Fabric Guide

Our fabric collections consist of handpicked fabrics from the finest mills in Britain, Belgium and Italy. We understand that choosing your fabric is about more than just the colour and texture, so we’ve worked hard to find beautiful fabrics that are also hard-wearing and, in some cases, stain resistant. Discover our collections below and explore our curated edit of handpicked fabrics.

If you’ve got a busy household then we’d recommend our House collection. With high rub-counts and made from 100% manmade fibres, this collection will stand the test of time whatever family life throws at it.

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    Composition:

    Rub Count:

    A rub count is an industry test whereby a fabric is rubbed by a machine thousands of times to see how long it lasts. Anything over 10,000 is considered best in class.

    Fabric Care:

    For further fabric care information please read our W&H fabric guide here.

    Don't forget, we also offer Staingard Protection on all fabrics. This covers your item for 5 years against accidental spills, stains, marks and damage. Read more here.

    Order free samples

House Velvet
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    Composition:

    Rub Count:

    A rub count is an industry test whereby a fabric is rubbed by a machine thousands of times to see how long it lasts. Anything over 10,000 is considered best in class.

    Fabric Care:

    For further fabric care information please read our W&H fabric guide here.

    Don't forget, we also offer Staingard Protection on all fabrics. This covers your item for 5 years against accidental spills, stains, marks and damage. Read more here.

    Order free samples

House Linen
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    Composition:

    Rub Count:

    A rub count is an industry test whereby a fabric is rubbed by a machine thousands of times to see how long it lasts. Anything over 10,000 is considered best in class.

    Fabric Care:

    For further fabric care information please read our W&H fabric guide here.

    Don't forget, we also offer Staingard Protection on all fabrics. This covers your item for 5 years against accidental spills, stains, marks and damage. Read more here.

    Order free samples

Stain Resistant Deep Velvet
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    Composition:

    Rub Count:

    A rub count is an industry test whereby a fabric is rubbed by a machine thousands of times to see how long it lasts. Anything over 10,000 is considered best in class.

    Fabric Care:

    For further fabric care information please read our W&H fabric guide here.

    Don't forget, we also offer Staingard Protection on all fabrics. This covers your item for 5 years against accidental spills, stains, marks and damage. Read more here.

    Order free samples

Stain Resistant Broad Weave Linen
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    Composition:

    Rub Count:

    A rub count is an industry test whereby a fabric is rubbed by a machine thousands of times to see how long it lasts. Anything over 10,000 is considered best in class.

    Fabric Care:

    For further fabric care information please read our W&H fabric guide here.

    Don't forget, we also offer Staingard Protection on all fabrics. This covers your item for 5 years against accidental spills, stains, marks and damage. Read more here.

    Order free samples

Stain Resistant Vintage Velvet
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    Composition:

    Rub Count:

    A rub count is an industry test whereby a fabric is rubbed by a machine thousands of times to see how long it lasts. Anything over 10,000 is considered best in class.

    Fabric Care:

    For further fabric care information please read our W&H fabric guide here.

    Don't forget, we also offer Staingard Protection on all fabrics. This covers your item for 5 years against accidental spills, stains, marks and damage. Read more here.

    Order free samples

Stain Resistant Wool
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    Composition:

    Rub Count:

    A rub count is an industry test whereby a fabric is rubbed by a machine thousands of times to see how long it lasts. Anything over 10,000 is considered best in class.

    Fabric Care:

    For further fabric care information please read our W&H fabric guide here.

    Don't forget, we also offer Staingard Protection on all fabrics. This covers your item for 5 years against accidental spills, stains, marks and damage. Read more here.

    Order free samples

Cotton
  • Composition:

    Rub Count:

    A rub count is an industry test whereby a fabric is rubbed by a machine thousands of times to see how long it lasts. Anything over 10,000 is considered best in class.

    Fabric Care:

    For further fabric care information please read our W&H fabric guide here.

    Don't forget, we also offer Staingard Protection on all fabrics. This covers your item for 5 years against accidental spills, stains, marks and damage. Read more here.

    Order free samples

Linen
  • Composition:

    Rub Count:

    A rub count is an industry test whereby a fabric is rubbed by a machine thousands of times to see how long it lasts. Anything over 10,000 is considered best in class.

    Fabric Care:

    For further fabric care information please read our W&H fabric guide here.

    Don't forget, we also offer Staingard Protection on all fabrics. This covers your item for 5 years against accidental spills, stains, marks and damage. Read more here.

    Order free samples

Crushed Velvet
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    Composition:

    Rub Count:

    A rub count is an industry test whereby a fabric is rubbed by a machine thousands of times to see how long it lasts. Anything over 10,000 is considered best in class.

    Fabric Care:

    For further fabric care information please read our W&H fabric guide here.

    Don't forget, we also offer Staingard Protection on all fabrics. This covers your item for 5 years against accidental spills, stains, marks and damage. Read more here.

    Order free samples

Chenille
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    Composition:

    Rub Count:

    A rub count is an industry test whereby a fabric is rubbed by a machine thousands of times to see how long it lasts. Anything over 10,000 is considered best in class.

    Fabric Care:

    For further fabric care information please read our W&H fabric guide here.

    Don't forget... we also offer Staingard Protection on all fabrics. This covers your item for 5 years against accidental spills, stains, marks and damage. Read more here.

    Order free samples

Corduroy
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If you would rather use your own fabric instead of choosing one from our collections, we are able to offer bespoke upholstery on any of our designs. Our expert craftsmen have collated the below checklist to use when picking your bespoke fabric:

1. Your fabric will need a fire-retardant certificate that can be sent to our workshop.

2. Your fabric will need to be back coated and not interlined. This means the fire retardancy treatment needs to be applied directly to the back of the fabric rather than in a second inner lining of material.

3. Your fabric will need to be checked by our craftsmen before you place your order. Normally this can be done by emailing a photo, but in rare cases we may need to ask you to send a sample of your fabric to the workshop. This will allow our craftsmen to see and feel the fabric to confirm they are confident it will look beautiful on your chosen design.

Free fabric samples

Explore our fabric collections and
order a free sample pack of your favourites
to try at home.

Order free samples
Free fabric samples

If you’d like more help choosing a design that will fit beautifully in your home,
please call us on 020 8939 3800.

Call our experts

Our fabric collections consist of handpicked fabrics from the finest mills in Britain, Belgium and Italy. We understand that choosing your fabric is about more than just the colour and texture, so we’ve worked hard to find beautiful fabrics that are also hard-wearing and, in some cases, stain resistant. We test the durability of our fabrics using the famous rub count test, where a little machine rubs the fabric thousands of times. A rub count over 10,000 is considered top of its class, so as you can see from the lists below all our fabrics are incredibly durable.

  • House Linen - 40,000
    Stain Resistant Deep Velvet - 40,000
    Linen - 44,000
    Stain Resistant Broad Weave Linen - 50,000
    Crushed Velvet - 60,000
    Corduroy - 60,000
    House Velvet - 70,000
    Stain Resistant Vintage Velvet - 88,000
    Chenille - 90,000
    Cotton - 100,000

  • Prints - 33,000
    Stain Resistant Linen Cotton - 40,000
    Linen - 40,000
    Brushed Cotton - 40,000
    Wool - 40,000
    Highland Tweed - 40,000
    Cotton Velvet - 60,000
    Mohair Velvet - 60,000
    Cotton - 60,000
    Stain Resistant Cotton - 100,000
    Leather - 150,000

  • Linen - 25,000
    Linen Cotton - 40,000
    Herringbone Wool - 40,000
    Plain Wool - 40,000
    Washed Cotton - 40,000
    Cotton - 50,000

Free fabric samples

Discover our collections for yourself
and order a free sample pack of your
favourite fabrics to try at home.

Order free samples
Free fabric samples

If you’d like more help choosing a design that will fit beautifully in your home,
then please call our customer service team on 020 8939 3800.

Call our experts

Our fabric collections consist of handpicked fabrics from the finest mills in Britain, Belgium and Italy. We understand that choosing your fabric is about more than just the colour and texture, so we’ve worked hard to find beautiful fabrics that are also hard-wearing and, in some cases, stain resistant. We have collated our expertise to create this care guide to help you look after you chosen fabric.

CLEANING

Spills and accidents happen, so we offer removable seat, back, scatter, side and bolster cushion covers on nearly all our designs. The table below shows the best ways to clean each of our fabrics.

FABRICMACHINE
WASHABLE
HAND
WASHABLE
SPOT
WASHABLE
DRY
CLEANABLE
WIPE
CLEANABLE
House Collection House Linen
House Collection House Velvet
House Collection Stain Resistant Deep Velvet
House Collection Stain Resistant Vintage Velvet
House Collection Stain Resistant Wool
House Collection Stain Resistant Broad Weave Linen
House Collection Chenille
Signature Collection Cotton Velvet
Signature Collection Stain Resistant Linen Cotton
Signature Collection Mohair Velvet
Signature Collection Stain Resistant Cotton
House Collection Cotton
House Collection Linen
Heritage Collection Washed Cotton
Heritage Collection Cotton
Heritage Collection Linen Cotton
 
Heritage Collection Linen    
Signature Collection Cotton
Signature Collection Linen
Signature Collection Prints
   
House Collection Crushed Velvet
House Collection Corduroy
Signature Collection Brushed Cotton
   
Signature Collection Leather      
Signature Collection Wool
Signature Collection Highland Tweed
Heritage Collection Herringbone Wool
Heritage Collection Plain Wool
       

MACHINE & HAND WASHING

If your fabric can be machine washed please ensure this is done on a gentle, 30 degree cycle using a mild detergent and no bleaches or fabric conditioners. Hand washing should take place in cool water again with mild detergent. Allow the covers to air dry until they are 80% dry, before putting them back onto the cushion inserts to finish drying. Please note, if your order was placed before October 2019 you should contact us to check that the washing instructions shown above are still applicable to your fabric before proceeding.

FIBREGUARD & STAIN RESISTANCE

If your chosen fabric has a built-in stain resistance, including FibreGuard stain guard, then common household stains are easily removed with water, with no need to remove any cushion covers.

STAINGARD PROTECTION

We also offer Staingard Protection on all our fabrics. This protection plan is for 5 years and covers your furniture against accidental spills, stains, pet scratches, damage and more.We also offer Staingard Protection on all our fabrics. This protection plan is for 5 years and covers your furniture against accidental spills, stains, pet scratches, damage and more.

STUBBORN STAINS

If you have a fabric with built in stain resistance, or a Staingard Protection policy, then simply follow the links above if you are faced with a stubborn stain. If your fabric doesn’t have this extra protection then our experts would recommend ordering an extra set of seat, back, scatter, bolster or side cushion covers and arm caps either when placing your order, or ordering a replacement set when needed. To explore this option further please call us to speak to one of our experts.

Free fabric samples

Discover our collections for yourself
and order a free sample pack
of your favourite fabrics to try at home.

Order free samples
Free fabric samples