Friday, November 07, 2008

Kravet Fabric-Useful Information You'll Need to Know

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1) Kravet is not a manufacturer of fabrics. It is actually a fabricator. It designs and purchases fabrics from several mills throughout the world, then package it into coordinating collection to be marketed to the trade. Certain designers, such as Barbara Barry, designs licensed collection that is exclusive to Kravet.

2) Kravet does not sell to the consumers directly. It must be purchased via a designer, a workroom or an authorized dealer such as Inside Fabric.

3) In addition to fabric, Kravet also sells trims, furniture, lighting and carpet.

4) Kravet fabric can be seen at Kravet showrooms, located in design centers in various cities. To locate a showroom near you, click here.

5) First quality Kravet fabric means that it is guaranteed to be free of any manufacturer defect. Kravet is very good at fulfilling their warranty obligations. If you are unsatisfied for any reasons they will take the fabric back. Keep in mind that you need to notify us right away when a fabric is defective.

6) Kravet fabric is divided into six groups:

a) Kravet Basics is the least expensive. It consists of simple and practical fabrics that priced at less than $50 a yard. Most are simple cotton, linen or silk fabric. This is our favorite group to use when we need a large quantity.

b) Kravet Couture is the most expensive group. It can go up to $200-300 per yard. It is also very elegant and very beautiful. Most fabrics in this group are imported from Europe.

c) Kravet Design is the largest group of the collection. It has a mid price range of $25-75 per yard.

d) Kravet Soleil is the outdoor fabrics collection manufactured using Sunbrella technology.

e) Kravet Contract is fabrics used for commercial applications.

f) Laura Ashley is a division of Kravet Fabric. In addition to Laura Ashley, Kravet also has exclusive collection from Pierre Deux, Soleil, Waterworks, PGA Tour and Lizzo.

7) Kravet fabric can be search on line here. While it is not perfect, it can give you a good starting point. We strongly recommend seeing it in person. Due to monitor variation and graphic quality; many times the images do not represent the true fabric.

8) It is nearly impossible to get Kravet discontinued fabrics. If your fabric is discontinued, the best solution is to find an alternative. This is because most vendors do not keep stock due to the sheer number of patterns available, and it is simply not feasible to call everyone who carries Kravet fabrics to find that particular pattern. Your time is better spent picking a new fabric.

9) To get instant pricing on Kravet Fabric, go to our Kravet fabric store and enter the pattern number (do not enter the color code).

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