Dinamica: Our All Time Favourite Fabric

Dinamica: Our All Time Favourite Fabric

Dinamica - Our All Time Favourite Fabric

Despite its sometimes higher price tag this fabric is still the most popular in our stores - where people can feel the difference between this soft durable fabric and some of the other options. Dinamica fabric has been our company favorite for many years.

Pros:

  • Soft to touch
  • Eco Friendly - see extra info below
  • Gentle on bare skin (especially important on kneeling chairs or recliners)
  • Hypo-allergenic
  • Odorless
  • Breathable
  • Soil-resist & really easy to clean (detailed instructions below)
  • No weave - so threads cant be pulled
  • Doesn't pill (no fluff balls on the surface)
  • Gently grippy on clothing (excellent for use with active chairs like the Variable, Thatsit, Actulum or Gravity)
  • Antistatic
  • Fire-retardant
  • 10+ year life expectancy
  • 116,000 martindale - this is a rub test indicating the number of rubs before a fabric deteriorates. Industry standard for commercial use is 25,000.
  • European manufacture
  • PETA approved as kind to animals**
  • " The eco-suede for people who respect the world in which they live. " Dinamica Miko, manufacturers.

Cons:

  • It's more expensive than other fabrics - we really can't think of anything else to put here

Eco Friendly:

  • It is made from recycled fibers and materials
  • And is also 100% recyclable
  • Does not use solvents in the manufature process
  • Employs non-toxic methods of manufacture
  • & a water-based manufacturing cycle

From the manufaturer:

The process is similar to paper recycling, in which no harmful chemicals are used. The recycled polyester comes from polyester fibres (T-shirts, fibres, etc.) and PET (bottles, plastic, etc.). This also means reducing energy consumption and so reduces CO2 emissions by 80% compared to traditional petrol-based polyester production.

**PETA approved: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals - the world's largest animal protection organisation has awarded Dinamica® the "PETA-approved Vegan" certification - a guarantee of a product made without the use of raw materials of animal origin.

How its Made:

Under the microscope, Dinamica® is composed of three layers: face, inner scrim and backing.

Submerged in a water solution, the inner scrim attracts small polyester fibres, which are suspended in the liquid, to both surfaces; these are compacted using a water-based needle punching process. The microfibre is then immersed in a water polyurethane bath, which, in contrast to normal production cycles, does not contain the solvents that are harmful to health and the environment. This process compacts the fibres, making them elastic and resistant. The use of neutral, non-toxic dyes and recycled polyester is a further guarantee of the natural approach adopted.

Eco-sustainability as well as the lowest levels of polluting emissions and energy consumption are guaranteed throughout the whole production cycle.

Cleaning Information:

Soft drinks - Spirits - Wine:
absorb as much as possible with kitchen paper, shampoo with water and mild detergent, then dab with diluted denatured alcohol (10%).

Ballpoint pen:
clean with perchloroethylene or an enzyme based spot remover.

Coffee - Tea - Milk:
absorb as much as possible with kitchen paper, then shampoo with water and mild detergent.

Chocolate - Sweets:
sponge with warm water (max 60°C).

Paint. Oil colours:
clean with turpentine, then shampoo with water and mild detergent. Tempera colours: fresh stain: clean with cold soapy water. Old stain: consult an expert.

Cosmetics:
shampoo with water and mild detergent; for persistent stains use perchloroethylene or an enzyme based spot remover.

Grass - Vegetables:
sponge with warm water then shampoo with water and mild detergent.

Ink:
use kitchen/blotting paper to absorb as much as possible, clean with a diluted solution of 20% denatured alcohol then shampoo with water and mild detergent.

Shoe polish:
clean with perchloroethylene, an enzyme based spot remover or diluted ammonia (max 10%).

Jam - Syrup - Fruit juice:
remove as much as possible with a spoon, then dab clean with warm water.

Oil - Grease:
sprinkle talcum powder over the stain, then brush the talc away and dab the stain with an enzyme based spot remover or diluted ammonia (max 10%).

Nail varnish:
use nail polish remover on a clean cloth. For persistent stains use nitre diluent. Absorb as much as possible with kitchen paper, shampoo.

Juice:
Remove as much as possible with a spoon or blotting paper, then wash with lukewarm water containing a neutral detergent.

Chewing Gum:
Cool with ice blocks in a plastic bag or frozen item. Scrape away. Any remaining gum can be carefully removed with benzene.

Blood:
Wash off with cold water. If this does not help, add a neutral detergent.

Candle wax:
Iron over absorbent paper. Clean with turpentine. Dab with lukewarm water containing a neutral detergent. Alternative: see chewing gum

Cosmetics:
Clean with methylated spirit.

Fruit:
Remove as much as possible with a spoon, then wash with lukewarm water containing a neutral detergent.

Milk:
Remove as much as possible with blotting paper.Wash with water containing a neutral detergent.

Spirits:
Remove as much as possible with blotting paper.Wash with water containing a neutral detergent.

Tea:
Remove as much as possible with blotting paper.Wash with water containing a neutral detergent.

Urine:
One part colourless/unflavoured vinegar mixed with two parts of water. Use a dry cloth as an underlay when the spot is soaked. Remove the diluted vinegar with alternate dry and wet cloths.

Vegetables:
Wash with lukewarm water, possibly containing a neutral detergent.

Wine
Remove as much as possible with blotting paper. Wash with water containing a neutral detergent and clean with thinned ethyl alcool.


Dinamica

Dinamica - The most popular choice in our stores. Hard wearing, hypo-allergenic, smooth, eco freindly, easy to clean and luxurious. Ideal for everyday & summer use; read more about this amazing fabric HERE


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Dinamica - The most popular choice in our stores. Hard wearing, hypo-allergenic, smooth, eco freindly, easy to clean and luxurious. Ideal for everyday & summer use; read more about this amazing fabric HERE