Fabrics are as different as they are extensive in material design and variety. Modern furniture fabric production makes use of a wide range of different materials. They play a significant part in determining the quality, functional characteristics and look of the upholstery fabric. Upholstery fabrics are made from both natural fibres and man-made fibres. Natural fibres come from plants or animals. Man-made fibres consist of polymers which are either extracted from natural fibres or manufactured synthetically. In addition to the materials used, it is primarily the manufacturing method that is important with upholstery fabrics. The fabric types manufactured using different processes vary both in look and feel and in their properties when in use.