The fabricLink Network is proud to announce new and
improved website functionality that will help solidify its standing as
one of the best one-stop resource for
everything fabric on the Internet. With improved search functionality,
this exciting new technology allows improved access to company and
product information for designers, manufacturers, and consumers on both
fabricLink.com (trade-to-consumer) and TheTechnicalCenter.com
"The fabricLink Network was developed for the
specialty fabric industry and its customers,
says Kathlyn Swantko,
creator of the fabricLink Network. You focus your search on the topics
that interest you and select only the information you want to see. We
know your time is valuable. With fabricLink, there's no wasted time
following links that promote services and products you're not interested
in, and there are no annoying popup ads!"
Specialty manufacturing designers and product developers can investigate
and narrow searches for key contacts in specific end-use applications by
going to the End Use Index. This index lists the leading
companies and innovations for products connected to a particular
application. The index also links to presentation pages that feature
detailed information about products and companies that can solve product
development challenges. This information includes fabric usage, testing
results, diagrams, end use applications, samples, and industry contacts.
Since the fabric industry is so fragmented, Swantko says, her company
spent most of their time making sure that visitors to her sites could
quickly find and interact with other industry leaders.
"Networking is the key to developing new fabric innovations and finished
she says. Whether you're looking for ideas, new products to
use in your designs, or for partners and suppliers for production
purposes, our searchable indexes provide you with a fast and convenient
way to connect."
Network has made its information more accessible and informative in
other ways as well. In the New Product Development section, for example,
visitors can find inside information on the latest in terms of both
products and the companies on the leading edge of research and
Trends in product development strategy can be found in the Mudpie
Fashion Forecast on TheTechnicalCenter.com website. Top forecasts for
Spring/summer 2011 are in the Trends section, which provides new colors
and inspiration for the upcoming season.
Finding a particular mill or product is simple using the searchable
indexes on the left hand side of the website. Searches provide
alphabetic lists by companies, trademarks, fiber/yarn, fabrics,
technology/finish, and new product development.
Finally, the fabricLink Network's new and improved Overhead Search ,
located at the top of key pages on both fabricLink.com and
TheTechnicalCenter.com, allows searching by keywords across the
thousand plus pages that make up the fabricLink Network. Whether a
consumer is looking to clean a fabric stain or a designer is looking to
develop new products and usage, the new fabricLink Network can quickly
and efficiently provide the best information available.
About the fabricLink Network:
Kathlyn Swantko, a textile advocate and educator, is president of
and founder of fabricLink.com and TheTechnicalCenter.com (http://www.TheTechnicalCenter.com)
on-line textile resources, which make up the fabricLink Network. With
about 100,000 visits per month, the award-winning fabricLink.com (trade
to consumer) and TheTechnicalCenter.com (trade-to-trade) sites provide
information about new products and marketing opportunities for specialty
textiles, textile-based products and services. The two sites offer
valuable content and technical information, new releases on innovations,
fabric descriptions, usage and care, supplier history and contacts.
Seven searchable indexes makes the
web sites the go to resources for developers in textile, designers, in
fashion, and research. In addition, the Network offers effective
platforms for all businesses, from small niche-based companies to large
broad-based textile manufacturers, to reach other businesses within the
supply chain and the consumer.
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