The familiar suede-like hairs are coated tactfully for stain resistance and a lux sheen.
Mohair Supreme is made entirely from the wool of the Angora goat. Mohair is considered one of the oldest fiber textiles in existence, originating from the mountains of Tibet, home to the Angora Goat. The individual hairs are extremely fine and silky, making it one of the most sought after natural fibers. Its unique blend of qualities are what make the fabric so appealing for high-end furniture. This includes being both light and durable, water repelling while moisture absorbing, and when processed correctly, mohair never creases.
Mohair Supreme is rated for an impressive 70,000 double rubs on the Wyzenbeek test, the North American standard of measuring abrasion resistance for fabric. A rating lower than 3,000 is considered light resistance, such as pillows or curtains, while 30,000+ is considered heavy duty resistance, ideal for family rooms and heavily trafficked areas.
A combination of both durable and luxurious, Mohair Supreme is produced by Maharam, North America's leading creator of textiles for commercial and residential interiors. The company was founded in 1902 by Louis Maharam, a Russian immigrant, who began by selling fabric remnants from a pushcart on New York’s Lower East Side. For nearly 5 generations, Maharam has evolved from its humble beginnings to being pioneers in luxury textiles.
Mohair Supreme is available in three colors. Slate is a dark inky blue with a subtle grayish tint, ideal for a calming and tranquil setting to relax in. Rooftop is a brighter shade of blue that works beautifully with modern color schemes and palettes. Grassland is an earthy green with slightly gray tones. This color has many of the same calming attributes as shades of blue, while having a stronger association with nature.
You can find information on how to maintain Mohair Supreme here.