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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

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

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

Monthly Collection: Back to School

Posted by Shawn Voss on Sep 28, 2015 9:43:25 AM


In order to celebrate or perhaps bemoan the start of another school year, we put together a collection of 12 upholstery patterns that will stand up to the wear and tear of an educational environment.

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Topics: Upholstery Fabric, Color

Meet our new patterns.

Posted by Shawn Voss on Aug 26, 2015 10:13:00 AM


We are excited to announce that we have just launched 7 new Upholstery patterns and 5 new Panel & Acoustic patterns. All of the Upholstery products (except the Teknit knit) come with our BLOCKaide Stain Repellent and are all 50,000+ double rubs. Also, all the Panel & Acoustic products have been acoustically tested by a third party and are equally at home on a cubicle panel or an acoustic panel. But enough chit chat, I'll let the photos do the talking.


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

Up the Roll vs. Railroaded Fabric

Posted by Shawn Voss on Aug 11, 2015 1:52:00 PM

Have you ever wondered what it means when a fabric specification says "pattern shown railroaded"? What does it mean when a fabric is railroaded?


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Topics: Upholstery Fabric, Textiles 101

What Are ACT Symbols and What Are They Useful For?

Posted by Shawn Voss on Jul 31, 2015 9:33:00 AM


As a designer or specifier, you've probably seen these symbols around while browsing textile websites, but do you know what they stand for and how can they make your job easier? Read on to find out.

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Topics: Upholstery Fabric, Testing, Textiles 101

Monthly Collection: On Call

Posted by Shawn Voss on Jul 10, 2015 11:56:01 AM


Being a textile in a Healthcare environment can be a tough job, unless it's up for the challenge. Our collection this month is a small sampling of our overall collection of high performance textiles that look and perform great in a Healthcare setting, whether that be in a Hospital waiting room, patient room, or an assisted living facility.

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Topics: Upholstery Fabric, Color