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Uf Select for luxury brands

New manufacturing partner in Mexico provides specifiers with greater speed-to-market, a price advantage and customisation options.

12th October 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  New York

Interiors, Sustainable

Ultrafabrics, the New York based animal-free performance fabric producer, has launched Uf Select, a North American-made collection with an inaugural offering of two different lines of fabric.

The company’s continuous investment in innovation, research and development has resulted in a range of polyurethanes suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. The brand’s growing client list of luxury brands spans many industries, from residential and contract furniture, to upholstery for cars, yachts, airlines, and private jets.

“We developed Uf Select as a brand that will expand our creative abilities in the hospitality, fashion, residential, recreational vehicles and workplace markets,” said Barry Silverman, Ultrafabrics vice-president of brand and marketing. “We have a new manufacturing partner in Mexico that will deliver against our mandate for quality, while offering specifiers greater speed-to-market, a price advantage and customisation options.”

Uf Select provides new options for today’s competitive and time-sensitive projects. Its curated selection of soft and creative fabric textures and colours are all inspired by traditional Mexican handicrafts. The two lines in the collection, Lino and Montage, explore artisan textures and elements that have not been available on any Ultrafabrics offer so far. They can withstand regular cleaning and disinfection, including bleach solutions, and each fabric has 10-week hydrolysis resistance and is REACH Compliant.

Lino emulates a printed two-tone woven linen fabric and is inspired by finely cut linoleum printing. With a palette of 18 shades, it creates the impression of a textile weave with its refined crosshatch design. © Ultrafabrics

“We were very selective when seeking out a mill partner, hence the name Uf Select,” said Senior Director of Product Development  Jennifer Hendren. “This partnership allows us to provide new and creative options while maintaining the premium performance and haptics standards we have pioneered for over 20 years.

“Following our deep connection with our manufacturing team and culture in Japan, Uf Select maintains the same core values with our partners in Mexico.”

www.ultrafabricsinc.com

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