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Boyriven’s Popular materials and what they’re used for

Boyriven’s Popular materials and what they’re used for 

Here at Boyriven, we have over 100 years’ experience in helping our customers achieve the perfect finish on their vehicles, boats, and home furniture. We’re proud to be the UK’s leading independent supplier of fabrics to the automotive, marine and interior/contract upholstery sectors and pride ourselves on using our unique blend of passion and expertise to help customers achieve their perfect finish.

Whilst we have a truly extensive range of fabrics and materials for every customer need, below we will be revealing some of our most popular materials here at Boyriven and what they’re used for. 

Prizm Vinyl / PU

This is one of our most popular products here at Boyriven due it’s flexibility - it lends itself perfectly to upholstery & contract furniture, marine & leisure vehicles, automotive vehicles and upholstery for public transport.

Our Prizm Vinyl (also known as a rexine material) is waterproof and so is very durable for outdoor use and can be used for both domestic and interior purposes - as well as being stylish. We recently used this Prizm Vinyl in our sleek black colour to make durable carpets for British Airways in their flight training facilities, which you can read more about here


An alternative to the household name of Alcantara, our Eco range comes with a choice of three backings which makes it suitable for various uses, both domestically and in public sectors.

Our eco-fabric comes in over 40 different signature colours and is typically used for automotive headlining’s and car interiors. It is also used to upholster domestic furniture and creates a lovely finish for any project.

Enham Leather

This is most commonly used by our customers for interior design, bespoke upholstery and furniture. Our silky, high-quality Enham leather comes in more than a dozen colours ranging from burgundy to lichen to rose-white. It has been used to create numerous bold and beautiful pieces of furniture.

This type of leather is very effective and stylish in Automobiles, especially those who strive for an elegant look. For example, this leather is popularly used to re-trim vintage cars.

Moquette / Flatweave

This material is typically used by our public transport clients who are looking for a stylish and comfortable interior. We have fabrics for public transport clients that not only look good but are made to the highest technical standards to ensure they meet the latest bus, coach or train requirements and provide passenger safety and comfort.  

Whether your project is large or small, Boyriven can provide you with the best quality materials at a great price, as well as help and advice on fabric selection with a fast turnaround on orders. Give us a call on 01264 771414 to find out more.



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Boyriven are proud suppliers to some of the world's premium brands

"After contacting Boyriven for advice on fabric selection, I was left in no doubt that I had contacted the right people for the job. Great communication, service and products!"

Interior Trim, BMW Mini

“Boyriven has been our supplier for over three years. Their product range is extensive and the level of service and support provided by the team is outstanding.”

Alan Bowers – English Harbour Yachts

"Boyriven delivered everything in a very efficient and timely manner with complete reliability. We are delighted with the products supplied and service provided."

Paula Mitchell - Clementine Creative

“After 42 years in the trade I thought another fabric supplier would not be of interest — I was wrong. Boyriven’s new fabrics and innovation have revitalised our range.”

Andrew Sykes - Foam for Comfort

"Boyriven continually work with us – and with our first tier customers – on new products, helping us to specify different fabrics and being totally responsive to our needs.”

Lee Ness - Global Upholstery Solutions

“Good quality products, reliable service, competitive prices and speedy delivery — what more could you ask for? Keep up the good work, Boyriven!”

Sam Gibbs - Upholstery Courses UK

Swatch guide service

We have an extensive selection of fabric held in stock to suit every type of project.

View our fabric swatches here.


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