What is Martindale?
Martindale is a method of measuring the abrasion resistance or durability of textiles, often used in the furniture industry. It measures how well a certain type of fabric or textile can withstand wear and tear over time.
The Martindale test involves subjecting a piece of fabric to repeated friction cycles that simulate the wear and tear of everyday use, and it measures how many cycles the fabric can withstand before it shows signs of wear, such as cracking or linting. This test is useful when choosing fabrics for furniture or other products, as it can give an idea of how durable they are under normal use.
Our beanbags have a wear resistance between 20,000-100,000 Martindale, which is generally considered to be a high value.
What does "lightfastness" mean?
Light fastness refers to the ability of materials to resist degradation or loss of colour intensity when exposed to light - both natural and artificial. The scale ranges from 1-8, with 1 being the lowest and 8 being the highest. Our Cobana beanbags score 7-8 on the scale and are therefore highly resistant to colour loss.
Our range of outdoor beanbag chairs are carefully designed with a focus on maintaining high lightfastness, meaning colours remain vibrant and intense over time. Whether your Cobana bean bag chair is placed indoors in a sunny window or under the baking sun on the patio, you can be sure it will retain its original quality and appearance.
For us, lightfastness isn't just about preserving colours; it's about ensuring your bean bag chair remains timeless and elegant for years to come.