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This course will teach the basic reasons of why acoustics are important, how to discuss acoustic needs with a fabricator, and how to pick textile products that will enhance acoustic and aesthetic goals.
Vinyl, polyurethane, and silicone may look the same. This course digs under the surface aesthetics to find out how they differ in performance and sustainability.
We encounter “forever” chemicals everyday and aren’t aware of it. PFAS can be found in almost every corner of our homes, blending seamlessly into our daily lives. Textiles without PFAS can tremendously benefit the health of interior spaces. Opting for textiles with no finish or a PFAS-Free finish, ensures safety from exposure to chemicals that can build up in our bodies and lead to health complications over time. Understanding the environmental harm of these
chemicals, allows us to see the deeper effects PFAS has on our planet as a whole. Sustainable textile selections for interiors is imperative in designing a safe and mindful environment.
This hands-on, interactive workshop is a 1-hour intensive course designed as a primer for designers specifying textiles for windows in a contract environment. There are many factors that go into selecting the right window fabric and fabrication combination. Beyond selecting fabrics for aesthetics, designers will learn about fibers and content, hand and drape, code requirements, and the most common fabrications for contract applications. This course will arm designers with the questions to ask, enabling them to make the optimal choice for the desired end result.