Fabrics with large patterns are generally sold by the repeat, and those with small patterns are sold by the metre. The minimum order is one meter. The length of pattern repeat is mentioned in the specifications of the fabric. Repeats are within +/- 3% of what is specified.
All of our cotton fabrics that are woven in Germany and printed in Finland and our linen fabrics that are woven in Finland are certified according to the STANDARD 100 by OEKOTEX®, meeting the requirements of product class 1 – the highest classification, suitable for baby and toddler articles. The certificate guarantees that the fabrics are free of harmful chemicals. Our cotton fabrics have a width of 150 – 155 cm depending on the quality. Our coated cotton prints are coated with an acrylic coating at the same factory.
Our state-of-the-art fireproof prints made in Germany have a width of 140 – 300 cm depending on the qualities and versions and are all permanently fireproof. Our Trevira CS woven and printed fabrics, as well as our woven furniture fabrics in linen, are all certified to the STANDARD 100 by OEKOTEX® and meet the requirements of product class 4 – the standard for home textiles.
We at Metsovaara are committed to improving cotton farming around the world together with Better Cotton Initiative (BCI).
Better farming, better cotton: we are a member of the Better Cotton Initiative since 2020 and support responsible cotton sourcing through our actions and products.
The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) was founded in 2005 to improve cotton farming practices and production globally by finding more sustainable solutions for farmers, the environment, and the future of the cotton industry. The Better Cotton Standard is being implemented in 24 countries and aims to save the environment from exploitation by training farmers on lighter farming methods that reduce the use of the most harmful chemicals and water.
The Better Cotton Initiative exists to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, better for the environment it grows in, and better for the sector’s future. Read more about BCI here!
Better Cotton is sourced via a system of Mass Balance and not physically traceable to end products. See bettercotton.org/massbalance for details.
Metsovaara is committed to sourcing 50 % of the cotton selected for its cotton and cotton with linen fabrics as Better Cotton. By choosing a cotton product from Metsovaara, you’re supporting responsible cotton production through the Better Cotton Initiative/BCI.
Can Metsovaara fabrics be used to make respiratory protective equipment?
For safety reasons, we do not recommend using our fabrics as respiratory protective equipment or other face mask products. Metsovaara fabrics available for purchase are meant for interior design and they have not been manufactured or tested to be used as respiratory protective equipment or similar facial protection products.
How much fabric do you need?
You should plan your sewing carefully prior to ordering a fabric to make sure that you purchase the correct amount. When calculating the amount of fabric needed, be sure to take into account the excess required for hems and aligning the print or woven fabric.
For aligning the pattern, use the repeat measurement found in the product specification, as a guide. Please also take potential shrinking into account when planning your sewing (cotton, satin, and batiste 0 4%, linen = 6%).
Buying fabric for a cushion cover
Buying fabric for a table top
Buying fabric for curtains
Please note that fabrics are made-to-order products, which makes them non-returnable.
If the product shows manufacturing errors it has to be returned to the address of the manufacturing point which we will indicate to you. Cancellation right applies also to damaged or flawed shipment. In this case, do not accept the delivery and ask the freight service to have the goods sent back to the point of expedition or the address we will indicate to you. All freight costs are on us.
We aim at 100% customer satisfaction. If for any reason the product does not meet the requirement of the customer, complaints, and notifications of flaws must be made with no delay by email at email@example.com or call us at +358 9 4245 4414 and any complaint will be handled promptly.
Delivery time is 2 weeks when in stock, and 4 weeks on order for the fabrics made in Finland, 6 weeks for the Trevira CS fabrics and fireproof prints made in Germany. Special orders for custom-made fabrics or new designs take up to 8 weeks. Delivery time for specially made carpets takes 8 weeks.
Prices are 20% VAT included in the UK and free of VAT outside the UK
The payment methods we use are Global Pay, Klarna, PayPal and Stripe.