Why is my fabric "pilling"

Modified on Fri, 09 Sep 2022 at 09:03 AM

Pilling is a natural occurrence that is common in most woven fabrics. It is the result of normal daily use. Woven fabrics are made up of thousands of yarns. In turn, each yarn is made of hundreds of micro yarns. The most common cause of pilling occurs when these micro yarns fuse together and pick up foreign particles from other woven fabrics, like your clothing. This kind of pilling will often result in the “pills” being a different colour from your sofa.


Pills can easily be removed with a battery operating pilling tool available from haberdasheries like Spotlight or Lincraft. Please rest assured this is not a sign of faulty fabric - a quality sofa does not wear out, it wears in.

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