Develop Your Product With Fabric UK

Starting From Scratch

So you have a great idea and want to run with it, what now?

  • Create a detailed product design 
  • Source the materials needed 
  • Have a prototype made

We will help kick-start your project and work with you to build your idea up  to production level, and even produce the items for you. If your product can be created with our expertise, we will stick with you through the whole process, from sketching out your idea and producing your first batch, to working closely with your business as a regular supplier and producer of your products.

product design for fabrics

Together, our fabric experts will use our knowledge bank to get to grips with your idea, make suggestions and ensure the project stays withing your budget and is comes to life exactly how you visualised it.

 

 

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Customise Creative Shade With Awning Fabric

 Make Your Own Shade

You don’t have to spend out loads to achieve a shady haven, there are options for all sorts of pockets and all sorts of gardens.  Get creative with your ideas, shading from the sun is a practical necessity but you can have fun with your outdoor decoration! Go for what ever colours that attract you, after all its your shady haven to relax in. 

DIY stripy garden shade

Choose your colour awning and work your design around that, mix colours if you want or keep with the same shade group, go bold or pastel but make it your place.

 

 

Have a look at the many ideas to emulate on Google images or You Tube, most are easy to follow and inexpensive and fun to make.

awning fabric outdoor curtains

 

Using acrylic awning fabric for these outdoor ideas is a sensible way to make them to last. Investing in good quality outdoor fabric is still a cost effective way to create protection and shade in your garden without breaking the bank.

 

This fabric will really last, its designed to withstand chaotic weather changes from frost a heat wave and because its UV colourfast it’s colour will stay true under the glare of sun. 

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Up – Cycle Garden Shade With Awning Fabric

Restore Revive and Re-use 

Many sheds and gardens have tired old garden furniture laying around gathering dust, or maybe your’re just tired of your garden furniture and want a change. You may have a gazebo in need of repair or a parasol that needs patching up, don’t throw it out! up-cycle it.

coloured garden parasols

Now is the chance to get a bit creative with your existing garden furniture, you could to the original shade if you want but why not go for something different? Keep the framework and ditch the old fabric for a good quality acrylic awning fabric that will last.

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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

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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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Luxury Plush Upholstery Velvet

Especially for Upholstery

We have new velvet to  add to our upholstery collection and it’s utterly sumptuous. Ideal for upholstery projects; our plush velvet boasts a soft surface with a toughened underside.

teal navy and turquoise plush luxury upholstery fabric
Luxury Plush Velvet

This exceptional fabric is ideal for upholstery projects as the plush velvet boasts a surface which is beautifully soft to the touch, yet has a toughened underside which adds to the durability of the velvet.dark blue velvet beddark blue velvet fabric corner sofa

 

 

 

 

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Techno Look Embossed Leatherette Vinyl Fabric

The ultimate vinyl leatherette collection for upholstery, interior design and statement detailing. We have nine vinyl leatherette’s in this collection, all in classic blacks and silvers ranging from soft to a very strong metallic. Click on to see more of this awesome leatherette vinyl….

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Transparent Translucent Opaque Examples

See Through or Not See Through!

opaque translucent and transparent fabric

The Difference between Transparent, Translucent and Opaque Fabric may seem fairly straightforward to a lot of people working with textiles. But as with many things, some fabric does not fall easily into specified categories.  In normal day to day situations transparent means completely see through. Just a few materials fall into that group, plastic, glass and very clear PVC natural crystal can all be seen through with no haze or texture. With fabric though, the physical state of the group is slightly different.

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Calculating Fabric Weights

Finding out the exact weight of a fabric can be a little tricky at times and it doesn’t help matters when one company may use a slightly different method than another. We need to know the weight of the fabric before working with it, this is even more important when buying fabric online when you can physically feel the fabric.

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Laminated Hessian Fabric

Pretty and Tough

Classic rough weave Hessian fabric with the extra element of a very useful laminated surface applied to the back of the fabric. The traditional rough jute fibres are loosely woven into a simple mesh weave which would normally let water through, but with the clever addition of the laminate backing stops liquid passing through the fabric. 

We have a range delightful colours in the Laminated Hessian to choose from bright cheerful shades to natural Hessian all at £3.99 a metre and measuring 120 cm wide. These bright colours are popular with arts and craft makers, school projects and visual merchandising.

View the Hessian colours available on our website at fabricuk.com – we can offer free fabric samples

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