Shayla Copas with fabrics from the collection’s coral colorway.
SYRACUSE, Ind. – Outdoor manufacturer Polywood is bringing two of its collaborators together, textile resource Revolution Performance Fabrics and designer/author Shayla Copas, to create the outdoor-safe Shayla Copas Fabric collection by Polywood.
Launching this fall to specialty retailers with 17 original textiles, the collection will debut in 22-inch decorative pillows and will later be expanded to additional Polywood decorative pillows and furnishings cushions. A selection of patterns in four colorways – coral, pistachio, spearmint and cobalt – was created by Copas, as well as complementary solids, for this initial release.
“My collection of textile designs was primarily inspired by nature, color and entertaining. My love of travel will also be noticed in the safari print and in a few other surprising patterns,” said Copas. “I love pattern and am not afraid to use it. I also like a classic feel in my designs. For that reason, I was able to keep this collection classic, yet have a fresh vibe.”
The Little Rock, Ark.-based designer chose to collaborate with Polywood after spending time with the company as its brand ambassador and after learning more about its commitment to sustainable. In keeping with both parties’ interest in sustainability, Polywood and Copas chose to work with Revolution Performance Fabric, which offers a recycled polyolefin story and a PFC chemical-free and VOC-free product.
“From the very beginning, we saw the partnership between Polywood and Shayla Copas as an opportunity to draw upon each other’s strengths and create a unique and durable collection to accessorize our furnishings,” said Megan Pierson, senior vice president, business development, Polywood. “With Polywood’s mission of sustainability, we were able to bring Shayla’s original design concepts to life through our partnership with Revolution and their fabrics’ performance characteristics.”