Tips & How To

"We want to share our years of fabric experience so everyone can understand the basics when it comes to soft furnishings and fabrics."

Elegant and thoughtful; striking and daring; lush and leafy; bold and colourful; calm and serene. Creating successful home interiors is part design magic and part functional excellence and we have developed a wealth of knowledge over our many years in the business.  

We want to share our fabric insights so everyone can understand the basics when it comes to soft furnishings and fabrics.  So whether you are new to all of this, or maybe you just need a refresher, we strive to provide something for everyone. Browse the topics below to find helpful tips and advice to ensure you get a great end result.

The textile manufacturing industry is always evolving and through technological advancements homeowners have more possibilities than ever to add individual personality to their furniture, while investing in textiles that will have longevity.  There is a vast array of upholstery fabrics available in the market, each offering different performance characteristics.  It is often difficult to evaluate how an upholstery fabric will likely perform in any given situation based solely on what it looks like.

Soft window furnishings provide practical benefits such as energy savings through insulation (control of head and cold), noise reduction, privacy and light control.  With an enormous array of design, colour and textures available homeowners have more choice than ever to add individual personality to their curtains, complete the look and feel of a room and enhance the value of their greatest financial asset – their home!

Keeping furniture upholstery clean and looking great is a real issue for home owners and a technical issue for manufacturers and designers.  Specifying an everyday fabric that looks great, is soft to the touch, and will last across all applications is not easy. A fast evolving textile solution is FibreGuard stain resistant protection.
 

- AN EDUCATIONAL YARN -

As well as focusing on the aesthetic and functional needs of interiors, it is important to understand that all fabrics have different qualities and constructions which can be affected by the environments they are installed in. In our next topic for our blog series – An Educational Yarn - we look at these common issues and how we can increase the lifespan of textiles in our interior applications.

- AN EDUCATIONAL YARN -

We are passionate about fabrics and finding the right solutions for our customers.  With over 110 years of experience in the textile industry we have compiled some of this knowledge and look forward to sharing it with you over the next year through our blog series – An Educational Yarn.  Our first topic explores the different characteristics of textile fibres.