Cotton

Cotton is a 100% natural material and is both biodegradable and recyclable, which testifies to a natural, soft and sustainable quality. E.g. in Axus, where 32% of the blend comes from recycled cotton. Our cotton fabrics are also certified according to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, which guarantees that the fabrics don't contain dangerous chemicals.

Below you can read about the qualities of the fabric and how to care for and maintain the fabric to make it last as long as possible.

Vilme is made in Italy from a mix of exclusive, natural yarns and is, of course, STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified. The fabric has a rustic softness, where the texture is a result of the weaving process and the final finish. Vilme is woven by a manufacturer that exclusively uses sustainable energy - 40% solar and 60% wind energy. Resulting in a luxurious fabric, with a lower footprint.

Specifications

Material: Polycarbamide 47% / Cotton 20% / Polyester 13% / Viscose 11% / Linen 9%

Martindale: 100,000

Light fastness: 5

Pilling: 4-5

Sira is a soft and comforting fabric made from 100% recycled cotton making it a natural, beautiful and sustainable choice. No new raw materials have been used, and the production is solely sponsored by solar or wind energy. Sira has a bold structure, yet incredibly soft feel. The heavy texture is complemented by the inviting touch that makes Sira a beautiful fabric – and even one of our most sustainable fabrics available.

Material: 100% recycled cotton

Martindale: 60.000

Pilling: 3-4

Light fastness: 4-5

Pure is a 100% pure natural product made of 40% linen and 60% cotton. The fabric has a vintage look, with every metre being totally unique and its appearance can vary in colour from furniture to furniture. And this complex interplay of colour makes Pure a unique furniture fabric, reinforced by an OEKO-TEX™ certification that highlights natural and harmless qualities.

 

Specifications

Material: 60% cotton / 40% linen/

Martindale: 24,000

Light fastness: 5-6

Pilling: 4-5

Monza is an OEKO-TEX certified fabric with a strong boucle tactility made from a mixture of natural and durable patterns like cotton and wool. A luxurious fabric with a strong and structured touch and expression stressed by the boucle texture where small nooses are combined to give that distinctive contour and feel. With Martindale of 80.000 and an excellent 7 on a scale from 2-8 in light fastness, Monza is sure to hold its form, colour and format for many years to come.

Material: 28% acryl / 24% cotton / 20% viscose / 16% wool / 12% polyester

Martindale: 80.000

Pilling: 4

Light fastness: 7

Axus is a gorgeous Italian upholstery fabric, with 32% made from recycled cotton and where the weaver mill uses solar power for a large proportion of their production to reduce CO2 emissions. Specially chosen to give you the option of covering your furniture in a beautiful and environmentally-friendly fabric.

 

Specifications

Material: 43% viscose / 32% recycled cotton / 15% linen / 6% polyester / 4% acrylic

Martindale: 25,000

Light fastness: 5

Pilling: 4

Always start by impregnating your furniture. For this , we recommend our care products that have been developed, tested and approved for our cotton. If you impregnate your furniture later, it is important that you clean it thoroughly before using a care product for the first time. As a rule of thumb, a care product lasts about half a year, and we therefore recommend that you repeat the impregnation a couple of times a year or as needed.

Cotton is made from natural fibres that are more sensitive to light and heat. Therefore, it's a good idea not to place the furniture in direct sunlight as it may cause fading over time. Lighter colours fade less than dark colours, so you should consider your colour selection and placement carefully. Look for the level of light fastness that indicate if the fabric can withstand more or less light. The higher the number, the better the fabric can withstand light and heat. 

Not sure how to use your care product and how often you should repeat the care? We have developed various how-to care videos that will guide you through the correct use of our different care products. Watch the how-to video about fabric below and learn how to use your care product. Just click on the play button and sit back.

Martindale, pilling and light fastness

Martindale, pilling and light fastness inform you about a fabric's durability. We use them to make it easy for you to see which is the right kind of furniture upholstery for you and your needs.

Martindale

measures the abrasion resistance of a fabric and ranges from 10,000-120,000, with 120,000 being the highest abrasion resistance. As a rule of thumb, the abrasion resistance for hard wear should be above 20,000, but in daily use an abrasion resistance of up to 10,000 is more than enough. The abrasion resistance of our selected upholstery fabrics ranges from 20,000 and up to 120,000 martindale. Substances with a martindale above 80,000 are suitable for using in public places, such as airports, lobbies and suchlike.

Pilling

is the term for the small balls of fabric that form on the surface of a fabric as a result of friction and which give the fabric a slightly furry appearance. There will always be some natural pilling at the beginning until the excess fibres have gone. Pilling is evaluated on a scale of 1-5, indicating the risk of pilling or loose fibres. 5 is best and our furniture upholsteries are always at least 3.
The fastest and cheapest way to remove pilling is by using a small electric razor designed for this purpose. A pilling comb is also effective and can help just as much as a razor.

Light fastness

describes a cover's ability to withstand sunlight. Nylon and cotton usually have a low light fastness, while wool, acrylic and polyester have a higher light fastness. The scale is a doubling scale, which ranges from 1-8, where 8 is highest and best. The higher the light fastness, the better the cover is at withstanding sunlight without losing colour. However, it is generally a good idea to keep furniture away from direct sunlight. Some covers will fade faster than others, indicated by the light fastness. We recommend that you don't choose a cover with a light fastness below 3. Synthetic fibres also have a higher light fastness than, for example, natural fibres.