It was another great month on The Hog Ring! We covered the latest industry news, featured awesome discounts from our sponsors and even gave away some prizes. Here’s a look back at June 2015.
Last month, we introduced two illustrations of classic VW seats to The Hog Ring Design Studio. This month, we expand the collection with the addition of a VW door panel.
While speaking at the 2015 WardsAuto Interiors Conference, Adam Bernard of General Motors addressed the auto industry’s changing perception of luxury interiors.
Since launching The Hog Ring’s Instagram account in October, we’ve connected with thousands of trimmers around the world who are also using the app.
Johnson Controls recently unveiled a luxury rear seat it says combines the expressed needs of customers and automakers in one — but we just think it’s cool.
Electron Top’s latest issue of “Keep in Touch!” is a must read — featuring helpful information on new products, notes about old ones, and even a heartfelt Father’s Day dedication.
Auto upholstery shops that do a lot of custom interiors should consider upselling customers on SewGlow, the world’s first industrial glow-in-the-dark sewing thread.
The Professional Restylers Organization will host its annual Long Range Planning Meeting and Industry Discussion in Detroit this month, and the event is open to non-members.
Even the most skilled trimmers sometimes make mistakes — which, if not handled correctly, can damage their shops’ reputations and end up costing them money.
The C300 has an upholstery problem. Owners are reporting multiple issues with its MB-Tex imitation leather — including discoloration, white splotches and greasy looking stains.
As promised, we picked two auto upholstery shops who entered our Facebook and Instagram contests to award a free cone of SewGlow thread. Here are the winners!
When Alea leather Specialist, Inc. announced it was launching an industry-wide survey to gauge satisfaction with its products and services, we knew we had to be a part of it.
The United States’ premier convertible competition, “SAMA Topless in Miami Presented by Haartz,” just named the 2015 Porsche Boxster GTS “Convertible of the Year.”
The sewing machine is so common it’s difficult to imagine that it was ever considered a revolutionary technology that was going to forever change the world.
Luxury automakers and high-end auto upholstery shops are cashing in on the simple, yet ritzy, accent. In fact, Porsche, which offers it in its Panamera, charges $675 for the upgrade.
Check out this short animated video that explains the process by which a walking-foot sewing machine uses two sources of thread to create a lockstitch. It’s fascinating!
We’ve scoured the internet for the latest employment opportunities in the field of auto upholstery and posted them on our jobs page. Best of all, we’ll continue to do so.
Our article “10 Questions for Mike and Jim of Ringbrothers” made the front cover of the July 2015 issue of Performance & Hotrod Business magazine!
Constance Griffin, owner of Antwan’s Upholstery, explains how faith — in addition to business skills, talent and hard work — contributed to making her auto upholstery shop a success.
Have you seen Kee Auto Top’s new website? Its beautiful layout and simple navigation makes it easy to find anything you’re looking for and order it hassle free.
The driver was cruising when he suddenly swerved to avoid a dog. The car jerked so hard that it sent a can of house paint flying, spilling it all over the interior.