High Point, NC – Lillian August’s lifestyle brand is coming back into the fabric market.
Tempo Upholstery and Drapery Fabrics Inc. has entered into a licensing agreement with Lillian August Brands International LLC to manufacture decorative pillows, outdoor cushions and fabrics with high performance characteristics for use both indoors and outdoors.
The new collection will combine Lillian August’s proven design elements with Tempo’s quality performance fabrics, pillows and cushions.
“Our family and the Tempo team are proud to work with such a well-respected design icon and brand as Lillian August. Our technical and customization capabilities, location in High Point, and supply chain efficiencies marry perfectly with Lillian August’s passion for design and the brand’s direction towards being a one-stop design resource,” said Paul Romer, CEO and second-generation owner of Tempo along with sons Andrew (President), and Hal (COO).
Tempo sells premium products to consumers, retailers, furniture manufacturers and brands. The company operates as two divisions: Tempo Fabrics and Tempo Home.
“I am inspired to work with the Tempo team to bring my textile designs to our customers who are always wanting on trend fashion statements,” said Lillian August. “Our collections embrace the popular theme of enjoyment of the great outdoors and how to Retreat in Style through collections that work for different lifestyles.”
This partnership will bring the Lillian August brand back into the fabric market, which is how the company started many years ago.
The first collection to be produced by Tempo for Lillian August launches this fall and will be a signature Lillian August mix of palettes, patterns, materials and textures. This initial introduction will include indoor and outdoor performance fabrics as well as outdoor pillows.
“We look forward to partnering with Tempo in a high-growth category with the unique ability to manufacture domestically and internationally using some of the most advanced fabrics in the industry for both indoor and outdoor living,” said Dan Weiss, co-founder of Lillian August.
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