If You Build It, They Will Come

January 10th, 2022

From the circus biz to the fabric biz, learn how Canadian architectural textile firm Sollertia built its business. Sollertia has taken on and completed some of the most ambitious fabric structure projects in the country.  In this episode, If You Build It, They Will Come, Claude Le Bel shares candidly about taking on new projects, his […]

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Catching up with Conroy’s House of Canvas

October 1st, 2021

After dedicating his whole career to the textile shade industry, Canadian business-owner John Conroy, House of Canvas, now finds himself in the challenging position of transitioning his canvas business over to his three sons. In this episode of “Talking Textiles” we explore John’s early experiences, his leadership, passion for the textile industry and capture nuggets […]

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From Down Under to the Great White North with Brydon Roe of Shade Sails Canada

September 8th, 2021

Episode 1 of IFAI Talking Textiles launches into a conversation with Brydon Roe of Shade Sails Canada, hosted by Mark Tyrrell, LaSalle Canvas and Alex Petizian, Naizil Coated Fabrics. Brydon shares his evolution into the textile industry, introduction to the shade sail market—where his company is today—and the development of additional projects along the way. […]

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