• care and maintenance of leather and fabric

Leather

The leather chosen to make our furniture and furnishings is a top-quality corrected-grain leather made from carefully selected cattle hide that is soft to the touch but offers excellent resistance.

Leather is also a delicate and esteemed material; if well cared for, it ensures that the item of furniture lasts well over time.

We recommend avoiding direct sunlight and exposition to heat sources, and wiping the leather regularly.

Any marks can be removed used a damp cloth, water and a neutral soap. Do not scrub the surface; delicately dab from the outside towards the centre of the stain.

The leather should be dried immediately after.

Leather is also fire resistant:

-UNI EN ISO 1021 1/2 – Cigarette and Match test
-BS 5852 1991 Sec. 4 NI/0-1
-California TB 117

Nabuk

Nabuck is a luxury suede that is extremely soft. Despite being a delicate hide, the Scotchgard treatment, a protector applied at the end, makes the hide resistant to water, other liquids and dirt.

To care for and preserve the product, we recommend the following: avoid direct sunlight, avoid exposure to heat sources, and wipe the Nabuck regularly with a soft, dry cloth.

Nabuck is also fire resistant:

-UNI EN ISO 1021 1/2  – Cigarette and Match test
-NFPA 260/UFAC – Cigarette Ignition Resistance
-FS 191 Method 5903 – Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
-IMO Resolution A.652 (16)
-California TB 117 Section E

Velvet

Velvet is a sophisticated, luxurious fabric that adds elegant style to any item of furniture.

By following some simple cleaning and maintenance advice, you can prevent it from deteriorating and keep it soft and glossy over time.

It is therefore important that you follow the guidance below:

  • for normal cleaning, generally use a hoover
  • if the fabric needs to bewashed, wash at a maximum temperature of 30° on a delicate cycle with R113 tetrachloroethene-based solvents. Avoid using trichloroethylene
  • do not bleach
  • do not tumble dry
  • do not iron

In case of specific marks/stains, treat the velvet as follows:

Pen: treat with colourless pure denatured alcohol as soon as possible. Then brush with a neutral detergent and wash in the washing machine.

Milk, butter, oil: dab with water and a neutral soap as soon as possible. Then wash in the washing machine.

Adhesives and chewing gum: harden with ice, remove residue, apply a lubricant and leave to dry. Repeat if necessary, then wash in the washing machine.

Food residue: brush with water and a neutral soap or with a water and 20% alcohol solution. Then wash in the washing machine.

IMPORTANT NOTE: the suggested treatments are effective in 90% of cases. Failure to act quickly makes the cleaning treatment less effective, and the stains may persevere as a result.

Velvet is also fire resistant:

-UNI EN ISO 1021 1/2  – Cigarette and Match test
-UNI 9175 CLASSE 1IM
-UNI 9177 CLASSE 1
-BS 5852 Crib 5
-NF 92.503 – M1
-DIN 4102 – B1

Outdoor fabrics

The outdoor fabrics we use for our products are high-quality and do not require any special care. However, to ensure that the products are better preserved and last longer, it is important that you follow some advice:

  • the outdoor fabric must be washed at a maximum temperature of 30° on a delicate cycle
  • do not tumble dry
  • you can bleach using chlorine products
  • you can use an iron
  • do not dry clean

Outdoor faux leather

Among the materials used to finish our products, you can also find outdoor faux leather, suitable for use with our outdoor furniture products.

To clean and preserve this finish, it is important to follow the guidance below:

  • do not wash in water
  • do not bleach
  • do not iron
  • do not tumble dry
  • do not dry clean

Faux leather is also fire resistant:

-UNI 9175 Class 1lM
-EN 1021:2014 part 1 – EN 1021:2014 part 2
-FTP Code 307(88):10 Annex Part 8
-BS 5852 IS 0 – BS 5852 IS 1
-NF 92.507 – M2

100% Linen

100% linen is a material that easily preserves its qualities over time. We recommend washing it in water to make it ever softer and shinier.

The linen used for JEMA Design furnishings is pre-washed, but may still shrink in water by around 2%.

It is therefore important to remember to:

  • wash on a delicate cycle, at a maximum temperature of 30°
  • iron on reverse on medium heat (up to a maximum of 150°) Iron when the fabric is still damp to avoid folds
  • not use bleach or chlorine
  • not tumble dry