How did you categorise the composition of the fabrics?

Updated 8 months ago by Nancy Vamvakas

Most, if not all product pages for fabrics will have a composition breakdown, usually represented as a percentage. For example:

90% Polyester 10% Cotton.

When using our dynamic filters you will see that the three main composition creterion are:

  1. Natural Fiber.- If the fabric is composed of over 85% of natural fibres then we have classified it as a 'Natural Fiber' composition for the purposes of the filter criteria. The fabric can be comprised of more than one Natural Fiber to be awarded this classification within our filter criteria.
  2. Synthetic - If the fabric is composed of over 85% of synthetic fibres then we have classified the fabric as a synthetic. The fabric may well have a small percentage of a natural fibre or more than one natural fibre type, however, we have still classified it as a synthetic fabric
  3. Blends - If the fabric is comprised of multiple fibre types with synthetic fibre(s) and natural fiber(s) comprising more than 15% each (collectively) then we have classified it as a blend. Here we are really are using the term 'blend' to indicate a mix of natural and synthetic fibre fabrics.

It might be a little confusing but we had to draw a notional line somewhere and devise a strategy for our composition classifications - 15% seemed to be a pretty good place to drop the marker with regard to classification for use by our dynamic filters. So with the example used above, the fabrics composition in the filters would be classified as a synthetic because the natural fibre content is less than 15%. Remember, the precise fabric composition of a particular fabric is listed in the description of the product on the product page.


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