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Why do we recommend using pre-approved textiles?

We believe the specification process should be as easy and streamlined as possible, all while achieving the highest possible level of quality. The truth is, not all fabrics perform well on all products, given individual design lines and upholstery processes. We want to make sure that the Hightower products you specify look their best. Our Pre-Approved Textiles list was created to do just that by providing recommendations for textile application based on our experience with textiles on our products.

Testing Fabrics

We consult with the leading textile companies to review new products as they are released to determine which Hightower products will upholster well with each of the unique fabrics.

We are also happy to test fabrics as requested. If you would like to include a fabric in our review process, please send your request to [email protected].

You can also make a testing request directly through your Project Manager.

Yardage Requirements

Yardage requirements are based on the use of 54 in. wide plain goods.

Fabrics of narrower widths and / or which involve matching repeats will require additional yardage. Please contact Hightower Project Management for specific details at [email protected].

Hightower’s fabric application default is railroad. Stripes will be applied vertically unless our customer indicates otherwise. In the absence of specific cutting instruction, Hightower will cut fabric at their discretion following these guidelines.

Fabric Groupings

The majority of pre-approved fabrics are assigned to a "Fabric Group" specified to a product set determined by Hightower. Please download the Fabric Groupings Overview here.

Not all products belong to a specific group - if you are looking for a product not shown in this "Fabric Groupings Overview" please visit the product's page for detailed textile information.

Graded-In Fabrics

Camira is an award-winning textile innovator designing and manufacturing upholstery and vertical surface fabrics across pure wools, wool-blast fiber blends and recycled polyesters.

KnollTextiles was the first company to address the fabric needs of the commercial interior. Today it is one of the largest textile suppliers in North American with products developed for a wide range of industries.

Ultra Fabrics has five decades of polyurethane craftsmanship behind them, continuing to reshape the world of animal-free performance fabrics - one surface at a time.

Carnegie is a creative company that designs and manufactures innovative textiles. With options in performance as well as plant-based, bio-based and sustainablele textiles.

Luna was founded in San Francisco in 1994 to introduce a new style to commercial interiors. Since then, Luna has become an award-winning textile innovator designed for corporate, hospitality and healthcare settings.