Any Revolution Performance Fabric is a sought-after choice for durable indoor/outdoor flexibility. As the summer winds down to a close, we want to acknowledge that the Romero Linen was one of our bestsellers.
Understandably so. This particular fabric has a fairly neutral color that works in a variety of situations, featuring a chevron pattern in ivory.
Normally with any light toned fabric there’s a concern for spills and stains, which will be much more noticeable. Revolution Performance Fabrics are virtually unstainable, though, and stand up to sunlight and weather. This is why the fabric line has been lauded for indoor and outdoor use. It’s as durable outdoors as it is in sunrooms and places where other fabrics fade.
Romero Linen Is Eco-Friendly
The folks behind Performance Fabric don’t use any PFC chemicals, which are common in fabric but are under scrutiny by several governments for their affects on the planet and people alike. In addition, the unique process behind Performance Fabric also means no formaldehyde, phenols, phthalates, heavy metals, or chemical flame retardants.
In the past many of the aforementioned additives found their way into popular fabrics to improve durability, but at the cost of a negative footprint on safety.
Choices like Romero Linen are made from Olefin, which is also known as polypropylene. Colors are solution dyed by mixing pigments right into the liquid polymer that forms the yarn itself. This means the material itself is that given color, rather than having a fabric with dye added to its surface. If you’ve wondered how Performance Fabric resists stains so well, this is a big part of that.
If you’ve never used this kind of fabric before you’re probably curious about how to clean the material. The durability sounds great, you might think, but not if it’s a pain to clean or requires special additives.
Though the manufacturer recommends against machine washing the fabric, you can spot clean Performance Fabric with basically any household cleaner. Even pure bleach.
Often blotting with water will remove discoloration from spills. But to ensure you’re also killing any bacteria in the fabric, you can use a bleach mixture (or your favorite cleaner). Easy.
The one thing to remember after cleaning, though, is that the fabric needs to thoroughly dry. If it’s a pillow it’s easy enough to set aside in the sun for a day. But if you’ll need to use the sofa or furniture sooner than that, you can use a hair dryer on the lowest heat setting to dry it more quickly.
If you’re looking to re-upholster some household or commercial items and want something that will last a long time, this is a fabric category to watch.