Understanding the basics of FR fabrics

In a world filled with potential hazards, ensuring safety should always be a top priority. When it comes to interior spaces, one vital aspect often overlooked is fire safety. FR-One Fire Retardant Fabrics is the number one choice for procurers, interior designers and architects around the world demanding a guarantee that the fabric they are buying meets their required Flame-Retardant standard.

Because of the incredible performance and quality aspects of fire-retardant fabrics, they might seem like something out of a sci-fi movie. Fortunately, they’re widely available and in use in various spaces such as healthcare facilities, hotels, offices, and even family homes. This often sparks questions around FR fabrics and why we have them in interior décor. So, let’s throw open the windows to the world of textiles and help shed some light on these performance fabrics. 

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The Evolution of Fire-Retardant Fabrics

Fire-retardant fabrics have a long history and are used in many applications today—from protective clothing to industrial uses. Here we trace the historical development of fire-retardant fabrics, leading up to the emergence of FR-One's inherently fire-retardant fabrics.

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The finishing touches that enrich our performance fabrics

The fire-retardant properties of our fabrics are inherent, meaning that they are already embedded deep into the structure of the yarn before the textiles ever meet the end stages of manufacturing.

These final steps, however, are still an important part of our fabrics’ production process. It’s in this completion stage that we add even more high-quality value to the rock-solid performance of our fabrics.

Today we look at what steps taken during this final manufacturing phase mean for FR-One fabrics.

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An insider look at outstanding textured fabrics

Today we dive into the world of textile textures, explaining what we mean by texture, why texture in interior decoration is important, and what textures are most important for contract project specification in the coming year.

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What are performance fabrics?

In this article, we look at the origin of the term 'performance fabric' and at different key fabric characteristics that ensure a fabric lives up to its ‘high performance’ label.

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Going green: FR-One and the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®

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Inherently Fire Retardant, Inherently Luxurious: This Is Lithology

From graceful sheers to lustrous chenille, velvet and jacquard, our Lithology range offers everything you need for your commercial or residential projects. Read on more all the luscious details of each collection.

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The Ins and Outs of Fire Retardant Fabrics

Fire retardant fabrics are used in everything from high-end upholstery to soft furnishings to schoolroom curtains - but what exactly qualifies a fabric as "fire retardant"? Read on to discover what makes a fabric count as flame retardant, how flame resistant fabrics are made and some of the practical matters of owning fire retardant upholstery.

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Dim out fabrics to filter the light in style

Have you ever been awake at night because the room wasn’t dark enough? Let’s pull back the curtain for you and show you what can help with this problem. In FR-One’s range of dim-outs and black-outs you find great designs and colour palettes. No more need for eye masks, you can keep those for the airplane.

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Three things you need to know about upholstery fabric testing

Have you found the fabric with the perfect colour and pattern for your cushion, chair or sofa? Once that fun part is over, it is also important to be well informed about other properties of the fabric, like durability, fade resistance to light and rubbing, weave intricacy.

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18th century elegance: the silk warp printing technique

In our picnic post last time we mentioned the design “Uma” from our Vivabella collection.

“Uma” is inspired by an 18th-century printing technique called silk warp printing, that combines the art of textile printing and weaving, while creating a remarkable blurred motif that looks as if it was hand-painted.

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