Foldability works with a team of UK based specialist pleaters, who have over 40 years experience of folding fabrics. We are experts in creating bespoke, intricate pleating patterns that are tailored to suit your project. Please note that we do not do small runs of standard pleating like box pleats, crystal pleats or accordion pleats. Instead, our speciality is in developing new and unique pleating patterns which are tailored on a project by project basis. Unlike other companies, our focus is primarily on bespoke pleating for interior products, industrial design and haute couture rather than runs of ready-to-wear garments.
The pleating process involves putting fabric between a two piece cardboard pattern, pleating it together by hand and steaming the pattern in a vapour box until the fabric sets. Most fabrics can be pleated but the most suitable contain a minimum of 10% polyester. This is because the fibres melt slightly when the pattern is heated, which helps the pleats last longer. To learn more about how to pleat fabric please take a look at our step by step guide here.
If you are interested in our fabric pleating services please get in touch. As explained above, please note our focus is on creating new pleating patterns and developing new products, rather than small runs of standard pleating for garments.