SWISH® fabrics are sourced from the world’s leading mills according to strict easy care specifications using specialty yarn types that are resistant to the rigours of busy family life.
Specifically, our man made fibre selections resist staining and are woven to strict international performance and safety standards. As an added bonus all SWISH® fabrics can be enhanced by retail warranty programs that provide extended protection against accidental rips, cuts, tears, stains, burns or similar accidental damage. We call that SWISH® peace of mind!
SWISH® fabrics are contemporary with the world’s leading textile trends.
SWISH® fabrics meet or exceed international performance standards.
SWISH® fabrics embrace the latest in design, comfort and durability.
SWISH® fabrics conform to world textile health and safety standards.
SWISH® fabrics yarn types are durable and resistant to everyday staining.
Why are SWISH® Fabrics Stain Resistant?
Sometimes a picture tells a thousand words. So the best way to explain is by comparing CARROTS and RADISHES!
If we take a Carrot and cut it in cross-section we can see that the orange colour penetrates throughout. We think of Natural fibres such as Cotton, Flax/Linen, Hemp and Viscose Rayon in the same way. They are highly absorbent. If stained, they accept the stain to the core of the fibre making them harder to clean.
Conversely, if we cut a Radish in cross-section we can see that it is white on the inside and red on the outside. We think of man-made fibres such as Polyester, Acrylic, Nylon and Olefin/Polypropylene in the same way. Stains do not penetrate to the core of the fibre, making them generally resistant to the majority of household stains.
Note: SWISH® Fabrics are ‘hydrophobic’ and readily resist water based stains. However, they are also ‘Oleophilic’, so oil based stains may require slightly more cleaning.
Important: SWISH® Fabrics are not coated with liquid repellent treatments. Cleaning is simply made easier by the use of man-made fibres.