Your fabric is printed to order and typically takes 10 -15 working days from payment plus delivery time. It can take longer during busy periods and I will endeavour to keep you posted with the progress of your fabric.
Impact of COVID (update Nov 21) - Lead times have been extended to at least 3 weeks due to the impact of COVID on distribution & delivery timescales of the base cloth we print on. We hope that the situation will start to get back to normal in 2022!
It is always advisable to request a sample of fabric. Different computer screens can show colours differently, depending on their settings, and digital colour representation will always be slightly different to the real object – although every effort is made to get the colour as accurate as possible online.
Slight colour variations are unavoidable between production batches because of the nature of the natural fabric. As fabric is printed to order each time, your fabric may come from a different batch to your original swatch or previous order and there may be very slight variations. If you require a very specific match, please do get in touch.
My fabric is natural Linen Union (60% Linen and 40% Cotton) and is produced in Lancashire, the traditional centre for textile manufacturing in the UK.
Returns, refunds and faulty fabric
All Leaping Foxes fabric is printed to order so I cannot offer a refund if you change your mind once you have paid for the fabric unless it is faulty. Please check your fabric for faults before you cut as I am unable to offer any refunds if the fabric has been cut or made up into items. Please be aware also that linen union is a natural product, which has a beautiful texture, often including “slubs”, or small knots, in the length of the fabric. This has to be expected when buying a linen product and is part of its charm, rather than a fault with the fabric.
If you have any problems with the fabric you need to inform me within 28 days from delivery.
My fabric is typically 142cm in usable width, but this may vary from batch to batch. Please allow a variation of +/- 3cm from the stated measurement if you are concerned.
All my fabric is dry clean only. Fabric should be protected from the sun as much as possible or it will fade over time. I always recommend that curtains are lined to protect the fabric. To protect the life of fabric further, curtains could be rotated if practical in very sunny rooms. Fabrics are dry clean only.
Suitability for upholstery
Leaping Foxes fabric is only suitable for light upholstery, for example an occasional bedroom chair or headboard.
Martindale rub test
I cannot provide a Martindale rub test for my fabric as it is digitally printed to order, which means that each print run can vary slightly and therefore a test would be required each time, which is not practical or cost effective.
If you require fire retardancy treatment (FR) for commercial projects, this can be arranged for you. The fabric you order can be sent directly for treatment at your request, but it remains your responsibility to ensure you are happy with the fabric before any processing takes place. Any faults with the fabric cannot be remedied once the fabric is treated or cut. FR treatment can cause slight changes in colour (rare) and up to 3% shrinkage of the fabric. Leaping Foxes Designs cannot take responsibility for these changes or provide any refunds if you are not happy with the result.
Printing to order reduces waste, which is better for the environment, and enables me to bring you more designs and colourways.