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Our Top 6 Posts from 2016

Posted by Shawn Voss on Jan 10, 2017 12:55:25 PM

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It's not even the middle of January and already 2016 feels like ages ago... Nevertheless, the beginning of a new year is always a good time to reflect on where we have been, where we are, and where we are going. While we've got a lot of great things lined up for the coming year, let's to take a few minutes and look back at our most popular blog posts from 2016. Click on the images or links below to read the full posts!



1. New Patterns

It never fails that our most popular posts were new product introductions and this year was no exception. Early in the year we launched 4 upholstery patterns with new fresh colors as well as 2 new Panel & Acoustic fabrics. Then in the fall we launched 3 new patterns. 2 multi-purpose fabrics and one Panel & Acoustic fabric.




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2. How Acoustic Fabric is Tested

When we say our Acoustic Textiles have been 3rd party tested to perform like they should, what does that mean? In this post we will investigate how our Acoustic Textiles are tested and what those numbers mean. Read More





3. Upholstery vs. Panel vs. Cubicle

What makes a fabric something that is made for you to sit on instead of something to wrap a panel with? Or hang in a hospital? Are the fabrics really all that different? The answer is yes and no, as we will explain in this post. Read More






4. Content Matters: Polyester

Polyester is the most common and versatile fiber type that we weave fabric with in our mills and most of our upholstery, panel/acoustic and cubicle fabrics are woven out of polyester. In this article we will cover what polyester is, where it comes from, and its advantages and disadvantages. Read More





5. Let's See How Well You See Color

When designing a space, choosing colors of fabric, paint, and other surface materials is a crucial task to making a room look great. As a follow up to our recent posts about the color wheel and color palettes, I thought it would be interesting to share the Farnsworth Munsell color test. It helps answer the question "is what I am seeing what other people see?" Read More






6. How a Plastic Bottle Becomes Fabric

Yes, it's true. Most of the recycled polyester we use originates from plastic water and soda bottles. While it sounds pretty unbelievable that a hard drinking container can turn into soft fabric, it's actually a relatively simple process and is used often in our industry as well as the clothing industry. This is the story of how a plastic bottle is turned into fabric. Read More









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Topics: Upholstery Fabric, Color, Acoustic Fabric, Textiles 101, Panel Fabric