Super Scuba Stretch 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

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 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

Techno Look Leatherette Vinyl

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.

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Waterproof Water Repellent or Water Resistant?

Rain is part and parcel of living in England, yet we are constantly battling with it in a fight to defend ourselves and our property!

water on rip stop fabric

Though it’s essential for trees, plants, and our bodies to survive, we often need to control the water around us, as futile as this seems. We are of course extremely fortunate to  live in a part of the world where rain is plentiful. This gives us lush green landscapes, an abundance of farm fresh food and reservoirs full to the brim with rainwater ready to be converted into clean drinking water for the whole country. Continue reading “Waterproof Water Repellent or Water Resistant?”

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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Translucent Opaque Transparent Fabric

Translucent fabrics

In Simple Terms; See only shadows visible behind the fabrics

Light weight fabrics soft feeling and having a lot of drape, majority of translucent fabrics are made of polyester mix, but can also come in 100% cotton mull and cotton lawn cloth or swiss cotton.

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