Market Corner Blog

Updated regularly, the Trivantage Market Corner Blog spotlights new products, industry updates, and growth opportunities for you and your business.

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Free Solair® Awning Visualizer for Your Website

At Trivantage®, we’re always looking for new ways to serve you better. That’s why we’re offering you the Solair® Awning Visualizer free for your website. It’s as easy as 1-2-3 to see how a Solair awning will look on your customer’s home, which helps you make a seamless sale:

Take a picture with a smart phone, Upload the picture, See a new Solair awning on any home

Solair awnings are proudly assembled in the U.S. and use Sunbrella® and Dickson® fabrics for the covers. Customers can choose from hundreds of beautiful designs, bold patterns, and on-trend colors for the perfect awning fabric. Fabric selections include new offerings as part of the Sunbrella Shade Collection, including Sunbrella Drops and other performance fabrics from Dickson.

Call us today and we’ll provide you with a link to your very own customized Awning Visualizer.

To add this new tool to your digital toolbox, please contact your sales representative or call the Solair help line at 1-877-889-1680

Instagram: We're Live!

We're excited to announce our new Instagram account - @trivantage! Launched earlier this month, this new platform for Trivantage® is another way to connect with you, our customers, to showcase your projects from land and sea.

As a photo-sharing platform with over 700 million users, Instagram is a great way to highlight marine, shade, and furniture applications, as well as designer workroom projects. We look forward to engaging with you on the channel and spotlighting your work and content.

Follow us @trivantage on your Instagram app and like what you see along the way! Our hope is that you will be as inspired by the innovative product applications that you will see on our channel as we are. We’ll keep an eye out on your accounts too, and you can always send us a direct message on the app for a real-time connection.

Discover the NEW Designer & Workroom Experience at

Trivantage® exhibited at the Custom Workroom Conference for the first time in October, and our team is pleased to report strong attendance and a surge of interest in decorative projects at an event created by and for workroom owners. With 80 exhibitors and more than 300 attendees, the one-day show brought together those who have turned a love of creating window treatments, upholstered furniture, and soft furnishings into successful businesses.

It was clear from the conference that it is succeeding in its mission to strengthen the workroom industry through quality education and relationships with other workroom professionals. We experienced this firsthand at the Trivantage booth and in education sessions focused on new methods, timeless techniques, and inspiring ideas. Our team also shared insights on fabrics and accessories for design-minded fabricators, top shelf workrooms, upholstery shops, interior designers, and decorative jobbers. One lucky visitor to our booth entered our drawing and won a 1961 Tote, an everyday tote made with Sunbrella® and named after the year the legendary performance fabric was founded.

At Trivantage, our new Designer & Workroom site streamlines your search for high-performance fabrics, hardware, and professional supplies from industry-leading brands. Browse fabrics by color, pattern, or collection while stocking your workroom or upholstery shop with fabrication essentials. Designers will discover a wide array of upholstery fabrics, including Sunbrella brands, our exclusive Aura Collection, BellBloc® cushion liners, and Phifertex® mesh, among others.

You won’t want to miss our trending colors designed to bring your client’s vision to life. Jump start your fabric search by hopping into eight popular color categories and browsing high-performance fabrics sure to complement any mood board. Becoming a new customer is an easy process, and you will enjoy online ordering and fast shipping from the industry’s largest selection.

To ensure personalized service, our customer care teams are dedicated to knowing and serving your business. Meet our Designer & Workroom team at our new site, or you can call us at 800-786-1876.

Advanced Textiles Expo: Digital Printing Solutions from Trivantage®

In today’s ever-evolving business landscape, businesses and consumers alike want to set themselves apart through unique personalized displays. This comes in the form of different expressions, and one trend that helps differentiate the look of businesses is digital printing solutions. Digital printing offers both personal and commercial customization, and requests for custom awning products is estimated to be as high as 40%.

We invite you to join Trivantage at Advanced Textiles Expo 2023 and learn how digital printing is ideal for commercial applications looking to brand themselves and draw consumers’ eyes to their business. Our very own Andrew Medley will present a Campfire education session on the show floor titled “Digital Printing: Unique Solution Offering That Differentiates.” His presentation will outline what to consider when reviewing an opportunity, including:

  • How to work with the client (pattern resolution, color matching, sampling costs)
  • How to fabricate the project (pattern matching, width for length)
  • Choosing the right product (FR codes, printing process, warranty)

We hope you can join us at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 1 as Andrew demonstrates how, if you can imagine it, it can be printed.

If you haven’t already registered for the Expo, it’s time to reserve your spot. The flagship show for the industrial textiles industry will be held Nov. 1-3 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The Trivantage team looks forward to seeing you at Booth #1327 and sharing the latest on our game-changing marine, shade, and upholstery offerings, including Quilted Marine Upholstery Panels featuring Sunbrella® Horizon®.

When registering, be sure to use VIP discounts available from Trivantage. You can apply code EX23VIPTRI for a free Show Floor Registration or code EX22TENTRI for 10% off the All Access or Expo Plus registration packages. To begin, click the Attendee button at Once on the Registration Details page, click either All Access, Expo Plus, or Show Floor Registration. Then on the Shopping Cart page, enter your choice of discount codes and apply the discount.

While in Orlando, check out the website Visit Orlando for suggestions on outdoor attractions to experience, the Orlando Museum of Art and other museums to wander, and, of course, and more than a dozen theme parks to visit, including one led by a certain mouse. Your schedule is certain to be jammed during the Expo, but if you have an opportunity to explore Orlando, we think you’ll find plenty to see and do in the fourth-most visited city in the U.S.

Click here for the complete Expo schedule and visit Advanced Textiles Expo for everything you need to ensure a successful show.

See you at Booth #1327!

Talking Textiles: Inspiring The Next Generation of Textile Professionals

In the latest episode of “Talking Textiles,” a live podcast produced by Advanced Textiles Association, our very own Keith Purves joined a panel discussion on the state of the marine industry and tips for teaching and learning the craft. Purves, business development and training manager for Trivantage®, is a marine industry veteran, having operated a custom marine canvas shop for 20 years prior to joining Trivantage.

The podcast, hosted by Marine Fabricators Association member Kyle Van Damme, seeks to inspire the next generation of textile professionals. Purves and the panel delved into trade careers, including hiring for character, teaching skills necessary to succeed, learning a craft, and managing a multi-generational staff. They also discussed building an “environment of belonging” and ended their conversation with succession planning and how to prepare for selling your business, topics Purves knows well.

“I grew up in this business, and my experiences as a fabricator have helped to shape my career,” Purves said. “There’s nothing that gives me a greater sense of value than when I can share my experiences and help make someone’s job easier, better, faster, or more profitable.”

Purves is immediate past chair of MFA, longtime member of ATA, and was honored with the 2022 Outstanding Volunteer Award from the industry organizations.

Click here to listen to the podcast.