Most of us assume man-made fabrics are inferior to natural materials like cotton or linen. In fact, synthetic materials have advanced tremendously in recent years. In terms of look and feel, the synthetic fabrics we offer at Mesken are largely indistinguishable from natural ones.
Polyester and its variants have the advantage of being strong, durable, and resistant to mold and bacteria. There’s no need for dry cleaning and they’re less prone to wrinkling. Plus, they’re generally less expensive than cotton or linen.
Don’t get us wrong — we love our cotton and linen fabrics just as much. But our synthetic fabrics make great drapes that are not only stylish and practical but also more affordable.X
Ripplefold and pleated drapes are made with the following built in fullness:
Ripplefold and 2-Pinch Pleat : 2x
3-pinch pleat and Euro Pleat: 2.5x
For example if the area you want to cover is 50 inches, we first recommend you add 10% to ensure ample coverage (55”). Then use the appropriate fullness above to calculate the fabric needed. If you’ve chosen 2-pinch pleat, 55"x2= 110”. This means we would use 110” of fabric to make a draoe with a finished width of 55”X
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