Svensson decorative textiles are designed and manufactured to the highest quality – correct care allows them to retain their function and appearance over the long term.

Care instructions

Care instructions for each fabric can be found under the item's product information, and here we tell you about different materials general characteristics and requirements.
 

Upholstery fabric

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Wool (and wool mixtures with PA/PES/Rami)

Wool is a protein fibre with many inherent natural properties - it is dirt and water repellent, antistatic and flame resistant. Woollen upholstery fabric should be lightly vacuumed each week and cleaned more thoroughly at least once a year to maintain both its function and appearance. Woollen upholstery fabric can be dry cleaned.
 

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Polyester is a synthetic fibre that is strong, which exhibits little shrinkage and a little stretch. Trevira is a trademark for polyester fibre with flame retardant properties built into the fibre. These flame retardants are halogen-free and are bound in the fibre. The retardants do not leach out of the fabric during use or during washing.

Fabrics of polyester and Trevira CS are easy to wash. Removable covers can be washed gently at 60 degrees, or dry cleaned. Wash them separately inside out and with any zips closed. Centrifuge gently and be careful not to overload the washing machine. Loose upholstery can be ironed on medium heat.

 

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Organic cotton and linen Cotton and linen are plant fibres, both of which carry a natural variation in colour and texture, and both are antistatic. A curtain fabric of cotton and linen is susceptible to breaks in its folds and can crease easily. Therefore it must be handled with care.

Svensson hanging fabrics can be washed gently at 40 degrees. Wash them separately and be careful not to overload the washing machine. Hang dry and iron on medium heat or steam before hanging them.

Polyester and Trevira CS

Polyester is a synthetic fibre that is strong, has little shrinkage, a little stretch and makes for a curtain fabric that does not crease easily. Trevira is a trademark for polyester fibre with flame retardant properties built into the fibre. These flame retardants are halogen-free and are bound in the fibre. The retardants do not leach out of the fabric during use or during washing.

Polyester fabrics are easy to wash. Our curtains can be dry cleaned or washed at 60°C, with gentle spinning. Wash them separately and be careful not to overload the washing machine. Hang dry and iron on medium heat or steam before hanging them. 

 

Solar control

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Polyester and Trevira CS (and mixtures with aluminium)

Polyester is a synthetic fibre that is strong, has little shrinkage and a little stretch. Trevira is a trademark for polyester fibre with flame retardant properties built into the fibre. These flame retardants are halogen-free and are bound in the fibre. The retardants do not leach out of the fabric during use or during washing.

Aluminium is a metal with reflective properties. Our fabrics contain less than 1% aluminium in a structure that protects the reflecting surface against external influences.

A stiff sunshade of polyester, Trevira CS and mixtures containing aluminium can be wiped with a dry or slightly damp cloth. Stiff fabrics are sensitive to breakage of its creases and must, therefore, be handled with care. All fabrics that are washable have a shrinkage of 2% unless otherwise stated – remember this when engaging in sewing. Textile is a living material, and differences in shade, weight, shrink and grip between batches that is within the tolerance of the quality we stand for, may occur. Based on what you expected if this does not correspond to our textiles, please contact one of our sales representatives.

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Recommendations for stain removal

Svensson's recommendations concerning stain removal should only be regarded as guidelines. There is no guarantee that the stain will disappear entirely. If there is the slightest doubt, we advise you to seek professional help.

If something is spilt on the upholstery fabric, it is best to remove the stain as quickly as possible. Most stains disappear if they are treated immediately and not allowed to dry.

Superficial stains are quickly removed if they are immediately wiped off with a damp sponge or cloth. Stains that have dried into the fabric should only be removed according to the instructions below.

1. Dry with white cloth

First, wipe up all surplus liquid and semi-attached particles with a white absorbent serviette or cloth. Never use a coloured serviette as the colour may transfer onto the fabric! Scrape up attached particles with a spoon or knife blade - work from the edges of the stain and inwards to prevent spreading.  

2. Dab with a damp sponge

If the stain is small, it will suffice to dab it with a damp sponge. Be careful that the sponge is not too wet because the fabric need only be dampened. To avoid a ring forming after the stain, it is important to start from the outside and work inwards. Never rub to try to remove a stain.

Avoid cleaning agents on treated fabric

If the fabric has been treated to provide a water- and dust-repellent surface, no cleaning agent should be used when removing stains except warm water. Cleaning agents and/or excessive mechanical abrasion can degrade the repellent effect. If the stain does not disappear at the first attempt, let it dry and then repeat the procedure.

If the stain still remains after a second and third attempt, we recommend using professional help.

3. Let the fabric dry

After the fabric has been cleaned, it is important that it can dry entirely before it is used again. We do not recommend carpet cleaners because shampoo residues may remain on the fabric, which has a negative effect on the flame-retardant properties.

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