Textured Solar Window Fabrics from Kova Textiles

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The Kova Textile line is a uniquely textured solar window fabric produced with vinyl coated polyester yarns and KovaLux proprietary filaments. Inspired by her family’s crystal collection, the company’s founder, Libby Kowalski, researched and patented a water-clear polymer yarn that can be used commercially. When light passes through the fabric, it seems to dissolve into a diaphanous surface that is sheer, not quite transparent and translucent, but not opaque. Continue reading

Welded Vinyl Fabrics from ATN Vinyl

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This attractive welded vinyl material from ATN, most commonly used for upholstery and wallcoverings, is very durable with high tear strength, scratch resistance and UV resistance. It is free of many pollutants and is generally resistant to such common elements as perspiration, urine, saliva, salt water and bacteria. The material has a foam backing which is bonded and embossed with a high-frequency welding technology. Continue reading

Woven Metal Mesh Textiles from Alphamesh

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These striking textiles, introduced by Alphamesh Fabrics, provide designers with a collection of woven metal mesh fabrics for architectural use and interior design applications. Woven with stainless steel, brass, copper and aluminum weft yarns, the fabrics not only provide spectacular surface effects, they also can be molded into permanent sculptures or three-dimensional objects. Continue reading

Walking the High Line Fabric Collection from Sina Pearson

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Walking the High Line is a handsome new group of textiles from Sina Pearson, the designer and owner of her namesake firm. The collection is inspired by the High Line, an elevated park on the west side of Manhattan, and tells a tale of modernism, landscape and city skylines. The new group features four geometric patterns in a total of 21 colorways that evoke the views Sina experienced on the High Line. Continue reading

Alaxi Color Carnival Outdoor Collection from Silver State Textiles

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This award winning new outdoor fabric collection from Alaxi Solid State Textiles was launched by company’s textile designers Kate Korten and Manoli Sargetakis. The colorful collection is an interpretation that brilliantly shows nature at play from the stylized darting Minnows, to the swaying leaves of Foliage or to Masquerade, depicting the opening of an over sized flower. Continue reading

Up and Down Digital Print from Kinnasand

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Found in the UNI/VERSE – Woven Poetry collection from Kinnasand is a new take on color gradation in their digital print series Teaser, Feather and Up and Down. The color gradients run in radial, linear or non-linear directions as well as in single or multiple transitions. The sensuous fabrics in the collection make a statement on the meaning of materiality in the digital age with their beautiful nuances of color, play of light and movement and on the structure and material. Continue reading