Say Hello to Our Performance Fabric Collection

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Thatcher Performance

Life is messy — we get it! Real life isn’t picture perfect — real life has kids jumping on the couch, the dog sleeping on the ottoman and your Great Aunt Emma spilling wine on your favorite white chair. The mess is inevitable, and to be honest, your home wouldn’t be the same without it.

However, that doesn’t mean your style has to suffer. That’s why we’ve created our exclusive Performance Fabrics Collection. These fabrics are tough, and designed to stand up to every scuff, stain and spill your family will bring to the table. But don’t worry — we wouldn’t dare compromise on comfort or style.


For spring, we’re offering something brand new: Performance Fabric from Perennials. “This fabric’s practically bulletproof,” says Pottery Barn textile designer Sandra. This high-end fabric now tops our grades of Performance Fabric in durability, style and cost.

Not sure which Performance Fabric is right for you? We’ve summarized the properties of each below, along with Sandra’s tips about using each in your home.

Note: All of our Performance Fabrics easily spot clean and are machine washable.

-Bleach cleanable
-Linen look, soft feel
-Indoor/outdoor friendly
-Mold and fade resistant
-Water repellent, stain resistant

Sandra’s tip: “Perennial fabric is a great choice for a large upholstered item that you plan on investing in. Since it’s so durable, it’ll last a lifetime.”

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-Wipes clean easily
-Smooth, soft feel
-Becomes softer with time
-Withstands scuffs and dings

Sandra’s tip: “We consider leather a performance fabric because it looks better and better with time. The scuffs can be rubbed out, so it’s great with children and pets.”

-Ultraplush, soft microfiber
-Stain and oil resistance
-Suitable for heavy duty use
-Water repellent
-Exclusive to Pottery Barn

Sandra’s Tip: “This suede is one of my favorite fabrics. It stands out in a crowd. The fabric is hand-finished in Italy with a special brushing and bonding technique that makes it look beautiful.”

-Long wearing
-Extra-soft with a plush pile
-Water repellent
-Suitable for families with children and pets

Sandra’s Tip: “I love everdayvelvet’s neutrals. When used on a big piece of furniture, you can layer in rugs, drapes and pillows to complete a room with ease.”

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Performance Canvas:
-Performance fabric with superior feel and look
-Water repellent

Sandra’s Tip: “Performance Canvas means that anyone can have a white sofa! Whether you use a slipcover or upholster a new piece, it’s incredibly easy to clean.”

Performance Tweed:
-Water repellent
-Woven with chenille bouclé yarns for extra softness
-Child and pet friendly

Sandra’s Tip: “This Performance Fabric looks just like linen. We added 3 colors to this fabric for Spring — they’re perfect for a fresh, new look in your home.”

Read more about our Performance Fabric collection here. 

6 thoughts on “Say Hello to Our Performance Fabric Collection

  1. jayne cohen

    Im having trouble speaking to a rep abt my Pearce sectional (which I love) but need to replace the wedge cushion inside. It has worn differently than the rest of the couch and doesn’t look nice.Please have someone contact me abt how to go abt replacing the cushion. thanks. a frustrated good customer…

      1. Jayne Cohen

        gm, I’m looking to replace the inside of my wedge cushion from the Pearce sectional or if i have to buy the wedge cushion in stone ultrasuede. We lov the couch and it gets alot of use but that one pillow is much saggier that all the others. I believe its a synthetic pillow inside. thks.jayne cohen


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