• Every Term You Need to Know about Textiles

How Does Fabric Get Its Color?

Posted by Shawn Voss on Aug 31, 2015 10:41:00 AM

 

You have probably heard the terms "piece dyed" or "yarn dyed" thrown around, but do you know what those terms mean and how it affects the fabric?

 

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Topics: Color, Textiles 101

Up the Roll vs. Railroaded Fabric

Posted by Shawn Voss on Aug 11, 2015 1:52:00 PM

Have you ever wondered what it means when a fabric specification says "pattern shown railroaded"? What does it mean when a fabric is railroaded?

 

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Topics: Upholstery Fabric, Textiles 101

What Are ACT Symbols and What Are They Useful For?

Posted by Shawn Voss on Jul 31, 2015 9:33:00 AM

 

As a designer or specifier, you've probably seen these symbols around while browsing textile websites, but do you know what they stand for and how can they make your job easier? Read on to find out.

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Topics: Upholstery Fabric, Testing, Textiles 101

Where the Magic Happens: Weaving

Posted by Shawn Voss on May 22, 2015 8:22:00 AM

Most of you probably remember weaving some yarn together on a piece of cardboard in grade school, but what does a state-of-the-art loom look like that can weave hundreds of yards of upholstery, panel, acoustic or cubicle fabric a day? Check out our brief video on weaving showing how it's done.

 

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Topics: Textiles 101

How to Keep the Upholstery You Specify Cleaner, Longer

Posted by Shawn Voss on May 15, 2015 3:06:49 PM

 

We all know the best way to keep upholstery clean is to not have anything spill on it. But this is the real world, where dirt and spills are bound to happen. Luckily, there are stain repellents.

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Topics: Upholstery Fabric, Textiles 101

Content Matters: Pros and Cons of Olefin

Posted by Shawn Voss on May 8, 2015 7:51:40 AM

Pictured above: Ditty, Xceed and Studio 54 

 

What a textile is made of can make a huge difference when it comes to performance, durability, cleanability and where it should be used. Using a textile with the wrong content can result in poor performance in the field. In this post we'll talk about Olefin. What it is and its benefits and disadvantages.

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Topics: Upholstery Fabric, Acoustic Fabric, Textiles 101