Alpharetta, GA – March 8, 2010 – The Refinishing Touch, a specialist in on-site furniture
refinishing, reupholstery and modification services, has expanded its Touch Textiles collection
with a new line of weatherproof upholstery fabrics designed to withstand UV rays, sunlight and the
effects of cleaning agents.
The new line includes hundreds of colors, patterns and textures and is suited to indoor and
outdoor upholstery projects of all kinds. It complements existing and potential reupholstery
projects The Refinishing Touch has across the hospitality, government and university sectors.
Certified by the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute as it is manufactured with low chemical
emissions, the new all-weather fabrics undergo a special dyeing process which creates no harmful
wastewater and it consumes less water and energy than traditional processes. Furthermore, the
fabrics are designed to last up to ten times longer than standard fabrics, reducing the effects of
cotton production on the environment.
Touch Textiles’ new line will be comprised of three fabric categories: shadow, sheer, and
sling. Specially constructed with an open weave design, shadow fabrics have a unique flow-through
finish for a lighter makeup. Sheer fabrics combine high quality materials with high quality designs
for a low-maintenance and light structure. Sling fabrics use a vinyl yarn composition to be sleek
Mario Insenga, founder and CEO of The Refinishing Touch, said, “We are seeing an increase in
the demand for sustainable materials from our clients across the hospitality, university and
federal industries. We originally launched Touch Textiles, back in 1990, in response to demands
from our clients to cut operational costs and complexities. Again, we are responding to market
demand by bringing this new line of environmentally friendly products to market, while providing
the quality finishing and standards our customers expect and deserve.”
To view the new fabrics, visit The Refinishing Touch’s Touch Textiles website. Fabric sample
swatches can be requested by calling The Refinishing Touch at (800) 523-9448 or email
About The Refinishing Touch
The Refinishing Touch® is a world leader in on-site environmentally safe and sustainable
furniture refinishing, reupholstering, armoire modification, and EPA and OSHA TV recycling for
private and public organizations. Through its Touch Textiles division, it provides eco-friendly
indoor and outdoor fabrics that complement its portfolio of materials, such as granite and quartz,
to offer a one-stop service to its clients.
To date, the company has transformed over 1.5 million rooms of furniture, preventing the
equivalent of approximately two million hardwood trees from being sent to landfill.
With clients in the government, hospitality and university sectors, The Refinishing Touch
enables environmental and sustainability best practices while reducing spending by up to 80%.
Long term clients include: The White House, The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, US
Department of Justice, US Congress, US Department of Defense, US Military and Coast Guard, Hyatt,
Marriott, Wyndham, Hilton, IHG and Starwood plus a number of top universities. The company was
founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia. The Refinishing Touch has been
recognized by the US General Services Administration with its Evergreen Award for innovative
environmentally friendly practices.
Posted on March 9, 2010
Press Release Courtesy of The Refinishing Touch