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Understanding Performance Fabrics

February 07, 2020 1:24 PM | Nancy Sargent

Join us on February 11th at 1pm ET for this month’s Webinar

 Understanding Performance Fabrics

Lindsey Josepayt, United Fabrics
& Marcia Blake, Sunbrella

written by Nancy Sargent owner of Cobani Bleu The Art of Sitting Soft

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It seems that every client I talk to these days wants an indestructible cleanable fabric! You know, a fabric that can withstand everyday life, whether that is life with a toddler or a Super Bowl party kind of life! I love nothing more than to provide my clients with real solutions to whatever kind of chaos hits their upholstery.

That is why I’m so excited about this month’s webinar, Understanding Performance Fabrics, presented by United Fabrics who have partnered with Sunbrella to bring you this virtual tour of the performance fabric world. We’ll get all the deets about how this unparalleled fabric is manufactured. Why this fabric is ideal for both indoor and outdoor applications. Then for bonus points, the best maintenance practices. I love this last bit, because I always want to provide added benefit to my clients by helping them understand how to maintain their newly upholstered furniture.

Leading us on this tour is Lindsey Josepayt, Director of Design and Marketing at United Fabrics and Marcia Blake, Merchandising Manager at Sunbrella.

Lindsey has been with United Fabrics for over ten years. Prior to joining United Fabrics, she worked with Sunbury Textile Mills and Waverly. She earned a BFA in Textiles from Southeast Missouri State University and a Master of Science in Textile Design from Philadelphia University.

Marcia is an ASID member and has served on the board of directors for the ColorMarketing Group and the International Casual Furniture Association. She has three accredited ASID CEU presentations on sustainable performance fabrics in the luxury and lifestyle design, mindfulness and design using color theory to create healthful lifestyle settings.

You know that Sunbrella has been a leading innovator in performance fabrics for over 60 years. Although Sunbrella is perfect for any outdoor setting, its not just an outdoor fabric. There are so many gorgeous textiles, it’s hard to believe they are also water, stain, weather, mold & mildew resistant, easy to clean and abrasion resistant! Whew! That’s a lot, but that’s not all… they are also soft and comfortable! Perfect for any home inside or out, but also used in marine, hospitality, healthcare and commercial applications.

What’s not to love about these gorgeous AND hardworking textiles. How about this?

United Fabrics is providing a coupon code.

Who doesn’t love a good discount? Be sure to tune into the webinar for the coupon code and details.

The National Upholstery Association is so appreciative of the support United Fabrics provides to the upholstery community. Thanks United Fabrics!

Members, to sign up for the webinar check your email dated January 28, 2020, for the link.

*Webinars are only available to NUA members. Not a member yet? Sign up here.

We look forward to seeing you at the webinar and don’t forget to bring all your performance fabrics questions!

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