POLYWOOD, designer and manufacturer of American-made sustainable outdoor furnishings, announced its collaboration with designer and author Shayla Copas in the Shayla Copas Fabric Collection by POLYWOOD®. The artistry and aesthetic of this well-recognized designer will be reflected in 17 original textile designs. The collection launches this fall to specialty retailers and will be available to the design trade and online in Spring 2021.
POLYWOOD is proud of this much-anticipated collaboration and its partnering of Shayla Copas’ creativity and Revolution Performance Fabric’s sustainable textile manufacturing expertise. The Shayla Copas Fabric Collection will debut in 22” decorative pillows and will later be expanded to additional POLYWOOD decorative pillows and furnishing cushions.
“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, Sr. 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. We’re excited to share our results with retailers and design professionals.”
In keeping with POLYWOOD’s earth-friendly mission, the Revolution Performance Fabrics are free of PFC chemicals and VOCs. Seventeen different fabrics are included in the Shayla Copas Collection across four colorways. A selection of patterns in Coral, Pistachio, Spearmint, and Cobalt was created by Copas, as well as complementary solids.
“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 Shayla 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, Arkansas-based designer recognized that a collaboration with POLYWOOD was a fit for her brand. Shayla also saw this collection as an opportunity to grow a partnership that began with her as brand ambassador for the company.
“POLYWOOD is such a leader in outdoor design and in sustainability,” said Copas. “They approached me to visit the factory a few years back and I fell in love with the product, the company, and their people. After the visit, I was asked to be a brand ambassador. Subsequently, they approached me about a fabric collection. They saw my love for color and pattern as a great addition to their fabric offerings.”
The Shayla Copas Fabric Collection by POLYWOOD and its environmentally friendly components is being highlighted as another addition to the manufacturer’s ongoing sustainability initiatives for 2020. These include the introduction of its Wave Collection and the Ocean Chair as well as POLYWOOD’s commitment to the reclaiming and recycling of one million pounds of ocean-bound plastics.
ABOUT POLYWOOD: For the last 30 years, POLYWOOD has been transforming outdoor living spaces with durable, sustainable and timeless furniture designs. All genuine POLYWOOD® products are made in the USA from ocean-bound and landfill-bound plastic and are produced in a 99% waste-free facility. For more information, visit www.polywood.com.