Holistic Upholstery Natural Fabric

Holistic Upholstery Natural Fabric – In the era of increasing global warming, it is our responsibility to choose fabrics which are not only beneficial to us but even to our environment.  Natural fabrics are without a doubt the preferred eco-friendly upholstery fabric choice.
Natural fabrics are textiles produced from natural fibres. These fabrics are environmentally sustainable and biodegradable. Let’s look at the various types on offer:
Different type of Natural Fabrics?

Different types of natural fabrics are derived from both plants as well as animal sources. In other words, they are highly versatile and come in a plethora of textures, colours, and designs. Let’s delve deeper, to unlock the freshness each fabric brings.

Plant based:

Natural fabrics that are synthesised from plant fibres are termed as plant-based. The fibre is obtained from the plant body and is then processed to fabrics.

>> Cotton

Cotton is derived from the cotton pod of cotton plants. It is a traditional fabric in use for ages. It is highly versatile and can be used in clothing or upholstery. Since it is enormously breathable and airy, it is the perfect choice for any summer upholstery fabric project.

>> Linen

Niebla - Spanish Linen

Linen is yet another summer fabric that is lightweight, airy, breathable and absorbent. Above all this fabric has the classic textured look  for re-upholstering simple and elegant homes. It is a vintage fabric derived from the stem of flax plants. Its antimicrobial and hypoallergenic properties make it suitable for sensitive skin.

>> Hemp

100% Hemp

Hemp is produced from the cannabis plant which is a high-yield crop. As a result, it makes the least use of water and pesticides for its growth and is highly environmentally sustainable. It comes in soft and strong variants. This fabric is strong and durable, highly resistant to mould and has special UV ray resistance features.

Animal based:

Natural fabrics that are made from animal products are termed as animal based. The fibre is obtained from the by-products of animals or their body parts and is then processed to fabrics.

>> Silk

Madison - Silk

Silk is the ultimate luxurious fabric of all times. It is ultra-soft, has a dazzling shine and the best flexible drape. This fabric has a complex manufacturing process as it is derived from the cocoons of silkworms. Therefore a costliest fabric to be used on grand occasions like marriage or royal ceremonies.

>> Wool

Wool is protein based and obtained from the shearing of sheep hair. The merino sheep are commonly used for this purpose. Wool is the durable, warm and ultra cosy fabric for winter upholstery. Additionally, it can be dyed very well to suit any home décor.

Benefits of Natural Fabric

Natural fabrics have a large list of benefits when compared to synthetic fabrics as mentioned below:

  • Environmentally sustainable
  • Easily recyclable
  • Biodegradable
  • Moisture absorption property. Fabrics such as cotton and linen help absorb body moisture and vaporize it quickly into the environment. This keeps our bodies dry in summers.
  • Airy and breathable
  • Strong and durable
  • Naturally resistant to dirt and mould
  • Hypoallergenic. For all those who suffer from skin allergies, natural fabrics are the best choice. Synthetic fabrics such as polyester usually impose skin reactions and irritations. Natural fabrics are soft and anti-allergenic and therefore can be easily used for beddings for newborns and babies.
  • Anti-bacterial

Natural fabric over Synthetic fabric

Synthetic fabrics are mainly manufactured from petroleum products and by-products. These fabrics involve the use of toxic chemicals and solvents in their manufacturing. Consequently they are not organic do not easily decompose, which increases the burden on the environment. The manufacturing, as well as disposal of synthetic fabrics, causes air, water and ground pollution.

Most importantly synthetic fabrics lack the breathability and comfort that natural fabrics provide. When worn on the skin it tends to make you feel sweaty and itchy leading to skin irritation and allergies. Above all, to overcome all these unwanted basic properties, the synthetic fabrics are either blended with natural fabrics or are further processed. Synthetic fabrics are usually strong and durable but not the best choice for our homes and the environment. Natural fabrics are costlier than synthetic fabrics but they are eco-friendly.It is the time to opt for natural fabrics over synthetic fabrics for a cleaner and greener home and environment.

Supporting Natural Products

Embark on a journey towards a green environment by exploring natural fabric options at Provincial Fabric House. We provide you with premium quality upholstery fabric for your dream fabric project with eco-friendly fabrics at pocket-friendly rates.