The London Visual Merchandising and Display Show 2018

The Business Design Centre London

Walking into the great hall of the Business Design centre, I was taken aback to just how bright it is!  Having seen images online I was aware of the huge greenhouse like roof,  but the impact is obviously better seen in person. Daylight drenches the stands for today’s exhibition, into the showrooms outlining the second floor of the hall and even works its way down the ground floor premises showcasing online business solutions to printers and cutting machines you can watch. 
 
 
LONDON BUSINESS DESIGN CENTRE
 
This stunning structure seems to balance between Victorian splendour and contemporary design because of the huge amounts of glass used. The building was designed by  Joseph Paxton and opened as an Agriculture hall in 1862.
 
Islington BUSINESS DESIGN CENTRE
Joseph Paxton famously designed the immense crystal palace and an ornate greenhouse you could drive a horse and cart through in Devonshire House but unfortunately neither stood the test of time. 

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Celebrating The Tour De Yorkshire With Bunting!

Celebrating the Tour De Yorkshire

yellow Yorkshire fields tour de Yorkshire

 

 

 

 

 

Today I will be talking about Tour De Yorkshire, but from a different perspective. I will be concentrating on one woman, her generous work with the people in her local community, and what they did with 160 metres of fabric for the preparation and celebration of the Tour De Yorkshire. But first, a little information about this English version of the famous race.

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Micro Fleece Soft Dry Waterproof Coloured and Camouflage Fabric

Showers to Storms

Our micro fleece waterproof fabric boasts a clever dual action of comfort and practicality, which makes it ideal for outdoors activities on many levels. If you need to throw on a jacket for a five minuet dash to the shops in the rain, this clever waterproof fabric will more than suffice.  If you need your fabric to withstand a slightly longer outing in bad weather, it will handle fluctuating weather conditions with ease. 

micro-fleece soft dry waterproof green and grey fabric

 You can make a light weight throw on jacket ideal for taking the dog for a run, why not make one for the dog as well!  Even weekends away in the country, spending time outdoors for long hikes or horse riding in wind and heavier rain this super fabric will come to your rescue. Click on to read more…..

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Super Stretch Scuba Fabric

Scuba is the popular term for for double knit four way stretch polyester  fabric.

Scuba and neoprene fabric are often confused, this is understandable as its uses and names are a little mixed!

Neoprene consists of a thick foamy layer sandwiched between two layers of stretch polyester knit fabric, sometimes a four way stretch, and is very popular for water sports including scuba diving. Scuba fabric doesn’t have the foam layer, though its double knit properties has a slightly spongy feel.

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Micro Fleece Soft Dry Waterproof

Micro fleece soft dry waterproof and breathable fabric.

Colours Shades Available in;

Tree Leaf, Red, Dark Grey, Olive, Black – Fabric Samples Available

Super-soft, waterproof, windproof and breathable with a four way slight stretch quality.

Teflon coated water repellent finish on the face side(smooth side). Micro Fleece layer on reverse (Inner skin side fabric)

Ideal for:

  • Outdoor Clothing
  • Work wear
  • Garments
  • Pet Bedding
  • Equestrian
  • Sportswear
  • Fishing
  • Camping

Fabric Specification / Construction:

  • Polyester Spandex / Thermoplastic Polyurethane film (TPU) / Polar Fleece.
  • TPU breathable film: 200g per square metre.
  • Hydrostatic head pressure: 10,000mm.
  • Colour fastness: >4

Speaker and Acoustic Fabric

Speaker panel fabric is a polyester mix fabric widely used for speaker covers and large areas of panelling, as the name suggests, but can be used for all sorts of practical and creative projects.

The fabric is made into a smart but lose weave cloth which has a fine grid like appearance that is noticeable up close.  This loose weave allows sound waves to travel through the fabric with no distortion or loss of clarity.

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Head Liner Fabric

Car Headlining fabric, Bonded to 2mm foam, ideal for car and automotive interior roof lining and trimming, works well on;

  • Boat Interiors
  • Car Headlining
  • Roof Lining
  • Caravan Interiors
  • Side lining
  • Door Cards
  • Panels
  • Horse-boxes etc.

This fabric is the actual head liner, (KBT3937-F61-B135-1) works great as an initial underlay fabric to give any hard surface a soft cushion effect, use in-conjunction with a top fabric.

We also offer a spray adhesive suitable for this headlining fabric.

Free fabric samples are available,  request (KBT3937-F61-B135-1) fabric samples via Form

How to Deal With Flammable Fabrics

When looking at the list of the most flammable household fabrics, there is a clear reason why these fabrics are responsible for so many fires.

The common denominator is a basic compound used to produce the fabric called cellulose.

flames image Fire Retardant Fabrics
Fire Retardant Fabrics

Even though these fabrics may vary in look and feel, they are all manufactured using cellulose fibre so on a base level, their structure and formation are very similar. Find out more about which popular fabrics have the highest level of flammability and what you can do to drastically reduce the danger.

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Speaker and Acoustic Fabrics

Speaker panel fabric, an open weave construction ideal for sound acoustic qualities, allows sound the pass transparently through the fabric with out effecting the sound quality.

Speaker fabric cloth for office partitions

Works well with speakers and bass traps. This fabric is also a popular choice of fabric for recovering office panels, office partitions, pin boards and notice boards that are used commonly in offices, schools, colleges and in commercial or retail applications.

 

The Speaker fabric has an excellent drape quality of this fabrics make it ideal for stage décor and back drop stage curtains.

Cleaning

Cleaning is easy using a standard domestic vacuum or you can wipe clean with a damp cloth, for a deep clean a suitable upholstery shampoo can be applied, regular cleaning will give the fabric a fresh clean appearance.

Fabric width is 170cm

weight is approx: 210 to 220grm m/2