Sick of plain, boring convertible tops? Well they’re about to get a whole lot more exciting. Haartz Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of convertible top fabrics, recently unveiled new technology that allows for nearly any pattern to be woven into tops.
A Haartz’s rep recently explained to the bloggers over at Jalopnik:
New weaving technology from Haartz offers automakers highly customized imagery with adjustable weave patterns and color combinations for their convertible topping needs. Through jacquard weaving technology, up to three distinct colors of yarn can be combined into an infinite number of weave patterns and color combinations. This new technology maintains the integrity of the fabric coating and finish. It was recently utilized to top the Mini Cooper with the Union Jack. [more]
I, for one, am excited about this new technology. While nearly every aspect of a car can be customized, convertible tops have remained quite dull and boring for some time. That’s not to say advancements haven’t been made in their design. But the solid, flavorless colors of yesterday have certainly worn their welcome. I’m ready for something new and inspiring!