Nobile fabric features:
Cotton is a plant fibre derived from the seed protection fibres of the cotton capsule of the cotton plant. Cotton fabrics are characterised by their high durability. They are very tear-resistant and surpass other fibres in terms of their abrasion resistance. In addition, it is extremely skin-friendly due to its very good moisture absorption and has excellent hygienic properties. However, cotton coverings should not be exposed to direct sunlight because of their low lightfastness compared to wool.
Wool is obtained by shearing sheep. Wool is particularly elastic and durable. The advantage is that there are hardly any indentation marks over time. Due to the natural protective layer of lanolin, wool is also very dirt-repellent.
Processing of the flax plant to a linen fabric is still very time-consuming today. Only long fibres are used for Sitzfeldt fabrics because only they ensure high fabric quality. Linen has increasingly been used for upholstered furniture in recent years due to its newly discovered advantages and ecological qualities. The character of this natural fibre becomes clear at the first touch: Linen feels cool and dry to the touch and is naturally matt-silky and shiny. Probably the most important feature of linen is its cooling and sweat-reducing effect on the skin, because the fibre absorbs up to 35% of its own weight in humidity and releases it quickly. In addition, linen is hardly electrostatic and is highly dirt-repellent. Last but not least, the fine massaging effect of linen on the skin speaks for the use of these fibres in upholstered furniture.
Viscose is a cellulosic synthetic fibre made from organic raw materials. A soft touch and silky shine are typical of viscose. The hygienic properties are excellent because of their high swelling capacity. In the production of viscose, the raw fibre materials are brought into liquid form, transferred through nozzles into fibre form and then hardened. As with all synthetic fibres, viscose can also be made to have a completely uniform quality.
With synthetic fibres, the atoms and molecules of the raw materials are rearranged by forming long, artificial chains of molecules. Fibres with extraordinary properties are obtained from these molecular chains. Polyester is processed in Sitzfeldt fabrics - in addition to polyamides, one of the most important synthetic fibres. Polyester is characterised by remarkable strength and low moisture absorption. It also has high elasticity and very good lightfastness. In terms of properties, this gives polyester a strong similarity to natural fibres like wool and silk.
To make a fabric of polyacrylic from manmade fibre, small fine single fibres made of polyacrylonitrile are needed. An endless thread is obtained from this, which is processed by wet or dry spinning into an elastic material. In addition to elasticity, polyacrylic has other positive properties, such as a low susceptibility to creasing, high durability and ease of care. Polyacrylic fabrics are pleasant to the touch; in professional circles the feel is even referred to as wool-like. They are soft and do not scratch the skin.