Fabricut Expands Collier Campbell Line
Carole Sloan -- Home Textiles Today, July 15, 2011
TULSA, OKLA. - Upper-end fabric converter Fabricut introduced its third collection of fabrics from the sister design duo of Susan Collier and Sarah Campbell at the recent Showtime in High Point - with a special meaning.
The collection was dedicated in celebration of the life of Collier, who died May 7 from cancer. The British-born designer, one of Europe's most important textiles designers, was 72. (See obituary, below.)
The sisters' company, Collier Campbell, became partners with Fabricut in 2005 with a collection of 150 skus in four colorways. The latest, a boutique collection inspired by an exotic landscape of color and designs, includes a combination of prints, embroideries and wovens that range from "miniature to magnificent," the company said.
"Susan and Sarah continue to push the industry to its limits with their high standards of textiles and original designs," said David Finer, Fabricut's CEO. "The collection truly exemplifies their diverse, creative and innovative talents."
Called Exotic Inspirations, the new collection features a rich spectrum of techniques, scales and colors. Thirteen patterns focus on four color themes: Cinnamon & Stone, cool stone and slate grays mixed with hot spice and ginger; Duck Egg & Sand, coastal hues from azure waves to sunny, sandy beaches; Peacock & Emerald, shimmering, iridescent peacock tempered with moonstone and garnet; and White & Bright, soft ivories, graphic brights and hints of bold blacks and whites.
Sarah Campbell described the new fabrics as "bold and expressive; a true statement to a new generation of consumers." Along with the collection for Fabricut, Collier Campbell also is launching new scarves, bags, bed linens and other products.
In celebration of the design firm's 50th anniversary, Collier Campbell has had an exhibition at the National Theatre in London. "This year is an exciting milestone for Collier Campbell," Campbell said.
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