As you may know if you red my bio in the About page or follow my social media, I am working part-time in a soft furnishing showroom in central Stockholm. My customers often ask me which fabric is more suitable for their sofa, curtains, bed valance or headboard. The choice of fabrics for homeware is so vast and each fabric has its own characteristics, which make it unique and more suitable for a type of furniture than another one. This is why I decided to write a guide with pros & cons of the most common textiles.
I have been working for few months now at Bemz, a small-medium size company specilised in soft furnishing, specifically on slip covers for IKEA sofas and armchairs. Embarking on this new adventure has taught me already great aspects of the soft furnishing business and what customers struggle the most with. The most frequent question is surely: which fabric is more durable? Nobody wants to upholster a sofa or armchair and see the fabric scratching or breaking after a short period of time. We all want to invest our money wisely and consciously.
The Martindale Test result is surely the answer to all doubts and this is how it works: