2 restaurants tell authentic stories through their design

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Flame Retardant fabric for upholstery: UK standards

Our inherently fire retardant fabrics are used throughout the world. The UK market has its own quirks and policies just like any other part of the world, but standards and certifications can seem a little complicated at first glance.

Ready to demystify these standards once and for all? We are too! Let’s get started.

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Monitoring chemical use: What is REACH and why does it matter?

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What can we learn from our top-selling fire retardant fabrics?

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Key insights into the future of B2B sales with Olivier Delhomme

B2B sales processes have been shaken to their core by the novel Coronavirus. What does this mean for the future of the contract textiles industry? Olivier Delhomme, the General Manager of FR-One, shares his insights in this second part of a wide-ranging interview.

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Olivier Delhomme on a transforming hospitality industry

What can the lasting changes to the hospitality industry mean for the future of the contract textiles industry? We interviewed Olivier Delhomme, the General Manager of FR-One, to find out.

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Defining FR Standards: BS5867 part 2 type A, B and C

The BS 5867 is a flammability test for fabrics for curtains and drapes in the British contract industry. Today we break down how the three distinct parts of this FR standard work. We explain different terms, and dive into the fascinating history behind the development of this fire standard.

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How automation is future proofing the FR fabrics industry

The automation of our logistics procedures is one vital pillar that makes FR-One so successful. From the automated warehouse to the end-delivery, our services both at FR-One and in our wider group help our customers achieve higher efficiencies, at lower costs, throughout the entire procurement and marketing process.

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FR-One fabrics at The Treasury cocktail bar

FR-One fabrics are right at home in this fabulous cocktail bar in the vault of a former bank. Check out our case study about this beautiful location in Sioux Falls.

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Biophilia: the nature-based design movement that’s re-wilding the built environment

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Luxuriously zen: FR-One featured in the Hotel Eden Spa

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Contract fabric specification in 2021

Conformity to top-level performance and safety standards is a passport to new opportunities. When so much depends on validation in the contract furnishings industry, any claims made by suppliers need to be backed up with hard facts. Here's what you need to know.

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Trending in 2021: Digitally Authentic

The essence of ‘Digitally Authentic’ lies in how digital technology enabled our connection with each other during a time when we were all physically distant. It’s also grounded in our realisation that digital technology is something that can help us live and work as our authentic selves.

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Testing FR drapery and upholstery under British standards

The fire safety of upholstered furniture and drapery used in non-domestic market is a complex system. In this article, we look at the different fire retardancy tests and standards that are required in the UK for specifying contract fabrics. Let’s begin with BS5867 Part 2 B and C, as this drapery-specific standard can be difficult when it comes to specification.

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Re-thinking the future: 2021/2022 trends

Today we explore ‘Re-Birth/Re-Thinking’, the second key trend we have recognised that’s grown from the global events of 2020 into maturity in 2021/2022.

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6 hospitality designers predict a bright future

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In It Together: a community trend towards sustainability

Today we explore our first of three key trends we’re seeing blossom as a response to the global events of 2020, and beyond into 2021/2022.

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A guide to FR jacquard fabrics

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2021 art and design trends to inspire awakening

Bru Textiles announces the launch of their 2021/2022 Trends Book, an insightful, inspirational exploration of the heart of contemporary visual culture.

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Explaining IMO/MED: the highest standard for fire-retardant fabrics

Our inherently fire retardant fabrics are certified as module E under the Marine Equipment Directive, the stricted FR standard in the world. Read more about this complex fire safety certification here.

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