Phifer intros four outdoor fabric collections

Outdoor fabric brand Phifer Inc. is releasing four new collections for 2021, grouped to reflect what the company calls the “progressive passage” of 2020.

Made up of 250 new fabrics, new introductions for Phifer mirror the rising consumer interest in outdoor spaces and “new space, fresh air and communion,” according to a release, caused by coronavirus quarantining and social distancing guidelines. Fabrics from the collection are Phifertex, a UV, mold and fade resistant vinyl-coated polyester yarn fabric, or Geobella, an outdoor-safe reclaimed fiber fabric.

The four-part introduction includes:

  • Broadband, a new collection that pulls from modern technological influences to promote a maximalist looks, leading to combinations of cool tones and bright corals, aquas and lime greens.
  • In Revive, glowing 1980s pastels mix with traditional earth tones to create warm neutrals with pops of baby blues and pale yellow.
  • Scandinavian and Japanese design aesthetics inspired Symphony, which takes gradient color and moves from deep and serious shades to soft and airy hues, blending blues and greens with moody grays and warm neutrals.
  • The Worldhood collection is based on the shades and tones of handmade pottery and baked clay from around the world.

For more information on other designed fabrics from Phifer,

Market Authority reports 70% of exhibitors to be open for High Point

The High Point Market Authority reported that 70% of active exhibitor profiles have confirmed that their doors will be open for the Oct. 13-21 High Point Market.

Attendees wanting to see which showrooms have confirmed open can visit the Exhibitor section of the High Point Market website, www.highpointmarket.org/exhibitor, and look for the golden “Confirmed Open” verbiage on an exhibitor’s profile. They can also check the “Confirmed Open for Fall 2020 Market” filter to hide any profiles who haven’t confirmed they’ll be open.

“Due to the recent increase in consumer demand for home furnishings, we are not surprised by this strong showing of open showrooms. We expect buyers in attendance will be ready to do business when they get here, and we’re pleased there will be plenty of open showrooms to welcome them,” said Tom Conley, president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority. “The industry shared with us early on in this planning cycle they greatly needed this in-person buying opportunity. We have worked tirelessly to create a plan that would allow such to happen within the current health and safety guidelines outlined by health officials.”

During market, the High Point Market app will list only exhibitors that