Understanding Triple Weaves

A triple weave or dimout fabric is an advanced construction utilising three interwoven layers. The centre layer is the key element within a triple weave as it uses a black yarn. This black yarn allows only a small amount of light to pass through and aides in insulation.

It is a popular fabric or lining choice in both commercial and residential applications due to its affordability, washability and noise reduction properties. It has a soft, thick handle which adds fullness to light weight fabric such as silk or taffeta. The benefit of a triple weave is it can be digitally printed and used as a stand-alone fabric for drapery. This provides an affordable option which doesn’t compromise on design or functionality

Using a Triple Weave either as a lining or stand-alone fabric will provide long term benefits by protecting soft furnishings from fading and degradation. Linings can also improve the fullness of a curtain and compliment the finished look of the drape. Some other advantages to Triple Weaves include: the creation of a thermal insulation layer, resistance to dust and mildew, creates a dark room environment and stronger acoustic properties with the extra layers.

James Dunlop Textiles offer a wide range of Triple Weaves including plains, textures and patterns,  that can be applied to both commercial and residential applications.

Here we have highlighted key Triple Weaves within the James Dunlop collection below:

Geneva FR

A natural looking texture, enhanced by the tonal colours within the digital print.  

Linfield FR

A contemporary Triple Weave. The silhouetted leaves are softened by the vintage and faded texture layered over top.  Soft neutrals and bold charcoals balance out this design. 

Mason FR

Boasting a textural element, giving the appearance of metal. Enhancing this appearance of metal is the metallic colours of gold, silver and charcoal.

Parallel FR

Offering more of a modern and contemporary feel with the graphic line work.


Easy to clean, FibreGuard is the solution

Products & Collections

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: