Agua is the London based market leader in performance upholstery fabrics. It has a global reach supplying the best in performance fabrics to the cruise, hospitality, education, healthcare, senior living and custodial sectors. The family owned business has been supplying textiles to the contract market since the 1930’s, gaining a wealth of knowledge and experience in technical performance upholstery fabrics.
Established over 80 years ago, Agua began making and supplying uniforms and gowns for hospitals before the Second World War. Its first waterproof and fire-retardant upholstery collection was launched in 2001 to great acclaim and Agua now has over 600 stunning performance fabrics in 28 collections. The huge choice of colours, textures and design detail across the ranges ensures that there is a fabric to suit any commercial décor.
Agua is constantly evolving to encompass the latest technology and developments to create trend-led designs of the highest quality. In addition to being fire retardant to Crib 5, all the collections are waterproof, anti-microbial and supplied with a strain resistant finish. These highly technical properties ensure that the furniture looks and feels beautiful in even the most challenging environments.
Established collections include the Tones collection, a soft and tactile indoor upholstery fabric designed to look like wool whilst Al Fresco is a textured and luxurious woven fabric for exterior use, which is both fire retardant to crib 5 and waterproof. The extensive range of faux leathers now includes the Tierra Eco Collection which is an innovative 33% plant based eco friendly faux leather ideal for interior use.
Agua’s newest development has been designed to specifically address the requirements of the workplace sector. @Work by Agua is the fruit of over two years development to increase the product offering and target the only major commercial sector not to benefit from Agua’s unrivalled technical knowledge and supply chain expertise.
@Work by Agua offers additional choice to workplace furniture manufacturers and specifiers alike through a combination of easy to use, robust woven and vegan leather upholstery fabrics in a brilliant choice of colours from elegant subtle hues to vivid pops of colour. All have dual fire rating options as standard and are very competitively priced.
Agua only sources its base fabrics from developed economies that have a substantial degree of regulatory oversight. Finishing and final processing is carried out in UK mills ensuring compliance with the highest environmental and quality standards. Its soft fabric processing machinery was replaced in 2018 and is state of the art, minimizing and managing waste, using fewer processes, while reducing power consumption through greater operational efficiency and reuse of steam.