Designed by textile studio Byborre for Febrik, Apparel is a knitted upholstery textile which references the world of fashion. Set upon a background of interrupted diagonally stitched lines, Apparel features an emerging pattern of abstract shapes inspired by the blueprint of different elements of garment. Like a constantly changing landscape, these shapes particularly come to live when the textile is applied to larger pieces of furniture. Thick polyester yarns are inserted between the textile’s two knitted layers. This construction, together with Apparel’s soft woollen surface, gives the design a comfortable, padded expression. Although Apparel features a mélange expression when viewed from a distance, when seen from close-up, it reveals an intricate play of overlapping colours and shapes. This is due to its colourways, which are constructed with three unicoloured yarns, in different shades. The palette for Apparel comprises contrasting notes, ranging from earthy tones to rich blues and reds. Extensive and versatile, it brings excellent possibilities for combining with unicoloured textiles. Typically for a knitted textile, Apparel offers great stretch properties that make it ideal for upholstering organic shapes. Due to its padded construction, the textile is recommended for private spaces and low-traffic public areas.

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Pilling 4-5 (ISO 1-5)
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Produced in Holland
Performance details
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The Martindale method is the most widely used method for testing upholsteries for abrasion resistance. During testing the fabric is rubbed against a standard wool textile with a given weight-load applied. Running at intervals of 5.000 circular rubbing motions, the test continues until two threads are worn.

Minimum requirements
Private and low traffic public areas: 10.000 – 15.000 rubs
High traffic private and office spaces: 15.000 – 25.000 rubs
Public spaces and transportation: 25.000 – 45.000 rubs

Pilling 4-5 (ISO 1-5)

Pilling is the term used to indicate whether small balls of fibres, known as pills, form on the surface of the fabric due to wear.  

It is evaluated on a scale from 5 (best) to 1 (worst).

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Lightfastness relates to the ability of a textile to retain its colour under light. When testing for lightfastness, samples are exposed to artificial daylight for a specified period.

The evaluation scale ranges from 1 (worst) to 8 (best). An increase of one point corresponds to a doubling of the lightfastness, i.e. the same fading takes twice as long.

Fire tests BS 5852 part 1 • DIN 4102 B2 • EN 1021-1/2 • IMO FTP Code 2010 Part 8 • US Cal. Bull. 117-2013

There are differing requirements concerning the flame-retardancy of textiles dependent on the area of application, country or even region. Our textiles pass the majority of international standards and are also tested for a selection of regional requirements.

  • Fire resistant
Further information
  • Foreign fibres may occur in light colours
  • Cleaning and care:
    PWash at max. 30°C, mild process
    BDo not bleach
    CDo not tumble dry
    EIron at low temperature (max. 110°C), steam may cause damage
    DProfessional dry cleaning with tetrachloroethylene, normal process
  • Shrinkage: 2%
  • Wash load: Half
  • Colour difference: Slight differences may occur
  • Meters per roll: 18 m