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Necia
« on: September 05, 2006 11:21:16 AM »

Hi Everyone!

I want to make my 4yo some pj's and I need to use Flame retardent material.  So far my search for fabric that has been treated as such has turned up useless.  Is there something I can use to treat the fabric?  Or, does anyone know of any online etailers that sell flame retardent fabric?

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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2006 02:08:07 PM »

Necia-

I did a quick google search and came up with these websites where you can order some flame retardent fabrics:

http://www.garments.globalsources.com/gsol/I/Flame-retardant-fabric-manufacturers/b/2000000023445/3000000181364/22742.htm
http://www.macraesbluebook.com/search/product_company_list.cfm?Prod_Code=1622850

Here is some general information on types of flame retardent fabrics
http://www.toppssafetyapparel.com/fabric.htm

This is a solution that you can treat fabric with to make it flame retardent
http://www.firetect.com/safe-t-guard.htm
http://www.safetythink.com/Workplace+Safety/Flame+Stop+I+Fire+Retardant?gclid=CKn38Pyxl4cCFU2ZGgodFg1apw

I know that wool, because it is a protein, will not burn. That is why it is used in most commercial carpets and upholstries. I'm not sure if you'd want to use wool, but it is good to know.

I'm not sure if you live in or near a city, but most cities have a fabric district. If you shop around at the chain stores and can't find the fabric you want, I would try a small fabric shop because the employees are always very knowledgable. You could even call a shop to inquire about fabrics.

I think that this is a good starting point. Good luck with the fabric and with the pj's!!
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2006 03:23:20 PM »

Wow thank you.  I did a google search and didn't get nothing like that.  I guess our search terms were different ha.  I DO work in NYC, and I work in the garment district.  I guess I will have to take a leap and go into one.  I gotta tell you, as a beginner sewer the garment district can be intimidating and outright overwhelming.  You have no idea the amount of stash fabric I have, and can barely sew straight, and really CAN'T follow instructions.

Thanks for all your help.

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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2006 05:07:33 PM »

There are many flame retardant cotton flannel fabrics.  It will say that it is retardant on the end of the bolt.  For some reason it looks a little different than the "normal" flannel fabrics.  I think that once you see a couple of bolts you won't have a problem finding more.  They are usually grouped together and quite often they are in children/infant prints.  Just ask for flannel fabric pj fabric and you should be able to spot it. 
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2006 07:48:12 PM »

I was at Hancock one time and they had a bunch of cute flannel for kids..also great look cottons. All fire retardant...They had a big sign saying that..that is how I noticed  Wink
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Necia
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2006 10:26:16 AM »

Thanks everyone, I'll check the wholesale/retail stores around my job.  If not, I guess I will have to go to a smaller fabric store chain or something.

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