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Glossary

1 Pass Fabric - A plain or patterned fabric that has a layer of a coating adhered to the back of the cloth which allows less light through. This coating acts as a light lining for the fabric. It is not totally blockout.

1P - Is the abbreviation for 1 Pass fabric. (above)

3 Pass Fabric - A plain or patterned fabric that has a layer of a coating  adhered to the back of the cloth which blocks close to 100% of the light. This coating acts as a blockout lining for the fabric.

Blockout Fabric - A plain or patterned fabric that has 2 layers of acrylic coating adhered to the base cloth. You dont need a lining for these fabrics.

BO - Is the abbreviation for Blockout Fabric. (above)

Coated Fabric - This can come in either 1 Pass or 3 Pass (blockout). See both descriptions above.

Continuous -  A fabric that has no joining seams in it. The final length of the curtain can't be more than 2400mm and sometimes 2600mm. (There would be very few curtains that would need to be this long.)

Cord Side - This is the side you choose to have the cord for opening and closing your curtains. You can choose to have it either on the left or right.You need to consider how easy it is to access.

Cornice - A moulding at the corner between the top of the wall and the ceiling.

Curtain Heading - Is the type of pleating that goes on the top of a curtain.

Decotrack - A round metal rod with a concealed track at the rear. You attach your curtain to the plastic gliders that run along the track. Decotracks can be Plain or Reeded (grooved)

Double Track - A Double track consists of two rails, one behind the other. This allows you to have one curtain or one pair of curtains on the front rail and one curtain or one pair of curtains on the rear rail.

Extra Wide Fabric - A fabric that is twice the width of usual curtaining fabric. This means that we need less fabric to make the curtains.

Finial - The decorative end on some tracks.

Fire Retardant Fabric - A fabric that has been treated to reduce the possibility of becoming flammable to the naked flame (comes with a certificate of certification)

FR - Means Fire Retardant.

Gliders - A glider is a plastic runner which sits inside the track. The hooks on your curtain hook in to these runners. Gliders allow you to pull your curtain across your window.

Lining 1 Pass - This is a fabric that has one layer of acrylic coating  adhered to the base cloth. This protects your fabric from fading, reduces the light, and acts as an insulator.

Lining 3 Pass - This is a fabric that has two layers of acrylic coating adhered to the base cloth.  This protects your fabric from fading, completely blocks out the light, and acts as an insulator.

Metal Holdback - A decorative metal disc on a post. This attaches to your wall so you can drape your curtain over instead using of a tieback.

Plain Fabric Tieback - A tieback made out of the same fabric as your curtain.

Plain Fabric Tieback with Cord Trim - Same as above with a cord trim around the edges.

Poletrack - A Half Round Timber Fascia with a concealed metal rail attached. You attach your curtain to the plastic gliders that run along the track.

Rear Track - The rear rail on a double track. See Double Track above.

Room Darkening Fabric - A fabric that reduces the incoming light. This fabric is not totally blockout.

Rope Tieback - A decorative rope or plait to hold back your curtains.This type of tieback doesn't have a tassel.

Sheer - A fabric that allows the full daylight to light your room but gives you daytime privacy from the outside.

Seeded - A natural undyed fabric that sometimes incorporates into the weave tiny fragments of cotton seed which appear as a fleck.

Selections - After you have logged in, these are the curtain selections you have made, but haven't gone ahead and ordered.

Single Track - A rail to which you would attach either one curtain or a pair of curtains.

Snaptape - A heading tape to which an unpleated curtain attaches. This type of heading tape gives the appearance of wave shape to the top of the curtain. There are no pleats.

Stack Direction - This is the direction to which you choose to slide your curtain to open it. This only applies when you have one curtain on a track.

Tassel Tieback - A decorative rope to hold back your curtains which can have one or two tassels.

Tassel Trim - This is a decorative trim made of a row of tiny tassels that is stitched onto the leading edge of Style B Curtains.

Tieback Hooks - The metal hooks you screw into the wall that keep your tiebacks in place around your curtains.

Track - A metal rail with small plastic gliders to which your curtain attaches.

Uncoated Fabric - A fabric with no acrylic coating. Uncoated fabrics need a lining attached to protect the fabric from UV fading and to increase insulation properties.

U/C - Uncoated fabric (see above for description)

 

LISTED BELOW ARE THE CARE CODE DETAILS FOR ALL FABRICS.

CARE LABEL NO 1

For use on specialty fabrics including silks and velvets. Remove hooks, rings & trims before cleaning. Dryclean only (P50). Do not wash. Do not iron.  Velvets should be steamed not pressed. Protect against sunlight with lining or other shading devices.  Possible shrinkage 3%. 

CARE LABEL NO 2
For use on rayon/acetate and other fabrics which may shrink, such as bulky cottons and poly/cottons.
Protect against sunlight with lining or other shading devices.  Remove hooks, rings and trims before cleaning. Gently vacuum regularly with appropriate attachment.  Do not wash.  Use warm iron.  Dry clean only P 50. Protect against sunlight with lining or other shading devices.  Possible shrinkage 3%

CARE LABEL NO 3
For use on printed or dyed cotton and linen fabrics which may be dry cleaned.
Remove hooks rings and trims before cleaning.  Gently vacuum regularly with appropriate attachment. Washing: - Warm hand wash. Do not bleach.  Do not tumble dry.  Drip dry in the shade without delay.  For best results hang curtains by their hooks to dry. .  Dry cleanable P50. Protect against sunlight with lining or other shading devices.   Possible shrinkage 3%.

CARE LABEL NO 3A
For use on printed or dyed cotton and linen fabrics which may not be dry cleaned.
Remove hooks, rings and trims before cleaning.  Gently vacuum with appropriate attachment.  Warm hand wash.  Do not rub or wring.  Do not bleach.  Do not tumble dry.  Drip Dry in the shade.  For best results hang curtains by their hooks to dry.  Use warm iron, lengthways. Do not dry clean Protect against sunlight with lining or other shading devices. Possible shrinkage 3%

CARE LABEL NO 3M
For use on some cotton and linen fabrics with metallic print.
Remove hooks, rings and trims before cleaning. Gently vacuum regularly with appropriate attachment.  Warm hand wash in synthetic detergent which does not contain enzymes or perborate. Do not bleach.  Do not soak.  Do not rub or wring.  Drip dry in the shade.  For best results hang curtains by their hooks to dry.  Warm iron under dry cloth.  Do not dry clean . Protect against sunlight with lining or other shading devices.  Possible shrinkage 3%.

CARE LABEL NO 4
For polyester fabrics and /or polyester blends.  Woven or knitted.
Remove hooks, rings and trims before cleaning.  Gently vacuum regularly with appropriate attachment. Warm hand wash.  Do not bleach.  Do not rub or wring.  Drip dry in shade.  For best results immediately re- hang curtains by their hooks to dry  whilst damp.  Use warm iron.  Dry cleanable P 50.  Possible shrinkage 3%.

CARE LABEL NO 5
For use on acrylic and mod acrylic fabrics.
Remove hooks, rings and trims before cleaning.  Gently vacuum regularly with appropriate attachment.  Warm hand wash.  Do not bleach.  Do not rub or wring.  Do not tumble dry.  Drip dry in shade. For best results hang curtains by their hooks to damp dry and rehang immediately.  Cool iron if required.  Do not steam iron.  Dry cleanable P 50.  No steam pressing.  Possible shrinkage 3%.

CARE LABEL NO 6
Coated fabrics, dry clean or wash.  For use on acrylic foam backed fabrics and flock coated fabrics of both man-made fibres and cotton.
Regular care will minimise the need for additional cleaning.  Gently vacuum with appropriate attachment.  Always exercise caution when spot cleaning.  Test cleaning on non-exposed surface.  Avoid excessive rubbing and abrasion.  Remove hooks, rings and trims before cleaning. POSSIBLE SHRINKAGE 3%. 
Dry cleaning:  Use specialist curtain dry cleaners as recognised by the Soft Furnishings Industry Association of Australia Inc.  For perchlorethylene.  Solvent temperature 18-20o C, no moisture, gently cycle, moderate (approx 50% capacity) loading minimise mechanical action.  One bath Dry cleaning Procedure: 3 minutes passing through the filter, reduced mechanical action, 2 minutes drain to tank or still, 2 minutes extract to tank or still.  Two Stage Drying Procedure: 25 minutes drying at 55o C, then 6 minutes drying at 35o C.  Deodorise 6 minutes or until curtains are cool.  For white Spirit or Hydrocarbon.  Standard Dry cleaning practices are appropriate.  Hang curtains upon removal from machine.  Do not iron/press coated side.  Warm iron/press on fabric side only.  Washing:  Curtains are heavy when wet.  Professional wet cleaning recommended.  DO NOT WASH IN DOMESTIC WASHING MACHINE.  Hand wash in cool to warm water (max 40o C)  Mild detergents such as wool mixes are recommended.  Do not bleach, soak, rub or
wring.  Drip dry in shade.  Do not tumble dry.  Hang curtains by their hooks to avoid coated sides touching.  Do not use pegs.  Do not fold curtains over clothes lines. Do not iron/press coated sides.  Warm iron/press on fabric side only.  *For detailed code of practice for cleaning coated fabrics.  Dry cleaners are encouraged to contact the DIA.

CARE LABEL NO 6D
For use on acrylic foam backed fabrics and flock coated fabrics of both man-made fibres and cotton.
Regular care will minimise the need for additional cleaning.  Gently vacuum regularly with appropriate attachment.  Spot cleaning:  Always exercise caution when spot cleaning.  Test cleaning on non-exposed surface.  Avoid excessive rubbing and abrasion.  Cleaning Washing: DO NOT WASH.  Dry Cleaning:-  Dry clean only.  Use specialist curtain dry cleaner, as recognised by the Soft Furnishing Industry Association of Australia Inc.  Remove Hooks, rings and trims before cleaning.  For perchlorethylene Solvent temperature 18 - 20o C. No moisture, gently cycle moderate loading to minimise mechanical action.  One Bath Dry cleaning Procedure: 3 minute passing through the filter, reduce mechanical action, 2 minutes drain to tank or still, 2 minutes extract to tank or still.  Two Stage Dry cleaning procedure: 25 minutes drying at 55o C, then 6 minutes drying at 35oC.  Deodorise 6 minutes or until curtains are cool.  For white spirit or hydrocarbon:  Standard Dry cleaning practices are appropriate. Hang curtains upon removal from machine.  Do not Iron/press coated sides. Warm Iron/press on fabric side only. *For detailed code of practice for cleaning coated fabrics,dry cleaners are encouraged to contact the DIA.

CARE LABEL NO 6M
For use on acrylic foam backed fabrics with metallic print.
Remove hooks rings and trims before cleaning.  Regularly gently vacuum with appropriate attachment.  Do not soak.  Do not bleach.  Do not rub or wring.  Do not use soap.  Warm hand wash in synthetic detergent.  Warm rinse.  Do not tumble dry.  Do not use pegs or fold over clothesline.  For best results hang curtains by their hooks to dry.  Avoid wet coated sides touching.  Cool iron lengthways over dry cloth on fabric side.  Dry cleanable P 30.
Possible shrinkage 3%.DO NOT CLEAN IN DOMESTIC WASHING MACHINE!  Hand wash in cool-to-warm (Max 40o C).  Mild detergents, such as wool mixes are recommended.  Do not bleach, soak, rub or wring.  Drip dry in shade.  Do not tumble dry.  Hang curtains by their hooks to avoid coated sides touching.  Do not use pegs.  Do not fold curtains over clothes line.  Do not iron/press coated side.  Warm iron/press on fabric side only.  Dry cleaning:  DO NOT DRY CLEAN

CARE LABEL NO 6W
For use on acrylic foam backed fabrics and flock coated fabrics of both man-made fibres and cotton.
Regular care will minimise the need for additional cleaning.  Gently vacuum with appropriate attachment. Always exercising caution when spot cleaning.  Test cleaning on non exposed surface.  Avoid excessive rubbing and abrasion.  Cleaning Washing: Possible shrinkage 3%.  Remove hooks, rings and trims before cleaning.  Curtains are heavy when wet.  Professional wet cleaning recommended. 

CARE LABEL NO 7
For use on fabrics where dry cleaning is not recommended or for some acrylic mixtures and polypropylene blends which cannot be dry cleaned or where dry cleaning is not recommended.
Remove hooks, rings and trims before cleaning.  Gently vacuum with appropriate attachment.  Warm hand wash.  Do not bleach.  Do not rub, wring or tumble dry.  Drip dry in shade.  For best results hang curtains by their hooks to dry.  Use cool iron.  Do not steam iron. Do not dry clean .  Possible shrinkage 3%.

CARE LABEL NO 7F
For use on flock type fabrics such as plush velvets.
Remove hooks, rings and trims before cleaning.  Regularly vacuum with appropriate attachment.  Warm hand wash.  Do not bleach. Do not rub or wring.  Do not tumble dry.  Drip dry in shade.  Cool iron on reverse side of the fabric.  Do not steam.  Do not dry clean .  Possible shrinkage 3%.

CARE LABEL NO 8
For use on woollen fabrics particularly woollen scrims, which cannot be washed. Fabric must be protected against sunlight with lining and/orother shading devices.
Remove hooks, rings and trims before cleaning.  Regularly vacuum with appropriate attachment.  Do not wash.  Dry clean only P 50. Reduce load and tumble dry at 55 oC.  Cool iron may be used.  Possible shrinkage 3%.

CARE LABEL NO 9
For use on pigment fabrics which may be washed or dry cleaned.
Remove hooks, rings and trims before cleaning.  Regularly vacuum with appropriate attachment.  Warm hand wash.  Do not bleach.  Do not rub or wring.  Do not tumble dry.  Drip dry in shade.  For best results hang curtains by their hooks to dry.  Do not use hot iron.  Warm iron lengthways.  Dry cleaning recommended P 50.  Possible shrinkage 3%.

CARE LABEL NO 9A
For use on pigment dyed fabrics which may be washed.
Remove hooks rings and trims before cleaning. Regularly vacuum with appropriate attachment.  Warm hand wash.  Do not bleach.  Do not rub or wring.  Do not tumble dry.  Drip dry in shade.  For best results hang curtains by their hooks to dry.  Do not use hot iron.  Warm iron lengthways.  Do not dry clean X.  Possible shrinkage 3%.

CARE LABEL NO 9 Special
For use on pelmets blinds and upholstered furnishing items.
Gently vacuum with appropriate attachment.  Do not wash. Do not dryclean X.  Test in inconspicuous area before spot cleaning with appropriate cleaner.

CARE LABEL NO 10
For use on pigment dyed fabrics which cannot be washed.
Remove hooks rings and trims before cleaning regularly gently vacuum with appropriate attachment.  Do not wash.  Dry clean only P 50.  Warm Iron.  Possible shrinkage 3%.

LINEN CARE

Linen can be washed, improving with each wash getting softer, brighter and stronger. 

1. Wash in clean water at temperature of 40 deg and rinse well

2. No bleach to be used at any stage.

3. Tumble dry on gentle cycle or hang to dry.

4.  Ironing is easier when linen is damp and using a hot iron.

5.  Do not rub spots whilst wet, to remove stains gently sponge with water, soap and pat dry.

6.  Dry cleaning is recommended for curtains.

7.  Protect Linen from sunlight, curtains must be fully lined and upholstery partially shaded.