Have you seen or heard about Geobella fabrics yet? We’re pretty excited about the possibilities of this fabric line. Geobella is made from 100% olefin yarns, which is known for having a wool-like feel. It’s a great choice for both inside and outside your home or inside your boat cabin. Today we’re sharing a few of Geobella’s best traits, so you can see the possibilities of this fabric, too.
Geobella is Green
The name Geobella breaks down into two parts: “geo” meaning “earth” and “bella” meaning “beautiful.” That’s a great summation of what the makers of Geobella set out to do—create an eco-friendly fabric that’s also stylish. Geobella fabric is made from 100% recyclable yarns. In fact, olefin fibers, the material Geobella is made from, can be recycled up to 10 times! Olefin is a synthetic (man-made) fiber, but the process of making it is greener than other synthetic fibers. Extruding olefin creates virtually no by-product, resulting in very little waste.
Geobella is Durable
Geobella fabrics are extremely durable, both for use outside and inside your home. All Geobella fabrics are solution-dyed so they are incredibly colorfast down to their core. These fabrics are great for use near water like in boat cabins or pool areas because they are moisture wicking and quick drying. In addition, Geobella is resistant to bacteria, mold, mildew and odors.
Geobella is also great for interior upholstery, especially for families with kids or pets. While Geobella has a rougher hand than most other upholstery fabrics, the tradeoff is its long-wearing durability. This fabric, as Matt Grant likes to say, “wears like iron.” Pet’s claws won’t easily tear the fibers of this fabric and spills clean up easily. In fact, you can clean Geobella with a 50/50 bleach and water solution and it won’t harm the fabric.
Geobella is Stylish
Geobella fabrics are manufactured by the makers of Phifertex and Phifertex Plus and as such are an excellent compliment to those lines of fabric. Pairing Geobella pillows with Phifertex Plus sling chairs makes a really stylish poolside or patio set-up. For inside your home, Geobella’s predominantly neutral color scheme makes it easy to pair with other décor, so it can fit seamlessly into your existing décor.
Geobella is Versatile
We recommend Geobella fabrics for boat interiors, outdoor cushions and patio furniture as well as cushions and upholstery in high-traffic areas of your home. Here are just a few projects we think would look great with Geobella fabrics.
5 Great Projects to Make with Geobella Fabrics:
- How to Recover an Ottoman
- How to Make an Adirondack Chair Cushion
- How to Upholster an Outdoor Dining Chair
- How to Make your Own Chair Pad
- How to Make a Bench Cushion
Give Geobella a try for yourself! Sailrite carries Geobella Fabric in over 60 patterns and colorways.
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