Whether you’re a dyed-in-the-wool lover of all things natural or just looking for the healthiest furniture for your family to lounge on, maybe you’ve thought about DIY-ing your own upholstery, researched the natural materials out there, but still don’t have enough information to get started. Here’s a quick reference to layering latex, wool batting, ticking and other ‘organic’ layers on your chair:
When I’m replacing ‘conventional’ upholstery materials in a client’s chair with ‘natural’ alternatives, I generally choose from the following materials – which ones I ultimately use depends on the chair:
- natural wood frame
- hemp or jute foundation fabric
- organic wool felt
- organic cotton upholstery padding
- 100% natural latex foam
- wool batting
- organic cotton ticking fabric
- natural fiber upholstery fabric
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