Fabrics that captivate: Klooftique’s top sellers
Shopping for upholstery fabric? With so many choices, it can be hard to pick and choose. Our advice; let your practical needs lead you. Consider how you live and who will make use of the piece. This will help guide you on the type of material that will work best for you. You may love the look of that silky velvet, but if it’s going in a home with kids or pets, it’s going to be damaged. Pieces in high-traffic areas, such as family rooms, dining rooms and waiting rooms will need durable fabrics, while pieces that don’t get as much traffic can sport any type of textile.
For those looking for a little more insight on their fabric options, we’ve put together our top 5 best-selling fabrics and have included all the details.
This is one of our favourites for so many reasons. Not only does the range offer up a fabulous colour palette, but it also has the plus of being a fibre guard fabric. What does this mean? The material has built-in protection and is stain repellent offering up excellent durability and optimum washability. The added bonus is that the fabric is low maintenance, child-friendly and pet-friendly. Given how easy it is to maintain and clean, one isn’t limited to dark colours. Yes, you read correctly; cream, white and pale hues are not out of bounds!
We love the texture and chunkiness of the fabric, which offers up a forgiving finish. In today’s fast-paced lifestyle, the last thing we need to worry about is coming home after a long day, flopping on our sofa and not being able to truly relax. This contemporary and comfortable fabric allows for relaxed, hassle-free living. A huge bonus is that in production, the material is Oeko- Tex certified, which means it’s free from harmful chemicals and safe for human use.
Made to last a lifetime and with so many other added benefits, our Mingle Mangle fabric comes in at a fair and affordable price point.
Trends are moving back to opulent warm textured fabrics reminiscent of yesteryear, and Vivant ticks all the boxes. Although a blend of polyester, acrylic and viscose, the fabric has a smooth and soft handle making it an ideal fabric to upholster in. The range is comprehensive in colour choice with the added benefit of not being a flat solid colour – so it plays beautifully with the light giving it a two-tone and two-dimensional appearance. The fabric is easy to clean both professionally as well as by hand (although this should be done by professionals). With a soft velvety finish, this elegant fabric is made to last a lifetime and works well in both contemporary and more traditional applications.
Who doesn’t love velvet? Best described as liquid ink in my mind, velvets are the ultimate statement fabrics – whether used in upholstery or curtaining. Available in a beautiful, comprehensive range of colours which will not date, Indulgence is 100% polyester velvet and presents a fabric which looks and feels similar to cotton velvet but with the added bonus of being easier to maintain. The richness of colour allows for the fabric to suit any interior space with a carefully curated palette on offer. Besides its feeling and texture, we love the fact that this velvet is not only flame retardant (which means it is suitable for all applications – commercial and domestic), but that the rub count on the Martindale test is excellent, 75,000 to be exact.
The fabric can be hand washed in 30 degrees, making it the ideal material for accessories. The play on light and how the fabric looks so different in different environments adds an amazing contrast. Despite the perception of being fragile, Indulgence is a robust velvet. It is easy to clean (professionally), suitable for any design style, offers a fabulous colour pallet and if looked after correctly, a piece dressed in this fabric is a lifetime keeper, and the bonus, it’s an affordable velvet that won’t break the bank.
Ruby is a lightly textured fabric with a velvet look and a soft-touch set to transport you back to the 19th century. This is a forgiving fabric, a dream to work with and suited for all applications. Available in a wide range of colours to complement any room, the Ruby is indeed an all-time favourite. Easy to clean and with an excellent rub score of 40,000 double rubs, this fabric will last you for generations to come, and best of all, its priced at only ZAR 250 pm and looks like a million dollars made up.
The name speaks for itself. A beautifully curated collection of velvet that is a pleasure to work with and exceptionally well-priced. Our Magic Velvet fabric collection is available in 10 colours. Easy on the eyes and suited for both domestic and commercial use as it achieves a 40,000 double rub count on the Martindale. Being synthetic, a piece upholstered in this fabric will probably outlive us.