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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 auto 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

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 07/15/2016
They’re GREYT!

Sounds like something Tony the Tiger would say, if he were designing interiors or coordinating boat colorways rather than peddling cereal in the factory across the street!  (Who knew Tony lived in Grand Rapids?)  You see – the color grey right now is “GREYT”! (“Great”, for those who don’t speak Tony the Tiger.)   This… Read full article…

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On 06/03/2016
Color of the Year
Category: Colors, Trends

By now, I think everyone has seen Pantone’s 2016 Color of the Year, or should I say colors, plural? Two colors, Rose Quartz 13-1520 TCX and Serenity 15-3919, have been chosen as THE color for 2016. Pantone Color Institute Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman explains further, “Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance… Read full article…