We would like to share two video updates with you: Awning Composer, our ultimate software solution for awning fabricators, and a final message from IFAI Expo on how, after all we’ve collectively managed in the last two years, there’s nothing quite like being together.

Awning Composer is an easy-to-use rendering software designed to move projects to production in half the time. As Mark Stiver, director of eCommerce for Trivantage explains in this video, the idea is as simple as the promise: Instead of asking customers to imagine an awning, the software allows you to show it to them.

We value your input, which is why our customer care teams stand ready to help you every step of the way. As sales representative Hofler Williams noted at the Expo, let’s continue to work together to build our partnership.

To see how Trivantage is committed to exceptional service, hassle-free ordering, and having the largest inventory and product availability for the industries we serve, please contact your sales representative, visit trivantage.com, or call us at 800-786-1876.

Trivantage® exhibited at the Custom Workroom Conference for the first time in October, and our team is pleased to report strong attendance and a surge of interest in decorative projects at an event created by and for workroom owners. With 80 exhibitors and more than 300 attendees, the one-day show brought together those who have turned a love of creating window treatments, upholstered furniture, and soft furnishings into successful businesses.

It was clear from the conference that it is succeeding in its mission to strengthen the workroom industry through quality education and relationships with other workroom professionals. We experienced this firsthand at the Trivantage booth and in education sessions focused on new methods, timeless techniques, and inspiring ideas. Our team also shared insights on fabrics and accessories for design-minded fabricators, top shelf workrooms, upholstery shops, interior designers, and decorative jobbers. One lucky visitor to our booth entered our drawing and won a 1961 Tote, an everyday tote made with Sunbrella® and named after the year the legendary performance fabric was founded.

At Trivantage, our new Designer & Workroom site streamlines your search for high-performance fabrics, hardware, and professional supplies from industry-leading brands. Browse fabrics by color, pattern, or collection while stocking your workroom or upholstery shop with fabrication essentials. Designers will discover a wide array of upholstery fabrics, including Sunbrella brands, our exclusive Aura Collection, BellBloc® cushion liners, and Phifertex® mesh, among others.

You won’t want to miss our trending colors designed to bring your client’s vision to life. Jump start your fabric search by hopping into eight popular color categories and browsing high-performance fabrics sure to complement any mood board. Becoming a new customer is an easy process, and you will enjoy online ordering and fast shipping from the industry’s largest selection.

To ensure personalized service, our customer care teams are dedicated to knowing and serving your business. Meet our Designer & Workroom team at our new site, or you can call us at 800-786-1876.

It was great seeing so many of you in person at IFAI Expo in Charlotte earlier this month. Thank you for making time to visit the Trivantage booth to reconnect directly. The energy and enthusiasm on display throughout the week reminded us of just how meaningful one-on-one conversations are, as evidenced by the hugs, laughter, and fist bumps both in our booth and across the show floor.

In case you were unable to attend the Expo, here are some of the product and service highlights from the Trivantage team:

  • Hydrofend®cover fabrics – Hydrofend is a solution-dyed polyester with a proprietary high-performance back coating. Click here for a complete listing of 13 available colors, including our two newest colorways, Mahogany Brown and Hunter Green.
  • Marine Shade Fly – A Marine Shade Flyoffers convenient, easy shade when needed the most. This easy-on-and-off application provides a cool, comfortable on-board boating experience, and we shared premium boat shade poles and some of the most popular shade fabrics at the Expo.
  • Engineering Services – Awning Composer®, an easy-to-use rendering software designed to move projects to production in half the time, available from Trivantage. A simple, three-step processassists licensed engineers in all 50 U.S. states in providing the technical information needed for them to run load calculations on your projects. Our team is available to demonstrate and answer any of your questions.

 

We also showcased 12 new colors for Seaquest, a reliable marine seating fabric. With an embossed leatherlike surface, this durable, marine grade upholstery fabric protects against UV rays, water, mildew, stains, and abrasion. Trust Seaquest for tough marine upholstery projects like exterior marine cushions and boat interiors. Seaquest also works well in hospitality, healthcare, automotive, residential, and commercial markets, for applications both indoors and out. Please contact your sales representative for a sample card featuring all 12 new colors, as well as 10 colors that will be discontinued.

Finally, we provided a preview our updated Sunbrella Shade + Mayfield Collection. This premium selection of Sunbrella shade and marine fabrics available exclusively from Trivantage is scheduled to launch later this year. Mayfield Collection fabrics are fade-resistant, easy-to-clean and UV protective, meaning they are versatile enough to meet any awning, shade, marine or upholstery application with a fresh color palette. We will keep you posted once the collection is available.

Click this link to hear some of our favorite moments from the Expo. As you’ll hear, it means everything to us to work hard and gain your trust as a resource and adviser. Whether it’s engineering services, new and expanded product lines, or our innovative PrintCraft technology, we aim to equip you with everything you need to get the most out of your projects.

One of the highlights of IFAI Expo was our Campfire education session on “Effective Ways to Use Social Media to Drive Sales.” Our outside sales representative Ron Paratore led a discussion on social media basics for businesses of every size, the impact of this constantly evolving media on connecting with customers and prospects, and tips for identifying fresh content and sharing customers’ success stories. The audience questions were insightful, and it was clear from the responses just how impactful social media can be to generate sales and engagement and extend key messages.

Check out our Instagram account for highlights from the conversation. If you’d like to have a conversation with Ron on this timely topic, contact your sales representative or call us at 800-786-1876.

We are thrilled to share that Steve Ellington, president of Trivantage, was recognized during IFAI Expo as an Honored Life Member by the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA). The award is given to those who make distinguished contributions to the textile industry, and that certainly is the case with Steve.

Steve has led Trivantage since its founding in 2008. His career at parent company Glen Raven began in 1983 in industrial engineering. Prior to being named president of Trivantage, Steve was president of Glen Raven Custom Fabrics – Global. It’s only fitting that this industry veteran, who also has served on ATA’s board of directors and is a former board chair, was recognized for his meritorious work accomplished for ATA and his exceptional accomplishments while serving as an officer of the association.

Founded in 1912, ATA is a not-for-profit trade association of member companies representing the international specialty fabrics marketplace. Glen Raven has been a member of ATA since 1925 and Trivantage since its formation. ATA and Trivantage have long provided exemplary industry leadership, as has Steve over a 40-plus year career in the textile industry.

Please join us in congratulating Steve for his vision, leadership, and tireless work to advance the textile industry.

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