- our fabrics
our fabulous fabrics
We buy the very best, and cut no corners in this department. Our beautiful, natural fabrics are all woven in a selection of the very best mills in Belgium and Italy.
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house cotton blend
Practically stylish in every way. Woven in Italy, our house cottons possess a subtle pattern with flecks of white weaving through a top layer of colour to produce a cross-stitched effect – fabrics that will sit very comfortably atop any sofa. Incredibly long lasting and durable, they come in a variety of versatile colours. The perfect fabric for a much loved and well used sofa.
house linen cotton
This excellent fabric is made from 50% cotton and 50% linen. It looks great in any environment, is hardwearing, and will last for years. It also has the advantage of being fantastic value. Most importantly it's a very beautiful fabric that has real understated style. Available in Cookie or herringbone.
house viscose linen
This is a most clever fabric. A fabulous blend of viscose and linen, which is both lustrous and soft (the viscose bit) as well as lovely and lineny (the linen bit). The yarn has been dyed in such a way so as to create a beautifully contrasted, asymmetrical and subtle pattern..
brushed linen cotton
We chose this fabric for a very simple reason: it's one of the most beautiful upholstery fabrics that money can buy. The fabric has a wonderful soft feel, and is genuinely luxurious. When sold on the high street this fabric commands a price of £32 per metre (and you usually need 16metres of fabric for a three seat sofa) which will give you some idea of how reasonable our prices are.
Herringbone is a simple yet sophisticated pattern that looks beautiful when upholstered onto soft furnishings. We have a selection of colours that work brilliantly together and their composition of cotton and linen create a lovely, soft texture. What natural fabrics give you is personality – tiny inconsistencies add a depth that make every piece that tiny bit different. Pretentious but true!
pure belgian linen
They may not be they most fashionable nation on earth, but the Belgians do make the finest linen. We are seriously proud to sell this linen, it is made and finished to the very highest standard possible, and we can testify to that having traipsed around a large number of linen mills. The colours are beautifully subtle, the fabric soft and elegant - top linen!
showcase collection '17
For this season’s Showcase Collection we created two striking, patterned fabrics – a traditional Arts and Crafts inspired design and a contemporary polka dot – that sit alongside three textured cottons and three rustic linens. These statement fabrics sit alongside a combination of textured cottons and rustic linens in muted blue, green and grey hues – enabling you to mix and match the collection to create a look that is just right for your home. The textured cottons - Cadet, Blue Grass, and Mint – are perfect for those wanting to introduce subtle touches of colour into their home. Made from 100% cotton, the woven pattern of the fabric is printed on to give it a beautifully textured look whilst retaining its super soft feel. Pebble, Lake and Leaf make up the rustic linens of the collection and are designed to give a more relaxed, casual look to your living space. The fibres are tightly woven together, creating little inconsistencies in the linen that give it a beautiful texture and character. If you’re after something even more luxurious, why not add some of our beautiful smart velvets into the mix? Dove Grey, Sage and Sapphire are the perfect colours to complement the existing scheme – their rich tone gives more depth and brings a sophisticated and refined feel to the collection. We suggest making the most of the beautiful textures on offer by combining different layers of smart velvet, rustic linen and textured cotton on scatter cushions, a footstool or an armchair for a truly beautiful and interesting space in your home.
cadet textured cotton
blue grass textured cotton
minty textured cotton
pebble rustic linen
lake rustic linen
leaf rustic linen
Soft wool. Or put another way Felt. This fabric is devastatingly cool and chic, but don't be shy - you can do it - you're up to it - you can pull it off. The truth is that, in contrast to most wools, it is beautifully soft and an absolute pleasure to live with. Unlike all our other fabrics this has not been woven, but has been created by ingeniously pressing dyed wool.
Taking its inspiration from a beautiful painting of roses we discovered in a 19th Century archive, this season’s Showcase Collection combines rich colours and textures with simpler textiles, creating a Bohemian Victorian collection that exudes elegance and style. The collection features a luxurious gem-toned velvet which is offset by neutral tones and deep purples. We also present our Vintage Bloom velvet - the standout fabric of the collection - that features an autumnal rose and scroll motif that sets the tone for our Autumn/Winter offer.
vintage bloom velvet
lavender grey textured velvet
by Imogen Heath
For this season’s Design Lab collaboration we partnered with the extraordinarily talented, Imogen Heath, who has created two beautiful fabric designs which incorporate her love of geometric and organic motifs. The inspiration for the new fabrics came from a visit to her local National Trust garden which was full of blooms in lilac, lime and emerald. Created using a combination of traditional artistry and digital technology, Imogen has created two patterns, Leaves and Geometric, that both come in two colourways which reflect this season’s colour palette. Vibrant blues and greens are complimented by subtle white and grey tones, to create a beautiful collection that can be used in any combination. The cascading leaf design creates a natural vertical motif which is beautifully complemented by the simple geometric.
spring green geometric
steel grey geometric
This is a fabric with a conscience. 50% of it is recycled wool from Prato in Italy, where 22,000 tonnes of textiles are recycled every year in a bid to put Giorgio's old jumpers to good use and become certified carbon neutral (which it is). We've just added in a bit of man-made softness to make it comfy, and long-lasting. The overall effect is a beautifully rich-textured fabric, that is wonderfully versatile - it's available in plains, plaids, stripes and herringbone.
pure cotton matt velvet
The world of velvet has many impostors, but this is not one. This velvet, made from 100% cotton, has a matt finish, and is soft and luxurious. Elsewhere this fabric costs about £52 per metre (you usually need 16 metres of fabric for a three seat sofa) so if you've got a penchant for velvet (like us) there's really no sane alternative to buying a sofa.com velvet sofa.
TinTin? Dull. Dexter? Now here you have an all Belgian superhero: suave, debonair, fifth generation maker of the world’s most luxurious linens, and our new best friend. Dexter’s linens are a cut above – heavyweight, stonewashed and thickly woven from the very best flax. You’ll pay more for this linen but you'll be not be disappointed. We've gone to town on it and it is quite exceptional.
Our Celtic wools are lovingly made by ingeniously pressing dyed wool to create a beautifully soft texture. They incorporate understated stripes and herringbone patterns, giving a subtle nod to our Scottish neighbours whilst also creating a sophisticated and stylish look. These look fabulous on more traditional frames as well as petite armchairs and cushions, creating a comforting and homely feel.
Ideal for slip cover styles, we found this lovely wrinkled quality linen at one of the oldest mills in France, where the most premium quality flax in the world is grown. Available in cool restful neutrals and a washed blue, this textile offers the tactility we love about linen, but with a shabby chic appearance that looks and feels even better with age. Lending a much more summery, relaxed look compared to all our other linens, this super durable fabric is ideal for those looking for fuss-free, cosy furniture and who aren’t afraid of a wrinkled, lived-in look.
We call it Houndstooth, our friends across the channel call it "pied de poule" or chicken's foot. Somehow, we prefer our description, but they both have their merit. Veering away from the typical monochrome palette, we’ve opted for a more natural look with two splendid colourways that bring this classic pattern to life.
by Anna Glover
The brains behind these striking fabrics is our latest Design Lab partner, Anna Glover. Applying her signature design techniques and attention to detail, Anna has beautifully illustrated a vibrant and lively botanical pattern through expertly blending intricate layers of graduating colour with elegant, painterly brushstrokes. Paradise is available in two shades of‘Mineral’ and ‘Basalt’ and provides a fresh take on this season’s tropical trend. Raindance is a complementary fabric that features a minimal, repeat fleck pattern set against the muted Mineral base.
raindance in mineral
paradise in basalt
paradise in mineral
Coming in four beautiful colourways, our Antique Chenille features a weathered geometric pattern that has a very soft and subtle sheen. Natural fibres have been woven together to create a beautifully textured fabric making it perfect for upholstery onto traditional styles of furniture with fixed backs.
This subtly patterned fabric is woven with two tone yarns to form a small-scale diamond weave pattern that creates a beautiful depth and texture when used on furniture. Woven for us by a mill in Belgium, it is made up of natural fibres creating a luxuriously soft texture that looks elegant on both traditional and contemporary furniture.
Teddy Roosevelt - nice cuddly soft teddy bears - yes, the name is a bit tenuous and silly, but you get the message - this exceptionally deep pile, decadent velvet is comforting like a mother's warm embrace...or perhaps your old teddy. Not for everybody, we accept, this blingtastic fabric is our most expensive - it would cost well in excess of £120 retail, but we buy in considerable bulk to make it affordable.
For this season’s Design Lab collaboration we teamed up with Wiltshire-based design studio, Barneby Gates, to create four fabulous fabric designs that epitomise their quintessentially English style. Created using traditional printing techniques, Vanessa Barneby and Alice Gates have created Owl and Palm Trellis, two simple yet stylish repeat patterns on colourways that reflect this season’s palette. Autumn and Winter are all about adding cosy and tactile textures to the home so the designs are available on both velvet and linen which are perfect for upholstery on both small and large items of furniture.
owls on linen
palm trellis on linen
palm trellis on velvet
Our Vintage Chenille is a beautiful blend of cotton and linen creating a soft yet durable fabric that looks stylish and sophisticated once upholstered onto furniture. Coming in a selection of rich colours these fabrics are perfect for all styles, whether you’re after a tufted traditional design or a more sleek and contemporary shape.
Satchel is a fully aniline leather, giving its surface the natural texture and grain that you see; and in turn a vintage charm allowing the hide to age gracefully. It really is the bee's knees.