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How Acoustic Fabric is Tested

Posted by Shawn Voss on Feb 29, 2016 11:34:10 AM


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.

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Topics: Acoustic Fabric, Textiles 101, Acoustics

A New Beginning...

Posted by Gregg Vander Kooi on Feb 19, 2016 1:21:12 PM

"It takes a deep commitment to change and an even deeper commitment to grow."  - Ralph Ellison
We are very excited to announce the beginning of a new future for True Textiles, Guilford of Maine, and Teknit. 
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LEED Letters for LEED Textiles

Posted by Shawn Voss on Feb 18, 2016 10:06:58 AM


The process of achieving LEED certification can be like trying to navigate a big city. While textiles are but a small portion of the LEED cityscape, we want you to have all the tools we can provide to make your life easier.

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Topics: Upholstery Fabric, Acoustic Fabric, Panel Fabric, Sustainability

White as Snow

Posted by Shawn Voss on Jan 22, 2016 1:45:58 PM


It's that time of year again for winter snow storms for us in the frigid north. Using all of this winter weather as a starting point, I thought I'd highlight some of our Panel and Acoustic fabrics that are as white as, you guessed it, snow.

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Topics: Color, Acoustic Fabric, Panel Fabric

Our Most Popular Posts from 2015

Posted by Shawn Voss on Jan 6, 2016 1:11:05 PM


2015 marked the 150th anniversary of our mill in Guilford, Maine where we still weave our fabric today and it was our first year with a blog. It's always nice to take a look back at the year that was, so here are some of our most popular posts from 2015. On our blog we strive to provide you useful content from the world of textiles in order to make your job easier and we will continue to pursue that goal in 2016!


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Topics: Upholstery Fabric, Acoustic Fabric, Acoustics, Panel Fabric

Dobby vs. Jacquard: A Tale of Two Looms

Posted by Shawn Voss on Dec 17, 2015 3:02:21 PM


You may have heard the terms Jacquard and dobby in reference to fabric, but do you know what it means? In this post, we'll broadly cover the differences between these two types of looms.


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Topics: Textiles 101

Meet Our New Upholstery Patterns.

Posted by Shawn Voss on Nov 16, 2015 9:52:47 AM


We’ve updated 2 of our classic Upholstery patterns with new colors and we are very excited to introduce 4 new bright and bold Upholstery patterns. All 6 come standard with our proprietary BLOCKaide® stain repellent to protect against the mess of life. All patterns except Famous are made from 100% recycled polyester, and all except one pattern pass the Wyzenbeek abrasion test with over 50,000 double rubs. Whether you're looking for something subtle and sophisticated or bright and bold, we've got you covered. And they're all made right here in the USA.


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Topics: Upholstery Fabric, Color

How to Clean Bleach Cleanable Upholstery

Posted by Shawn Voss on Oct 28, 2015 11:23:00 AM


Let's say you have a spill, and your fabric is bleach cleanable. Should you run for the bleach and give it a good pour on the problem area? No! Read on to learn how you should actually clean bleach cleanable upholstery. And straight bleach isn't the answer.


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Topics: Upholstery Fabric

Infographic: How Textiles Are Made

Posted by Shawn Voss on Oct 21, 2015 3:42:10 PM


The processes of making textiles can be, well, a little bit complicated. There are a lot of different steps that have to come together in order to make your chairs, acoustic panels, lounge seating, cubicle panels or anywhere else you stick fabric look and perform great. Some of us are visual learners, so we put together a handy infographic to give a broad overview of what the process looks like at our mills in Maine and North Carolina.


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

How to Choose the Best Fabric for Acoustic Panels

Posted by Shawn Voss on Oct 8, 2015 2:12:39 PM

Fabrics Shown above - Seating: Sketch. Acoustic Panels: Gray, FR701. Light orange, BeeHave. Dark orange, Highbeams.


There are many options for covering acoustic panels, but whether you are looking to cover some panels for your basement theater or fill an auditorium, there are a few things to keep in mind when choosing which material to cover the acoustic panels with.

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Topics: Acoustic Fabric, Acoustics