Innovative Textiles

May 14, 2015

From our clothing to the linens on our beds, carpets and rugs, upholstery on our furniture and window coverings, textiles adorn our lives and our homes to create a unique style. All of us have an intimate relationship with textiles that often overlooks the artistry and craftsmanship that creates each one.

Hunter Douglas has been at the forefront of creating beautiful, innovative fabrics to use on our entire line of window fashions, helping us become the industry leader for over 30 years. We do this by working closely with designers and textile artists to develop exclusive, contemporary textiles that will filter light in unique ways. We have fabrics from the US, Canada, Turkey, Belgium, India, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, China and Japan.

 

Examples of our state-of-the-art fabric creations include:

 

Woven

Hunter Douglas has woven fabrics that are specifically made for our products. While developed for durability, they also bring a high level of fashion and style to any home. Our large variety of wovens are featured in most of our fabric products. 

Featured Hunter Douglas product: 
Vignette® Modern Roman Shades

 

Textured Weave 

We also create our own fabrics internally with a process that produces some of the most perfectly textured weaves. These fabrics have a classic and timeless woven look that fits in well with even today’s contemporary decor. Perfect examples of these fabrics include the Batiste fabric line in Duette® Architella® honeycomb shades, Linen fabric in Pirouette® shadings, Alexa fabric in Solera® Soft Shades, and the Nouveau™ fabric in Silhouette® shadings.

Featured Hunter Douglas product: 
Solera® Soft Shades 

 

Mica

Mica is a transparent mineral with highly reflective and heat resistant qualities.  Hunter Douglas utilizes an innovative way to use a dusting of Mica particles to create a unique finish that utilizes the inherent qualities of Mica to create a beautiful shimmer.

An example is the Opalessence™ fabric used in Duette, Duette Architella® and Alustra® Duette Architella honeycomb shades.

Featured Hunter Douglas product: 
Duette® Architella® honeycomb shades

 

Metallic

Hunter Douglas is skilled at creating unique processes to create special effects that will reflect light in interesting ways. One example is our innovative metallic finish that creates a subtle sheen as showcased on our Alustra® Silhouette® shadings Myst™ fabrics.

Featured Hunter Douglas product:
Alustra® Silhouette® shadings 

 

Pearlescent

Another exceptional finish Hunter Douglas has perfected is the application of a soft pearlescent coating which gives a glistening sophistication. The Satin Metallic fabric line used in Pirouette shadings is a wonderful example of this.

Featured Hunter Douglas product: 
Pirouette® shadings

 

Cutting Edge 

Hunter Douglas has a team of skilled textile engineers who are always on the lookout for new advancements in textile technology.

Our latest development was introduced with our Applause® honeycomb shades. Venue™ is our proprietary fabric with MicroShield™ which provides antimicrobial fabric protection that resists the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria.

Featured Hunter Douglas product: 
Applause® honeycomb shades

 

Quality

At Hunter Douglas it is not just about selecting the most beautiful fabrics, it is also about selecting fabrics that we know have a chance to be engineered and developed successfully, so that they will perform and live up to the Hunter Douglas lifetime guarantee.

Each fabric goes through extensive testing in our test lab to evaluate the physical properties of the fabric such as stiffness, opacity, color fade, temperature and humidity capacity, and degradation, just name a few. Any fabric, may endure an average of 35 different tests.

Fabric development is an integral part of the visionary style and innovation from Hunter Douglas.

 

Learn more about Hunter Douglas innovations. Contact Debra today, 650.888.2168

 

 

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