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TVF Insights: Supply Chain Disruption

TVF Insights: Supply Chain Disruption

TVF has been monitoring supply change disruption and rising costs closely and wanted to provide an update on what we have learned and steps we can take together to help navigate this ongoing issue.   Port Congestion is improving in some ports but worsening in...

TVF Fulfillment Expands and Evolves

TVF Fulfillment Expands and Evolves

TVF has experienced significant growth since becoming an ESOP in 2010, and with that growth our fulfillment centers have expanded and evolved.  Where are we located and why does it matter? One thing that sets TVF apart from our competitors is our multiple...

TVF Introduces Natural Fibers

TVF Introduces Natural Fibers

One of the most exciting things about TVF is our laser focus on developing premier quality fabrics for specific applications.  We are thrilled to offer 24 natural fiber fabrics for Home Décor and Apparel.  This new program consists of Natural Fibers,...

TVF Introduces Empowered Ventures

TVF Introduces Empowered Ventures

In 2010, Dick Hanzel, co-founder of TVF began thinking about the best approach for the company as he neared his retirement.  With the help of TVF’s Chief Financial Officer, Chris Fredericks, an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) was born.  As an...

Approaching the Fall Tradeshow Season with Optimism

Approaching the Fall Tradeshow Season with Optimism

After a largely lost year due to the coronavirus, the roughly $11 billion U.S tradeshow and exhibition industry is slowly coming back to life.  Here at TVF we continue to monitor industry research as well as keeping a close eye on how the tradeshow season will...

15 Best Selling Fabrics for Bags and Cases

15 Best Selling Fabrics for Bags and Cases

Custom bags and cases are excellent products to manufacture with our durable fabric. When manufacturers ask us which fabric to use for bags or cases our sales consultants first listen to their goals for function, capability, and pricing. Then, depending on the...

TVF Employee Owner Recognized

TVF Employee Owner Recognized

We are proud to share that one of our employee owners was recently recognized by The ESOP Association. Congratulations to Michael Rich for winning 2021 Employee Owner of the Year for the Indiana Chapter of The ESOP Association! This award honors an exemplary...

Pandemic Demand Drives Shade Market

Pandemic Demand Drives Shade Market

Courtesy of Specialty Fabrics Review   For many businesses, just keeping the doors open was a challenge in 2020. But for many shade fabricators and manufacturers, as the year progressed, the shade market heated up, and business became surprisingly good....

Michael Sanders turns the page to a new chapter

Michael Sanders turns the page to a new chapter

CARMEL, Ind., April 28, 2021 – TVF, a leading supplier of high-quality fabric, announced today that long time industry veteran Michael Sanders will be moving on to the next chapter in his career. On July 1st, Michael Sanders will be moving on from TVF to pursue...

Choosing the ‘greener’ option just got easier

Choosing the ‘greener’ option just got easier

In the month of April, Earth Day serves as a reminder to be conscious of how we all can live a more sustainable lifestyle.  At TVF, we recognize the importance of forward-thinking and offering fabric options with environmentally friendly features.   In 2020,...

How is Solution-Dyed Polyester Better for the Environment?

How is Solution-Dyed Polyester Better for the Environment?

How is it made? Polyester is a synthetic fabric that begins in liquid form. When something is solution-dyed it means that the color dye is added during the liquid stage prior to being cooled, and then it is spun into yarn. In essence, the color is actually part of the...

Textile Industry Finds a Path Forward

Textile Industry Finds a Path Forward

Courtesy of Specialty Fabrics Review  California was the first U.S. state to issue a statewide stay-at-home order because of the spreading pandemic, and with that decision, Jonathan Palmer, CEO of Grass Valley, Calif.-based Autometrix Inc., became one of many...