R.H. Rowley Co.
R.H. Rowley Co., Gastonia, NC, supplies a wide range of grommet sizes from No. 00 -- often used on the back of Roman shades -- to No. 10 -- used for dressing up soft cornices or for running cording through. Large grommets are very popular for treatments such as pole draperies, tiebacks and shower curtains. A very important feature is that all of the Rowley grommets have teeth that go through the fabric for a stronger hold.
Vinyl Shutter Fabrication Program
Seven Day Shutters, Inc., Barrie, Ontario, Canada, offers a shutter fabricator program designed around simplicity and minimal capital investment. The program assists in establishing both a wholesale and retail base and includes complete training and ongoing support from order entry to installation. Exclusive territories are offered.
Light and Privacy Possibilities
Showcased in this country living room is Luminette Privacy Sheers« from Hunter Douglas Window Fashions, Broomfield, CO, a window covering offering soft fabric sheers with light control and privacy options. The face fabric beautifully filters light. Neutral white fabric vanes are bonded to the rear of the face fabric. Luminette operates with a unique combination of cord and wand. The cord traverses the sheers along the rod, the wand rotates the vanes in increments from completely open to completely closed. A proprietary SofTrak[TM] system ensures smooth and reliable operation and is concealed behind an integrated fabric header.
New Collection Lays on the Color
Designer Donna Gorman has elaborated on the Simple Comforts wall covering and fabric collection from Seabrook Designs, Memphis, TN, by adding color layering and texture to Simple Comforts Too. Sophisticated, artistic stylings include a tropical vase border, fanciful leaf border, textural geometrics, spring flower pots, playful peaches, leaves and vines and painterly pottery border. None of the sidewalls are literal copies of the borders and the fabrics have been designed to coordinate and add interest, not just match the sidewalls.
Shutters Provide Clear View
Vinylbilt Shutters, Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada, announces its new Clearview louver option. The new option places the louver bar that usually is found in the center to the back of the shutter and flush to the side where it is totally out of view. The company's proprietary manufacturing compound Polyresin 3« provides superior strength, durability and flame retardancy. The shutters won't fade, shrink, chip, peel or crack and never need painting. The panels are designed to release for easy cleaning and reconnect.
Versatile Grommets in Four Colors
Large decorative grommets from d÷fix No*Sew USA, Sanford, MI, have a 1 5/8-inch inside diameter and can be used with standard 1 3/8-inch wood and metal poles. Available in four popular colors these grommets offer virtually unlimited design opportunities when combined with other hardware and trimmings.
Colorful Track System
KS Colourline from Forest Group USA, Acworth, GA, is a drapery track system available in a rainbow of colors: red, blue, green, yellow, black, brown and brass. It provides a new finishing touch for discriminating designers and architects and is suitable for residential and commercial installations. Available through distributors and dealers.
One Style Reduces Inventory
Royal Capital Stamping & Tooling Ltd., Ontario, Quebec, Canada, announces the Multi System. It offers the versatility of a wall or ceiling mount while reducing your inventory of brackets and snap-on clips. All you need is one bracket style and the clips that twist on. Also available as extension brackets. The solution for inventory cost reduction.
Synthetics Add Durability
Polywood blinds from Polywood Blind Co., Phoenix, AZ, are made of a unique engineered wood substitute with all the advantages of synthetics. You won't believe they're not wood. GE-tested, waterproof and with durable finishes in various colors, the blinds are available in two-inch size only.
Double Sample Display Space
CALHOOK[TM] TMS, Sunnyvale, CA, presents the CALHANGER Doubler[TM] display, which makes is possible to save space by displaying two hanging samples or groups in the same space. The CALHOOK Doubler piggybacks onto the eight-, 10- or 12-inch CALHANGER and is effective for coordinating samples.
Wood Pole Design with a Twist
The Gould-Mersereau Co., Inc., Long Island City, NY, presents the Sierra Wood Drapeware rope twist pole in two-inch diameter in paint-grade finish -- available painted white and unfinished. All 2 1/4-inch components (brackets, rings and finials) presently offered will fit the new rope twist design.
Workroom Supplies Offered
Delaware D.G. Co., Newark, DE, offers a complete assortment of workroom supplies available for retail or small business needs. As a full-line distributor of trimming, workroom supplies and sewing notions, products offered include Conso, Pellon, Velcro«, Roc-lon, Fiskar, Olfa, Rowenta, Massasoit, Fairfield, Prym, 3M, Osborne and more.
Somfy Systems, Inc., Cranbury, NJ, offers two new brochures entitled "Shades That Think" and "Blinds That Think." These brochures present the features and benefits of using motorization to control shades and blinds. Easy-to-operate Somfy motors and controls provide push-button operation and designer styling. Unique design features enable a motorized shade to look just like a manual one. Home owners around the world are discovering the many advantages of motorized blinds and shades from convenience to energy efficiency to safe operation.
Tabling Machines Ready for Work
The Sizemaster and Super Sizemaster from P-D Products LLC, Bronson, MI, are durable tabling machines that arrive completely assembled. Just insert the master control handles and clamp to the table. Features include dual controls; floating, single-action closing bar; trouble-free operation; anodized aluminum construction; self-adjusting tension on closing bar; and the capability to handle short widths with ease.
Oilcloth with Old Time Appeal
Oilcloth International, Los Angeles, CA, offers a modern supported vinyl that has the look and feel of old-fashioned oilcloth. Printed vinyl film bonded to a poly/cotton mesh makes the oilcloth sturdy and sewable. It is stain and fade resistant, has UFAC requirements for fire retardency and wipes clean. Available in a large array of fruit, florals, ginghams, tattersalls and novelty prints for immediate delivery.
Ready-mades in Many Styles
Richmark International Inc., East Boston, MA, manufactures quality ready-made window treatments. Stylings include sueded foam-back tab tops such as its Whitney pattern, shown. Other styles include scarves, top treatments, jabots and cascades, swag sets and many more.
Wood, Mixed Media Valances
DCL Wood Products, Inc., Englewood, CO, introduces Crown Vista Valances, 3/4-inch solid wood valances for the home or office. Design options available include classic traditional, Southwest, contemporary and designer collections. An unlimited variety of carvings or logos are available along with mixed media options such as metal, stone, marble and fabrics.
Sheer Supply Corp., Sarasota, FL, presents the Designers Collection featuring products from Kirsch, Graber«, Nanik, Conso, Claesson, Premier Brass, D'Kei, RollEase and Makita. Workroom and upholstery supplies also are available including foam, fabrics, trims, adhesives, threads and assorted hardware.
Engraved PVC Looks Like Fabric
Samson Aluminum, Ronkonkoma, NY, part of the Holis Metal Group, has launched a new line of deeply engraved PVC that provides the luxurious look of fabric at a fraction of the cost. The new line features six contemporary patterns: Shadows, Candlelight, Silk Rhapsody, Sundance, Renaissance and Twilight. Samson offers PVC by the piece. As part of its commitment to customer service, it will pre-cut 16-foot lengths in half or thirds to accommodate fabricators.
Updated Sewer with Memory
Brother International Corp., Somerset, NJ, introduces the BAS-311E programmable lockstitch pattern sewer. This updated model offers an increased sewing area of 13- by 60- millimeters with a substantial increase in sewing speed (2,500 stitches per minute). Several other improvements have been made in the pattern memory area and programming has been simplified through a redesign of the software, which offers easier to read and understand icon-based programming.