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On 10/21/2016
INTERACT 2016: How Contract Fabric Manufacturers And Distributors Are Looking Forward

This year’s InterACT 2016 was an innovative look at a variety of issues. The Association for Contract Textiles (ACT) changes the paradigm of how our industry converses and views our business. Networking is always an important advantage as seeing your peers brings an understanding of where our common challenges and concerns lie and how innovators… Read full article…

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On 09/12/2016
The Benefits of Vinyl in Auto Upholstery

In anticipation of the Auto Care Association’s annual Upholstery and Trim International Convention in Phoenix, we’ve got automobiles on the brain. One of our best relationships in the vinyl industry is the automobile upholstery business. A lot of customers understand the benefits of vinyl in auto upholstery; we’ve outlined just a few reasons why auto… Read full article…

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On 09/12/2016
Materials + Technology + Craft
Category: Colors

Trend Union is one of the world’s leading prognosticators of all things design. I recently attended Trend Union’s NYC trend presentation. Below is an excerpt of some of the featured trends from the presentation: New Materialism & Matter—The combination of technology and handcrafting = amazing hybrid materials that merge into new concepts and forms. Marrying… Read full article…

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On 07/29/2016
It Can Make Your Head Whirl!
Category: Uncategorized

As Spradling’s A&D Director, it’s important that I understand what the design community is thinking about and tools they wish to have.  In our fast-paced world, design spans the globe and interior professionals and architects have an enormous amount of information coming in and going out of their offices and brains. A few thoughts that… Read full article…