fire retardant contract upholstery fabric

We would like to introduce you to some very special new fabrics. 

We’re all very excited about this, as we’ve never offered Fire Retardant fabrics in our stock range before. If your project involves furnishing, whether in public areas or at home, these will be of interest to you.

There are guidelines on Fire or Flame Retardant fabrics within the UK. For those professionally designing for Hospitality, Healthcare, Office, Residential or other Public Spaces this Contract FR fabric will meet Fire & Safety regulations. “Always check your contract for compliance levels and suitability.”

Sublimation printing on Polyester fabric is also renowned for it’s durability, lightfastness and abrasion testing. It really makes sense to test your next contract project with one of these fabrics.

fire retardant iconCheck the ratings for compliance with the BS 5852 and BS 5867 (British Standard) M1 (French Standard) B1 (German Standard) and EN 13773 (European Standard)against our latest 100% Polyester Satin, Panama, Organza and Voile options.

IFR Contract Satin  (Rating – M1, B1)230 gsm140 cmWhite
IFR Contract Panama  (Rating – B1, BS5867 part 2B & 2C)240 gsm145 cmWhite
FR Contract Organza  (Rating – BS5852 part 2C)50 gsm145 cmWhite
FR Contract Voile  (Rating – M1, EN13773, BS5867 part 2C)70 gsm140 cmWhite

As we’ve sourced pre-coated (FR) or inherent fire retardant fabrics (IFR) there is no need to send your printed fabric off to meet safety regulations after we have completed your print order. This minimises risk to the post-print quality that adding a coating may cause.

Durability and cleaning

Contract IFR fabrics will have a fire retardancy that lasts for the life time of the fabric as it is woven into the fibre itself. Contract FR fabric will have deminished retardancy over time as it is treated with a chemical coating. It is important that these fabrics are dry-cleaned with a non-liquid cleaning agent to preserve the coating for as long as possible.

We have a minimum number of pre-printed samples available. Get in-touch to secure your free sample before we run out.

Printing Scarves


The processes involved in digital textile printing causes the original fabric to shrink. If you are printing scarves, the size of the finished product will be important to you. For example, if you have square artwork, you will be expecting your finished scarf to be square!

To get the printed fabric closer to the size you need, all fabric intended for scarves must go through an extra step to reshape it. Please allow extra time on your deadlines to allow for this process. 

Let us introduce you to the …


The stenter is an enormous piece of machinery that has many uses, including coating our fabrics and reshaping scarf orders.

After travelling through a solution to soften the fabric, it then passes over a flat bed, gripped on the selvedge edges to pull it back into shape. 

It’s a long and precise process that needs to be carefully monitored.

Shrinkage Disclaimer

If you have selected to use our hemming service, we will check the stentered fabric for you before we begin to finish your scarves. If you are not using our service, it’s up to you to check the size BEFORE you cut out the individual scarves from the fabric length. We cannot re-size after your scarves have been cut out.