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Outdoor Opportunities

14. Jul. 2009

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It’s in to be out(side). Our interiors have been extending into the exterior. This poses a fabulous opportunity to the textile industry. But what does it take to make it in the great outdoors? Join our hostess, Jennifer Castoldi, as she explores what it takes to make the cut. Thinking about having a coming out party for your fabrics? Do they have high UV protection? Are they colorfast and weather fast? High durability, abrasion resistance and environmental consideration are all key elements too. What is a UPF rating? Learn more about textiles that have the credentials to bring their soft side to the backyard, roof top garden, poolside, romantic picnic for two… And visit the famous location of 6, Mandel where Jean-Christophe Stoërkel, landscape architect, tells us about using textiles in his outdoor projects. Whether you are producing or buying such fabrics, this episode gives you one more excuse to celebrate a good report from the weatherman.

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Comment by Javier 08. Aug. 2009

I would like to congratulate your incredible, I do not find any other word in English that could describe it, professional work. I love the TV side in your web.

Comment by Clemens 08. Aug. 2009

Really good episode! Very informative, great graphics and i love the interview. You guys are getting better every month.

Comment by blair porter 01. Aug. 2009

another A+ episode. velour fabrics for the outdoors would be great.

Comment by Danielle 01. Aug. 2009

So beautifully done! Great information. Can't wait to help with the next one.