Introducing Chieftain Ravel


Chieftain Fabrics traditionally manufacture PVC fabric for the contract market and have been successfully doing so for the last 70 years.  However, we felt the time was right to introduce our first woven collection to our range.

We knew from the start that any woven fabric we launched would need to have the same high performance characteristics as our faux leather so that the two would work in tandem as well as independently.

Introducing Ravel: A  high performance, 100% Polyester fabric with the same high performance characteristics as our coated fabrics.

  • Crib 5
  • 100,000 Martindale Rubs
  • Teflon™ Coated
  • Waterproof
  • Antimicrobial

Colour Choice

Ravel is suitable for every sector, from Hospitality to Healthcare and is perfect for all contract applications.

Ravel’s vibrant colour palette was carefully chosen to complement our existing colour ranges. This ensures the selection process is as straightforward as possible. Altogether, there are 20 colourways within the Ravel collection, selected  in keeping with the colour trends of 2019/2020.


Ravel is treated with a stain resistant finish (Teflon™) which provides an invisible force field that helps keep upholstery free from stains, blemishes and life’s daily mishaps. Textiles treated with Teflon™ fabric protector are easy to clean, easy to care for and help to lower the impact on the environment.

The Teflon™ brand is mostly known for its non-stick protection, however Teflon™ fabric protector provides the same invisible force field for fabrics. It forms a molecular shield around fibres, guarding against oil and water-based stains, dust and dry soil, all without impacting the look, touch, feel or colour of the fabric.


Environmental Impact

Caring for our planet is always on our minds at Chieftain Fabrics, so it was very important that our woven collection followed our sustainability ethos. Where Teflon™ is concerned their motto is ‘less staining, less energy, less environmental impact’. The innovative short-chain chemistry behind the Teflon™ fabric protector portfolio offers advanced care for a better planet. Liquid spills, dust and dirt are effortlessly repelled from the surface of the fabric, reducing the frequency of washing required. Ground in stains can be removed easily with lower water temperatures, using less detergent and reduced drying times. These benefits translate to an extended life for fabric, keeping textiles out of landfills and looking newer longer, while also reducing demands on natural resources and lowering energy consumption – resulting in less impact on the planet.

The Teflon™ fabric protector is scientifically designed to comply with existing regulations:

  • Compliant with all four classes of Oeko-Tex® Standard 100, and Bluesign® approved.
  • Meets the goals of U.S. EPA 2010/15 PFOA Stewardship Programme.
  • Compliant with EU Directive 2006/122/EC.
  • Meets the commitments of Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Joint Roadmap
  • Innovative short-chain fabric protection products have compelling global environmental benefits and cannot break down to PFOA in the environment.
  • Listed on existing regulatory inventories, including U.S., Europe, China, Korea and Japan.

Go ahead, order your Ravel samples today and if you have any queries, please let us know: