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February Webinar: Understanding Performance Fabrics

  • February 11, 2020
  • 1:00 PM

Learn the essentials of unparalleled fabric performance from NUA Industry Partner, United Fabrics. United Fabrics is a wholesale distributor of fabric, faux leather, and genuine leather. They have been a proud supplier to the upholstery industry for over 70 years. United Fabrics welcomes Sunbrella to join the discussion and highlight the basics of performance fabrics, including how they’re manufactured, features and benefits of using performance fabrics in both indoor and outdoor spaces, and how these fabrics are best maintained. Sunbrella has been leading innovation in the performance fabric industry for almost 60 years and continues to pioneer within the market while supporting the needs of designers and artisans.

Join us as we hear from Lindsey Josepayt, Director of Design and Marketing at United Fabrics, and Marcia Blake, Merchandising Manager at Sunbrella.

About Lindsey Josepayt and Marcia Blake...


Lindsey Josepayt has been with United Fabrics over ten years. Her career in the premier home furnishing industry includes working for Sunbury Textile Mills and Waverly. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Textiles from Southeast Missouri State University and her Master of Science in Textile Design from Philadelphia University. 


Marcia Blakeis an associate ASID member and has served on the board of directors for the ColorMarketing Group (CMG) and the International Casual Furniture Association (ICFA). Her consultation work for Glen Raven and patio store retailers transitioned to in-store merchandising for Glen Raven in 2012. She has three accredited ASID CEU presentations on sustainable performance fabrics in luxury and lifestyle design, mindfulness and design using color theory to create healthful lifestyle settings.

National Upholstery Association Webinars are available free for NUA members on the second Tuesday of every month at 1 pm ET, noon CT, 11 am MT, 10 am PT. 

An email to register for the webinars are sent to NUA members two weeks prior to the event. Webinars are held via Zoom, a free video conferencing app. 


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