Tough Stylish Tartan

A thick, textured, soft pattern-repeat upholstery fabric in many colours. We buy direct from Mills to use in the manufacturing of sofas. 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 >>. Pet-friendly! We have had great feedback from using this strong long-lasting fabric, a perfect solution for cushions and decorations to your furniture. It is a soft and smooth fabric to touch but is industrial strength at the same time.

Ideal for reupholstering projects, curtains, blinds, cushions to spruce up your furniture.

Our Tartan fabric’s composition is 100% Polyester. It is machine washable at 30 degrees, it can also be cool ironed or dry cleaned. Weight of 320gsm and scored over 50,000 on the Martindale rub test.

Testing scores

LST EN ISO 12947-2    Martindale Method with 415g loading mass, 200 cycles:

Resistance to pilling: 3

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

5No pilling
4Slight pilling
3Moderate pilling
2Severe pilling
1Very 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.

5No colour transfer
1high 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.