Outdoor fabric

We love creating inspiring spaces. Spaces that invite nature inside and where our furniture can now also go outside. And this brings commitments. Which is why we've created an outdoor fabric that has been developed to sleep out under the stars. Read more about the fabric below.

Terra is an upholstery fabric for outdoor use with a soft and natural expression. It is woven in a blend of dyed linen and synthetic fibres, which gives the fabric a beautiful, vibrant appearance with a high abrasion resistance and light fastness. The two complementary tones are harmoniously mixed together in the weave, creating a subtle interplay of colour. Terra is treated with CerdaCoat® and is water-repellent and stain-resistant, as well as certified according to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®.

Specifications

Material: 90% Acrylic Dralon / 10% Linen

Martindale: 28,000

Light fastness: 6-7

Pilling: 4-5

We do not recommend a specific care product for Leaf, as its natural properties are very durable. Instead, we recommend that you buy a removable cover for the modules to prolong the durability and lifetime as much as possible.

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.