Super soft and cozy, "chenille" is the French word for caterpillar. It feels like soft yarn - yet can be extremely durable. Most chenille is a polyester blend but can also be 100% polyester.
Most people know what microfiber is. Super durable and usually made of polyester, it is a material made from insanely fine threads. We're talking 1/100th the thickness of a human hair. Whoa! It leaves no lint and can be woven - or not woven.
We lumped all the patterns into this one category, no matter what types of fabric they are.Since most of you are probably not looking for a pattern this is easiest. Should you need detailed info about the feel of any patterned fabric, please call our sales team at 888-467-6278.
Like a cross between microfiber and velvet, suede feels just like sueded leather ... except it's fabric. It has a lower pile than velvet and feels similar to microfiber, but with thicker fibers.
100% Sunbrella Acrylic fabric is perfect for every room in your home. Sunbrella fabric will withstand your messy kids and red wine spills - and it's perfect for a sunroom because it resists fading. It is heavy duty, rated for 15,000 double rubs before showing wear. Its only drawback might be the feel - it's not the softest fabric out there.
Originally made of wool, tweeds were vintage fabrics, often in square, herringbone, or diamond patterns that felt rough to the touch but were very durable. Today tweeds can be very soft, as they are made of wool or polyester blends. The most beloved feature of a tweed is the multicolor fabric it displays when several different hues are blended. It can really give a simple piece depth and completely transform a space from "meh" to "wow."
Typically 100% polyester, velvet is a high pile suede. If you want to feel luxury in your space, opt for a velvet. It can be cumbersome, though, since imprints from visitors can be visible and may need to be smoothed out with your hand.
Woven fabric is a textile created by weaving (genius, right?). It is made with a loom and has many threads woven on an axis. Its weave direction allows it to stretch only diagonally. To stabilize them, many woven materials have additional backing to give them added strength.