Face mask fabrics, there are a lot of different ways to construct your own face masks. We stock a wide range of face mask fabric which would be applicable. During this time, the spread of COVID-19 means that it is now more important than ever to wear a face mask. Masks are more so used to prevent the furthering of the disease which as a result, will decrease the new arising cases.
Scuba & Neoprene
Currently a very popular option for face masks is scuba or neoprene. They have a sponge like consistency and offer great protection from those around you.
Scuba fabric is a polyester mix fabric mostly known for use with figure hugging fashion and sporting garments. The fabric consists of a 92% polyester and 8% elastane blend, and constructed using a double knit method which results in a thicker fabric with a smooth yet spongy feel.
It seems that velvet upholstery never seems to go out of fashion. Every season there is a new innovative way velvet has been revamped to fit into our everyday lives. Whether through stitching techniques or embossing, velvet has may ways in which it can transform our spaces.
We have a brand new range of Metallic Foil Fabrics! The Lycra foil fabric has a four way stretch, high shine and is suitable for clothing such as Swimming costumes, Bikinis, Active wear, Leggings, Tops, Leotards, and Dance wear.
Our Mermaid, Unicorn, Rainbow and Fish scale foils are stretchy,vibrant and perfect for multiple applications.Breathable and durable the fabric can withstand all forms of physical activity.
Introduction our new range of PU fabric. We have a large new range suitable for multiple applications. Including Leather look, Matt, Hi-shine, Holographic and Animal Print PU. Find all fabric online here.
Hologram Hi Shine
Hologram Hi Shine PU has a four way stretch and an iridescent gloss shine. The fabric is suitable for clothing such as swimwear, dresses, leggings and tops. It can also be used for accessories. Frequently used in performance wear and in costume design. Pu fabric has waterproof qualities and can therefore be used within the home and outdoors for table cloths etc.
New in digital print fabrics ! With the growing trend of digital textile printing onto fabrics; demand has increased for promotional wear, corporate branding, visual communication, flags, banners, and retails graphics.
We have a full range of Digital print fabrics which can be printed onto directly using a suitable inkjet printer. All fabrications are inherently flame retardant and conforms to British Standards for flame retardancy.
Is your fabric fire retardant? If you are unsure for any reason,we can test it for you. Our fire retardancy fabric testing service ensures piece of mind. We will test the fabric on various levels to find out its capability. If the fabric is to be used in public places such as hotels, coffee shops and restaurants, it needs to reach the British Safety Standards levels titled BS5852 BS5852 (1979).
Proof on the fire safety of many fabrics can not always be found. Some choose to ignore this obvious warning to their detriment. This will lead to legal issues and in unfortunate cases, fire.
Once fabric testing is complete, what happens next?
Once your fabric is tested, if it passes the tests needed to reach British Safety Standards, we will provide documentation on the tests and the all important official certification that your fabric is ready to go.
Get It Safe and Sorted
If your fabric fails the fire retardant testing, don’t worry. We are on hand to transform your fabric to one that will adhere to the British Safety Standards. Your fabric can be professionally coated with fire retardant solution so you can carry on using it safely. Prices for this service all depend on the amount of fabric you would like to be made fire retardant. Therefore,We will endeavour produce the required amount, and have it ready for within a reasonable time frame. We accept any amount of fabric for conversion, from one metre one metre to one thousand (or more) hence why using our service is inevitable. So if you are a small independent upholsterer or a large manufacturer, we can have your fabric ready for work, so you don’t loose any credibility or any sales.
Other Fire Retardant Options
If you choose to change your mind completely and go for a new fire retardant fabric,we stock plenty. Our fire retardant fabric is produced to the highest quality and meets the relevant British Safety Standards. We stock a huge range of fire retardant fabric , from display to leatherette.
Have a look at our Fabric UK website and scroll through the choices…..
For a quote for fire testing or fire retardant conversion, just give us a call on 0121 359 2349.
Flammable Fabrics – Why are Certain Fabrics More Flammable?
When looking at the list of the most flammable 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.
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.
Fabric Paints and Sprays – Following on from last weeks blog post, Hessian for Construction and Art and Crafts, we are going to be taking a look at KBT’s fine range of Arts and Crafts supplies, in particular fabric crafts.
We will be exploring fabric dyes, textile paints, textile markers and fixatives as well as some of our craft ready fabrics. Everything you need to get started on your next arts and crafts project.