The Hog Ring had an awesome month! We brought you the latest industry news, SEMA Show plans, pro tips and more. Here’s a look back at October 2019.
Mercedes-Benz is collecting ocean waste and turning it into upholstery for its all-new Vision EQS.
Automakers are facing a problem: They’ve focused so much on mechanics that cars are now outlasting their interiors.
Stop procrastinating! Early registration for the 2019 SEMA Show ends October 11.
Tesla Motors wants to reinvent seat upholstery by eliminating seams.
How many times have you ordered leather for an interior project only to find out later that it isn’t enough?
Boat owners know winter is the best times to have upholstery repaired, because it means no downtime when the sun reemerges.
We’ve all heard of Corinthian leather — that luxury hide used to trim 70’s era Chryslers. But do you know where it comes from?
Scottish Leather Group plans to open a new facility that will meet growing demand for automotive leather.
Volkswagen’s plaid upholstery has made a huge comeback. But do you know how the style originated?
Australian Trim Supply was destroyed in a fire that created so much smoke that health officials warned residents to stay indoors.
Check out the November 2019 issue of The Shop magazine to read “Understanding Side Impact Airbags.”
A designer has divulged that automakers are starting to select interior fabrics based on how they’ll look on Instagram.
Looking for that perfect carpet to set off a street rod interior? Check out Douglass Interior Products’ Luxembourg carpeting.
Congrats to Gemma Lee of Ruskin Design for winning “Best Apprentice” at the Leicestershire Live Women in Business Awards.
Want to learn how to upholster a steering wheel? Then check out this awesome step-by-step tutorial.
We scoured the internet for the latest auto upholstery jobs and apprenticeships and posted them on our jobs page.
It’s officially fall — which means anyone who’s been cruising around with the top down all summer has to finally raise it.
Heading to the 2019 SEMA Show? Make sure to check out Douglass Interior Products.
Ronald Zombro of Zombro’s Auto Upholstery in Winchester, Virginia, has died at the age of 74.
In roughly 10 years, Daniel Williams has gone from WyoTech grad to owning and operating DJ Designs.
SEMA will host a “Student Career Day” at this year’s annual show.
October is “Fall Car Care Month,” a perfect time to educate customers on how to properly care for their convertible soft tops.
Trimmers attending SEMA should check out what GAHH Automotive, Robbins Auto Top and E-Z ON Auto Tops have to offer.
Hydes Leather is hosting a party at the 2019 SEMA Show, and all professional trimmers are invited!
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