BretKelley_2While the winter months can mean fewer projects, the cold and dreary days can offer the opportunity to prepare for the high season. During the slow months, you can focus on making product decisions that will help you get the job done effectively in the high season.

Read about SunStop® polyester sewing thread, which will help you achieve long-lasting, high-quality designs. It’s the product you need to ensure all of your casual living and shade applications turn out as durable as they are beautiful.

Check out the large variety of Ferrari Precontraint® 502 shade fabric available from Trivantage in a wide range of colors and stripes. We’re very proud to partner with Serge Ferrari to offer the most complete selection combined with world class Trivantage service.

To satisfy your eye for detail, check out the pinking shears available from Kretzer. They guarantee a precise cut that helps eliminate fraying along seams, so you can demonstrate your expertise and craftsmanship to your customers.

Finally, we’re proud to announce enhancements to that make the site more user friendly, so you can get ordering off your plate at the time and place convenient for you. See a preview of the changes in this month’s Market Corner and stay tuned for a full report in the February issue.

We hope this is the start of a happy and prosperous New Year for you and your families. Thank you for your support.

When your customers invest in boat canvas, outdoor furniture and awnings, they expect their purchase to last. One way to assure durable creations is to sew with high-performance threads such as SunStop® from American & Efird (A&E).

SunStop, which is made with 100 percent continuous polyester filament, has advanced UV protection to reduce strength degradation over traditional polyester sewing threads and resist fading. Its non-wicking finish also helps lessen moisture migration through seams, and its consistent thread diameter makes sewing fast and smooth.

SunStop provides excellent ply security and a consistent thread diameter for superior fabrication on a wide variety of applications and conditions such as casual furniture, awnings, tents and boat canopies and covers. SunStop is available in standard marine and awning colors with more colors coming soon to

Make sure you protect your customers’ investments with high performance thread that’s designed to allow frequently used pieces to stand up to the elements.

502 - J Miller - South CoastWhen it comes to creating static shade structures for commercial spaces such as hotels, business parks, outdoor concert venues and more, turn to Serge Ferrari Precontraint® 502, a biface vinyl coated high-tenacity polyester with a clear varnish on the top side. is proud to partner with Serge Ferrari to offer the largest selection of Ferrari 502.  With over 50 colors ranging from bold jewel tones to neutrals and pastels and traditional stripes, you won’t find a better selection anywhere else. Ferrari 502 is also ideal for façade blinds, entry canopies, shade sails and fixed residential awnings.

The fabric features patented Precontraint® technology, which provides high dimensional stability while stretched over a frame.

Additional benefits include:

See all of the fabric’s specifications and view a full-color sample card.

With twelve distribution centers strategically located across the nation, Trivantage can quickly ship Ferrari 502 orders. Combining expert service from Trivantage with the best selection of high quality Ferrari 502 is one more way we’re making your job easier.

When it comes to finishing touches, it’s important to have precision tools that will help you get the job done right. From needles and thread to quality shears, Trivantage has what you need.

Expert craftsmanship goes a long way in the fabrication business, and a durable set of shears can help with the important finishing touches. For fabricators who often work with woven fabrics, quality pinking shears, like those from Kretzer, will help eliminate fraying of the extra fabric around seams. With pinking shears from Kretzer, you can be assured that you are purchasing the highest quality product that will last for years.

Kretzer pinking shears are now available in a 10.5-inch size on

A new, improved will launch in February. See what’s coming and get the full details in the February issue of Market Corner.

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