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Meet Our New Patterns

Posted by Shawn Voss on Mar 8, 2017 9:27:00 AM

 

Time for new products! We've just launched Intuition, a brand new multi-purpose fabric as well as new colors to our popular BeeHave and Framework patterns. Read on to see them all, learn more about them and order a free sample.

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

Our Top 6 Posts from 2016

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

 

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!

 

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

Meet Our New Patterns

Posted by Shawn Voss on Nov 23, 2016 10:03:41 AM

 

We’re excited to introduce 3 new patterns into Guilford of Maine! All are bright, contemporary additions to our line. 2 are multi-purpose fabrics for upholstery and vertical surface applications and one is a panel and acoustic fabric. Read on to see them all and order a free sample.

 

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

Upholstery vs. Panel vs. Acoustic vs. Cubicle

Posted by Shawn Voss on Aug 31, 2016 11:15:38 AM

 

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.

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

Content Matters: Polyester

Posted by Shawn Voss on Jul 22, 2016 2:23:05 PM

Patterns shown starting bottom left to upper right: George, Pizzazz, George, Limelight, Mod

 

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.

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

Meet Our New Patterns.

Posted by Shawn Voss on May 16, 2016 9:00:00 AM

 

We’ve updated 4 classic Upholstery patterns with new colors and we are also introducing 2 new Panel & Acoustic patterns. All 4 Upholstery patterns come standard with a stain repellent to keep them looking beautiful. Both Panel & Acoustic patterns have been third-party tested for acoustic transparency and all 6 patterns are made from 100% recycled polyester, woven right here in the USA. Read on to see them all and order a free sample!

 

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

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

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