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Revolution: 2018 in Review

2018 has been a great year for Revolution! We kicked it off with a brand new plant and ended it with a super successful Showtime. Check out some of the highlights of our year below.

The Revolution family looks forward to working with our customers and colleagues in 2019!

Revolution Plant Expansion - January

Revolution started 2018 off with a huge accomplishment… a whole new 150,000 square foot plant! The new plant houses more offices, looms and our shipping department.

To learn more about our plant expansion, read our blog “STI Celebrates Major Expansion”

Carolina Works - February

STI was a part of a photography project called Carolina Works that highlighted North Carolina manufacturing. Tim Coffey, the photographer behind Carolina Works, visited our mill in February and featured some of our valued employees in his photography project.

To learn more about STI’s feature in Carolina Works, read “Carolina Works!”

Design Bloggers Conference - March

When Revolution was created in February 2015, it was only available for sale to furniture manufacturers. That all changed in January 2017 when Revolution launched it's online store, and began selling to the trade. Revolution attended and sponsored their first Design Bloggers Conference in 2018 and it was a huge success!

To learn more about Revolution’s participation in the DBC, read “2018 Design Bloggers Conference”

High Point Furniture Market - April

High Point Furniture Market is a twice a year event that allows us the opportunity to see our customers and Revolution on their furniture!

To learn more about Revolution’s April 2018 HPMKT, read '“High Point Furniture Market Spring 2018”

Revolution featured in Historic Showhouse - May

Revolution Design Ambassador, Cheryl Luckett (owner of Dwell by Cheryl) was asked to participate in a huge makeover at a historic home in Greensboro, North Carolina known as the Julian Price House. The Julian Price house not only received a major update, but it was sponsored by Southern Home magazine as a Showhouse. Cheryl used Revolution fabrics in multiple applications in the master bedroom and dressing room!

To learn more about the Julian Price Showhouse project, read “Revolution featured in Historic Showhouse”

Revolution Debuts New Collections at Showtime - June

At ITA Showtime in June 2018, we introduced Revolution Chenille and Revolution Outdoor to our customers. The soft hand of the chenille and durability of Revolution Outdoor was a big hit with our customers!

To read more about our Showtime 2018 experience, read “It’s Showtime! Summer 2018”

STI Hosts Annual Summer Picnic - July

Every Summer, STI hosts a picnic to welcome their employees back from the 4th of July vacation and to thank them for all their hard work! This past Summer’s picnic was great as usual, but it did get a little electric!

Read “STI Summer Picnic 2018” for a full recap of the event.


The History of Textiles - August

STI has been in continuous operation since 1964, but what is the history behind textiles and the mills that weave them? Todd Lavender, a designer at STI, provided us with some great insight into how textiles began in the United States.

Read Todd’s blog, “The History of Textiles” to learn more!

Revolution Supports Savvy Giving at “A Room to Heal” - September

Savvy Giving is an amazing non-profit organization that updates and designs rooms for children facing a medical crisis. Revolution has been a proud supporter of Savvy Giving since late 2017. Savvy has an annual fundraiser every year that raises money and awareness for the organization. Revolution was happy to attend and sponsor the event!

To see photos from this event and learn more about Savvy, read “Revolution Supports Savvy at a Room to Heal Event”

Revolution at High Point Furniture Market - October

The most recent HPMKT had more action with the design industry than it had in years past. Revolution was featured in ITA’s ‘Performance Fabric Playground’ and Cheryl Luckett launched her new furniture collection which included Revolution!

Read “High Point Furniture Market, Fall 2018” for a full recap.

STI Honors Veterans - November

STI is proud to have multiple veterans employed at our mill in King’s Mountain, North Carolina. Every Veteran’s Day we look forward to honoring our veterans with recognition and a great appreciation.

To learn more about our veterans at STI, read “Happy Veterans Day from STI!”

Revolution Makes Introductions at Showtime - December

The first week of December, STI and it’s affiliate companies showcased their new fabric collections. Revolution Outdoor, Revolution Plus and a new Revolution Artisan collections made a big impact!

To learn more about STI’s latest introductions, please read “Showtime, December 2018”


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