FAQs

FAQs


Product Information

What are InsideOut Performance Fabrics®?


InsideOut Performance Fabrics® (IOPF) are the first all-in-one performance fabric that can withstand the elements of the outdoors and all of the messes that happen indoors (perfect for pets and small children!) IOPF pairs superior design with unmatched performance, making it the perfect choice for your home interior, sunroom or outdoor space.




How are InsideOut Performance Fabrics® related to Valdese Weavers?


Valdese Weavers has been manufacturing textiles in Valdese, North Carolina since 1935 and is the third largest textile mill in the world. Valdese is known for their top notch design team and ability to mass customize fabrics. Valdese launched InsideOut Performance Fabrics® in 2017 as a solution to the marketplace needing an “all-in-one” performance fabric. To learn more about Valdese Weavers, visit www.ValdeseWeavers.com.




What are IOPF made of?


IOPF achieves high performance standards by being constructed with a combination of solution dyed Olefin and a high energy dyed polyester. This combination offers a level of design and style consistent with interiors, but is durable enough for the outdoors.




Is there a finishing on IOPF that is eventually going to wear off?


No! IOPF yarns are inherently stain resistant; meaning the durability, cleanability and fade resistance are permanent for the life of the fabric.




Are InsideOut Performance Fabrics® a good choice for pets?


InsideOut Performance Fabrics® are a good choice for pets since they are more durable and cleanable than a non-performance fabric and we love our pets, too! If your pet frequently lays or lives on a piece of furniture, we highly recommend vacuuming it regularly.. Since most pets shed, it is necessary to remove the pet hair from the furniture to keep it looking its best. Pet hair often contains dirt and other particles which can transport to the furniture causing stains to further imbed themselves.




What quality standards does IOPF meet?


All IOPF products are classified as heavy duty residential textiles that are also suitable for use in hospitality and commercial settings. Further, IOPF exceeds all industry standards and testing methods for pilling, seam strength, abrasion and flammability. Every piece of IOPF is inspected for quality prior to leaving our mill.




Are IOPF waterproof?


IOPF will repel liquid, but is not waterproof. IOPF dries fast, but we recommend bringing in any outdoor cushions during heavy rain storms.




What about mold and mildew?


IOPF has properties that prevent the development of mold and mildew, but please be advised that mold and mildew can grow on dirt and other substances embedded in the fabric. Visit our "How To Clean" for instructions on how to remove dirt and other outdoor stains.




How wide are IOPF?


They are designed to be between 54” - 56” average.




Do IOPF fade outside? What about my direct sunlight through windows?


No! IOPF is perfect for the outdoors because it is fade resistant due to the UV properties of the yarns, which also makes it suitable for any room inside that has direct sunlight.




Do you have a product warranty?


Yes, we stand behind our fabrics with a 3-year limited warranty for upholstery and speciality fabrics. To read our complete warranty, please click here.




Where are IOPF manufactured?


IOPF are manufactured by Valdese Weavers, who has been making fabric in Valdese, North Carolina for over a 100 years and employs 900 local residents. We are proud to manufacture our fabrics entirely in the United States and be a 100% employee owned company!




What are the best applications for IOPF?


IOPF meets all upholstery standards for furniture, indoors or out! In addition to furniture, IOPF is a great choice for decorative items such as pillows, curtain, ottomans, headboards, dining chairs and barstools.




Are InsideOut Performance Fabrics® Prop 65 compliant?


Yes! All InsideOut Performance Fabrics® meet all the requirements as outlined in California Proposition 65.




Are InsideOut Performance Fabrics® compliant with the California TB 117 - 2013 flame retardant requirements?


Yes! All InsideOut Performance Fabrics® pass the test requirements set forth in TB - 117.




Are InsideOut Performance Fabrics® Disinfectant Spray Safe?


Yes! InsideOut Performance Fabrics is an all-in-one performance fabric that provides consumers with the ability to have a healthier and cleaner performance fabric in their home. In addition to providing the confidence of cleanability with soap and water or bleach and water, InsideOut Performance Fabrics can withstand the use of common at-home disinfectant solutions without the risk of degrading or discoloring the fabric. InsideOut has always been a disinfectant safe performance fabric because of the state of the art yarn technology used to construct the fabrics are bleach safe. *Bleach is an EPA-approved product to combat emerging pathogens due to Covid-19. To view the EPA’s list of approved products visit: https://www.americanchemistry.com/Novel-Coronavirus-Fighting-Products-List.pdf To view our cleaning instructions for mixing a bleach solution at home, click here. To view our cleaning guide information for disinfectant solutions, click here. We recommend the following premixed, store bought disinfectant sprays: Lysol Disinfectant Spray, Lysol All Purpose Cleaner, Clorox Clean-Up Cleaner + Bleach Spray, Clorox Multi-Surface Cleaner or Purell Multi-Surface Disinfectant.




Are InsideOut Performance Fabrics® Greenguard Gold Certified?


Yes! InsideOut Performance Fabrics are Greenguard Gold Certified and offer the highest level of indoor air quality assurance. To learn more about what it means to be Greenguard Gold Certified, visit greenguard.org.





Product Care

How do I clean IOPF?


InsideOut can be cleaned with household soap (such as Dawn) and water. For more stubborn stains, a bleach and water solution can be used and it will not discolor or harm the fabric as long as the method and ratios are as recommended in our cleaning instructions.




Are IOPF machine washable?


No, we do not recommend ironing or dry cleaning IOPF. We do recommend annual professional steam cleaning for general maintenance. For detailed cleaning instructions, please visit our "How To Clean" here.




Can I steam clean my furniture that has IOPF on it?


Yes! We recommend steam cleaning your furniture once a year to keep it looking brand new.




What are the general care practices for IOPF?


As we all know, performance fabrics have become so popular because they are easy to clean and have greater durability than non-performance fabrics. Anyone who has bought furniture likely wants to keep their investment looking new for as long as possible. Like so many other things in a home, performance fabrics require a level of general care to keep them from degrading over time, especially when they are being used in high traffic areas. There are a few best practices that can help keep your performance fabrics looking beautiful!

  • VACUUM REGULARLY: Dirt and dust can cause fabric to wear faster! We recommend vacuuming your furniture regularly.
  • FLIP YOUR CUSHIONS: Flip, rotate and fluff removable cushions regularly to ensure even wear, which will increase longevity.
  • PROMPTLY CLEAN STAINS: By promptly treating spots and stains,there will be less soil build up on a fabrics surface.
  • ANNUAL PROFESSIONAL CLEANING: Include furniture in your annual Spring cleaning! An extraction cleaning or steam cleaning will keep your performance fabrics looking their best.*high grade or harsh professional cleaners are not recommended or necessary!





How To Buy

Where can I buy IOPF?


IOPF is primarily available through furniture retailers and fabric distributors. Please click here to see a complete listing of our valued retail partners.




As a consumer, can I buy directly through you?


Currently, we do not sell direct to the end consumer. Please email info@insideoutperformancefabrics.com with your inquiry and we will direct you to a local source.




Do you have a catalog?


No, we do not have a catalog. We introduce new collections twice a year at Showtime and provide our customers with samples. If you’d like to view more of our product, please follow @insideoutperformancefabrics on Instagram and Facebook.




Where can I learn more or speak to a sales rep?


Please contact us at info@insideoutperformancefabrics.com and we will be back in touch within 48 hours. Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm EST.





Warranty

We stand behind our fabrics with a 3-year limited warranty for upholstery and specialty fabrics.

 

This warranty applies to the original purchaser of InsideOut Performance Fabrics® and protects against InsideOut Performance Fabrics® becoming unserviceable due to color or strength loss from normal usage and exposure conditions, including sunlight, mildew and atmospheric chemicals.

 

This warranty covers InsideOut Performance Fabrics® only. This warranty does not cover normal care and cleaning; damage from misuse or abuse; improper installation; or costs associated with replacement of the furniture, including labor and installation.

 

InsideOut Performance Fabrics® reserve the right to review and inspect any fabric submitted for claim.