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What are the best quality soft furnishing fabrics?

Constantly curious where in the world some of the best quality fabrics came from? Are you always thinking about where to get the best and the highest of quality textiles? We have it all here at Yorkshire Fabric Shop, the finest quality materials from the top mills across the world. We will give you further insight as to what and where the best quality draperies originate.

Linen is a lightweight fabric that breaths well in hot weather, the oldest evidence of its use is found in Switzerland’s prehistoric lake dwellings. It has been discovered too in ancient Egyptian tombs, making it amongst the favourite of royalties in those periods. Linen is a natural fibre that comes with a downside of wrinkling very easily and needs mild washing. The flax plant where linen is made of is one of the oldest weave fibres used by man.

Nylon was created as an artificial substitute for silk; it was even used to make tires. Invented in 1935 at the E.I. DuPont de Nemours Company in Delaware by Wallace Carothers and it became a hit as soon as it was released. Nylon is durable and economical though invented in the USA, China is now the No.1 exporter of this material worldwide. Because of the proven strength of this material, it is still the most versatile material available to this day.

Silk Is Beautiful

Polyester tends to be very tough, it washes well and doesn't entail exceptional upkeep. The English scientists John Rex Whinfield and James Dickson first developed polyester cloth in 1941 in England. But after the war in 1945, the United States company DuPont bought the right to make polyester. After polyester first gets hold of the market in the 1950’s it was addressed as a wonder fibre. From there the use of the material has reached maximum heights in many industries.

Silk has existed around ever since ancient China, according to native record it was preset from sometime before the middle of the 3rd millennium. Up to this day China is the top producer of silk, followed by neighbouring India. Unbelievably smooth and shiny, silk comes from the cocoon of the mulberry moths that eventually unravel and join to create the thread. Also very lightweight and soft, silk is the epitome of luxury when it comes to fabric.

Silk Weaving Machine

Rayon comes from cellulose fibre, it drapes fine since it is lightweight but still heftier than cotton. The Frenchman Count Hilaire De Chardonnet, discovered rayon in the 1880s from rags or wood pulp that could be turned into thread. Made from natural fibres, it is often used to replicate the feel of silk, wool and linen. Though the material needs careful washing and less durable than other fabrics, it was a less expensive alternative textile.

Yorkshire Fabric Shop - Retails The Finest & Best Fabrics

Granting now that you’re familiar where the best of each fabric comes from around the world, there is no necessity to book a ticket and fly there. Here at Yorkshire Fabric Shop you can directly pick it up or order online these textiles and we will deliver it right to your doorstep. Better yet, visit our shop to get the feel of the best fabrics available in the market today.


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