Types of Fabrics
(We are starting this out with Microfiber because we are studying out microfibers for a current project. More will be added in the future.)
(Editor's note: since Microfiber is a relatively new type of fabric, and as with any new fabrics, it comes with its own set of "marketing hype." We are cautious and are waiting to see how it performs over the long haul. These articles are given for your information.)
Microfiber, which is used both in making clothes and in upholstered furniture, is made in acrylic, nylon, polyester and rayon.
See these pages on the uses and characteristics of microfiber.
- Guria Textiles: Fiber Characteristics - Tells the characteristics of both microfiber and polyester fibers.
- Furniture Today: Motion, microfiber - Perfect together - This article describes microfiber's use in motion seating and other upholstery uses.
- Ultrasuede for Interiors: Residential - This is the Ultrasuede manufacter's website. This page gives the characteristics of Several types of Ultrasuede. It also has links to color swatches and a video about Ultrasuede.