Archive for 30 March 2016

Fabric Services we do Which May Benefit You…

Fire Jacket material

Lately we’ve been trying to give everyone an insight into what goes on at Fabric UK and how we can help you. You may have seen our recent post: ‘behind the scenes of the samples department’ which gives you an idea into what we do in that area of the company and showed you some of our wonderful fabrics! Now we want to show you other aspects of Fabric UK. As a fabric company we are proud to have depth in all areas of fabric from outdoor clothing and furnishing fabric to fashion, agricultural and upholstery fabric just to state a few. However did you know that we provide other services? Read on below to find out what we did for one client and how this may be useful to you! » Read more..

Testing Fire Retardant Fabrics and Liquid Spray

Fire retardant spray

In collaboration with KBTs fire retardant liquid, we are going to underline the basics of fire resistant fabrics with the addition of a demonstration video. Fire retardant fabrics are important because so many fires are caused accidently. Fire retardant fabrics can be difficult to set alight or they will burn slower or self-extinguish, helping to prevent injury or death. There are also fire regulations put in place for clothing items such as for children’s sleepwear and for work wear clothing in the emergency services and military. Other standards are provided for environments which can be classified as either low risk, medium risk or high risk. An example of low risk include schools and museums and medium risk include entertainment venues. Here are how fire retardant fabrics work and what are the best options for different applications.

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The Cotton Family

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Here is poly cotton poly cotton drill, cotton velvet, poly cotton strip, plain cotton, quilted cotton diamond shaped stitched and fire retardant poly cotton. Printed, soft, fun designed and stitched to embrace colour, texture and embrace that outfit your trying to make stand out from the crowd. With summer fast approaching and we all love to decorate for crazy barques here is an idea to use the printed coloured cottons to make bunting to dress up your party to impress.

4 Fabrics For Spring Fashion and Inspirational Outfits

Spring fabric floral pattern

The sun has been shining for the past week which means we’re finally jumping into spring! Weather is clearly a big factor in fabric and garment choice so that we can stay comfortable and warm. The March to June period is a favourable time of the year as you can team both heavier winter fabrics with cooler, free flowing fabrics. Classic springtime materials include lightweight, insulating fabrics which ‘breathe’ to allow for the rise in temperature as the weather becomes milder compared to the cold winter. Prints gladly look more fresh and fun with summery, neutral and lighter colours in the form of florals and stripes. Below are our top 4 spring fabrics: » Read more..

Behind the Scenes of our Samples Department

Fabric samples Fabric UK

We know that for some people it’s important to have fabric samples so that you can see and feel the fabric before going by the metre. For others they might be useful for quilting, university projects or inspiration and mood boards. With this in mind, we thought it was time to give you a peek into what goes on behind the scenes in the samples department. Having all these samples pretty much gives us our own fabric library; we have a few hundred boxes all numbered, ordered and categorised with a comprehensive range of fabrics.

As an intern, I have spent over a month in the samples department and gained an insight into what really goes on. I found that samples is a busy and often a fast paced environment as orders come in thick and fast. Fabrics have to constantly be cut to make more samples and sometimes samples requested for a new fabric or for other fabrics awaiting stock can take a little more time to be sent out. » Read more..