Natural inspiration: ‘Color Block’ collection from HBF Textiles

HBF Textiles partnered with textile designer Barbara Barry for a fourth collaboration, creating a fabric collection called “Color Block.” Inspired by patterns found in nature, Color Block includes five new fabrics called Dry Run, Crosstweed, Wrap Around, Paintbox and Lava Rock.

Wrap Around is a 100-percent Trevira CS construction with multiple applications for upholstery, wrapped panels and drapery. It is crafted in Germany as a micro scaled looped construction. Wrap Around is available in 11 hues. It is bleach cleanable up to 10 percent for difficult stains. The performance side of this design includes 100,000 double rubs on the Wyzenbeek abrasion test. Wrap Around comes standard free of finishes and backings.

Dry Run has a “sanded” texture and matte appearance. It is composed of 52 percent recycled polyester and a PFOA free GreenShield oil and water repellent finish, making it a sustainable choice. It is woven in Canada. It is available in nine dusty colorations; and passed 100,000 double rubs on the Wyzenbeek abrasion test.


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Paintbox is a multi-colored checked design, offering three different color palettes with complementary solids. Paintbox is approved for indoor/outdoor use, and is bleach cleanable. It is woven in the US by fabric company Sunbrella. There are three multi-colored options with a PFOA free stain repellent finish. It passed 92,000 double rubs on the Wyzenbeek abrasion test.

Lava Rock has a dimensional stitched pattern. It is colored in black, white and grey. Its blend of cotton and recycled polyester give it 61 percent rapidly renewable content and 21 percent post-consumer recycled content. It is woven in the U.S. There are three neutrals available with simple contrasting stitching, and it comes standard with an Alta PFOA-free stain repellent finish and light acrylic backing. It passed 100,000 double rubs on the Wyzenbeek abrasion test.

Meanwhile, Crosstweed is a blended fabric with a textural nubby hand. Woven in Italy, it is comprised of cotton, linen, viscose, acrylic and polyester. Crosstweed comes standard free of finishes and backings. It is available in nine shades; and passed 100,000 double rubs on the Wyzenbeek abrasion test.

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