Our Materials

Polyester Cushions

Colonial, CC, Flexifit and Bespoke Polyester

What's it made of?

Glencrest Seatex Polyester cushions and parasols are made from Weather-TEX fabrics, which are based on high quality P.E.T (polyethylene terephthalate) fibre. The dying and finishing treatment uses solely CIBA dyestuffs and chemicals. All fabrics are dyed and finished according to Eco standards.

Where can it be used?

The Weather-TEX fabric is made especially for outdoor use. It is easy to clean and provides a high level of comfort, it doesn't get wet but rather conveys humidity without absorbing it.

How does it feel?

Very soft and smooth to the touch.

Is it washable?

Yes. Weather-TEX fabric is fully washable and won't shrink.

How should I store my cushions and parasol?

Cushions and parasols should be completely dry before storing them away. We suggest you retain the zipped bags supplied with your cushion. The Glencrest cushion storage bag holds up to six recliner cushions in a neat and convenient carry bag. Your retailer should have details about Glencrest storage bags.

Filling

The ultimate filling for comfort and safety

  • Resists compression
  • Breathable, low moisture uptake
  • Non allergenic, clean and odourless
  • Complies with furniture and Furnishings (Fire)(Safety) regulations 1988

The ULTRASPRING® range of products are a unique blend of polyester fibres that contain conjugate hollow fibres designed specifically to provide the ultimate in filling materials for both comfort and safety.

Conjugate fibres are defined as the ‘co-extrusion’ of two different polymers to produce a bicomponent fibre that is able to combine the properties of both materials to provide particular performance characteristics. The variation in the cooling pattern of the extruded polymers provides a ‘spring like’ or three dimensional appearance to the fibres when seen at close hand.

This ‘spring like’ appearance of the hollow conjugate fibre is designed to resist compression much like the springs seen in everyday life. The hollow cross section of the fibre provides the addition of a high comfort factor that compliments this resistance.

All the ULTRASPRING® range of products are clean, odourless, breathable and non allergenic and additionally demonstrate low moisture uptake levels. All conform to the Furniture and Furnishing (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988.

Safety comes first

British Standard BS5852 1988 (Fire) (Safety) Regulations.

All of our covers and fillings conform to BS5852. Every cushion is batch numbered and a record maintained by the manufacturer or importer of the production date.

All of the fabrics and fillings used have a fire certificate after testing and every batch of fabric is individually tested and a 'Pass Certificate' received and filed for future reference and inspection by Trading Standards if required.

Our cushion fillings are tested on a regular basis by the UK Manufacturers and all test results are kept.

As any cushions may be stored or used inside or outside the house they all come under the same fire & safety standard criteria, therefore our Garden Furniture cushions come under this law even though they are intended for outdoor use.

BS5852 became law in 1988 following the realisation that deadly fumes from burning or smouldering polyurethane foam fillings can cause death.

DuPont Teflon Coating

Some Glencrest Seatex fabrics have been treated with DuPont Teflon Coating to enhance their ability to protect against dirt, rot, mould and fading.

LOFA Member

Glencrest Seatex have been LOFA members since 1987. To comply with LOFA's rules and regulations all Glencrest Seatex products are designed and manufactured in accordance with British law and environmental standards.

Acrylic Cushions

New Bespoke Acrylic Range

What's it made of?

Glencrest Seatex Acrylic cushions and parasols are made from 100% Acrylic fabric, using Solution Dyed Yarn. The fabric has been Water proofed using a chemical applied to the fabric.

Where can it be used?

Our Acrylic fabric is ideal for outdoor use. It is easy to clean and provides a high level of comfort. The fabric stops water from passing through whilst being able to breath.

Will it fade?

All fabrics will fade to a greater or lesser degree but Solution Dyed Acrylic has a colour fastness to a very high grade 7. This reduces fading to a minimum but we do not recommend leaving your cushions out permanently.

How does it feel?

The fabric is soft to feel and will retain its good looks for many years.

Is it washable?

Yes, you can machine wash the cushion case at 40°C but we recommend hand washing or preferably, Golden Care Fabric Cleaner.

Is it water-proof?

The water-proof finish is intended to protect against a rain shower and this will not affect the cushion but constant soaking may result in water passing through the zip and sewn edges. The fabric is rot proof but we do recommend your cushion and parasol should be stored away when they are dry. Water from swimming pools may leave a chlorine mark and we suggest the use of a towel to cover the cushion.

How should I store my cushions and parasol?

Cushions and parasols should be completely dry before storing them away. We suggest you retain the zipped bags supplied with your cushion. The Glencrest cushion storage bag holds up to six recliner cushions in a neat and convenient carry bag. Your retailer should have details about Glencrest storage bags.

Packaging makes a difference

It needs to be practical, attractive and self service, but above all it needs to help sell the cushions. Our packaging does all of this in a unique and fresh way. We spent a long asking customers what they want, they came up with the answers and we've come up with the product.

Our new packaging offers:

  • Point of Sale information, allowing the consumer to choose the cushion without help from an assistant.
  • A very clear film allowing the beautiful colour and design of the fabrics to shine through.
  • A strong and flexible hanger that won't break under stress.
  • A strong zip allowing the consumer to re-use and store the cushion.
  • Is antistatic in order to avoid dust attraction.
  • Is Limpid which is of great significance for the presentation of the cushions.
  • Is soft and supple and therefore very solid.
  • Is cold-crack tested to -15 degrees.

The answer to today's self service market!

Wetguard Technology

Wetguard is a fabric treatment that has been developed exclusively by Glencrest Seatex. The waterproof treatment allows you to leave any Wetguard fabric outside during light showers. Look out for the Wetguard logo on certain products.

Please note: Wetgaurd relates to the fabric, water may still be able to enter a product through the zipping or stitching.

Forest Stewardship Council

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international network to promote responsible management of the world's forests. FSC brings people together to find solutions to the problems created by bad forestry practices and to reward good forest management. Environmentally appropriate forest management ensures that the harvest of timber retains the forest's biodiversity and ecology. Socially beneficial forest management helps both local people and society at large to enjoy long term benefits and also provides strong incentives to local people to sustain the forest resource. Economically viable forest management means that forest operations are structured and managed so as to be sufficiently profitable, without generating financial profit at the expense of the forest resources, the ecosystem or affected communities.