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.
FibreGuard Pro embodies the inherent stain protection of FibreGuard, with additional water-repellent and anti-microbial technologies. These properties allow it to shine in the high-traffic industries of healthcare and hospitality, where accidents are frequent and cleanability is a priority.
Whether your hospitality business is a motel, hotel, café, or restaurant, the overheads are high. Unlike other easy-to-clean fabrics, the stain-resistant finish of FibreGuard is permanent for the life of the fabric. This means that the stain-free properties in our fabrics will not deteriorate after washing or prolonged use and with proper care, they will withstand the most punishing treatment in any commercial setting.
We have a soft spot for sheep. For many, sheep are symbolic to New Zealand culture with the rearing of sheep being the backbone to the economy for many years.
Sheep farming was established in New Zealand by the 1850s and has played an important role in the economy ever since. For several decades wool accounted for more than a third of New Zealand’s exports by value with the sheep population peaking at just over 70 million in 1982.
This number is significant when comparing it to New Zealand’s human population. By 2020, sheep numbers dropped to 26 million, following a decline in profitability compared to other types of farming, particularly dairying.
While also farmed for their meat, today’s article focuses on sheep wool and its environmental attributes.
FibreGuard promises to produce beautiful textiles from fibres to yarns to fabrics. Three core design elements ensure beauty is realised aesthetically through the visual effect and distinctive softness; technically through the performance standards and structural excellence; and inherently through permanent stain-on-stain resistance technology.
FibreGuard’s inherent stain-resistant technology is unique in the textiles market. Engineered by textile scientists to create world class fabrics, FibreGuard is subject to customised testing procedures created by Labotex, and an independent textiles laboratory.
In the creation of easy clean fabrics with stain-resistant properties, Labotex specialist technicians test the fabrics’ performance against a range of ISO standards. ISO standards are set out internationally by experts such as manufacturers, sellers, buyers, customers, and trade associations to assess the best way to make products, manage processes, deliver services, or supply materials.
You purchased a brand-new couch this autumn. It has extra wide cushions on the seat. It’s sleek, it’s chic, it takes up one third of your lounge and most importantly, you can melt into it on a Friday evening after work.
Fast forward to mid-spring. Sure, you passed all those cold winter’s nights watching movies with the family and you have spent more of the lockdown sitting down than you would like to admit, but now that it’s almost time to pop your bubble your brand-new couch is looking a little… disheveled.
When selecting the fabric and style of a new lounge suite it is crucial to consider its future environment. To prevent your dream couch from becoming saggy and stretched on the seat cushion after prolonged use, or to remedy the situation, we’ve reached out to James Dunlop Textiles’ Auckland-based Upholstery Specialist, Robert Street, to provide insight into the problem and offer some solutions.
Have you ever wondered what our fabrics would look like on a piece of furniture or as a curtain? Do you struggle to imagine it? We call this the imagination gap.
To help bridge this gap, we at James Dunlop Group (JD Group), have invested in creating high quality digital copies of our physical fabrics. Capturing every thread and fibre so that we are able to create and provide you with photorealistic digital imagery across an extensive range of fabric designs and colourways, through 3D rendering.
If you are into interiors you have no doubt seen the growing number of furnishings from cushions, bedding, and upholstery, that are covered in this wondrously tactile fabric. If you are after fabric that adds dimension texture then Bouclé is the fabric for you.
When we think of velvet we might imagine a lush dense fabric such as floor to ceiling drapes in an ornate and traditional setting, or it could be a fabulous armchair that you just want to run your hands over. Either way, the feeling that velvet exudes is one of tradition and luxury.
It’s been 15 years since Mokum launched in the US market and over three years for our James Dunlop range. We are thrilled at how receptive the US market has been to our differentiated product offerings and our contemporary design aesthetic.
Here we outline the top fabrics from both Mokum and James Dunlop that are popular in US homes and commercial environments.
The latest addition to the James Dunlop textile family now comes with the ultimate in stain-resistant protection – FibreGuard. Renown to be best in class for its easy cleanability, durability and soft handle, FibreGuard textiles can also be trusted to be safe for everyone in the home.
Proven to be both stain-resistant and long-lasting, FibreGuard fabrics are engineered from the inside out to perform for the home, for work and for you.
The inherent FibreGuard protection is the result of years of research and testing by interior designers and textile engineers offering a range of fabrics ready to stand up to anything daily life can throw at them.
The FibreGuard effect is permanent, meaning that the stain-free properties are inherent in the fabric and will last long after washing or prolonged use. The easy to clean nature of the fabric means you can easily maintain your upholstered furniture.
The unique benefits of FibreGuard make it the ideal choice for both residential and commercial interiors and this is showcased below in projects from across the globe where FibreGuard has been specified: