ILIV: Bold New Textile Designs

ILIV, part of the SMD Group, blends a passion for stylish, trend-led fabrics with a bold vision for British design. Under the guidance of CEO Jason Kenworthy, they have become the UK’s fastest-growing premium fabric design house, specialising in textiles for residential and commercial spaces. Their global team is committed to innovation and quality, meticulously focusing on every detail to inspire and transform spaces!

During Clerkenwell Design Week 2024, ILIV showcased four new designs.

Nova Stretch


Nova Stretch by ILIV

Nova Stretch is a versatile vinyl with added stretch, making it ideal for upholstering complicated shapes. This sophisticated fabric is suitable for a wide variety of commercial spaces with stain resistant and anti-bacterial properties and a Martindale rating of 250,000. Our Nova Stretch range is also waterproof and can be used in outdoor settings.


Tahoe by ILIV

Tahoe is a sophisticated chenille with a slub effect available in 21 trend led colours. With a halogen free Crib 5 coating and a Martindale rating of 42,000, this fabric is ideal for upholstery in commercial interiors.


Elba by ILIV

Available in 17 colours that coordinate with our range of fabrics, Elba is a sustainable sheer made from fire-retardant yarn. This supple fabric has a linen look that is perfect for voiles in commercial settings.


Elba by ILIV

Porto is a recycled fire-retardant sheer fabric ideal for voiles in commercial settings. This sustainable fabric has a cross hatch effect finish and is available in 17 shades.

Founded in 1987 in Lancashire, known for its rich textile history, The SMD Group has grown from its family-owned roots into a leader in the interior textiles market. With ILIV, they have become one of the UK’s leading premium interior fabric brands, known for their eclectic style that spans from archive documents to contemporary geometrics. Their vision is a future where business, people, and the planet can live harmoniously together.

The ILIV are committed to creating beautiful fabrics while positively impacting the environment, working globally with partners who share their dedication to sustainability. What started as a simple idea of making great design more accessible has grown into an international brand, thanks to their dedicated team and partners. Together they strive for excellence, push creative boundaries, and act with integrity, ensuring our customers remain at the heart of all they do!

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