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Ciara Kinsella
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Chieftain Fabrics


Chieftain Fabrics has been an established family-run company for over 60 years. We specialise in contract fabrics and pride ourselves on our top-quality ingredients, high-performance fabrics and excellent customer service thanks to our brilliant sales team.
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CPD Material (3)

The New Synthetics
In this seminar, I will explore the rise of synthetic fabrics in the twentieth century and those in particular that are currently being manufactured on a large commercial scale.

As we grow increasingly aware of the limited natural resources available, there is a growing urgency to replace those resources with more sustainable alternatives.

What those alternatives are will be examined in this seminar and help to determine if synthetics truly have a place in the future and whether they can replace the synthetics in large-scale production today.
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar
Contract Fabrics and Enviromental Sustainability
This seminar explores how contract fabrics might be made more sustainable through the replacement or removal of certain added chemicals. Alternatives to high-volume commercially produced fabric are explored. Future directions are appraised - especially those based on naturally occurring phenomena. New innovations in fabric production are also identified and explored. By the end of the CPD you will have a greater understanding of:
- What is meant by added chemistry and what possible substitutes are available.
- What makes a contract fabric
- How to distinguish between harmful and beneficial added chemistry
- What fabrics are best from a sustainable viewpoint
- Future directions in biomimicry and fabric design
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar
Vinyl: A Fabric for the Future
This seminar looks at how vinyl fabric is made and how the manufacturing process can be adjusted to make the fabric suitable for every potential application. Attendees will be able to differentiate between contract and domestic vinyl and the necessary certifications required by building and health and safety regulations. The seminar will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the origins of coated fabrics
- Understand how coated fabrics can be enhanced
- Understand the challenge of specification and choosing the correct parameters depending on the end use
- Understand sustainability and environmental issues and the balance with performance
- Understand how to care for vinyl to ensure longevity
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar


Chieftain Fabrics has CPD Materials in the following areas: -

Subject/Product Areas (CI/SfB)
RIBA Core Curriculum areas