Happily Ever After: 

Specification and Care

Best Practices for Indoor Performance Fabrics

Credit/ 1 CEPH & 1 CEU

CEPH block 

Date/  Wednesday, April 14

Time/ 8:30am - 9:30am

Location/  Reclaimed Design Works, 1444 Oak Lawn Ave, Ste. 410

Create Your Own 

Date/  Wednesday, April 14

Time/ 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Location/  Reclaimed Design Works, 1444 Oak Lawn Ave, Ste. 410

Performance textiles for contract design have characteristics that many specifiers require.  There are many options to meet varying aesthetic and practical design needs.  This course clarifies which ones will work best where, and how to keep them brilliant and resilient long into the future.  

Attendees will learn...

- Fiber types used in textile manufacturing and their inherent characteristics

- Ways to identify and select from evolving textile technology options

- Marrying the correct specific performance characteristics and optimal fiber content to different design project requirements, sectors and applications.

- Essential questions to ask before specifying.

- How to tell which performance tests were done on a textile and knowing which are important 

- Cleaning codes, schedules and methods for indoor performance textiles

- Connect the changing use patterns of commercial spaces with a forecast of aesthetic textile trends and applications

- The future-changes that have already begun and a small sampling of what's next in design.

Kelly Ponder

Director of Outreach | Crypton Fabric

Kelly Ponder is Director of Outreach, Nationwide for Crypton, specializing in outreach to provide the best in educational content and sales support to firm’s for contract and residential textile technologies.  Her objective is to establish and nurture business relationships with contract distributors, designers and end users throughout North America.  Ponder, served as Sales and Service Manager for Pottery Barn before joining Crypton. There, she spent more than eighteen years developing exemplary

service models to train and motivate top-performing teams. Ponder has held positions at companies and nonprofits that include J. Crew, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and MSX International, facilitating sales growth and accurate forecasting. In her role as Director of Outreach at Crypton Ponder works with Crypton ’s North American contract distributors and their showrooms to strengthen and enhance current and prospective design trade relationships.