If you think of DELIUS you are probably thinking of the textile furnishing of hotels, senior residences, theaters, cinemas, etc. Are you also using our fabrics when planning sales areas, shops and commercial properties? If not please read on.
With our new store concept we are demonstrating where and how to use DELIUS fabrics in shopfitting; we also show you which fabrics are suitable for the different areas.
For most of its existence, the home textiles business—sheets, comforters, towels, et cetera—has been all about more. That took the form of everything from ever-higher thread counts (defying any known weaving technology) to bed-in-a-bag put-ups that approached the triple digits in their number of pieces, and towels that outweighed some bantam-weight boxers. More was better.
But recently, as evidenced by the wares on display at September’s New York Home Fashions Market, the industry has started to go in the opposite direction. After decades of excess, the business is finally discovering that less is, in fact, often more.
The twice-yearly trade show, held mostly in closed showrooms along Manhattan’s lower Fifth Avenue, is where big-box stores like Walmart, Macy’s, Bed Bath & Beyond and their retail brethren start buying next season’s goods. While shows in traditional market centers in Atlanta, High Point, Dallas and Las Vegas all feature higher-end soft home resources and bedding products, it is in New York where the bulk of the business in this $25 billion market segment is done.
Over the past few seasons, this sector has been in transition—working to bring to market products that appeal to the new generation of shoppers more concerned with attributes like sustainability, transparency and naturally sourced materials. It’s been an ongoing evolution, but the fall show made it apparent that the industry is heavily drinking this new Kool-Aid. In market introductions from suppliers large and small, several themes prevailed, reflecting these new sensibilities in core bed and bath products.
Sustainability and circularity: Bed and bath products have always gotten a bad rap for using too many natural resources in their production—water and land primarily—but the industry is making a concerted effort to move to a more sustainable model that emphasizes both recycled final products and individual components. Circularity, based on renewable resources as well as recycling, was a buzzword heard often in many showrooms, even if not everyone clearly understood what it meant.
Traceability: With the vast majority of home textiles products—at least 90 percent by most estimates—coming from the Asian production powerhouses of China, India and Pakistan, understanding the manufacturing chain for home textiles has often been a challenge. Using DNA marking, RFID tagging and other new technologies, vendors are now able to trace the raw materials in their products back to the growing fields, giving retailers and consumers alike a look into the entire production process.
Certification: Because there are no real regulatory or safety standards governing most soft home products, it’s always been a free-for-all on certifying products. Now, some international third-party organizations like Oeko-Tex and Global Organic Textiles Standard (GOTS) are gaining traction, often at the urging of retailers who want to offer a point of differentiation for their products. None of these labels are as well-known as established ones like the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval or consumer electronics certifications, but they are rising in market prominence and placement.
Natural fibers and fabrics: Even though synthetic materials like polyester and memory foam are industry staples (suppliers and retailers have been wildly successful selling “micro-fiber” bedding even though it is essentially a descendent of polyester double-knit fabrics from the disco era), the raw material spectrum has dramatically increased recently, with tree-derived cellulose, linen, bamboo and other natural fibers. Cotton still maintains its overwhelming market share—but there, too, differentiators like Supima, Egyptian and Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) offerings are gaining in importance.
CBD: As part of a broader effort to jump on the health-and-wellness bandwagon, several companies introduced bedding products containing CBD extracts, either applied topically to the fabric or infused into the fibers. Without making explicit health claims—still very much illegal under U.S. laws, even as CBD itself is legal throughout the country—companies certainly implied that these products were good for you. The first wave will hit the market possibly as early as this holiday season, giving the industry a better read on consumer acceptance.
All of this attention to technology, innovation and product performance stands in stark contrast to earlier eras. Yes, there was fashion and, yes, there were plenty of designer names, but today the industry clearly is taking a different tack—one that strips products down to their essential elements, prioritizing origin and ethics over thread count or frills.
In fact, the only real exception to the less-is-more dictum came in the form of a novelty fad product, the weighted blanket. Countless companies showed heavy-weight blankets and comforters that supposedly promote better sleep. In that case, more is more. But nearly everywhere else, the less the better.
Warren Shoulberg is the former editor in chief for several leading B2B publications. He has been a guest lecturer at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business; received honors from the International Furnishings and Design Association and the Fashion Institute of Technology; and been cited by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN and other media as a leading industry expert. He was also a guest on the BOH podcast, and his Market Watch columnsoffer deep industry insights on major markets and product categories.
The interplay of a brilliant, fine warp and a voluminous bouclé yarn lends the upholstery fabric Harper an appealing, interesting appearance. Thanks to its soft handle Harper radiates pure homeliness. It is also extremely hard-wearing and can be universally used due to its wide range of colours (21 colours). Powdery relaxed tones are complemented by strongly contrasting colours: Black Plum, Bright Gold, Burnt Olive, Cranberry and Scarlet Red. Nutural colours such as a warm Shadow White and Biscuit contrast with a deep Black and are accentuated by metal tones.
Cara DELIGARD is the classic and elegant equivalent to our DELIGARD quality Deste. Both are particularly pretty in combination with our faux leather Ena und Romy. They are suitable for the furnishing of upmarket retirement homes and classical noble hotels. The diamond design offers an elegant sheen thanks to its noble satin construction; it is being accentuated by a pearly weft effect. Natural colours with strong undertones dominate the appearance of the upholstery fabric such as Light Petrol together with Mauve or Ochre-Red combined with a warm Silver-Grey. Cara has an elegant brightness due to the natural colour range with tones such as Shadow-White and Silver-Grey. The colour range is being complemented by a deep Night-Blue.
For the new 20/21 trend season, Heimtextil doesn’t expect attendees and interior lovers to solely align with a singular trend. Instead, it encourages them to respond to the statement “WHERE I BELONG” and define what it means to them. As the overarching theme for Heimtextil 2020, “WHERE I BELONG” addresses layered identities via five diverse trends determined by Heimtextil and the Trend Council participants.
Identity was a recurring topic around the annual Heimtextil trend table when creating the vision for Heimtextil 20/21. Questions surrounding tolerance and curiosity raised bigger conversations on gender and cultural diversity. The notion of identity is shifting. How individuals self-identify today is forged by experiences that take place simultaneously, on different levels. Locally, nationally, globally, both online and offline.
Identity, therefore, can consist of many different layers. In fact, we all have multi-layered identities. Identity today is curated, and individuals are reinventing their environments to reflect this. In 2020, multi-layered identities are being embraced.
Engaging the multi-faceted self doesn’t necessarily mean aligning with one singular trend. Instead, it’s about taking the parts which you see yourself reflected in, meaning each trend has the potential to connect with audiences simultaneously, despite the unique differences of each. “Maximum Glam” turns the glamorous life tech-savvy, while “Pure Spiritual finds balance in nature and mysticism. “Active Urban” values utilitarian, adaptable solutions, where “Heritage Lux” celebrates rich, historical legacies. Meanwhile, “Multi-Local” embraces global cultural influences for good.
Heimtextil aims to create a world in which everyone can see themselves reflected in. In January 2020, it’s up to all Heimtextil visitors to define where they and their target customers belong. By Edda Simon
Our embossed and printed classical Dimout Edward has been redesigned with new colours. The new colours are based on the new Dimout range and are useful both for the health and care sector and the hotel sector. The classical floral ornament gets its modern face from strong, clear colours such as refreshing blues (Deep Lagoon), full greens (Vivid Green) and luminescent graded reds such as Scarlet Red, Raspberry, Burgundy and Black Plum.
Connor is an allround talent which is universally useable. It combines a natural wool look and the durability and price advantage of a polyester fabric. The polyester fabric achieves its natural wool apperance by a melange yarn which as a twill weave produces both quiet and contrasting shades. Connor can be used as an upholstery or furnishing fabric and it has a good sound absorption (class B). The above-average lightfastness is graded 5 – 6. A comprehensive colour range (28 colours) enables very fine colour gradations. Especially amongst the natural tones we can find selected shades such as Light Grey, Granite, Walnut, Desert Sand. Typical wool colours such as Deep Forest, Scarlet Red, Deep Lagoon, Burnt Sienna and Autumn Red enlarge and enrich the colour spectrum.
The high quality multi-coloured leno fabric Nexus is extremely durable. It is being accentuated by metallic shiny, dark yarns in the warp and has an elegant soft drape. In choosing the colours our designers were inspired by metal tones such as Silver, Grey, light Copper and Brass. Nexus DELI LIGHT is available in a width of 300 cm and in 6 colors.
The permanent bio-active functional fabrics by DELIUS offer freshness and hygienic cleanliness. Silver ions which are firmly embedded in the fibre stop the growth of bacteria both within and outside the fibre. They thus protect against infections like MRSA in hospitals. DELICARE fabrics also reduce the formation of odours caused by microbes.
Frequent washing does not reduce the function unlike with normal finishes. This is typical for DELIUS: the function is contained in the yarn and is not subsequently imposed by a finishing process; this also holds true for the flame retardancy.
DELICARE furnishing fabrics
prevents the growth of bacteria (hospital bugs, staphylococcus aureus which cause MRSA)
reduce odours caused by microbes
are conducive to a better hygienic standard in rooms
are suitable for industrial washing
have a long lasting wash resistance
conserve energy due to longer washing intervals and a lower washing temperature
are certified by the Fraunhofer Institute
are JIS 1902 certified
are Ökotex Standard 100 certified
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According to the relevant norms all textiles delivered by DELIUS are permanently flame retardant. For all furnishing and upholstery fabrics DELIUS uses high quality yarns made from Polyester FR or Trevira CS. Textiles made out of these fibres contain a built-in safety feature. DELIUS textiles offer long-term protection, unlike fabrics which have been subsequently treated with chemicals. This small but relevant difference results from the chemical construction of the polyester fibre: the flame retardant properties are firmly enclosed in the fibre. They cannot be changed by exterior influences.
IN COMPARISON: COTTON | POLYESTER VS. POLYESTER FR | TREVIRA CS
National and international flame retardancy norms
One is obliged to use flame retardant fabrics in almost all public buildings. These safety regulations, for example, apply to the public areas of hotels, schools, kindergartens, office buildings, caring homes and cinemas.The fire risk in buildings can be lowered substantially by these governmentally prescribed measures. Textiles by DELIUS fulfil the most important flame retardancy norms worldwide.DELIUS cooperates with various laboratories in order to carry out burning tests, in order to issue test reports, to obtain building inspection approvals and to organize certificates. On our Internet site you will find the relevant certificates for every article.
For more information on our FR Testing codes please do visit our website at https://www.delius-contract.de/en/function/flame-retardant/
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The DELIUS Acoustic Collection covers the complete area of textile furnishings. It comprises different blackout fabrics, plains with and without structures, exclusive velvets, modern wool fabrics and transparent sheers.
Fabrics that set the tone
Glass, concrete and steel are being used more and more in modern architecture. These clean surfaces reverberate which is often interpreted as an uncomfortable noise. This can be counteracted by fabrics. They absorb the sound and thus reduce noise pollution. In addition, they can optimize the acoustics of the room and positively influence communication. Be it at work, in a restaurant, in a hotel room or in the theatre, good room acoustics foster the well-being, communication and output. There are many possibilities to influence room acoustics with the help of textiles. They can be used as curtains, chairs, room separators, wall covering, seiling suspension, as a panel or an upholstery fabric. With its comprehensive acoustic collection, DELIUS creates the peace that we humans need to feel well at our work desk or during our leisure time.
Acoustics deal with sound and its radiation
Depending on the sound in a room that room acoustics can be better or worse. One measures the sound absorption degree; this describes the properties of a fabric to absorb the exsisting sound.
Transparent acoustic fabrics
Light transparent acoustic fabrics are a novelty for the contract market; they offer a completely new way of designing offices, hotels and restaurants. When the curtain is drawn, its sound-absorbing property becomes apparent; at the same time, it serves as privacy protection and deflects glaring sun light. The natural daylight in the room creates a pleasant atmosphere. The sheers are room-high (330 cm width) and can thus be mounted without a seam.
Apart from the darkening properties the DELIUS Dimout fabrics have outstanding acoustic properties. Their sound absorption volume is less than w 0.65 / class C. They thus create a pleasant peacefulness and darkness in hotel rooms and conference rooms. The room acoustics and the light situation during a beamer situation are perfect.
Velvets and wool fabrics
Classical acoustic fabrics are velvets and wool fabrics. Velvets have a luxurious appearance and offer excellent acoustic properties thanks to their soft surface. It is exactly for this reason that one finds them frequently in theatres and cinemas. Wool fabrics are equally effective. They are also sound absorbing and have a more puristic appearance.
Furniture is also able to absorb sound. Fabrics with acoustic properties can increase this effect. Sound-absorbing upholstery fabrics can be velvets, wool fabrics and fabrics with structured surfaces.
Fabrics for acoustic panels / sound absorbers
Acoustic panels are available in different forms; they exist as room partitions, counter displays, display boards, ceiling attachments, etc. Absorbers absorb sound waves up to 100%. The fabric primarily serves a decorative purpose. With its colourful and structural variety, it sets highlights in every room. Absorbing fabrics require an acoustic transparency so that sound waved can penetrate them.
To learn about our acoustic fabrics please do visit us online at: https://www.delius-contract.de/en/function/acoustic/
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DELIGARD upholstery fabrics: unrivaled in cleanliness and easy maintenance. Bacteria, dirt and moisture don’t stand a chance with this pattented innovative system. A vast array of combination possibilities is offered with beautiful designs on superior fabric qualities. In hotels and restaurants textiles create an especially relaxing atmosphere by reducing noise and spreading warmth and comfort. Stains caused by intensive use or the remains of food can easily be removed from DELIGARD upholstery fabrics, even many days afterwards. Ideal for healthcare: DELIGARD upholstery fabrics are restistant to bacteria, urine and moisture. Due to these properties, DELIGARD stand for long-lasting spotless upholstery. DELIGARD combines functionality with a high quality design: Beautiful designs and impeccable quality fabrics offer a wide range of combinations between upholstery and decorative fabrics.They are the solution for long-lasting stainless upholstery. Each individual fiber is enclosed by a protective sheath, replacing the commonly used “shallow” surface coating found in other fabrics. The special layer on the reverse side prevents the penetration of moisture and wetness. This innovative technology provides lasting protection against impurities and dirt, and is easy to clean.
The multi-functional DELIGARD advantages:
prevents bacterial growth
resistant to urine
resistant to disinfectants
environmentally friendly and free of pollutants, recyclable
wetness and stain resistant
DELIGARD New Generation is additionally
easy to upholster
particularly soft due to the textile reverse side
Cleaning instructions for DELIGARD products:
Treat spillages immediately. Brush away overlying residues (e.g. food leftovers) with a soft bristle brush or cloth. In the case of already dried stains, dampen with approx. 30 °C warm water and add a few drops of liquid detergent to the soiled area. After a short soaking period, firmly brush or rub the affected area. Repeat two or three time if necessary. Finally, rinse the affected area off with luke warm water and rub the surface dry with a cotton cloth.
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