How do I order swatches?
Ordering swatches is very quick and easy. Just click on the Shop Fabric button at the top of revolutionfabrics.com, shop your pattern, and add swatches to cart. Please use code swatches10 for 10 free swatches on us!
Swatches ship USPS and will arrive within 5-7 business days.
As an added bonus, no shipping will be charge on your swatches :)
How quickly will my yardage order ship?
After the fabric is purchased, the yardage order will ship the following business day. The fabric will arrive via UPS ground within 3-5 business days.
At checkout, expedite shipping options are available. All expedited shipping will ship the following business day.
What are the different shipping methods?
All swatches ship free of charge.
There are four shipping options for memos and yardage, and all will ship via UPS.
1. Folded fabric shipping- any fabric 2 yards and under will ship folded in a box. The cost is $9.99.
2. UPS Ground-any fabric over 2 yards will ship on a roll. UPS Ground is usually about $22 to $30 depending on the weight of the fabric.
3. Expedited shipping-options are available such as Next Day Air. Customers are responsible for all expedited shipping costs.
4. All orders over $100 ship free of charge. They will ship UPS Ground.
I want to buy a Revolution fabric I saw in a store, I have the pattern name and product number, how can I buy it?
Typically, furniture manufacturers and retailers will rename their Revolution patterns and assign them their own product number for inventory purposes. For example, what we may call Sugarshack Glacier, they may call 'White Sugar'. We suggest looking through the online store and finding patterns/colors that you think are a match or comparable. Then, order swatches on us with discount code swatches10 (up to ten free swatches). For more information on purchasing Revolution fabrics, click Here. This page gives a list of retail stores and furniture manufacturers offering Revolution fabrics. Or you can go to our Store Locator, which lists Upholsterers and Fabric stores.
Can I send fabric directly to my upholsterer or COM company? Is there a place where I can put a note or PO#?
Yes, you can! At checkout, type in your upholsterer's or furniture retailer's address in the shipping section. You can also send a note with your fabric. For example, if your furniture retailer wants you to put a PO#. You can add this in the box that says Instructions to seller in the cart section before checkout.
How to reset my password for my account?
Click on the sign in tab and then click on forgot your password. Type in your email address and the email will direct you to reset your password.
Where can I see Revolution in person?
Please visit our retailers page to see a selection of the retailers and manufacturers that offer our product.
Also, please visit our where to buy page to see a selection of fabric retailers whom offer Revolution fabrics.
Which Revolution fabrics do you recommend for dogs and cats?
All Revolution fabrics are great for dogs and cats because they are durable, inherently stain resistant. We would recommend a tighter weave, such as patterns Hailey, Max or Grande that can withstand claws better than a looser weave. Also, a tighter weave makes wiping dog hair off sofas and chairs easier to manage. In addition, we suggest the Revolution Plus line for pets because the fabrics are machine washable. Great for dog beds!
Does sunlight damage Revolution fabrics and can Revolution be used outside?
Revolution fabrics are highly resistant to sunlight and can endure 500+ hours of light fastness without fading. The average light fastness for indoor textiles is around 40 hours. A Revolution chair that is placed by a sunny window indoors will not fade or lose any of its performance qualities. Revolution furniture is great on a shady porch; however, we do not recommend using Revolution on furniture located by a pool and/or is in continuous direct sunlight.
How is Revolution different than other performance brands?
Revolution is inherently stain resistant, while many other performance fabrics use PFC chemicals to achieve cleanability. These chemicals are applied during the finishing process of manufacturing the fabric. In addition to the potential risks associated with PFC chemicals, anytime a finishing or coating is applied to a fabric, it is going to wear off over time.
Check out www.greensciencepolicy.org for more information about PFC’s in your home.
Revolution Fabrics are made of Polypropylene and are inherently stain resistant. Because they are inherently stain resistant, they do not need to have PFC chemicals applied to make them cleanable.
Revolution is also entirely made in the United States at our mill in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. A majority of textile manufacturing went overseas in the early 2000's but STI (the makers of Revolution) stayed in continuous operation and proud Revolution is 100% made in America.
Further, Revolution is durable, beautiful and a great value.
What is Revolution’s warranty?
If you have purchased your fabric from revolutionfabricbytheyard.com, our warranty is good for up to three years unless the fabric is sprayed with any sort of chemical stain-resistant treatment. Most quality issues stem from the upholstery fabric being sprayed with a stain resistant chemical treatment. If you have not sprayed your fabric, we will send you a call tag for the casing.
Once we receive the casing, we will send casing to two independent labs for testing. This way we can test the fabric to see what caused the issue. If the fabric is flawed and has not been sprayed with a stain resistant treatment spray, we will replace the defective fabric.
If you purchased your revolution fabric from a furniture retailer or a furniture manufacturer, your warranty is with them. Please reach out to the furniture manufacturer about your warranty.
Do you pay for brokerage or duty fees for orders outside the continental United States?
Customers shipping outside of the continental United States are responsible for all brokerage/duty fees (or any fee associated with export shipping).
Can I iron Revolution Performance Fabrics or Revolution Plus Performance Fabrics?
No. Exposure to high temperatures will damage Olefin, but you can steam clean on low heat. Anything above 270 degrees will damage the fabric.
Cleaning Frequently Asked Questions
How are Revolution Performance Fabrics so stain resistant?
Olefin, also known as polypropylene, is a unique material because it is totally inert… that’s why milk jugs are made from Olefin. Revolution Performance Fabrics® are made from Olefin yarn that is solution dyed by mixing pigments in the liquid polymer. The color becomes an integral component of the yarn—That is why it’s virtually unstainable.
How do I clean Revolution Performance Fabrics?
Revolution fabrics can be cleaned with almost any household cleaner—even pure bleach will not damage our fabric. Most stains can be blotted and cleaned with just water, but we recommend mixing some bleach in the solution to kill any bacteria that might grow. Whatever cleaning product you use, it is important to thoroughly rinse the fabric with clean water and allow the fabric to air dry.
Are Revolution Performance Fabrics machine washable?
No. Machine washing is not necessary and could damage the fabric if done improperly. Revolution Performance Fabrics should be spot cleaned per the cleaning instructions.
Are Revolution Plus Performance Fabrics machine washable?
Yes. Revolution Plus should be washed on the delicate cycle with cold water accompanied with laundry detergent and bleach. After the wash is complete, dry your fabric on low heat for 10 minutes. Since, Olefin yarn absorbs no water, that should be plenty of time to completely dry your fabric.
Environmental Frequently Asked Questions
What are PFC chemicals?
PFC chemicals are used by other performance brands to achieve cleanability. If liquid beads on a fabric, it has been treated with a PFC. These substances, also known as PFOA, PFOS, C8, C6 and C4, bond Carbon with Fluorine. This bond is incredibly strong... that's why they work. The problem is they are presistent, so they accumulate in the environment. Growing evidence suggests these chemicals are toxic. Internet search Madrid Statment.
Every American has these chemicals in their body, much of it due to exposure from furniture, carpeting and apparel. These substances are found throughout the environment worldwide... even in whales and other Arctic wildlife! Revolution is the only major performance fabric brand that uses NO PFC CHEMICALS!
STI discontinued the use of PFC chemicals in 2000 when we discovered the problems associated with them. We did this out of concern for our employees. Click here to read more about PFC's.
How can a synthetic fabric be green?
Upcycling is the process of transforming byproducts, waste, and other trash into new and useful materials. Olefin is the only upcycled fiber available for making upholstery fabric.
Olefin is a byproduct of refining petroleum. For many years, it was discarded or simply burned off. The Nobel Prize for Chemistry was won by the scientists who discovered a use for this unique polymer.
Are Revolution fibers greener than natural fibers?
Natural fibers like cotton, linen, and wool require lots of the earth’s most precious resources… water and land, which are used in large amounts in the production and dyeing of natural fibers. Olefin is dyed without the use of water and requires almost no land and water for its production.
Because it is produced from what was formerly waste, Olefin has by far the smallest carbon footprint of any upholstery fiber. (Source: Higg Index)
How do Revolution fabrics stack up?
The Higg Index was created by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, which includes Patagonia and the Natural Resources Defense Council. A look at how the Higg Index compares the environmental impact of materials used in apparel and footwear. The higher the score, the more sustainable the material (Source: The Wall Street Journal). Click here to read the full article.