Markets: Specialty Interiors
Real life is messy.
In the typical household, new furniture has a lifespan of five to nine years. That’s a lot of gatherings, celebrations, and time with friends and family. The potential for wear and tear is significant to say the least. But today’s savvy consumers can boost the life of their furniture by shopping for pieces that use performance driven fabrics that can remain useable longer than fabrics available in the past.
Performance fabrics are designed and engineered to withstand more stringent conditions than other fabrics. The goal is to create a more durable product, while maintaining a beautiful aesthetic, and easy cleanability for the consumer. Whether the objective is to resist stains, offer a long wearing fabric, combat UV fading, or repel microbes, performance can be engineered into the fibers or added during a fabric finishing process to meet the needs of modern life.
A variety of competing claims can make choosing the right performance fabric a difficult decision. Here are some questions to consider. Will the fabric be inside or outdoors? If outdoor, select fabrics with high UV or fade resistance at a minimum. If inside, look for materials that are durable, cleanable, washable, and sustainable.
Cleanability and Washability:
Milliken Specialty Interiors offers innovative performance solutions through purposeful and intentional design that do not harm the environment. By engineering performance enhancements, Milliken’s fabrics can offer performance without the harmful PVCs, fire retardants, or other potential chemicals of concern. Breathe by Milliken fabrics are a good example of this because they set the standard for elegant performance, giving an extra measure of beauty, comfort, and peace of mind to consumers and furniture manufacturers alike. To learn more, visit www.breathebymilliken.com.