Chieftain Fabrics and Global Upholstery Solutions Ltd have a long-standing fabric supply relationship; one of which we’re extremely proud.
Chieftain supply many of the fabrics used by our group partner Stannah Stairlifts, the world leading stairlift manufacturer, and so we use hundred’s of metres of Chieftain fabrics every week. Most of this is from their extensive Just Colour range. Stannah, in partnership with Design Agency blackswan has also just launched a premium range of upholsteries which includes the Chieftain Ravel and Lionella ranges.
Through the ever-changing demands of the customer and the Industry, and necessity of our delicate planet, they maintain a high level of achievement when it comes to Sustainability, a subject close to our heart.
Any supplier of any type of fabric will know that it’s not easily achievable and months, even years, of trials, testing, and market research is involved. But Chieftain Fabrics have achieved just this and continue to strive with further developments and improvements to their products: “It is not an easy task to produce a high quality, high performance vinyl fabric that has little impact on the environment. Here, at Chieftain Fabrics, this is our goal. Through making small frequent changes to our ingredients and production methods, we hope to eventually manufacture a coated fabric that is PVC free and yet fulfils all the requirements of a high-performance contract fabric”.
Chieftain Fabrics have implemented several changes – organic cotton backing cloth, switching to organic pigments from naturals sources such as plants, plant products or other carbon-based life forms, and use recycled polyester thread. They use pallets from recycled wood, sourced from FSC approved mills and in addition reuse the pallets too. All cardboard is recycled and sourced from FSC approved sources. Even in the office, they stay as paperless as possible, separate waste and use energy efficient lighting. I could go on, but you get the gist. But if you’re interested in knowing more, take a moment to visit their website and go to the Blog tab…
So, I go back to my opening line and reiterate how proud we are to be one of Chieftain Fabrics customer’s and now you know why. Their ethos is aligned with ours (take a look at our Sustainability Ethos here); we want to be a part of their fabric supply journey – discovering what is possible, bringing it to market for all to adorn.