Torino Cordura 1000 Denier

Torino Cordura

If you’re thinking your basic 4oz waterproof fabric may not handle the job, or outdoor waterproof bean bag fabric might not be strong enough, its time to step up to a tougher waterproof solution. Torino Cordura 1000 Denier.

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Beanbag Outdoor Fabric ; Waterproof and Fire Retardant

Waterproof Garden Fabric

Brilliant for the garden, beanbag fabric is fully waterproof so you can feel free to get it messy! Easy to wipe clean, it will handle whatever gets thrown at it. Therefore, if your using it for a kids play area, that means mud, food, drinks and goodness knows what else!

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Glitter Fabric For Visual Merchandising and Display.

Glitter fabric is springing up all over the place , creating a sparkling sensation wherever it goes. The trend in using glitter for visual merchandising and design has been snowballing fast the past few years. And quite right, too. OK so glitter isn’t going to suit every project, but an awful lot of people now use the fabric when it hadn’t even occurred to them to use it a few years ago.

This could be down to reasons that go hand in hand. Popularity and awareness. You cannot deny the popularity of glitter fabric in the current visual merchandising and creative scene. In turn, the fabric itself has been seen by more and more members of the public and business owners. People who may have never seen such a fabric before, now have to have it for their homes, their business and events.

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Fire Retardant Fabric – Soft Pure White

Fire retardant fabric just in! pure white with a soft finish. The texture of this pure white fabric is not easy to explain. That’s why we have FREE SAMPLES ready to send to you at a moments notice. Its really best you get a feel of this tactile fabric for yourself! Read on for more info…

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Tactile Fabric For Loose Parts Play.

Tactile fabric for loose parts play is not a familiar fabric ask, but when it was kindly explained, it all became clear. And very familiar.

Tactile Fabriv – In Touch With Reality

Loose parts play is a contemporary movement for children’s play that incorporates an age old truth. Children have incredible imaginations. They can and will incorporate anything that fascinates them into playtime.

The teacher in question needed many different samples of fabric with all sorts of different textures to cut up. Including small loose parts play and some larger weatherproof pieces for outside play.

With the lure of the screen taking over from such a young age, this teaching methodology is essential for stepping into the “real world”. The teaching of loose parts play has proven to ignite a creative spark in children.Especially those who were reluctant to get involved, at first.

Garden Mesh
Quilted Waterproof
Faux Fur
Laminated Hessian

Tactile Fabric Teaching

The teacher explained that in addition to the multitude of items used for loose parts play she needed “interesting fabric”. “So you mean unusual and tactile fabric” I said and began to describe the wealth of verities we have here at at Fabric UK. This was exactly what she needed. The fabric that initially triggered her interest for including it in loose parts play was Laminated Hessian, which she came across for another purpose. She quickly realised that a mixture of pieces of fabric with vastly varied textures would be a valuable addition to Loose Parts Play.

Learning Through Touch

Using fabric and materials to aid the integration of small children is a great way to ease the way into a world that probably seems quite scary at times. Imaging the constant shock and surprise of everything you touch around you! Teaching babies and toddlers the vast differences of the physical world helps them grow into their surrounding comfortably. It links the physical feeling to the questioning and creative part of the brain as they work out answers for themselves.

Glossy Kiss Laminate
Rough Sparkly Glitter

This need to work out what something is, how it works, and why it feels that way keeps going through through early toddler years, infant school to primary and on and on….

Keep Feeling Fascination

Fascination in unusual textures isn’t just a childhood throwback. For the average human, It is true that as we get older, the more that we learn, less is new to us. We absorb everything around us at a phenomenal rate and quickly become used to new textures and experiences. This is because we become used to the rate of change around us. For the creative mind though, the curiosity we have of the physical world around us keeps running full steam.

Dior 2020 Pleats. Both visually stunning and pleasingly tactile.

The inquisitive minds use the imagination they honed since childhood to to create new fabric through technology or ancient technique. The creative minds then use the fabric in incredible and imaginative ways for fashion, artwork, interior design and visual merchandising. Proving how integral it is to keep the spark of fascination alive throughout our whole life.

Its the desire to research, experiment, create and produce that keeps new things happening!

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Festival Fire Retardant Fabric

Fabric Safety Standards

Most public events need to use fire retardant fabric by law. We stock a huge range of fabric which meets British fire safety standards. From standard necessities like marquee lining and synthetic fire retardant fabric and to decorative fabric like our fire retardant display lining in 26 colours! We have 47 different collections of fire retardant fabric. On top of that we hold a large range of leatherette vinyls which are also fire retardant. Here’s a list of the most popular fabrics for festivals and events, just click on the pics to take you to our website….

Create stunning designs with fire retardant display fabric
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Charles Rose Linen Look Upholstery Collection.

If you are looking for a plain upholstery fabric with a natural woven style then Charles Rose Linen Look is a very popular choice. Bases on the raised texture of woven linen, Charles Rose uses 100% refined polyester to create a soft, yet hard – wearing fabric for upholstery use. Here we take a look at the traditional look shades available.

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Lomond Upholstery Stripe Fabric

Lomond Fabric

The Lomond upholstery range consists of seven shades of quality upholstery fabric. The colours are designed to mix and match with the plain and check versions of the fabric.

Lomond stripe fire retardant upholstery fabric
Lomond stripe fire retardant upholstery fabric
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Fabric Testing – Is Your Fabric Fire Safe?

Fabric testing

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).

Upholstery fabric for seating

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.

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Metallic Lurex – Glam Gold or Silver Sparkle

Made from shiny polyester, Metallic Lurex has a larger structure than average lurex . This larger weave creates a chainmail effect, great for costumes and cosplay. Both the silver and gold use black as an extra element in the weave and this produces a gorgeous two tone effect in the fabric which changes  with the light and movement. The silver has more of a pewter look due to the two tone black and the gold is a deep rich tone.

The fabric itself is a sheer, semi translucent lurex. For example, when you hold in front of an item you would be able to partly see through to it. This is fine if you want to use the fabric for display or flat against a wall, but not if you want to hide anything. For dressmaking and costumes there are so many uses for this sparkle fabric.

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close up detail of gold lurex fabric
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