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We’ve developed a deep-seated knowledge of interior textiles in our 110 year history. Offering premium fabrics, wall coverings and accessories.


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About Us

Fabric Of Life

At James Dunlop Textiles we are interested in different ways of living. We’re constantly exploring what fabric can bring to people’s life. We view the world through a uniquely Australasian lens, so in designing and curating our collections we look both outwards and inwards.

Founded in 1907 in the bustling port of Dunedin, New Zealand, the fourth generation Dunlop family maintains a strong focus on fabrics that are relevant to today. Our textiles are consciously designed to perform and look great.

Our Brands

The James Dunlop ethos is to offer the very best in quality drapery, upholstery and wallpaper. Textiles are woven and printed in the finest qualities, with extensive colour palettes, at competitive price points. We love to excite the market by creating bold and colourful designs, that complement our comprehensive range of plains and textures.

James Dunlop allows you to furnish your home with classic and contemporary textiles from a wide selection of quality furnishings.

Fresh & original textiles inspired by our culture and lifestyle. Each new Mokum collection begins with the design team researching global trends and taking influence from our lifestyle and natural environment. Designed to be both enduring and beautiful, reflecting the essence of the Mokum brand. Our modern designs and constructions are suitable for our casual lifestyle and unique environmental conditions. The Mokum brand delivers style, quality and substance.

Have fun with pattern and colour! Pegasus Textiles are fashionable, versatile and affordable. Fashionable patterns and textures in a wide range of colours are carefully selected to ensure Pegasus’ affordable pricing is matched with the latest trends from around the world.

International Brands

Yarn With Us

We are interested in what fabric can bring to life. This journal is a celebration of the lifestyle, culture and design that influences what we do.

Considerations when picking an upholstery fabric

When it comes to choosing an upholstery fabric, it’s not just grabbing the best-looking fabric on the shelf and Bob’s your uncle.  To achieve long-lasting and practical results, serious consideration needs to take place before you shell out any of your hard-earned money.

If you have read any of our previous journal articles, you will know that we highly advise educating yourself first and researching the ins and outs of several types of fabrics - the way they are constructed as well as how they behave under certain conditions.

In today’s article, we provide a high-level overview of the key considerations as part of your upholstery fabric selection.