Polywood collaborates with designer, textile manufacturer for new pillow collection

Shayla Copas with fabrics from the collection’s coral colorway.

Outdoor manufacturer Polywood is bringing two of its collaborators together, textile resource Revolution Performance Fabrics and designer/author Shayla Copas, to create the outdoor-safe Shayla Copas Fabric collection by Polywood.

Launching this fall to specialty retailers with 17 original textiles, the collection will debut in 22-inch decorative pillows and will later be expanded to additional Polywood decorative pillows and furnishings cushions. A selection of patterns in four colorways –  coral, pistachio, spearmint and cobalt –  was created by Copas, as well as complementary solids, for this initial release.

The pistachio colorway.

The cobalt colorway.

“My collection of textile designs was primarily inspired by nature, color and entertaining. My love of travel will also be noticed in the safari print and in a few other surprising patterns,” said Copas. “I love pattern and am not afraid to use it. I also like a classic feel in my designs. For that reason, I was able to keep this collection classic, yet have a fresh vibe.”

The Little Rock, Ark.-based designer chose to collaborate with Polywood after spending time with the company as its brand ambassador and after learning more about its commitment to sustainable.

IMC releases dates, themes for fall TrendWatch program

HIGH POINT – International Market Centers is highlighting more than 120 products from 70 exhibitors during its October High Point Market TrendWatch program.

The program, debuting in advance of the market, includes a series of three half-hour CEU-accredited webinars with a free digital product flip book, created to highlight new and trending product at market.

All three TrendWatch’s webinar sessions will be broke down by this fall’s three themes – Touch Points, Pod and Prologue – and will run 1-1:30 p.m. EST on Sept. 23, Sept. 30 and Oct. 7. Each session will be presented by program curator Julie Smith Vincenti.

“Consumers’ focus on the home has been a certainty in these extraordinary times, whether they have been updating decor, managing a full-on remodel or moving because they landed a compelling mortgage rate,” she said. “This season’s installment of TrendWatch is in synch with these motivations.”

TrendWatch’s three sessions are:

  • Touch Points: A presentation of furnishings that can redefine a room and “possibly alter mood,” according to a release. Corresponding exhibitor products include: Amity Home’s Hudson wool/viscose loop-pile area rug with hatch mark pattern, Arteriors’ Deborah mirror with chiseled black marble crowns, Global Views’ Deco console with beguiling golden