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Mohair Upholstery Fabric Category Description:
Mohair is obtained from the Angora goat and is known for its durability and resiliency. The value and quality of mohair are determined by its luster. Mohair can also be woven with cotton, silk or wool. At J&O, we carry mohair fabrics in three styles: Supreme, Extreme, and Panné.

Our Mohair Supreme fabrics have a short, velvety pile that is soft to the touch and promises comfort. The pile of the Mohair Supreme fabrics is shorter than that of the Mohair Extreme fabrics. These designer fabrics are 100% mohair and have a cotton backing. Mohair Supreme fabric can withstand 70,000 double rubs.

Mohair Extreme fabrics have a short, velvety pile that is soft to the touch and promises comfort. The pile of Mohair Extreme fabrics is longer than that of the Mohair Supreme fabrics. These designer fabrics are 100% mohair and has a cotton backing. Mohair Extreme fabric can withstand 100,000 double rubs.

Mohair Panné combines the softness of mohair with the beautiful luster of panné to create a fabulous decorator and upholstery fabric. These designer fabrics are 100% mohair and have a cotton backing. Mohair Panné can withstand 40,000+ cycles, Martindale method.

Mohair Fabric Highlights
  • Backing: Cotton

  • Reduced Environmental Impact: Environmentally improved manufacturing process

  • Heavy metal free dyes with high exhaustion rates

  • Natural fiber content

  • 100% Mohair
Uses for our Mohair Decorator Fabrics

Our Mohair decorator fabrics are fantastic for seating, especially retro style. They can be used for general upholstering, seat cushion covers and slipcovers. Mohair upholstery fabrics can also be used to make bedspreads, throw rugs, decorative pillows, headboards and other decorative items.

Maintaining Your Mohair Fabrics (The following is from the Maharam web site)

Regular Maintenance
Vacuum or brush lightly to remove surface dust. Mohair textiles should always be brushed and vacuumed in the same direction as the nap. Professionally clean as needed.

Stain Treatment
• Always treat mohair textiles with care; vigorous rubbing may damage the nap of the textile.
• For oil and water-based stains: Use a clean, soft, white cloth, moistened slightly with lukewarm water to soak up the initial stain.
If further cleaning is required, apply a diluted carpet/upholstery shampoo with a damp, clean, soft, white cloth. (Never apply the cleaning solution directly to the upholstery.) Carefully blot the stain in the direction of the nap. Once the stain has been treated, remove the cleaning agent with a clean, soft, white cloth and lukewarm water. If necessary, apply a small amount of mineral spirits with a clean, soft, white cloth to remove any residue. Completely remove all cleaning solution residue; left over residue can attract soil over time.
• For insoluble stains (e.g. chewing gum, candle wax, etc.): Use a plastic bag filled with ice to rub the stain until the substance becomes brittle. Gently break the stain into small parts and carefully remove from the textile. If necessary, apply a small amount of mineral spirits with a clean, soft, white cloth to remove any residue. Completely remove all cleaning solution residue; left over residue can attract soil over time.
• For persistent stains (e.g. rust, blood, etc.): Add a level teaspoon of citric acid to a quart of cold water. Apply a small amount of the solution to a clean, soft, white cloth. Carefully blot the stain in the direction of the nap. Once the stain has been treated, remove the cleaning agent with a clean, soft, white cloth and lukewarm water. Completely remove all cleaning solution residue; left over residue can attract soil over time.
• Allow the textile to dry thoroughly. If necessary, use a hair dryer on a low temperature setting. Vacuum before using.

General Recommendations
• Treat stains promptly; the longer a stain remains on the textile, the more difficult it will be to remove.
• Always pre-test any cleaning method on an inconspicuous area.
• Several light applications of a cleaning agent are less harmful than a single concentrated application; repeat stain treatment several times if necessary.
• Never use heat to clean textiles; heat can set stains.
• Do not oversaturate the textile or let water pool in seams.
• A professional furniture cleaning service is recommended.
(The information above is a guide to help in the maintenance of mohair textiles. Neither Maharam nor J&O Fabrics can guarantee, nor take responsibility for specific results.)
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