Technical Expertise - Flame Retardant Fabrics

With Technical expertise, Skopos are proud to deliver products that are fit for purpose and the demands of their environment.

Skopos is ISO9001: 2015 accredited and all our fabrics are designed to meet the safety and performance standards required in the contract soft furnishings market.

Our strict processes ensure customers receive only the best quality products and services.

We test all of our products not only prior to launch, but also on an ongoing basis to ensure they meet the British, European and US standards for flame retardancy for hotel curtains and meet the high demands set for contract interiors. We are committed to a programme of due diligence.

The test standards for our products can be grouped into two sectors; Performance which is a commercial/ design requirement and Regulatory; which are legal standards which have to be met in order that the installation meets the fire regulations.

Performance Standards:

These are a range of fabric tests that measure the performance of the fabric using prescribed tests. The required certifications should be agreed with your client before fabrics are specified. Technical data for our fabrics can be found within the product search section of our website (if you need any further information or a more detailed product performance data, please contact our Sales Dept). Please ensure that the installation of our fabric is in accordance with the intended use of the fabric and all current manufacturing standards have been met. Not all fabrics will perform in the same way in certain situations; for instance, care should be taken when using more flexible upholstery fabric (that is more suited to the curves of a Tub Chair), the same fabric may not be suitable for long expanses of seat bases due to possible stretching.

Many of our upholstery fabrics are waterproof, soil resist and antimicrobial.  The cleaning and aftercare instructions for each fabric differs. Please refer to the aftercare section of this website or to the individual pattern books for specific instructions.

Regulatory Requirements:

The adherence to Flame Resistance Standards is paramount: this is a legal requirement and customers must be aware of their responsibility for using the correct fabric for various intended public settings.

Our tests depend on the nature of the fabrics, but include:

Bedding & Curtain Fabrics

  • Drapes – BS 5867 parts1& 2, type A, Band C
  • French M1, German B1
  • EN 13773
  • Bedding – BS7175 (crib 5)
  • IMO FTP Part 7&9
  • Italian Class 1

Upholstery Fabrics

  • BS 5852 part 1 (cigarette and match), part 2 (crib 5)
  • BS 7176 predictively tested – low and medium hazard areas
  • BSEN 1021:1 + 2 (cigarette and match)
  • IMO FTP Part 8
  • USA NFPA 260

Skopos fabrics are tested for various Flame Retardancy certification; please refer to our website product search section for the standards of a particular product. Test certificates can be provided on demand.

Please note that fabric intended for use in a Marine environment must be certificated to IMO - FTP2010 Part 8 (Upholstery),  IMO - FTP2010 Part 7 (Drapery) and IMO - FTP2010 Part 9 (Bedding). Reference:

For a full guide to the fire safety of furniture and furnishing for the UK contract sector please refer to:  /docs/fira-contract-flammability-guide.pdf

See following Skopos Product Performance guides for all technical specifications, care and installation instructions:

Akiri from the Origami Collection /docs/akiri-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Aura Voile  /docs/aura-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Amaze Upholstery  /docs/amaze-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Bandeira from the La Feria Collection  /docs/bandeira-product-performance-feb-23.pdf

Beau Upholstery/Drapery /docs/beau-product-performance-feb-23.pdf

Bennett from the Herriot Collection  /docs/bennett-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Berg from the Northern Lights Collection  /docs/berg-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Bernina from the Moritz Collection  /docs/bernina-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Bernina Waterproof from the Moritz Collection  /docs/bernina-waterproof-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Billow Voile  /docs/billow-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Blizzard Voile  /docs/blizzard-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Bonita Upholstery /docs/bonita-product-performance-feb-23.pdf

Cadiz from the La Feria Collection  /docs/cadiz-product-performance-feb-23.pdf

Camino from the Mila Collection Drape/Bedding  /docs/camino-drape-bedding-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Camino from the Mila Collection Upholstery  /docs/camino-upholstery-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Caramba from the Mila Collection Drape/Bedding  /docs/caramba-drape-bedding-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Caramba from the Mila Collection Upholstery  /docs/caramba-upholstery-product-performance-november-2022.docx

Carina Voile  /docs/carina-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Caspar from the Moritz Collection  /docs/caspar-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Caspar Waterproof from the Moritz Collection  /docs/caspar-waterproof-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Charm Voile  /docs/charm-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Cordoba from the La Feria Collection  /docs/cordoba-product-performance-feb-23.pdf

County Voile  /docs/county-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Cresta from the Moritz Collection  /docs/cresta-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Cresta Waterproof from the Moritz Collection  /docs/cresta-waterproof-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Cuba Upholstery  /docs/cuba-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Dala from the Northern Lights Collection  /docs/dala-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Divine Voile  /docs/divine-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Divo Blackout  /docs/divo-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Dove Velvet Upholstery/Drapery  /docs/dove-product-performance-feb-23.pdf

Engel from the Origami Collection  /docs/engel-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Falun from the Northern Lights Collection  /docs/falun-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Farne Drapery/Bedding  /docs/farne-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Fiesta from the La Feria Collection  /docs/fiesta-product-performance-feb-23.pdf

Flutter Voile  /docs/flutter-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Gaia Recycled Upholstery  /docs/gaia-product-performance-may-2023.pdf

Galeries from the Boulevard Collection  /docs/galeries-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Giraffe Voile  /docs/giraffe-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Glamour Voile  /docs/glamour-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Gracia from the Mila Collection Drape/Bedding  /docs/gracia-drape-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Gracia from the Mila Collection Upholstery  /docs/gracia-upholstery-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Hiako Upholstery  /docs/hiako-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Hughes from the Herriot Collection  /docs/hughes-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Inverno Blackout  /docs/inverno-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Khotan from The Silk Road Collection  /docs/khotan-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Jalousie Voile  /docs/jalousie-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Kiri Upholstery  /docs/kiri-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Kite from the Karoo Collection  /docs/kite-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Leopard from the Karoo Collection  /docs/leopard-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Luge from the Moritz Collection  /docs/luge-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Luge Waterproof from the Moritz Collection  /docs/luge-waterproof-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Luna Blackout  /docs/luna-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Madurai Upholstery  /docs/madurai-product-performance-feb-2023.pdf

Marmotte from the Chamonix Collection  /docs/marmotte-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Mellow Voile  /docs/mellow-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Miran from The Silk Roads Collection  /docs/miran-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Miura from the Origami Collection  /docs/miura-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Momo from the La Feria Collection  /docs/momo-product-performance-feb-23.pdf

Murmur Voile  /docs/murmur-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Muslin Voile  /docs/muslin-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Mystic Voile  /docs/mystic-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Nero from the Mezzanotte Collection  /docs/nero-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Niya from The Silk Roads Collection /docs/niya-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Nox from the Mezzanotte Collection  /docs/nox-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Onela from the Northern Lights Collection /docs/onela-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Orelle from the Chamonix Collection  /docs/orelle-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Oru from the Origami Collection  /docs/oru-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Palais from the Boulevard Collection  /docs/palais-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Peru Drape/Bedding  /docs/peru-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Phinn from the Herriot Collection  /docs/phinn-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Priestley from the Herriot Collection  /docs/priestley-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Print Base Ashford  /docs/print-base-ashford-product-performance-feb-23.pdf

Print Base Capa /docs/print-base-capa-product-performance-feb-23.pdf

Print Base Nereus /docs/print-base-nereus-product-performance-feb-23.pdf

Print Base Niello /docs/print-base-niello-product-performance-feb-23.pdf

Print Base Ombra /docs/print-base-ombra-product-performance-feb-23.pdf

Print Base P11,000 /docs/print-base-p11-000-product-performance-feb-23.pdf

Print Base P1,000 /docs/print-base-p1000-product-performance-feb-23.pdf

Print Base Panama /docs/print-base-panama-product-performance-feb-23.pdf

Print Base Sonno /docs/print-base-sonno-product-performance-feb-23.pdf

Print Base Turin /docs/print-base-turin-product-performance-feb-23.pdf

Print Base Varese /docs/print-base-varese-product-performance-feb-23.pdf

Rambla from the Mila Collection Drape/Bedding  /docs/rambla-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Rambla from the Mila Collection Upholstery  /docs/rambla-upholstery-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Sera from the Mezzanotte Collection  /docs/sera-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Shantung Voile  /docs/shantung-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Sigh Voile  /docs/sigh-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Slalom from the Chamonix Collection  /docs/slalom-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Smoulder Voile  /docs/smoulder-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Sonobe from the Origami Collection  /docs/sonobe-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Susa from The Silk Roads Collection  /docs/susa-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Talavera from the Mila Collection Drape/Bedding  /docs/talavera-drape-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Talavera from the Mila Collection Upholstery  /docs/talavera-upholstery-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Tama Upholstery  /docs/tama-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Tarim Drapery/Bedding  /docs/tarim-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Tempt Voile  /docs/tempt-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Tranquility Voile  /docs/tranquility-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Tranquility Eco Voile /docs/tranquility-eco-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Tessel from the Origami Collection  /docs/tessel-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Triana from the Mila Collection Drape/Bedding  /docs/triana-drape-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Triana from the Mila Collection Upholstery  /docs/triana-upholstery-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Wander Voile  /docs/wander-product-performance-november-2022.pdf

Zebra from the Karoo Collection  /docs/zebra-product-performance-november-2022.pdf