The opportunity awaits you—
WOVNS has announced the upcoming Beta launch of an innovative new platform that empowers everyone to produce their own woven fabric.
This unique company was founded by sisters, Dena and Chelsea Molnar. Each sister contributes their individual perspectives and distinct design experience to the firm’s design and technology focus. With backgrounds in both the textiles and architecture industries, the two women have merged their knowledge of the built environment, interiors market, and fabrication of textiles with the development of this new technology.
“The WOVNS platform is transformational for the textiles field” says Dena Molnar, “WOVNS is scalable. It gives designers access to the means of production for small or large runs of fabric with a fast turn-around. This is especially important should a designer want to prototype a fabric before finalizing their design and initiating a larger production run.”
The WOVNS platform features a range of color palettes and qualities for designers to work with while designing their Jacquard fabrics. The palettes are downloadable for easy incorporation into a user’s digital design file. WOVNS also offers physical sample blankets corresponding to the digital palettes, so one can see the look and feel of the weaves they are working with while designing. Once a design is finalized and uploaded to the WOVNS website, it’s aggregated with other users’ designs for efficient production, while allowing individual customers to order as little as one yard of fabric. The unique system was especially created to open up access for designers and businesses seeking to develop their own fabrics. “We are interested in fostering growth for the platform’s users” says Dena, “and are working to build a company that is an excellent resource for the design community.”
The WOVNS website offers tutorials to help those new to textile design and the founders run workshops at design and technology programs around the country. The company has also introduced the WOVNS Collection, a curated fabric collection featuring up and coming designers using the platform.
WOVNS is currently running a Kickstarter campaign. If you're interested in helping fund this wonderful new opportunity open to surface pattern designers, jump on it quick. The campaign ends this Monday.
We at the SPDG are also excited to announce that Dena Molnar will be speaking at our Guild meeting on August 11th, 2016 and will be giving us a first hand look at how the WOVNS process works.
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