Childproof and Kid-friendly Fabrics Every Parent Will Love
by JOANN LIM
Bricks and mortar make a house, but the laughter of children make a home. As a parent, it is only natural to want the very best for your child; so when it comes to choosing fabrics for home decor, be it for couch upholstery, new curtains or even throw pillow covers – having the assurance that your selected textiles meet the standard of being a safe and conducive environment for your little one is absolutely essential.
Here are 4 reasons why parents love Acacia Fabrics:1. Tested to be safe from harmful substances
Each and every one of our fabrics come with the OEKO-TEX Standard 100, which is the gold standard for independent testing and certification system for textile products from all stages of production along the textile value chain.
This means that all the collections from Acacia Fabrics are tested for cancer-causing colorants, heavy metals (lead, mercury, etc.) and even substances which are known to be harmful to health but not yet regulated /prohibited by law such as pesticides, allergenic dyes. In addition, the fabrics are also tested to ensure skin-friendly pH-value.
We know how sensitive children’s skin can be and ensuring our fabrics are gentle against their skin is of the utmost importance.
2. Produced Sustainably and Environmentally-friendly
As parents, it is important to lead by example in having a greener lifestyle and instilling the value of sustainable living into daily family life. With the OEKO-TEX Standard 100, you can be assured that you are doing your part for Mother Nature in your home décor projects.
Our fabrics are rigorously examined for the production impact on the environment as well as problems connected with disposal, reuse, recycling and removal (thermal recycling or landfill) of textiles. After all, as a native proverb says: We do not inherit this earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.
3. Stain-Free Technology
It’s universally known that children are messy creatures. But never mind crying over spilled milk, drool or even crayon smudges when your fabric comes with stain-free technology from Acacia Fabrics’ FibreGuard collection. Liquid stains can be removed with water, and even the most stubborn stains will only require a small amount of household soap.
Say goodbye to futile scrubbing of stubborn stains; and hello to convenient, carefree parenthood.
4. Fire Resistant
House fires can happen unexpectedly at any time for any given number of reasons. Faulty wiring, an overlooked stove, a candle that was left out for too long…whatever the cause, preparation is part of prevention, and is absolutely crucial when you have children in the equation.
This is where our FR-One fire resistant fabrics come into play. Modern, ecological, versatile, stylish and most importantly safe, our FR-One collection was created through extensive research into the inherent fire resistant characteristics of different fibres. The results of this are failsafe, fire retardant fibres that are both innovative and beautiful – designed to keep your home stylish as well as safe.