iLiv launches new contract fabric collection

3rd February 2016
An innovative, fabrics and wallcoverings brand has unveiled its latest fire retardant fabric collection for hospitality, leisure and care home sectors.

iLiv, which is pushing the boundaries and bringing inspirational, coordinated ideas to interior design, launched the new Expression collection to thousands of visitors from around the world at the Heimtextil show in Germany.

Expression is a collection of contemporary inherently flame retardant fabrics composed of striking painted abstract prints, geometric wovens and a luxurious velvet.

The dramatic colouring of the collection includes noir, putty, midnight, aubergine and pewter. It has been designed to create a dynamic ritzy interior, offering hotels, guest houses, restaurants, care homes and even healthcare environments an on-trend home from home look.

CEO of SMD Group’s iLiv brand, Jason Kenworthy, said: “Our latest collection brings the same fresh designs to leisure and healthcare spaces as we do to the home market, but without compromising the practical aspect.

“All of our fabrics are fire retardant, hard-wearing and add a new dimension in terms of flair and design.”
In high risk environments where large numbers of people are moving about it is vital that in the event of a real fire the retardancy of materials will slow the spread of fire to enable a safe evacuation.

As one of the early pioneers of flame retardancy, all SMD products are inherent and permanent to the fabric itself and are not limited to the yarn.

With a printing facility onsite to meet urgent deadlines, SMD’s activities provide comprehensive manufacturing facilities, supported by a 10-strong in-house design and sourcing team using the very latest market trends. All aspects of production including spinning, finishing and stock support are also available.

For more information about iLiv Contract Fabrics see, tel 01772 651 199 or e-mail

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