It’s been an exciting month on The Hog Ring. We covered the latest industry news, profiled some amazing auto upholstery shops and their projects, and highlighted the latest promotions and sales from our sponsors. Here’s a look back at March 2016!
McPherson College is the first school in the United States to offer a bachelor’s degree in automotive restoration. And to earn that degree, students have to study upholstery.
Shops that do a lot of headliner repairs are familiar with the 1997-2004 Dodge Dakota, which features a pushpin that sometimes breaks. Fortunately, there’s now a solution.
The new building, paired with a high-tech inventory system, will allow DLT to stock loads of materials and supplies and respond more quickly to customer orders.
Check out Carlex Design’s one-of-a-kind Mini Paceman, which is basically a cross between a rat rod and a roving art project. It’s crazy and creative!
Did you know that Kee Auto Top manufactures custom fit tops for muscle cars? They even stock original parts, colors and grains. This includes Boar and Levant non-padded.
This video highlighting Evan’s Trim Shop is shot in documentary-style, providing an intimate look at the Australian auto upholstery shop’s operations.
Thanks to Haartz Corporations’ jacquard weaving technology the public can now purchase a 2016 Mini Cooper with a Union Jack woven into its convertible soft top.
The WardsAuto Interiors Conference — the only event in North America solely dedicated to automotive interiors — is back, and details have just been released.
If you’re a fan of The Hog Ring Design Studio, check out our “door panel series” — which we’re expanding this month with an illustration from the iconic Mustang.
Wichterman’s Ltd. recently published a video profile of their business that provides potential clients with a behind-the-scenes look at the operation.
We scoured the internet for the latest employment opportunities in the field of auto upholstery and posted them on our jobs page. Check them out!
We collaborated with The Haartz Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of convertible topping, to publish a one-page care guide for cloth tops.
We’ve seen how some affordable and luxury automakers envision the interiors of self-driving cars, but nothing could have prepared us for Bentley Motors’ take.
Google posted a job ad for an “Automotive Interiors Engineering Lead” to help model, fabricate and upholster a cabin for the tech giant’s first autonomous car.
Most headliner repairs aren’t very exciting. But when talented trimmers and adventurous clients come together, anything can happen.
While some automakers are busy experimenting with touch-sensitive fabrics, Jaguar is pushing the boundaries even further by investing in interactive stitches.
Ruskin Design partnered with South Leicestershire College to create a 12-month auto upholstery apprenticeship program that aims to cultivate new talent.
Follow Gabe’s Street Rod Custom Interiors on Instagram, where you’ll see hundreds of gorgeous cabins upholstered by Gabriel Lopez and his talented team.