If you love convertibles, then surely you know about the New England Motor Press Association’s (NEMPA) “Ragtop Ramble & Crustacean Crawl” — which is now sponsored by The Haartz Corporation!
Mark Lopez of Elegance Auto Interiors in Upland, California, recently installed a seat cover kit in a 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Sport Coupe for Super Chevy magazine, which documented the work on its website for rookies to follow along and learn.
As evidenced by the new Converse Chuck Taylor II “Car Leather” pack, the peculiar relationship between the fashion and auto upholstery industries is still going strong.
Are you an auto upholstery industry manufacturer, wholesaler or supplier interested in meeting and doing business with other businesses like yours? Then register for the upcoming “Upholstery and Trim International Convention” in Phoenix, Arizona.
If you love Volkswagens, check out Bernard Newbury Auto Interiors in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England. With a combined experience of over 70 years, Bernard and son Louis have won numerous awards for their fabrication, restoration and custom auto upholstery work.
Over the past decade, automakers have attempted to develop high-quality, sustainable fabrics from odd sources — including pineapple leaves, water bottles, fruit paste, old pants, Christmas trees, sugarcane, newspapers, and even recycled dollar bills.
In a recent article, BBC Autos highlights some of the most promising materials in development and speculates as to why companies are investing so heavily in alternative fabrics.