ABOUT OUR FABRICS
A vibrant fabric collection is the foundation of any custom upholstery program.
Curating Our Collection
Norwalk is highly regarded for the breadth and depth of our fabric offering. Our fabric buyers travel the world and nation to find the best mill resources, beautiful designs, color trends, and compelling values for our customers.
When curating a functional and beautiful fabric collection, we think of each fabric’s primary decorative use. Will it be used most often on sofas, accent chairs, ottomans, headboards, or decorative pillows? And does it effectively coordinate with other fabric’s color themes, decorative trends, and price points? Do the selections include varied constructions, fibers, pattern designs, and performance capabilities? The final choices are always a rich mix of all these elements. And then just for a little “surprise and delight” we consistently include a few completely otherwise unexpected fabrics in the collection.
Fresh on Trend Fabrics
To keep the offering fresh and on trend, semi-annually we add to and purge from about 100 fabrics in the collection. Similarly, our leather collection of 100 hides, undergoes the same review and reimagining as the fabrics. Our fabric collection is the single biggest financial investment we make of all the many materials in each piece of upholstery. But we maintain significant inventory of all our fabrics and leathers, to manage a very high “in-stock” position, and to keep our 35 day delivery target.
To assist our customers in making their final selections we present a semi-annual fabric and trends presentation, that highlights the “whys, and therefore” of each collection. Additionally, on our website we provide “draping” software that aids in visualizing a fabric on a frame, and a “360 design tool” that greatly simplifies the process of configurating complicated sectional layouts.
Fabric & Leather Cutting
Many of our furniture designs require hand cutting the fabric pieces to correctly align patterns. Our CNC leather cutter ensures better yield and maximizes cutting time. This video features fabric and leather cutting by our talented teams.
Kids, pets, food, drink, light - some of the best parts of life - can wreak havoc on upholstery fabrics. With today's more relaxed lifestyles, we like to live in every room of our homes.
We appreciate fabrics that resist stains, resist fading and clean easily.
Our Performance Covers
Norwalk's Performance Fabric Collection has hundreds of fabrics and leathers the meet industry standards for durability, soil resistance, colorfastness and cleanability.
Crypton Home technology is sealed into every fiber through patented technology and woven to pass heavy-duty requirements.
Revolution fabrics are woven with 100% Olefin yarn, stain resistant, anti-microbial, exceptionally durable and lightfast, yet soft to the touch.
Sunbrella fibers are saturated with highly UV stable pigments for colorfastness, resistant to fading, and cleanable with mild soap.
Unisuede captures the irresistible softness and texture of real suede, with exceptional performance and great durability.
These fabrics pair superior design with unmatched performance. Fluorine-free technology makes them an environmentally conscious choice.
The technology in these leathers reduces scratches, fading, staining & color variation. You don’t have to sacrifice soft, luxurious leather for performance.