Philadelphia University textile design students developed innovative new uses for Sunbrella fabrics as part of a competition sponsored by Sunbury Textile Mills and Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, reported the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Casual Living and other news outlets.
Graduate student Samantha Fletcher was awarded first place for her innovative, limit-pushing approach which featured melted PVC yarn. Second place went to industrial design graduate student Valerie Gibbins for her design influenced by street art, and third-place winner Jessica Newman, a junior, was noted for her design based on bone-cell patterns. Honorable mentions were presented to Becky Flax, Nyasha Chivaura and Yi-Chun Liu.
The story also was published by the Albany Times Union, San Antonio Express-News and Stamford Advocate.