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The following terms and conditions apply to all purchases made from this website. Use of this website by you, and the purchase of any goods from us, is conditional upon your acceptance of these terms and conditions.

These terms and conditions may be changed at any time without the need to let you know. It is, therefore, your responsibility to check periodically for any changes. Use of our website means you have accepted these terms and conditions. If unacceptable please leave now.

No other terms and conditions shall apply to the sale of our goods online.

These terms and conditions and the purchase by you of any goods from us shall be governed in all respects (including formation and interpretation) by English Law and any dispute arising under or in connection with the foregoing shall be determined through the English Courts.

In these terms and conditions “goods” include products sold on our website.

No order for goods shall be binding upon us unless and until accepted by us in writing. Once an order has been sent through from the website, it will be confirmed once we have checked availability in the warehouse. We reserve the right to decline any order placed with us at our discretion.

All goods are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. If for any reason the goods ordered are not available you will be offered an alternative or given a full refund. We will not be held responsible for compensating you for any losses you may suffer if we are unable to supply the requested goods.

We take care to ensure that details, descriptions and prices within our website are correct but errors may occur and we reserve the right to alter the same at any time. We also reserve the right to change the specification of the goods we sell.

Every care is taken to reproduce faithfully all descriptions of goods, however errors may occur. If you are in any doubt about the item you wish to purchase we recommend you contact us at In the event of goods being listed at an incorrect price due to typographical error, or error in pricing information from our suppliers, we shall have the right to refuse or cancel any orders listed at the incorrect price whether or not the order has been confirmed. If we have already charged you for the order we will subsequently cancel your order and immediately issue a refund to your account or card.

Small variances may occur (for example, in colour) when goods are displayed on our site and we accept no responsibility for such matters unless the variance is substantial.

Our website gives a general indication of the suitability of our products for particular applications such as suitable for curtains or suitable for upholstery etc. This suitability should be considered as a guide only. It is your responsibility to make sure the goods you order are fit for purpose. This should entail discussing with your maker / manufacturer as such. You can request and pay for samples via the website to be sent to your maker if required.

It is highly recommended that you discuss with your maker / manufacturer the quantity of product that you will need to order. You will need to pass to them the details of the product you wish to order including width repeat and composition so they can calculate the quantity you should order.

The majority of our fabrics can be treated to enhanced levels of flame retardant performance. Fabrics used for domestic or contract applications need to meet British Standards and should be treated accordingly. It is your responsibility to discuss with your upholster what is required for the fabric you are purchasing. Our sales team will be happy to advise you if we can FR treat the fabric you require. This is an additional service and costs flat price of £47.00 for 1 to 10m, for 10m plus price is £4.70 per metre. Please add at least 10 days for the treatment process to be completed.

We can treat the fabric with stain repellent if required at an additional cost. Minimum order quantity 6 metres unless specified in the product description. N.B. Please add 2 -3 weeks for the treatment process to be completed.

Fabrics are not guaranteed against the following:

  1. Pilling, bobbling or surface abrasion
  2. Shrinkage or stretching
  3. Colour fastness to light and colour fastness to rubbing

All prices quoted are in pounds sterling and include all taxes at current rates.

Prices are subject to change at any time before we accept an order from you.

Delivery where applicable will be charged separately (see Delivery and Returns page).

All payments processed via the The Design Archives site are processed through Paypal. Their encrypted servers ensure your card and other personal details cannot be accessed by any third party. We do not retain your card details ourselves, although we do collect your personal information through the ordering process and in order to facilitate delivery. We will never pass on your personal information to any third party.

All retail sales are supplied with a full invoice giving a description of the goods purchased, the price paid and delivery charges, including VAT.

Notwithstanding anything set out in these terms and conditions, we will not be liable for any failure or delay in performance of our obligations if it is due to an event beyond our reasonable control, including, without limitation, acts of God, war, industrial dispute, fire, flood, tempest or national emergencies. If so delayed we will be entitled to a reasonable extension of time for performing our obligations. Any dates we specify for the delivery of the goods are only approximate and we shall not be liable for any losses, damages, charges, costs or expenses caused by any delay in delivery of the goods.

These terms and conditions constitute the entire and only agreement between us.

Other than information on our website and information supplied with our goods you acknowledge that you have not relied on any statement, warranty or representation given in relation to our goods (whether given by us or a third party). Nothing in the foregoing shall purport to exclude liability for fraud or deliberate concealment.

Except where we are negligent we accept no liability for injury or damage caused by the improper use of any goods.

The exclusions and limitations set out in these terms and conditions do not affect (and are subject to) those of your statutory rights as a consumer which cannot be excluded by Law. For example, under current legislation, liability for Fraud or injury/damage caused by our negligence cannot be excluded.

Only you and we shall be entitled to enforce these website terms. No third party shall be entitled to enforce any of these website terms, whether by virtue of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise.

If you have any queries regarding your purchase of goods from the The Design Archives website you can contact

We will endeavour to answer all concerns within 24 hours.

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