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Direct Fabrics are leading UK suppliers of curtain fabrics. We pride ourselves on being a British Company and supplier and offering the highest quality of customer service. We offer free curtain fabric samples of all our fabrics delivered 1st Class Next Day

We are a leading contract fabric supplier and all our fabrics are flame retardant and certified to BS5867 for contract use in the UK. Our range is selected specifically for hotels where blackout and thermal benefits are required.

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Flame retardant curtain fabrics are textiles that have been treated with special chemicals to make them resistant to ignition and flame spread. This is especially important in commercial settings where safety regulations often require the use of flame retardant materials to prevent the spread of fires. Direct Fabrics offers a range of flame retardant curtain fabrics suitable for commercial applications such as hotels, hospitals, and public buildings.

There are different types of flame retardant treatments used for curtain fabrics. The most common ones include chemical treatments where the fabric is coated or impregnated with special chemicals that make it resistant to flames, or inherent flame retardant fibers that are incorporated into the fabric during the manufacturing process. Direct Fabrics offers both options for customers to choose from, depending on their specific requirements.

Yes, flame retardant curtain fabrics are safe for human use and the environment. The chemicals used in the flame retardant treatments are carefully selected and tested to ensure that they do not pose any harm to human health or the environment. Direct Fabrics sources its flame retardant curtain fabrics from reputable manufacturers that comply with international safety and environmental standards.

As a family business, we at Direct Fabrics aim to provide a uniquely professional and personalised service for all our customers, however big or small. We work within contract furnishings sectors and have over 60 years of experience, ensuring we provide unparalleled quality in all projects we assist in. We are only too aware that each customer will have individual requirements, whether it’s a metre of fabric or a contract for a hotel, school or nursing home, we’ll be able to tailor our service for you.

All members of our customer service team pride themselves on giving every customer clear concise advice and informing you, whatever stage your order’s at, from quick quotations to receiving free samples, and then post-order. When you pick up the phone, you’re able to speak to the team between 9am-5pm from Monday to Friday. You may even speak to the Director himself as he plays a keen role in the day-to-day operations of the company.

Our humble story started with Joe Simon commenced trading in 1947, his market stall was the place to buy velvet in the North East. The chances are that if you are from the North East, a member of family will remember the ‘curtain men’, Joe and son Martin, from the early days. Nowadays Direct Fabrics is a third-generation family business; for over 60 years we have expanded our business with loyal and dedicated staff.

ECS Enterprises Ltd’s trading entity, Direct Fabrics, still prides itself on the same ethics that Joe and Martin Simon stood by. We share our passion for textiles with all our clients to make your projects run smoothly and ensure the quality of soft furnishings you expect from a British manufacturer. We continue to provide you with a comprehensive range of quality fabrics including bedding, towels and restaurant linens, all at competitive prices. We’re preferred by some of the most prestigious hotels including the Marriot, Sheraton, Hilton and many more.

We look forward to doing business with you and we look forward to receiving any questions or comments you may have.

Edward C. Simon


ECS Enterprises t/a Direct Fabrics

Company Registration - 08543363

VAT Number 181905107

Our fabrics that feature sound absorption coefficients and an acoustic rating have these scores as a result of extensive laboratory testing alongside SRL Acoustics.

Contract curtains are required by law to be flame retardant, they must meet the BS5867 Part 2 Type B/C standards. We at Direct Fabrics offer a large range of fabrics that BSI have accredited with these standards.

Some other accreditations held by our several flame retardant fabrics include:
- NFPA 701 Part 1 & 2
- European EN 13773
- Italian Classe Uno
- IMO FTP Code 2010 Part 7

Our range of flame retardant fabrics have been selected to allow our customers to be able to choose fabrics for various purposes, Including; curtains, blinds, throws and other accessories. You can shop with confidence knowing that all our fabrics in the fire retardant section are British-certified flame resistant. If you require certificates they can be provided. Selecting the right fabric for you, there is a huge choice of fabric qualities so you need to be sure you are getting the right one for the purpose.

If you cannot see what you looking for, download our catalogue or speak with the team on the phone, we are here to help and we like doing business the old-fashioned way. So call now on 03301118995.

Fire Retardant Fabrics

Our range includes over 500 fabrics that are fire retardant and most of these are inherently fire retardant fabrics, this means that they are 100% polyester base cloths or are other fabrics that have been treated. Using polyester means that they drop rather than flare up in the instance of a fire and therefore are perfect for your hotel, care home or bed and breakfast.

Printed FR Fabrics - Great range and quick delivery.

Our range can be printed on various base cloths so if you tell us the purpose for the material, we can recommend the fabric to be printed on. For example, we would recommend 145gm for accessories or 220 gm for curtains. We have a huge variety of options to suit your requirements so please call our team on 03301118995 for a quote.

We offer a free sampling service to ensure the fabric is what you are looking for.

Quotes for Project and Made to Measure products.

We make up in our UK-based workrooms so you can benefit by having excellent furnishings at great prices. Buy your fire-resistant fabrics at Direct Fabrics and speak with the team for a full quote. We will come and measure for larger projects so please contact us with your specifications.


Here to help on all your projects

As a company we want to work with you on a personal level, so if you want a bespoke quote or have questions, then please send a message or call the team, we are here 9-5pm and want to offer the very best service to all our customer

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