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How To Clean Crypton Fabrics

Let's face it, life can get pretty messy. Whether you have kids, dogs, or live on your own, some of your favorite upholstered pieces can stain regardless of how careful you are with them.  Let us introduce to you Crypton fabrics. These innovative fabrics are designed with high performance in mind, resulting in highly resilient textiles. According to the Crypton website, "Because Crypton’s patented technology is applied at a molecular level, these beautiful, durable fabrics can withstand repeated cleanings without their protective technology ever washing or wearing away. The end result is performance indoor fabric that resists stains, repels water, prevents odors, and inhibits the growth of bacteria—all without sacrificing aesthetics, hand, or breathability."  Nevertheless, the need for cleaning is...

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3 of Our Favorite Tufted Pieces

Tufting is a popular upholstery design that we love to use here at English Traditions. With a wide range of leather and fabric suitable for every style, choosing your perfect piece has never been easier. The Irving Chair is an extremely unique piece of upholstery. Its shape molds to the body and provides endless comfort. You sit in style with this chair.  Ottomans are a great way to add subtle texture to any space, all while being versatile. Its all around tufting creates a look of elegance and sophistication.  A tufted sofa is yet another fantastic way to bring texture into any space. The Tufting mixed with nail-heads merges classic style with industrialism and makes for a one of a kind...

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Celebrating 25 Years: Through Mary Cordill's Eyes

I recently sat down with my Mimi, Mary Cordill, the owner and founder of English Traditions. I asked her questions regarding her experience in this business and what it feels like to celebrate 25 years of English Traditions. Her story is extremely inspirational to me as it teaches a lesson of perseverance and keeping faith in yourself, even in the hardest of times. Her responses to these questions are below.   Why did you do it? “I have always loved antiques. Living in Connecticut, I encountered many pieces of antique pine furniture and I soon realized I could buy and sell these pieces while making money on them. I absolutely loved the ‘look’ and I was ‘hooked’. I took a leap...

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