If you were looking for a soft, comfortable and easy-to-care-for fabric, you made the right pick.
Durban feels soft to the touch and has a neutral scent. It is stretchable and does not tatter easily. Finally, it is water-resistant, wrinkle-resistant and lightweight. The perfect complement to any lifestyle.
Durban is a 100% PES, microfibre fabric made of fine synthetic fibres. Its polyester is derived from raw materials such as coal, water and petroleum. And when you’re done enjoying it (if you ever are), Durban can be recycled and reused for the production of new PES materials.
Use and care
Keep the fabric away from direct sunlight, heaters, wet or rough surfaces.
Try not to allow Durban to come in contact with materials that are not colourfast, as they might cause discoloration. Brighter shades of fabric tend to take on abrasion from items such as jeans more easily.
Imperfections in Durban fabric are normal. They will occur over time, depending on usage. They can include fading, abrasion marks, ageing, pilling or napping. And they’ll make your Durban fabric uniquely yours.
Gently remove dust particles with a soft, dry, white, cotton cloth. You should not use rough cloths. Friction is not your friend.
If you spill water-soluble liquids (coffee, tea, milk etc.) on the fabric, dab them immediately with a soft, clean, white, cotton cloth or absorbent paper. Next, rub the stain gently from the outside towards the centre, using a soft, clean cotton cloth dampened with lukewarm water. Leave the surface to dry.
If you spill greasy substances (oil, chocolate, ketchup etc.), dab them carefully with absorbent paper. Then, use a pH-neutral detergent (like dishwashing detergent), just five drops diluted in one litre warm water. The best way to clean is with a soft, clean, white, cotton cloth, dampened in the mixture, using dabbing or absorption method. No vigorous rubbing. Again, the thing about friction.
For a periodical, thorough clean, you could consider at-home dry cleaning products. Use a dry cleaning ecological solvent (that can be used by hand) together with a soft, white, cotton cloth, following the solvent cleaning instructions.
Test all cleaners first on a small piece of fabric that is not immediately visible.