Up against a wall

July 1st, 2021

Engineered for easy installation and removal, Scenic Expressions Taffeta is a peel-and-stick wallcovering developed for use as a non-permanent printed graphics wallcovering for most types of painted interior walls. Photo: Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc. Wallpaper has been around for centuries—since the 16th century to be exact. In its earliest iterations, wallpaper was printed on […]

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Women on overcoming challenges and bringing innovation to the textile industry

March 1st, 2021

Three noteworthy innovators drive the textile industry forward with imagination, tenacity and expertise.  Innovation and creativity in the world of textiles are always worthy of attention. But because the textile industry—like so many others—has been dominated by men, the contributions of women have often gone unnoticed. Women have always participated in and led the textile […]

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Seven steps to take your fabrics business to the next level

April 1st, 2020

by Sigrid Tornquist Building a business takes more than a good idea and an interested customer base. It takes planning, investment, a skilled workforce—and a healthy dose of industry knowledge. Got a plan?  Rick Ludolph, founder and president of boutique specialty fabrics consulting firm Productive Solutions LLC in Marietta, Ga., has spent more than 40 […]

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Perfecting sound with acoustical fabrics

February 1st, 2020

Fabric applications create acoustic environments that control sound, allowing the featured entertainment to be clearly heard.  by Sigrid Tournquist Fabric plays a critical role in sound control. On the most basic level, hard surfaces send sound bouncing around a room, while soft surfaces absorb sound and soften the impact on listening ears. For environments designed […]

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Paul Aumento relies on employees and customers to keep Creative Textile Solutions a responsive manufacturer

March 1st, 2019

Nova Scotia is a small market and Halifax is a smaller city compared to some others, so we’ve had to diversify to continue a successful year-round employment,” says Paul Aumento, co-owner and president of Creative Textile Solutions Ltd., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. “So we expanded our markets right away to include whatever can be manufactured […]

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Harold Warner and Dynamic Air Shelters develop larger and tougher inflatable structures

October 1st, 2018

"I love the word resilience,” says Harold Warner, majority owner and president of Dynamic Air Shelters in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. “Whether you’re operating on a physical plane or a psychological plane, resilience enables you to deflect danger and harm. What our company has done is expand and elevate the state of inflatable resilience in response […]

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Nigel Richings combines a hands-on, solution-minded approach with a vision for excellence to keep Undercover Canvas and Awnings growing

September 1st, 2018

You can either look at challenges and decide you can make things work and get on with it, or you can worry and then panic,” says Nigel Richings, founder and owner of Undercover Canvas and Awnings Inc. in Wildey, Barbados. “It’s one side of the coin or the other. I just don’t get scared. I […]

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SEG graphics find more appeal with architectural clients

August 1st, 2018

Ask average consumers what springs to mind when they hear the words “signs and banners,” and they’ll likely describe wayfinding placards and lengths of logo-imprinted fabric hanging from street poles. And although placards and pennants have their place in the sign and banner arena, this is a market segment with innovative and expanding applications in […]

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