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!
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...
I wish my favorite team would perform as well as Revolution Performance Fabrics®.
While browsing a local flea market this weekend, I stumbled upon a vintage chair which retained some of its original, yet tattered and stained fabric. In its sad condition, the chair was barely holding onto what was left of the original vibrant colors from its glory days. Sadly, unless they have spent their lives on display in the “formal” living room, most furnishings eventually lose the test of time. With Revolution Performance Fabrics®, you can have fine fabrics without the worry of stains or premature wear.
As I walked away from the chair, I imagined a flea market scene a century from now. Will Revolution Fabrics help to end the bleak future most old chairs face? Will shoppers at that market stumble upon a vintage chair adorned with still-vibrant Revolution Fabric? I’d like to think so!
A few weeks ago my father celebrated being 10 years cancer free from non-hodgkin lymphoma! This particular cancer was determined by his doctor to be from exposure to environmental factors.
I am so excited that our Revolution Performance Fabrics® are not chemically treated with stain repellants. Stain resistance is an inherent quality of the yarn, therefore your family is not exposed to any added chemicals (like other performance brands).
It's an election year. Time to think about what qualities I like in a candidate. The more I think about it I realize I'd like a candidate that has the same strengths as Revolution. Revolution Performance Fabrics® are durable, strong and survive anything you throw at them.
Rock the vote y'all! Until next time...
Pattern Idlewood (wait...doesn't this pattern look familiar) takes me back to childhood summers, strolling through fields of wildflowers, and picking a bouquet of daisies for my mother. This retro pattern is a throwback to days gone by with a refreshing twist of color based on today’s trends. Best of all, it’s Revolution, so it can be enjoyed for many years to come.
I do my best thinking on Mom's Revolution Fabric covered sofa. Check out my Haiku...
Relax with a friend
Know there is nothing to fear
4 out of 5 rubber chickens approve this poem.
Until next time....
So… in a recent email that I received from a customer wanting to know where she could buy Revolution Performance Fabrics®, she said that she had looked at a lot of other performance fabrics and she couldn’t find anything that compared. I told her that she was right! Nothing compares to Revolution!! How many fabrics can you buy that are Made in the USA, chemical free, affordable and still look fashionable and feel incredible?? Actually 287 to be exact (as of today), and they are all Revolution. We challenge you to find something better!
The evolution of an idea into a Revolution fabric.
“Vouila” pattern Loop de Loop is born!
Like all things even a loop de loop has a beginning and an end.
We started by looking at images of rollercoasters and thought how could we use this exciting imagery as the inspiration for a performance fabric.
Photographs of the coasters lead to the graphic design of the image for fabric and then the necessary parameters for the construction were fed into the computer to create a new Revolution performance jacquard.
In a world…
Where stains and chemicals are ruining the world’s interiors
A hero emerges from the ashes of petroleum based products
Born in the USA with no PFC’s and possessing inherent powers of stain resistance Revolution Performance Fabrics® will fight to rid the world of stains and harsh chemicals.
And introducing Revolution Plus®
A new superhero with all the performance of Revolution Fabrics® but now machine washable!
Ready to take on slipcovers, draperies, or anything that can be tossed in the laundry.
Together they fight to clean our world, clean our environment, and maintain strong American jobs!
Coming soon to furniture near you!
For “Gee, I never knew that existed”.
Until next time… Ask for Revolution Performance Fabrics® and Revolution Plus® at your local furniture stores!
Styles Spice and Opulent fall into the shibori style category. This look has been on trend for awhile, but it seems to be gaining momentum. And, now you can have the look in a performance fabric with a PLUS! These two styles are also machine washable. Very relaxed and comfy like your favorite pair of jeans! So you can relax with your new fabric… no worries of an accident… easy to clean… because life happens!