Our exclusive selection of velour fabrics includes Ritz velour, which is the world's best and most durable velour and the manufacturer is also Purveyor to the Royal Household in the Netherlands. And it is precisely the abrasion resistance and durability that characterise our velour, which is more resilient than it seems. Our velour fabrics are also STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified.
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.
Ritz is a velvety soft fabric that oozes exclusivity in both its appearance and origin. Ritz is considered to be the world's best velour, and the Dutch weavers behind the beautiful Ritz fabric, are the royal court supplier to the Dutch royal family. Ritz is also STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified.
Material: 83% cotton / 17% polyester
Martindale: 100 000
Light fastness: 5-6
Always start by impregnating your furniture. For this, we recommend our care products that have been developed, tested and approved for our velour fabrics. Please note that due to the long pile, the impregnation may not completely penetrate the fabric and it may be necessary to repeat the treatment. Remember that your furniture should be completely dry before using it after impregnation.
Press marks may occur on the velour, where the pile has been squashed flat either during transportation or in use. This is quite normal for velour and should not be considered as a defect. To help restore the original surface, you can take a clean, neutral-coloured piece of fabric that is warm and moist and lay it on top of the velour for an hour. The moisture helps to lift the pile again. You can also use a soft brush with distilled water, but be careful not to use too much water. It only needs to be damp. Do not rub the velour. Light stroking is often enough to restore the original surface again.
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.
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.
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.
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.