Tools and tips for better cushions

September 1, 2022  |  Interiors & Upholstery, Projects

At Custom Marine Canvas, we are always looking for ways to improve our work. After 38 years, we’re still finding new ways to do things. In this article, we share some of our favorite tools and tips for improving your cushions.
Young marine fabricators in Australia

September 1, 2022  |  Business

Employing young people is painful.” “They don’t know how good they’ve got it.” “All they know how to do is play games on their phones and computers.”
Success at every age

September 1, 2022  |  Editorial

There is a ritual (some would say a bad habit) where each generation complains about the generation that comes after it. “Young people today are (lazy, selfish, self-involved, distracted, demanding, impatient…fill in the blank).” Some young people are sometimes those things. And some older fol…
Textile industry prospers in 2022 despite challenges

September 1, 2022  |  News

After two years of uncertainty and global crises, the industrial fabrics industry is prospering, according to the 2022 State of the Industry Report conducted by the Advanced Textile Association (ATA, formerly IFAI). Nearly 300 ATA members responded to the annual survey. Despite some ongoing challeng…
New members join MFA

September 1, 2022  |  New Members

The Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) provides resources and programs for marine fabricators and establishes standards of excellence for business practices, products and craftsmanship. The MFA is a division of the Advanced Textiles Association, formerly known as IFAI.
Industry Events

September 1, 2022  |  Events

All calendar events are subject to change. Please check websites for updated information. Sept. 16–17, 2022MFA Southeast Regional WorkshopCanvas Designers Inc.Riviera Beach, Fla.textiles.org/marineworkshops Oct. 12–14, 2022IFAI Expo 2022Charlotte Convention CenterCharlotte, N.C.ifaiexpo.com Nov.…
Stay-cool vinyl

September 1, 2022  |  Products

Sonar with ChromaCool™ vinyl is a marine-grade material designed to stay cool even after prolonged sun exposure. Designed to reflect sunlight and block UV rays, it keeps coated fabrics 30 degrees cooler than standard black vinyl. For use in marine, outdoor and stadium seating, golf carts and many …
Upholstery cleaner for synthetic leathers

September 1, 2022  |  Products

Bling Sauce has added Mild Soap Sauce to its upholstery cleaning collection. Specially formulated to clean cool touch vinyl and synthetic leathers, the cleaner has been approved by leading OEM vinyl and upholstery manufacturers for specialty fabrics prohibiting the use of anything other than the use…
Coated fabric line adds new colors

September 1, 2022  |  Products

Trivantage’s Hydrofend®, an exclusive solution-dyed polyester with a proprietary high-performance back coating, is now available in mahogany brown and hunter green colorways. The new additions were created based on customer feedback and will be offered with matching binding. The fabric is designe…
New shade fabrics collection

September 1, 2022  |  Products

The Sunbrella® Emerge Collection is a versatile and vibrant collection that highlights a host of new yarns from calming blues to muted earth tones that pairs classic colors with modern hues. With 11 patterns and 35 colors, the collection is suitable for a variety of indoor and outdoor upholstery ap…