We buy direct from Mills to use in the manufacturing of sofas. A heavy flat-weave textured upholstery fabric in Dark or Light Grey shades, a tough quality robust upholstery fabric that lasts. Our fabric is available to buy fresh straight off the roll! We sell our fabric individually by the meter on eBay, please feel free to view them here >>. It is a soft and smooth fabric to touch but is industrial strength at the same time. Pet-friendly! We have had great feedback from using this strong long-lasting fabric, a perfect solution for pet owners and landlords.
Ideal for reupholstering projects, curtains, blinds, cushions, camper vans, caravans and furniture.
We also use this fabric to upholster our very home-made UK manufactured Baltimore range.
Our Falcone fabric’s composition is 100% Polyester. It is machine washable, it can also be cool ironed or dry cleaned. Weight of 310gsm and scored over 50,000 on the Martindale rub test. 50,000 rubs are considered the final result of the test, with our fabric NO pilling started to show at the end of the test at 50,000 rubs!
ISO-12945-2:2000 Martindale Method with 415g loading mass, 200 cycles:
Resistance to pilling: 5
Colour fastness: 5
Grade 5: no change
Grade 4: slight surface fuzzing
Grade 3: moderate surface pilling. Pills of varying size and density partially covering the surface
Grade 2: distinct surface piling. Pills of various size and density covering a large proportion of the surface
Grade 1: severe pilling covering the whole of the fabric surface
Resistance to pilling
|1||Very severe pilling|
Pilling is the formation of fuzzy balls of fiber on the surface of a fabric that remains attached to the fabric.
Most upholstery fabrics pill to varying degrees. For contract applications fabric should meet grade 4 minimum, our adorn upholstery fabrics have a pilling rating of 5.
Colour fastness to rubbing
Colour fastness is the transfer of colour from the surface of a coloured fabric onto another surface by rubbing or repeated contact.
|5||No colour transfer|
|1||high degree of colour transfer|
Colour fastness is important in upholstery fabrics. You need long-lasting looks where the colour never seems to fade and a material that doesn’t stain other items when coming into contact or being washed with them.
No colour transfer is the ideal world, but in real life, this isn’t possible. For most companies and contract applications, velvet textiles should meet a grade 3 when dry and a grade 2 when wet.