I am having so much fun planning our 2nd Annual Upholstery Meet-Up

Last year I took a gamble on our upholstery community and put out feelers to vendors and upholsterers seeing who would be interested in attending a meet-up.  Well, I was pleasantly surprised by the response I received. Not only were fellow upholsterers willing to put their trust in me and join this new adventure, but the vendor response was also overwhelming.  

First Annual Upholstery Meet-Up was a Success!!

Within no time I had 4 vendors willing to host our group.  We had 25 sign up for the meetup… wow!  I was ecstatic with that number for a first-ever meetup. As things go 7 people had events arise and were unable to join us. Ok, 18 was a good number too.  Everyone began arriving on Sunday evening with no specific expectations and just wanting to meet fellow upholsterers and with faith in me that I would show them a good time… TALK ABOUT PRESSURE.  Well, I am happy to say that our FIRST Annual Upholstery Meet-Up was such a success that we are doing this again.

Our 2nd Annual Upholstery Meet-Up has shaped up rather nicely

We have 4 Vendor tours taking place over 3 days as well as an Evening Cocktail Meet and Greet with two additional vendors and a couple of guest speakers for our 2nd Annual Upholstery Meet-Up.  The vendors included in this years meet up are Revolution Fabrics, Crypton Fabrics, Valdese Weavers, Rowley Company, Greenhouse Fabrics, Crest Leather, the National Upholstery Association and Reupholstery Charlotte.

Day One July 31, 2019

10:00 am – Revolution Fabrics

4:30 pm Meet and Greet Reception (Greenhouse Fabrics, Crest Leather, NUA, Reupholstery Charlotte)

Day Two Agust 1, 2019

10:00 am Crypton Fabrics

513 Crypton Dr., Kings Mountain, NC 48086

1:30 pm Valdese Weavers (Closed Toe Shoes REQUIRED To Attend)

Day Three August 2, 2019

9:30 am Rowley Company

230 Meek Road
Gastonia, NC 28056

1:00 pm Reupholstery Charlotte

4913 Chastain Ave Suite 4, Charlotte, NC 28217

Join us in Gastonia, NC, for a fun-filled 3-day Upholstery Meetup  July 31 – August 2, 2019!

As upholsterers, most of us work alone. As an educator, I see the need for networking with our peers. Members of our upholstery community have the ability to meet their peers through our Annual Upholstery Meetups. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about new vendors and new products in the industry.

The Meetup offers a bit of education, a lot of networking and a TON of FUN.

There is no cost to attend this event. Just pay for your own expenses.

Through Crypton Fabrics, we are excited to offer a discounted block of rooms at the Courtyard Marriott in Gastonia, NC.

Revolution Fabrics

Making textiles in America is our passion…  STI is a family-owned textile mill located in Kings Mountain, North Carolina that has been in continuous operation since 1964. STI is the manufacturer and distributor of Revolution Performance Fabrics, which has become one of the most in-demand performance fabrics in the home furnishings industry.

Unlike many other performance fabrics, Revolution is 100% made in the United States and contains no PFC chemicals. STI also stocks and distributes suede, vinyl, leather, and decorative trims through their affiliate companies Brentwood Textiles, STI Fabric & Trim, Source Asia, and Crest Leather.

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Crypton Fabrics

In 1993, Craig and Randy Rubin hatched an ingenious plan from the basement of their Michigan home. The super duo wanted a fabric that could stand up to life’s messes and still be touchable and beautiful, a fabric that would change the way many people live their lives.

Today, Crypton® sells a wide range of products worldwide that make life easier and continue to exceed expectations. We are more than a fabric company. We invent, patent and brand the most reliable, environmentally friendly, high-performance textiles in the world.

Our products are not only soft and beautiful but are also designed to perform and have varying levels of protection depending on where they will be used. In situations where heavy demands can be placed on the fabric, Crypton offers superior performance with exceptional protection from stains, moisture, and odors.

Valdese Weavers

Valdese Weavers 

Valdese Weavers has been in operation since 1935. Having been in business over 100 years, Valdese is considered to be the premier source for decorative fabrics in the residential and contract markets. 

– Valdese became a 100% employee-owned (ESOP) company in 2017. Over 900 people are employed and have ownership of Valdese Weavers.

– Valdese is the 3rd largest mill in the world and is the largest mill in the United States.

– Valdese Weavers is both a creative design studio and a state of the art manufacturer of jacquard textiles located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Residential furniture manufacturers and distributors, Contract OEM and distributors and specialty markets all rely on Valdese Weavers for fashion-forward and superior quality fabrics.

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Rowley Company

Rowley Company is a leading manufacturer and international distributor of home décor products that incorporate value-added services and solutions designed for our professional trade and retail partners. Since 1962, Rowley has been helping support drapery and upholstery workrooms, installers and designers by providing the tools and supplies that they need to successfully grow their businesses. Our vast portfolio offers over 15,000 products available for same day shipping on orders

Greenhouse Fabrics LOGO

One Family

For four generations, our family has embraced the tradition started by Arnold Bjork, whom we fondly refer to as “Mr. B.” Mr. B. valued the power of being positive, trustworthy, and kind. His integrity and grit helped him found the company so he could support his mother and sisters; today, his great-grandchildren and all Greenhouse Fabrics employees continue to uphold his legacy. We honor his philosophy of treating every one of our customers as family and providing superior customer service to our clients, without exception. Our employees support, partner with, and empower our clients to flourish in their businesses, succeed in life, and thrive with their families.  We think Mr. B would be proud.

The Crest Leather Group is a leading global producer of high quality finished leather, mainly for upholstery, for end-use in the residential, contract, hospitality, and design sectors. The Crest Leather Group is headquartered in London, UK; owning and operating tanneries in Italy, Brazil, and Thailand, with further warehouse and distribution facilities in the UK, USA & South Africa.

Crest Leather controls the entire production process from purchasing the rawhide right through to the delivery of finished leather to our customers.

At Crest, we have a passion for leather.

National Upholstery Association Logo

Created by Upholsterers for Upholsterers

We believe that skilled upholstery has continued relevance in the U.S. We see upholsterers as artists, as entrepreneurs, as historians, as champions for sustainability.

We believe there is work to be done, and we believe there are smart, determined people excited to do it. And we believe that individuals can accomplish far more when they’re connected, supported and working together… instead of struggling in isolation.

Reupholstery Charlotte

Renew – Restore – Refresh

Reupholstery Charlotte offers the highest quality upholstery services in Charlotte, NC, and the surrounding areas. Our team of experts has the knowledge and experience necessary to complete any upholstery project to the highest standards of quality. Customer service is our top priority and we will do everything we can to ensure your complete satisfaction. If you are interested in acquiring any of our services, contact Reupholstery Charlotte today.

Learn all about the wonderful vendors during our tours and also join us for a 2-hour Meet and Greet!

See you on the inside, Kim