Specifying Textiles for Success

Please join us for the first of our 2021 Virtual CEU Series. We are so excited to be able to bring you this CEU presented by Sina Pearson.

Expand your knowledge to better select textiles that meet demanding and often conflicting performance criteria, while also creating beautiful interiors. This CEU includes examples of common field failures, explains why they occurred and offers guidance for avoiding them.

Selection Criteria for Successful Specification

  • Cost factors
  • End use application
  • Setting or environment
  • Fiber performance
  • Environmental impact
  • Maintenance and cleaning
  • Textile supplier expertise
  • Fabrication factors
  • Aesthetics
  • Contract textile performance

ACT – Association for Contract Textiles

  • Explanation of certification marks

Review Field Failures

  • 6 common failures
  • How you can avoid them

Considerations for Different Scenarios

  • Furniture manufacturing/fabrication
  • Textile treatment/finish


Sina Pearson is a visionary textile designer and entrepreneur who, for more than four decades, set industry standards for sophistication and technical innovation. Sina is celebrated for her exuberant color palette, complex textures and lively, accessible patterns that gracefully complement one another. One of the first to infuse a jolt of high style into the contract realm in the 1980s, she has added her savvy stamp as well to institutional, hospitality, healthcare, public spaces and residential settings.

In 1990 she founded her own company Sina Pearson Textiles, which designed, manufactured and distributed exclusive upholstery textiles for the contract industry. In 2016 Momentum Group acquired Sina Pearson Textiles; Sina continues to design for her brand luxurious award-winning textiles and collections that perform beautifully.


Please contact northbay@iidanc.org



Friday, March 19 2021


12:00 PM PST


Online Event (Zoom)


North Bay City Center


This CEU is registered with IDCEC (0.1 CEU value) and the credit will be accepted by ASID, IIDA and IDC.