Wool

Our wool is a pure natural material that originates from New Zealand. It is certified in accordance with STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX™, features the EU Ecolabel and is free of dangerous chemicals By nature, wool is stretchy, resilient and durable and all our wool fabrics have a light fastness of at least 4, but usually higher. Our wool is also 100% biological and the natural fibres are recyclable for an incredibly long durability and life for furniture upholstered in wool.

 

Qual consists of 100% pure wool from New Zealand. The rough structure emphasises the quality, while the manufacturing process enhances its exclusive feel. The result is a high quality upholstery fabric that is OEKO-TEX™ certified and has the distinctive, rustic feel you would expect from a natural wool fabric such as Qual.

 

Specifications

Material: 100% wool

Martindale: 76,000

Light fastness: 5

Pilling: 4

Gaja C2C is the first wool fabric certified with Cradle to Cradle Silver certification. A Cradle to Cradle certification ensures that all materials used for production can be recycled and do not harm the environment. Gaja C2C is made of New Zealand wool and manufactured without the use of any hazardous chemicals. The fabric is also OEKO-TEX certified and has been awarded the EU Ecolabel. Gaja C2C is our most sustainable furniture fabric, where every single choice has been made with consideration for the environment and our surroundings.

 

Specifications

Material: 100% wool

Martindale: 50,000

Light fastness: 4-5

Pilling: 5-7

Laine is a very exclusive wool fabric consisting of 92% pure New Zealand wool and 8% polyamide. The elegant melange effect gives the fabric has a wonderfully vibrant look. Furthermore, it is OEKO-TEX certified and EU Ecolabelled.

 

Specifications

Material: 92% wool/ 8% polyamide

Martindale: 95,000

Light fastness: 5-7

Pilling: 3-4

Mira is a 100% natural wool fabric with a melange effect that creates a dynamic interplay of colours. The firm structure feels soft to the touch and the threads are fine with a close weave. Mira is a high quality wool fabric that is OEKO-TEX certified with an incredibly high abrasion resistance. Mira is woven and checked in Germany.

 

Specifications

Material: 100% wool

Martindale: 70,000

Light fastness: 4-5

Pilling: 3-4

 

 

Always start by impregnating your furniture, because that will enhance the wool's natural properties. Please be aware that small excess fibres will initially detach from your sofa. This is called pilling, is quite normal and is just a sign of good and natural quality.

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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.