch covered in our brilliant stain resistant fabric, FibreGuard.

With entries received all over New Zealand and Australia, only three couches were up for grabs. Each entrant was asked to give us their reason for why they needed a new stain resistant couch.

There was an overwhelming response of humorous stories and heart felt reasons for why a new couch would bring joy to people and their families. It was great to see so many people deeply involved in why the right couch was so important to them and their families.

Jannah Stevens began her creative studies in set design in Brisbane back in 2005, from here an interest in interior design grew.  A move to Melbourne saw Jannah undertaking formal training in both interior and textile design, finally graduating in 2009. 

 

After several years working in the textile industry and gaining a great foundational knowledge of textiles, she then started up her own small business creating and hand painting watercolour designs for digitally printed, homeware accessories.  As momentum increased, Jannah’s business evolved into a brick n mortar pop-up shop for 12 months on high Street in Armadale.   It’s this experience that Jannah draws upon today when developing product for Zepel where she has been the Product Development Co-ordinator since 2018.

“Which way does the stripe run?” One of the most frequently asked questions we receive both in our showrooms, and over the phone. It is a question that can be easily confused, especially when interpreting fabric specifications from a small sample and how that translates to a roll of fabric.

FR-One Fire Retardant Fabric is the industry-leader in Inherently Fire-Retardant (IFR) furnishing fabrics for commercial and residential use globally.

A ‘pill’ or more commonly known as a bobble, fuzz ball, or lint ball is a small ball of fibres that form on the face of a piece of fabric.  It is caused by abrasion on the surface and is considered unsightly as it makes fabrics look worn.

We speak with Evan Monetero from Melbourne-based DIY Blinds, who are invigorating the window treatments industry with their unique sales strategy.  DIY Blinds works with customers across Australia in the residential market and are strong ambassadors of the Zepel Fabrics range.