What fabrics are best for when you have a dog?
What furnishing fabrics are best for when you have a dog? It’s a question we get asked a lot, which is understandable. People come to us for advice about upholstery techniques, drapery fabric, textile design, and everything in-between, so why not this too?
People want to know if their comfy couch is a dog-friendly sofa, and how much furniture cleaning their life is now going to involve with the addition of a furry four-footer. Although you can't completely protect your furniture from damage by pets, some upholstery fabrics wear better than others.
These are all reasons why we hosted the Dogs&Dinner event in Barcelona, Spain.
What Barcelona, dog hair and sofa fabric have in common
The Dogs & Dinner event, facilitated by the Lamadrid group, took place in Barcelona because Barcelona is beautiful.
The city provided a fabulous backdrop to a unique event celebrating our furry friends in an unforgettable encounter that, ahem, left its mark.
Aside from a stellar opportunity to hug famous dogs, we were also looking for a way to highlight the pet-friendly properties of our fabrics, and this idea won paws-down because it was so fun.
We also chose this scenario because it hit two birds with one stone, proving that FibreGuard's collections really are easy to clean fabrics, even when doggos are concerned. They're also easy to maintain when it comes to food and drinks, whether there's a furry friend around or not.
When we tallied up the followers for all of the #dogfluencers (sorry, couldn’t resist) who attended it came to a combined total of 3.5 million.
Pet-friendly spotlight on FibreGuard
Soft furnishings are subjected to the same pet-related damage that other household objects suffer: cat's claws leave visible tracks on curtains, dogs track mud onto white sofas.
FibreGuard is the result of years of research and testing by interior designers and textile engineers. Our focus at FibreGuard is to develop fabrics that can withstand life’s challenges so our customers' hard-earned money goes further—and lasts longer.
Our fabrics undergo extensive testing in independent laboratories to ensure they’re all durable and reliable – accidents do, after all, happen in the real world.
Fibreguard’s Furnishing Fabrics are:
Durable – Our fabrics have been tested to ensure they can withstand the wear and tear of everyday use. They will not fray or tear easily, even when used in areas where pets like to scratch or sleep on them. They also contain UV protection, so they won’t fade over time if exposed to sunlight.
Easy-care – These fabrics are machine washable and dry cleanable, making them easy to care for. You don’t need special detergents or equipment to wash them – just throw them in the washing machine! You can also steam iron these items without damaging them too much because they contain anti-wrinkle properties.
Environmentally conscious – Our stain resistant furnishing fabrics are certified under the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®. This is just one of our eco-labels: read more here.
Professional couch cleaning is so last century
Dog-friendly as proven by famous pooches and our own pets alike, FibreGuard fabrics can be cleaned by everyone, not just those in the professional cleaning business.
Say goodbye to steam cleaning your couch or frantically searching for couch cleaning services in your area.
None of this is necessary with FibreGuard fabrics. Check out our cleaning instructions here.
Durable, cleanable, and open for collaborations
Aside from being easy to clean, FibreGuard's high-performance fabrics are also super durable thanks to the long list of mechanical textile tests they go through, not to mention the FibreGuard-specific tests (our special sauce).
Our fabrics are tested for sitting and cleaning, among other things, but not specifically for chewing (although we’re open to volunteer testers).
We’d like to officially invite you to pitch social media collaboration ideas to us. Just get in touch with us, and we’ll see what we can do together
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