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On 01/15/2020
The New Kilkenny Tweed Neo

Spradling International is pleased to introduce Kilkenny Tweed NEO™, the newest Prop 65 compliant vinyl-coated fabric. Produced without Flame Retardant (FR) additives and Biocides (antimicrobials) – Kilkenny Tweed NEO is a proven winner and a smart, sustainable choice. Beautiful! Durable! Sustainable! Inspired by a classic tweed design, this versatile pattern has been one of Spradling’s… 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 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…