The processes of making textiles can be, well, a little bit complicated. There are a lot of different steps that have to come together in order to make your chairs, acoustic panels, lounge seating, cubicle panels or anywhere else you stick fabric look and perform great. Some of us are visual learners, so we put together a handy infographic to give a broad overview of what the process looks like at our mills in Maine and North Carolina.
A couple terms that may be useful before you start:
Fiber - The smallest unit of natural or synthetic material used in making fabric. For example, if you took a cotton ball and pulled it apart, all the little strings would be fiber.
Yarn - A collection of fibers twisted together. Yarn is what is woven to make fabric.
If you have any questions pertaining to how fabric is made, or anything else, please leave a comment and we'll get them answered for you.