Chella's Luxury PERFORMANCE TEXTILES™ are the industry's first solution-dyed acrylic fabrics created to withstand both the discerning eyes of designers and architects and harsh treatment by sun, rain, freezing temperatures, hotel guests, children, and pets.
With over 200 traditional and transitional patterns and designs, Chella offers something totally new, sensual, and of utmost quality for hotel suites, dining atriums, pool and spa areas, bathrooms, family rooms, nurseries, and loggia.
Chella Textiles was founded by Lee Menichella, President of Hospitality Trading Corporation, whose career in the interior design industry spans two decades. Chella develops and markets collections of luxuriously soft upholstery and drapery fabrics for high-end hotels, resorts, and private residences.
Chella Textiles Features
- Solution-dyed acryl door en door garen geverfd
- Prevents deterioration or discoloration caused by UV rays
- High Light Fastness 7/8
- Easy to clean: brush with water and soap
- Breathable; does not stick
- Rarely pills
- Mold and Mildew resistant
- Seawater resistant
- Wash on 30 degrees, iron to reactivate the finish
- Brush with water and soap or use Tex Aktiv Cleaner.
Specifications Chella Textiles
|Composition||100% Solution dyed acrylic|
|Finish||Special finish: Exclusive Glenn Raven formula|
|Width||Varies by Collection|
|Roll length||Varies by Collection|
|Colour Fastness||UV 7/8 ISO 105 B02|
|Colour Fastness Rain||7/8 ISO 105 B04|
|Flame Retardant||Class 1 U.F.A.C.|
What makes Chella Unique?
Chella Textiles combines 20th century weaving and yarn extrusion technologies with 21st century fabric finishing techniques. The result is a state-of-the-art textile that combines the look and feel of a high-end interior fabric with the durability of a rugged outdoor awning canvas. Chella’s 100% solution-dyed fabrics carry a three-year guarantee against sun damage and fading, as well as for the loss of the loft luxurious hand that Chella is known for.
Solution-Dyed Acrylic Facts:
The Yarns & the Fiber
Chella Textiles uses 100% solution-dyed yarns, the manufactured miracle fiber. Solution dyeing is a man-made, European process originally developed in the 1950’s. The manufacturing of the fiber begins in a liquid state whereby color is added to the solution. The yarn coloring process is computer generated for optimum precision. The liquid solution then travels through tubes and is extruded through spinneret’s to be transformed from liquid into fiber. As a result, the color becomes an inherent property of the fiber before it is spun into yarn. This is why spilling a cup of bleach on a Chella fabric will not cause it to fade or discolor – the fabric is the color!
The Spinning Process
The fiber is moved to a sealed yarn spinning chamber where one single chamber is dedicated to a particular yarn color. Each chamber contains up to 100 filters to prevent color contamination of the yarns. The fiber is spun into yarn and filters are rigorously cleaned before a new color is introduced into the chamber.
The Weaving Process
Chella Textiles is dedicated to producing luxury weaves such as jacquards, piques, tapestries, matelasse, ottomans, damasks, epingles and sheers! We use electronic jacquard looms to weave carefully designed patterns into uncommonly strong fabrics. By tightly integrating the yarns, we create a textured, luxury weave. The durability of Chella Textiles is achieved through the combination of the high tensile strength of the solution-dyed yarn filaments combined with the careful jacquard woven structures, perfect for residential and commercial applications. If greater durability is required, Chella has developed a technique to enhance abrasion to 50,000 double rubs or more as measured by the Wyzenbeck test method on an as needed basis.
The secret to the soft supple hand of Chella Textiles begins with the unique weaving techniques, but it is the finishing that differentiates Chella from other manufacturers. Chella fabrics are taken from the looms and specially softened with a process that gives them a luxuriously fine hand. The cloth is placed on a frame and smoothed to a beautiful wrinkle-free texture that it will retain. Up to now, this process has always been associated with fine interior textiles; never before with outdoor fabrics. Chella’s performance features are sure to delight designers and their clients. Exterior as well as interior areas can be luxurious and comfortable using our elegantly durable fabrics that are practical, easy-care, and machine washable. Chella fabrics pass all upholstery codes for FR (NFPA 260, UFAC Class 1, Cal Bulletin 117) and can be treated to pass NFPA 701 Small Scale as required.
The Final Conclusion
“Chella Luxury PERFORMANCE TEXTILES™ beautiful anywhere” The manufacturing of Chella’s unique fabric is exceptionally technical and rigorous however, the result is extraordinary. Seasoned design professionals continue to marvel at Chella’s blend of beauty and durability and have urged us to continue with our innovations. As we move ahead, we plan to provide more design choices and to increasingly blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living areas, making those spaces more appealing for today’s lifestyles.
CARE & MAINTENANCE
Chella fabrics should be cleaned regularly before substances such as dirt and food particles are allowed to accumulate on and become embedded in the fabric. Although solution-dyed fabrics do not promote mildew growth, mildew may grow on dirt or on other foreign substances that may accumulate after extended use.
Chella is machine washable in cool water and may be air dried or machine dried on a low setting. The fabric can be cleaned without being removed from the piece by simply brushing off any loose dirt, etc. and sponging with a solution of mild soap and cool water. Rinse thoroughly with clean water to keep your fabric looking like new. DO NOT DRY CLEAN.
For most stains, we recommended a cleaning solution of 0.5 ounce of antibacterial dishwashing liquid to 22 ounces of water. Apply with a spray bottle and sponge into the fabric with a soft bristle brush or clean cloth. Rinse thoroughly, and blot with a clean, dry towel or wet vac to remove solution. For stubborn stains, use a fabric spot remover, following the directions on the container. Spray on the entire area and let the solution soak in, sponge with a soft bristle brush or clean cloth. Rinse thoroughly with clean, cool water, and air or machine dry on low setting. For specific stains, see our Stain Removal Guide, below.
Chella fabrics are heat-sensitive and can shrink if subjected to high heat from commercial dryers or steam irons. Care should be taken when cleaning. Only low settings or professional soft-press or air dry is recommended.
Pilling – From time to time, materials that have very long and strong fibers will pill. We see this in luxurious materials like silk and wool as well as synthetics such as acrylic and polyester. Pilling happens when the materials shed broken fibers during use. Materials where the fiber is short and brittle just lose that material, where the long, strong fibers hang onto it and make a little ball.
Chella fabrics have been treated with a light Teflon coating which helps to prevent pilling without loss of their fine soft hand. Other acrylic fabrics do not pill under normal use because they are heavily and stiffly coated. For this performance, they sacrifice luxurious softness.
Treat Chella as you would your finest cashmere garments! Using a sweater pill remover for a few weeks will generally remove pills and errant fibers. Should this not suffice, please contact the interior designer or showroom where the fabric was purchased.
Stain Removal Guide
|For These Stains:||Clean With:|
|charcoal & pencil marks, catsup,mustard, cola, grape juice, gravy,milk, orange drink, wet latexpaint, wet tea, tomato juice, egg||liquid soap & water|
|beer, urine, vomit, watercolor paints||liquid soap & white vinegar|
|coffee||liquid soap & white vinegar + acetone|
|berry, dried blood||liquid soap & ammonia (3-6% water)|
|chocolate||liquid soap, ammonia + water|
|wine||liquid soap, ammonia (3-6% water), whitevinegar|
|butter, chewing gum, motor oil,grease, nail polish, oil, shoe polish||acetone or solvent|
|crayon, dried latex paint, suntanlotion||grease remover or de-greaser|
|crayon, lipstick, dried latex paint,oil-based paint||paint remover|
|permanent ink||paint remover, acetone & soap|
|mascara||paint remover, acetone, soap & water|
|shoe polish & candle wax||acetone, towel & iron. Apply acetone, placeheated iron on top of towel place over stain.Repeat until towel absorbs stain.|
|tree sap||turpentine & liquid soap|
|iron rust||oxalic or citrus acid & water|
|mildew||1 cup bleach & 1/4 cup mild soap/gallon water|