The DirecTex Blog


Wholesale Fabric Supplier Explains Water Resistant Fabrics

Manufacturers know that fabrics have different degrees of resistance to water, mildew, rot and ultraviolet light. What may be harder to determine is which fabrics best support your product’s durability and lifespan targets. Before you buy large quantities of any water-resistant wholesale fabric, run down this checklist to ensure the...

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Tent & Awning Manufacturers get One-Stop Ordering with DirecTex

A common challenge facing the Tent and Awning industry is finding a reliable supplier that not only understands the diverse conditions that Tent and Awning products must withstand, but can supply the quality of materials needed to meet these challenges. And let’s not forget that supplier has to maintain inventory...

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Buyers Guide to Metal Hardware

Buyers Guide to Metal Hardware – Materials, Finishes and Processing for Buckles, Hooks, Loops, Rings What do we mean when we say “metal hardware"? There are so many different materials that are classified as metal available in different finishes and price points that it's easy to get confused. ...

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How To Identify What Type of Webbing You Have

Every once in a while you'll get a piece of webbing where you are just not sure what it is. There are 3 tests you can perform in-house to help you identify what your webbing sample is. The best part is they are easy, quick and free. ...

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Industry Trends - Panama Canal Expansion

The US and North America are experiencing changes in the ports! Across the continent, ports are expanding to accommodate booming trade. Even the Panama Canal, that quintessential representation of globalization, is changing, allowing bigger ships and larger cargos. US Ports like those in Long Beach, CA will need to expand...

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5 Tips for Surviving the IFAI Expo

We know trade shows can be difficult, but we're still able to have fun every time we go. We want you to get as much out of this year's IAFI Expo as we do. Here are DirecTex's 5 Tips for having a great expo! 5. Plan Ahead There will...

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Brand Spotlight - Spectraloc Outdoor Fabric

If your project calls for a rugged outdoor fabric that can take on the elements without flinching, think Spectraloc. This heavy-duty 600 denier solution-dyed polyester fabric can not only withstand some pretty substantial wear and tear, but uses color-fast dye so it also looks good doing it. Built...

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We've Got a New Look

If you're reading this, you may have noticed that our website has recently changed drastically, and for the better! We're proud to formally announce our new website: ! The site is jam-packed with new features designed specifically with you, our partners, in mind. We've got product pages that are...

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Meet DirecTex at IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo

Visit DirecTex at Booth #2435 at the 2014 Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo, October 14 to 16 in Minneapolis, Minn. We'll be with 400+ exhibitors showing off the latest in specialty fabrics. The IFAI Expo is a great opportunity to check out what’s happening in core, high tech and...

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