Textile has grown up to the peak of the consumer needs which requires the assuredly, quality and sustainable characteristics to further meet the competency in the market. In today’s highly complex and changing consumer marketplace, those in the soft-lines and textile industry, including manufacturers, brands and retailers, need to be sure that the products they deliver to market meet consumer expectations along with the required safety, regulatory and government standards globally. Textile testing is the part of it, which make the consumer sure in the respect of good quality, about the products sold in the market. Good quality can be achieved either by meeting the standard norms as devised by the buyer or passing the complete parameters for further shipping out the goods to the end user. With such strict standard and regulation, a good quality fabric became the norm especially when purchasing luxurious window curtains. Below are reasons why fabric quality matters when opting for luxurious window curtains.
Fabric Quality Dictates Luxury Curtain Durability
Fabric is an essential part of choosing curtains, since the material will dictate how well your curtains function and hold up over time. If they’re too heavy, they may not fold crisply when drawn; too light and they may not fall well. Also, remember sunlight will fade fabrics over time. If the room in question gets a lot of light, it’s smart to avoid bright colours, since they tend to fade faster. Faux silk tends to be the most durable. Some fabrics can help keep out the cold. Many homes use suede, velvet, tapestry or tweed since their weight helps block light and keep heat in. Still, nearly any fabric can be interlined with bump, a thick, insulating felt material. And interlining — a piece of fabric slipped between the lining and the face fabric — can also help prolong the life of the curtains.
Fabric Quality Maximises Your Luxury Curtains Worth
Quality is a relative term. It means customer needs is to be satisfied. Quality is of prime importance in any aspect of business. Customers demand and expect value for money. As producers of apparel there must be a constant endeavour to produce work of good quality. Every product possesses a number of properties that jointly describe what the user or consumer thinks of as quality. These properties are known as quality characteristics. For example, fibre length is known to be one of the important quality characteristics of a fibre. Here are many factors to consider and questions to answer when choosing a fabric, including the following:
- What must it be able to do when made into the product?
- What would look good for this product?
- How much of a budget have I got to spend on fabric?
- What is a fashion in fabric at the moment?
- What have other designers chosen for similar products?
- Does anyone have any demands on my choice? (Customer/company restraints)
- What choices of fabric are available to me?
- Can I get the fabric in the colour or pattern that I have designed?
- Are there any special properties that I would like my fabric to have?
- Are there any new developments in fabrics that would improve my design?
- Will my fabric choice affect the popularity of my product?
- Will my fabric choice affect the quality and/or the care of my product?
- Will I still be able to make my product if I use this fabric?
- Will I need to buy any special equipment to work with is fabric?
The answers are important; the decisions made can completely change the design for the better – or for the worse if taken too lightly.