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

LOOP TO LOOP Upholstery Fabric from Designtex

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The collaboration between these four environmentally conscious companies, Designtex, Victor, Unifi and Steelcase has produced this outstanding upholstery fabric. Loop to Loop is the result of the first closed-loop system that recycles textile waste and waste already recycled back into product. The product is composed of primarily postcomsumer recycled polyester, much from PET water bottles, postconsumer recycled polyester as well as a small percentage of new polyester. The final product can recycled over and over again while retaining the original fiber’s quality.  The 56” wide fabric was designed by Designtex, woven by Victor with Unifi yarn and is used on Steelcase furniture – to continue the cyclic-nature concept.

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Textiles Fundamentals Event Offered by Guilford of Maine

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Twice per year, in the spring and fall, True Textiles, parent company of Guilford of Maine, puts on our Textile Fundamentals class for customers, designers, architects, or anyone else interested in experiencing all that goes into designing and manufacturing fabrics. The class takes place at our mill located in Guilford, Maine amongst the beauty and serenity of this diverse state. Continue reading