Building ColorBlock

The style 'Colorblock' started when we were brainstorming a pattern for a Revolution bag giveaway. We had seen a lot of color block in apparel, very cool dresses and tops, and an overall trend of combining of unexpected solid colors. We wanted a bag that was fairly gender neutral and before we knew it, the idea for a color block bag was born. I started by layering block upon block in all different sizes and then the pattern really evolved organically. I was very proud of the final result, appropriately named 'Colorblock' and it is Revolution! Not only is it a cool bag, it makes a great accent pillow, ottoman or chair.

 Check out some of the photos that I found inspiration in for creating Colorblock!

The finished product!

MAXimum Elegance

Most of you are used to seeing our Revolution Performance Fabrics in casual settings. Here is the pattern 'Max' applied to an elegant Hollywood Regency tufted sectional. Now you can have elegance and children share the same space! This sectional can be seen at Blacklion in Charlotte, NC.


Ever since Thanksgiving we have been encouraged to start our holiday shopping. I have to confess. I am one of those last minute kinda people. In my defense, we just had Showtime and as you know design never stops!

Well, with the holiday shopping now going into full swing, I felt compelled to write this blog. 

I do have a cool holiday tradition. I love to make things and gifts. We always make an ornament. And, I often make my gifts. I thought you guys may be inspired to make your gifts this year! You can buy some cool Revolution Performance Fabrics® on our new online store and make gifts. Here are some cool ideas:  bag, pillow, throw, dog bed, table runner, skirt… let your imagination run wild!!! Have fun… a home made gift is always extra special!!

{Colorblock Dappled}

{Colorblock Dappled}

{Overshot Jute}

{Overshot Jute}

Day 2 of Showtime

Day 2 of Showtime

Our time has come....

Here at STI, designers have just reached our deadline for December Showtime in Highpoint, NC.  Through all of the rushed patterns, the sorting of fabrics, and the last push of color work, we have finally reached the time we can all take a collective deep breath and exhale.  The upcoming line of Revolution Performance Fabrics promises to be the biggest to date with a diverse range of styles for every taste.  Thankfully for you—the consumer—there is no deadline for settling into your new sofa covered in luxurious, worry-free Revolution Fabric.  Just wait….there’s so much more to come!

Happy Halloween!

With Halloween filling the air today, the crisp autumn breezes will soon carry with them the voices of children uttering ‘Trick, or treat?’  So, which will it be?  Why not treat yourself to a TRUE performance fabric—REVOLUTION PERFORMANCE FABRICS®. Don’t be tricked by other so-called performance brands which rely on chemical after-treatments.  Revolution Performance Fabrics® use NO chemical treatments and therefore are free of potentially harmful PFCs.  Best of all, the performance is built into Revolution fabrics and will never go away!  So, as the evening shadows grow longer and the ghouls and goblins begin to stir, will you be tricked or treated?

You have nothing to be afraid of  when your sofa is covered in Revolution {  Sutton sectional from   Bassett  | Revolution pattern Shadowfax }. 

You have nothing to be afraid of  when your sofa is covered in Revolution { Sutton sectional from Bassett | Revolution pattern Shadowfax }. 


Did you know that last Monday was National Mother-In-Law Day?

I hope that everyone remembered to celebrate😊! Now just to clarify, I really do love my mother-in-law.  She's great!!  How lucky am I that she stays out of our business, well, most of the time.  I know what you are thinking, I am just trying to stay on her good side.  Don't worry, I am 99.9% sure that her Jitterbug phone doesn't even have internet service, so she will never even read this!  Remember how I told you that she stays out of our business??  I guess that doesn't include her giving me her opinion on, well, just about everything! But isn't that what mother-in-laws are supposed to do?  

I was so excited, I told my mother-in-law that we were getting a new sofa.  "What color is it?" she asked.  "It's white!" I said. Dead silence.....then she said "Honey, are you sure that you want to do that?  I don't think that is a good idea.  You know white is going to be really hard to keep clean!"  I responded, excited that for once, I could correct her, of course, nicely.  "No, it's not just any white fabric! It's a Revolution fabric!!"  No worries for me!  If it gets dirty, it easily cleans with a little soap and water, add some bleach for the tougher stains. I am so excited I can finally get the white sofa that I have always wanted!!!  

More about my new sofa in blogs to follow...

Go Team GO!

We are not talking about the Carolina Panthers this time....

Creating Revolution Performance Fabrics® is truly a team effort.  Never in my career have I worked with a better group of colleagues than here at STI.  Each one of these people exhibit true selflessness, working for the greater good of our company and our brand.  We certainly take pride in our work which I truly believe shows in the final products we produce.  We are co-workers, we are friends, and we all continue to work diligently to bring you the best. 

Karen Porter, Glen Read, Anderson Gibbons, Gina Grantt, Katherine Shoaf, Todd Lavender & Jeff Davis

Karen Porter, Glen Read, Anderson Gibbons, Gina Grantt, Katherine Shoaf, Todd Lavender & Jeff Davis