Birches evokes the still yet vibrant beauty of a Scandinavian silver birch forest. Semi-transparent, the curtain features a rotation print, which causes the dyes to penetrate the material deeply. This increasingly rare technique softens its look and creates an even, smooth coloured back side.
Woven from flame retardant polyester, Birches features a crisp ground with imprinted organic lines, which appear to almost melt into the material. The lines interact with the flamed yarns in vertical and horizontal directions, capturing a sense of organic progress over time.
The delicate colours that comprise Birches’ colour scale create a vibrant polarising dialogue with the curtain's pattern. In the neutral hue, the printed lines contrast with the white ground, whereas when the ground is in pastel shades, the lines remain white.
Lightfastness relates to the ability of a textile to retain its colour under light. When testing for lightfastness, samples are exposed to artificial daylight for a specified period.
The evaluation scale ranges from 1 (worst) to 8 (best). An increase of one point corresponds to a doubling of the lightfastness, i.e. the same fading takes twice as long.
Fire tests DIN 4102 B1 • NF P 92 507 M1 • BS 5867 part 2 type B • CAN ULC S109 • NFPA 701 • CAN ULC S102
There are differing requirements concerning the flame-retardancy of textiles dependent on the area of application, country or even region. Our textiles pass the majority of international standards and are also tested for a selection of regional requirements.
- Fire resistant
- € Flammability
- ¶ Wet and dry crocking
- ¿ Colourfastness to light
- ¡ Physical properties
Cleaning and care:Wash at max. 60°C, mild processDo not bleachDo not tumble dryIron at medium temperature (max. 150°C)Professional dry cleaning with hydrocarbon solvent, mild process
- Produced in: Japan
- Warranty: 10 years
- Mono material
- Greenguard Certification
- light spin cycle
- Yarn type: Filament, Staple
- Binding: Dobby
- Shrinkage: Approx. 1 / 0 %
- Wash load: Half
- Colour difference: Slight differences may occur
- Roll length: Approx. 60 metres (Approx. 66 yds)
- Transparency: Semitransparent
- Sustainability documentation:: Greenguard Gold, HPD
Certificates and manuals
Fire test certificates
Regular cleaning is important in order to keep the curtain textile looking its best and to prolong its life. Dust and dirt wear down the textile and also reduce its fire-retardant properties.
If possible, we recommend washing curtains once a year. If used heavily, a more frequent cleaning may be appropriate. All curtain fabrics by Kvadrat and Kinnasand are supplied bearing a maintenance label. We recommend the use of a light duty detergent without optical brighteners for all items in which, according to care instructions, washing is possible. In order to reduce the risk of allergy problems, we recommend to use washing detergents that do not contain optical bleach, perfume or colorants. Please take into account a possible shrinkage between 1 – 3 %. For more detailed information, we recommend contacting a professional dry cleaner and/or laundry. A professional dry cleaner may also assist in working out maintenance schedules which ensure that the fabrics are maintained properly so that a good indoor climate and maximum duration of the curtains are achieved.