Chieftain, leading manufacturers of performance fabrics

For over 60 years we have specialised in the design and production of high-quality performance fabric and contract upholstery.  With our unique mix of specialist expertise, innovative R&D and advanced materials, we produce an inherently better fabric. Our fabric is guaranteed to be technically capable, consistent, easy to work with and great-looking.

We pride ourselves on providing outstanding customer service with the care and attention you’d expect from an established, family-run business.  We provide expertise and genuine advice; we help you make the right choice and we work hard to make all aspects of buying and using our performance fabric as simple and easy as possible.

We ensure customer service that is second to none, meaning a quick turnaround and fast delivery.  You can buy directly from us, or through one of our distributors, whose details can be found on our contact page.

We specialise in the design and manufacture of performance fabric and contract upholstery for seating, and have continually strived to develop technically superior products for upholstery supplies.  As part of this, we have a full time Plastics Technologist who constantly improves our product ranges.

On an ongoing basis, we improve our most traditional and long-standing products to ensure that they pass new EU regulations, REACH directives and customer-required improvements in the areas of microbial resistance (C. Diff, NDM-1), fire retardancy and usability.  Our top quality materials and uncompromising manufacturing standards produce an inherently better product.

In addition, where new ingredients and production processes are developed in the industry Chieftain endeavours to adopt these improvements into our production processes and product range portfolio.

Our innovative production minimises environmental impact : 25% of raw material is from recycled content and we produce a fabric that is 90% recyclable.