TABLE LINEN 101
ALL EVEN LINEN IS NOT CREATED EQUALLY
Event linen providers are very specific with their terminology so their clients are not mislead.
However, although it all sounds all good. What does it really mean?
A short Glossary of Terms has been created below for you to get a better idea of the fabrics we use.
Yarn is a long continuous length of interlocked fibers, suitable for use in the production of textiles, sewing, crocheting, knitting, weaving and ropemaking. Yarn can be made from any number of synthetic or natural fibers.
DEFINITION: MJS SPUN POLYESTER
MJS Yarn stands for Murata Air Jet Spinning. Murata is a brand of Japanese spinning equipment developed in the 1980's. Air Jet technology creates a yarn from short staple polyester or for blends, a combination of polyester and cotton (rather than extruded, continuous filament polyester) that is naturally hairy and soft. This technology yields a fabric that has comparatively low pilling and higher absorption rate due to the low twist yarn structure. The loose yarn structure allows the fabric to dry fast as well as accept starch, this also adds to its breath ability. For colors, MJS yarns and fabrics accept dye at lower temperatures yet its color retention is higher than most other fabrics.
DEFINITION: PLAIN WEAVE (also called tabby weave, linen weave or taffeta weave) is the most basic of three fundamental types of textile weave (along with satin weave and twill). It is strong and hard-wearing, used for fashion and furnishing fabrics. In plain weave, the warp and weft are aligned so they form a simple criss-cross pattern. Each weft thread crosses the warp threads by going over one, then under the next, and so on. The next weft thread goes under the warp threads that its neighbor went over, and vice versa. Balanced plain weaves are fabrics in which the warp and weft are made of threads of the same weight (size) and the same number of ends per inch as picks per inch.
DEFINITION: SPUN POLYESTER has greater durability than regular polyester. Spun Polyester fabric has actually been tested to last over three hundred washings! Spun Poly has a heavier cotton-blend-type texture, so it feels like cotton to the touch. With cotton, numerous washings can fade and degrade the fabric. With Spun Polyester, numerous washings do not fade the fabric and will produce a softer tablecloth as well.
Spun Poly has far better absorb-ability, thus eliminating the negative aspect of 100% Polyester.
DEFINITION: RING SPUN is when regular yarn is made by continuously twisting and thinning the strands making a very fine rope of fibers. The twisting makes the short hairs of fibers stand out, resulting in a stronger yarn with a significantly softer hand.
DEFINITION: POPLIN POLYESTER
GENERAL PRODUCTION AND USE POLICY
Fabric shades are subject to dye lot changes and swatch colours may vary slightly to the dye lot you receive. Therefore, orders for the same item made at various times may differ slightly in shade. It is important to compare colours from each fabric type. (example: Taffeta vs. satin in baby blue and so on) to get the best possible match ups.
ALL products are manufactured upon order; fabric is not kept in stock. If a fabric is out of stock you will be notified via phone or email. If you decide not to choose another color or await the items arrival, Eclectic Den will issue a Full Refund.
ALL clients are required to pay the total production costs before any work commences. For custom work clients are required to cover 100% of the cost of all sourced goods and production costs before work commences. Modified styles require pattern modification plus new pieces; there is an additional (one-time) patterning fee of $80.00 associated with the overall cost in addition to 100% of the cost of and sourced goods and additional material.
SOURCING AND PRODUCT ORDERING
Eclectic Den makes every effort to deliver the finished good by the requested date. In rare cases, depending on sourced goods and courier service, especially international orders, deliveries may be delayed due to weather or mechanical issues. Please ensure that you provide ample time between ordering and your required need-by date in the event that your package is delayed in transit. Since all products are cut and sewn to order, Eclectic Den will not be able to return goods that are not delivered in time in such events. If Eclectic Den estimates that there is not sufficient time to produce the table wear by the need by date we will not accept the request.
RETURNS AND EXCHANGES
Eclectic Den has a no refunds/no exchanges policy due to the nature of the use of our linen. Please, inspect all orders immediately upon delivery. Discrepancies in color/quantity/size etc. must be reported within 3 business days of delivery. No claims will be accepted after this period EXCEPT under extenuating circumstances. Irregularity of 3% is accepted on all products, which includes sizing on all products. All orders with damage or other discrepancy claims will be either repaired or replaced upon return of original goods. Refund will only be processed in the case that the products are irreparable or irreplaceable.
Table Wear manufactured exclusively for clients are special orders. If you place a sewing request, please make your linen and color selections carefully as return or exchange of products once it is made is not possible in almost all cases. Exchanges for color discrepancies or issues with fitting will not be accepted as fit sessions are suggested and orders are signed off on during stages of production.We suggest that clients request fabric, color, a sample and fit sessions during the planning and production process, prior to purchase, if slight color or size discrepancies are not acceptable for your application.
WASHING AND MAINTENANCE
Eclectic Den provides suggestions on washing and maintaining fabrics. These are strictly suggestions and are not guaranteed however a delicate approach is required and HOT water washing is strictly not recommended. Eclectic Den tests standard materials for washing/drying/steaming and other important cleaning processes and informs clients to the best of our knowledge of proper care and maintenance for a longer lasting product. All other table wear being made with non-standard fabrics should be tested prior to washing/drying/steaming or any other maintenance process. Eclectic Den is not responsible for products being damaged through any maintenance or cleaning process. Clients are advised to thoroughly test the material they are purchasing to avoid possible damage during cleaning and maintenance.