Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Does IOPF contain Polyfluorinated Chemicals (also known as PFC’s)?
No! InsideOut is completely free of PFC’s (including C6). We are proud to make a product that is safe for your family to live on and is manufactured using sustainable, environmentally friendly practices.
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.
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
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.
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.
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:
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.
How do I clean IOPF?
Our fabrics are easily cleaned with any household soap and water. For more stubborn stains (such as red wine or permanent marker), bleach can be used and it will not discolor or harm the fabric. For detailed cleaning instructions and a cleaning video, please visit
"How To Clean".
Are IOPF machine washable?
No, we do not recommend machine washing.
Can I iron or dry clean my cushion casings or anything else made with IOPF?
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"
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.
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
email@example.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
Where can I learn more or speak to a sales rep?
Please contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be back in touch within 48 hours. Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm EST.