New York, NY – January 2020–New York City-based Swavelle/Mill Creek, a major supplier of fabrics for the home furnishings industry, has acquired the intellectual properties of Keystone Weaving Mills. In addition to designs, with this purchase Swavelle has procured yarns, dobby looms, and other mill equipment that will allow for a wider breadth of product and enhanced service.
“We are very excited to be able to expand our offerings of upholstery product for the residential and furniture industries, and to leverage our domestic capabilities and resources,” remarked Greg Thomases, Vice President of Swavelle.
The company has also retained Keystone’s VP of Residential Upholstery (and industry veteran) Kristan Dally to develop product that will serve the residential furniture, jobber, retail and RV markets.
“Kristan has an accomplished career in the home textile industry,” continued Thomases. “Her design talents, along with the novelty yarns, will enable us to recreate patterns that customers may still need, as well as provide original styles.”
“I am so honored to be part of the Swavelle team and am thrilled to build on my past successes for the future growth of this company,” Kristan stated. “Establishing inspirational and luxurious fabrics is what drives me, and I look forward to helping Swavelle drive business through collections that appeal to the residential aesthetic.”
A new line that will include both jacquard and dobby patterns, is currently being designed for launch at Showtime in May 2020.
All product will be proudly made in the USA, woven in New Jersey at Wearbest Weavers, a Swavelle subsidiary.
Swavelle, a trusted name in the home furnishing textile industry, has been under its current ownership since 1982. An innovative market leader, Swavelle serves all arenas of the decorative fabrics market. In 2019, Swavelle acquired Wearbest, a fourth-generation mill that, since 1980, has been manufacturing American-made fabrics for contract, residential and hospitality use.