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Agua Fabrics

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We love fabrics. For over 80 years we have been involved in the contract market, originally making and supplying uniforms and gowns for hospitals before the Second World War. Our business has evolved over time. Now, in the 21st Century, our knowledge of the contract sector has made us the leader in technical performance upholstery fabrics.

We create market-leading contract fabrics for each and every sector; from healthcare to hospitality and from workplace to cruise. We offer both soft fabrics and faux leathers, always with a focus on pairing form with function. Our fabrics are highly durable, fire retardant, waterproof, stain-resistant and anti-microbial.

Our soft fabrics feature a new state-of-the-art protective technology, AguaGuard 365, which has been tested and certified effective against COVID-19. Family owned and run for four generations, there’s nothing we don’t know about upholstery fabrics and nothing we won’t do to support our clients.

Our first waterproof and fire retardant upholstery collection was launched in 2004, and we now have an extensive range of over 40 collections and over 1100 different fabric choices. From all our years of experience we understand the needs and requirements of performance fabrics in demanding environments.

We are based in North London with a partner network for worldwide warehousing and distribution. We hold large levels of stock for all our collections and aim to supply orders globally within a few working days of receiving an order.

Josh Ralton

T: 020 8205 0050

F: 020 8205 0660

Hyde House
The Hyde
United Kingdom

T: 020 8205 0050
F: 020 8205 0660


Sustainability Standards

  • ISO 9001


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    20 Feb 2021

    Design Insider is thrilled to bring you a recent case study by Agua Fabrics. Agua worked with Inside Out Contracts to fit out South West London’s cinema, with Agua’s Tones,...

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  • Trend Report: HIX 2022

    23 Nov 2022

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  • Q&A with Agua Fabrics, Supplier of the Year 2021

    16 Dec 2021

    Agua Fabrics were deservedly awarded the Supplier of the Year Award at the Cruise Ship Interiors Expo 2021. Design Insider caught up with Josh Ralton, Commerical Director at Agua, about...

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  • Official Clerkenwell Open Review

    20 Sep 2021

    “The time has come to mingle with like-minded people and network in real time again.” The BCFA Clerkenwell OPEN trail event took place over two days in early September with...

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  • The Agua Design Process

    14 Feb 2021

    Agua’s Managing Director, Suzanne Ralton, loves nothing better than getting stuck into R&D. Design Insider is thrilled to share with our readers a talk through of the Agua design process,...

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  • Agua Fabrics Industry Interview: Liz Walker, Orangebox

    3 Nov 2020

    Design Insider is thrilled to share Agua Fabrics’ latest industry interview with Orangeboxs’ Marketing Manager, Liz Walker. We find out about collaborative furniture design, lockdown, and the future of flexible...

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