Glen Raven emphasizes people and the planet in its first corporate sustainability report

April 26th, 2021

In Glen Raven's first ever corporate sustainability report, the company has committed to increase diversity in leadership by 20 percent and the number of women among first-line supervisors by 25 percent by 2025. Photo: Glen Raven Inc. Glen Raven Inc., a leading provider of innovative textiles including Sunbrella® brand fabrics and the parent company of […]

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Closing the gaps in the textile supply chain

February 1st, 2021

A new area of focus for Value Vinyls is its Visiontex USA fabrics. The Visiontex outdoor mesh fabric range includes Visiontex View 85 (pictured here), Visiontex Plus 94 and Visiontex Ultra 99. The fabrics are designed for window, patio and other outdoor screening applications. Photo: Value Vinyls Inc. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased textile supply […]

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Glen Raven Custom Fabrics announces multiphase expansion plan

December 21st, 2020

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, Burlington, N.C., has announced the latest milestones in a multiphase global expansion plan, representing a $65 million investment to create additional capacity and support sustainability initiatives, according to a company press release. The first phase, initiated at the end of 2019, includes new and upgraded equipment to support the continuing growth […]

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Use market data to make sense of the moment

November 5th, 2020

The attacks on 9-11 forever changed how we look at security. The 2008 economic collapse forever changed how we look at finances. And the 2020 pandemic will forever change how we look at hygiene. Amanda Schneider, founder of ThinkLab, the market research division of Interior Design and a SANDOW® brand, told attendees of IFAI Virtual […]

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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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Glen Raven’s solar commitment boosts sustainability

February 1st, 2018

For textile manufacturers that operate energy-intensive machinery, solar-generated energy provides a way to save on energy bills and reduce carbon footprint. Glen Raven Custom Fabrics LLC, best known as the makers of Sunbrella® fabrics, recently debuted a 3,076-panel solar array at its flagship manufacturing facility in Anderson, S.C. The one-megawatt project was designed to power […]

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Choice and innovation drive architectural fabric market

October 1st, 2017

What spurs innovation? Does the kernel of a new idea spring forth fully formed from the brow of a genius, or does it gestate over a long, arduous path involving sweat and heavy lifting? Maybe a bit of both, if you dig into the histories of new materials or processes. Often you will find that […]

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Glen Raven to acquire Sunbury Textile Mills

September 1st, 2017

Glen Raven Inc. has signed a letter of intent to acquire Sunbury Textile Mills. Under the agreement, Sunbury will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Glen Raven and will operate as part of Glen Raven Custom Fabrics LLC, best known as the makers of Sunbrella® fabrics. Sunbury’s team specializes in decorative jacquard upholstery fabrics targeting […]

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Sunbrella® decorative shade fabrics to debut at IFAI Expo

October 1st, 2016

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, makers of Sunbrella® fabrics, will introduce two new fabrics into its Decorative Shade Collection at the 2016 IFAI Expo, October 19-21 in Charlotte, N.C. The Decorative Shade Collection, first introduced at the 2014 IFAI Expo, featured fabrics Fundamental, Alloy and Unity. New designs Avenues and Cirrus utilize a traditional Sunbrella fabric […]

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“Future of Shade” Design Competition call for entries

February 1st, 2016

Sunbrella and Architizer announce the fourth annual “Future of Shade” design competition call for entries. The “Future of Shade” design competition invites designers and architects from around the world to envision elegant and pioneering shade designs. Artisans, architects, designers and students are encouraged to push the innovation envelope in their entries. Three entry categories create […]

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