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At Culp Home Fashions, we provide relevant information and industry trends as leaders and innovators in top-of-bed products.

July 24, 2019

Las Vegas Market 2019

HOT OFF THE PRESS!! Culp is coming to Vegas! Come see our line of Premium products, handpicked from each of our divisions and showcased in the same place for the first time ever. You won’t want to miss it!

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July 9, 2019

Spotlight on Iv Culp: A Family Legacy

“The true key to any of our success is due to people. Culp is blessed with hundreds of talented associates, and their passion for the business is contagious.” – Iv Culp

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June 25, 2019

Passing the Test: Performance Spotlights from CHF Fabric Testing

Our Culp Home Fashions manufacturing facilities have full capability to create from yarn to finished product, and our robust supply chain allows us to quickly respond to the needs of our customers. All of our products are developed and manufactured in-house so that you can trust our process, and we continually invest in innovation and manufacturing resources. Our quality fabrics start with thread, build with partnerships through valued customers, and continue through to the end user. We design and implement products with precision, because we deliver value in every detail, from trend to technology

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June 11, 2019

Spotlight on US Manufacturing: A Peek into Our CHF Facilities

We are proud of who we are. We’re thankful that we started in the USA, and after four decades of continued innovation, we are still here. We have world class design, R&D, and innovation teams that run our development processes in the USA, so our customers have direct access to all of our prototyping. Our localized manufacturing also assists with the start-up of large programs and enables CHF to provide excellent customer service.

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May 28, 2019

Fit for the Floor: High Performance Mattress Fabric Styles

Mattresses on the retail floor typically need extra care and attention. Since most are white or lightly colored, they tend to get dingy over time, become discolored, or start pilling due to store visitors. New innovations in textiles are changing the game when it comes to the look and feel of mattress fabrics, and retailers can reap the benefits.

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May 14, 2019

Behind the Scenes: Telling Our Story Through Video

At Culp Home Fashions, business is far more than work: it is a place to cultivate relationships, grow in our talents, and thrive in our industry.

Over the past few months, we took on a project to showcase who we are so that our community, partners, and industry could get to know us for who we really are – a family, dedicated to quality and innovation. We’re excited to share our story with you in our new video, and we’d like to give you an exclusive look behind-the-scenes of the filming. 

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May 7, 2019

Five Tips for Choosing the Perfect First Mattress for Your Child

They grow up so fast. It seems so recent that your little one was sleeping in a crib, then it became the mini toddler bed, and now you need to think about purchasing a mattress that is going to last as your child continues to grow. 

As you’re buying the first “big kid” bed, there’s a lot to consider. You may feel overwhelmed and emotional just thinking about the fact that your child is not a baby anymore, so ease into the process with these tips to consider as you’re looking for a mattress.

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April 16, 2019

Finding the Perfect Combo: How to Choose Your Mattress and Mattress Protector

Did you know that your mattress needs a protector for optimum performance and longevity? Just as you take great care in protecting items like a case for your phone or a sleeve for your laptop, you should also place importance upon how you care for your mattress to ensure that it will be resilient over time.

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April 9, 2019

Mattresses for Millennials: Why They Care Where They Sleep

The millennial generation has characteristics that are interpreted in various ways, yet their unique traits and view of the world are shaping our culture and the way that we do business. They grew up in a world heavily influenced by digital media, and by 2020, they will make up almost half of the workforce in America. Therefore, it is important to understand how to effectively reach them in the mattress and bedding products industry.

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April 2, 2019

Three Ways LiveSmart Performance Fabric Can Optimize Your Mattress

Our mattresses should be areas of tranquility and rest. Since they are the place that we begin and finish our days, we should have confidence to trust that they are safe and clean as we rejuvenate from the stresses of everyday life.

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March 19, 2019

TENCEL the Super Fiber

Renewable resources and sustainability are not just trends; they are vital responsibilities in the mattress industry. The fiber options that we offer are available in a wide array of combinations to create fabrics that meet the exact specifications and needs of our customers from design to functionality.

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March 12, 2019

Sleep Awareness Week: Sleep Myths and Your Health

Think back through the past week. Did you get an adequate amount of sleep each night?

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March 7, 2019

Is Your Mattress Healthy? How Clean Mattress Fabrics Can Prolong the Life of Your Bed

Cleanliness should never be underestimated; it is an imperative aspect of life that strengthens overall health and wellness. The trend for antimicrobial fabric is ever-increasing because researchers and consumers have become more conscious and aware of its importance when it comes to everyday use and ability to extend the lifetime of the fabric itself.

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February 26, 2019

CuTEC: How Copper is Changing the Way You Sleep

Copper is element #29 in the Period Table. According to the Royal Society of Chemistry, it is an essential human element that helps enzymes transfer energy in cells. Its most popular uses are for electrical equipment and construction, yet because of its unique properties, it is now used in textiles. Culp Home Fashions offers CuTEC®, a yarn that utilizes the qualities of copper by binding the proprietary copper compound to the textile fiber. This enables the copper technology to become a homogenous part of the fiber matrix, and when used on a mattress, it can help bring wellness to sleep.

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February 19, 2019

Beyond the Fabric: How CLASS and eLuxury Provide Innovative Top-of-Bed Products

Culp Home Fashions is unique because we offer customized services so our clients get exactly what they need with precision and efficiency. Our one-stop-shop for top-of-bed products provides in-house manufacturing and supply chain predictability, along with flexible, scalable production.

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February 5, 2019

How Your Mattress Can Promote Wellness

We strive for wellness in all aspects of life: we think about it in terms of our relationships, work life, diet, and stress management. However, in the midst of balancing everything on our to-do list each day, we often neglect one of the most important parts of wellness, sleep.

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January 29, 2019

Cooling Yarns: Qualities of Synthetic and Natural Yarns for Mattress Fabrics

Just one great night’s sleep improves your mood and performance for the day ahead. Getting the minimum of 7 hours is a helpful start, but if your body temperature is not regulated properly throughout the night, your sleep quality declines, decreasing your body’s ability to recover and regenerate.

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January 8, 2019

Mattresses Don't Have to be Plain Anymore: How Colored Fibers are Progressing in the Mattress Industry

As industry leaders in mattress ticking, we invest time into researching trends in fashion and interior design. We are influential in our fashion-forward business as we continue to differentiate by focusing on new product introductions and innovation. Along with the other common misconceptions about mattress ticking, we realize that solid white fibers, although fitting in some instances, are no longer the industry standard as the trends continue to change.

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January 3, 2019

The Importance of Border and Panel Mattress Fabrics on the Sales Floor

Design is the first aspect of a mattress that customers notice on the sales floor. Whether or not they realize it, customers are drawn to certain types of visuals that catch their eye, which will depend on their preferences in style, color, and overall aesthetics. To appeal to different types of consumers, we work with our customers to design a variety of unique, eye-catching styles that will attract, invite, and impress on the retail floor and in e-commerce.

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December 21, 2018

A Tribute to Rob Culp

"He was almost always smiling, a gentle, easy grin. Rob Culp kept smiling because he kept believing – in his company, Culp Fabrics, and, even more important to him, in High Point. He believed in his town, its potential and that of each of its residents.

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December 18, 2018

Understanding Mattress Fabric: Why Surface Finishes Matter

Surface finishes add to the overall quality and longevity of fabrics. We offer a variety of mattress finishes with cool, comfort, and clean technology that can be applied to mattress fabrics to improve and extend the life of the fabric. Surface finishes also provide health and wellness benefits for consumers to improve circulation and rejuvenation of the body for healthy sleep

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December 11, 2018

An Insider’s Look: Mattress Innovations Below the Surface

The first aspect we notice about any product is its overall appearance. Industries spend billions of dollars every year on branding and labeling. Design is important, but after the packaging is gone, product quality and functionality take precedence.

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December 4, 2018

Mattress Ticking 101: Common Misconceptions About Mattress Fabric

Mattress ticking has changed drastically over the decades. It is no longer a simple covering to hold feathers or other fillers that formerly made up a mattress; it has entered the design world and added in sleep science and technology through textile innovations. Since mattress fabric has transformed through time, it is important to learn the misconceptions in order to fully understand how ticking affects sleep.

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November 27, 2018

From Design to Product: In-House Textile Manufacturing

When it comes to high quality product, the process is important. We carefully manage a fully integrated platform of manufacturing and distribution facilities because we value the fact that details make the difference.

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November 20, 2018

Defining Quality in Mattress Fabrics: Woven Damask vs. Circular Knits

With innovation comes change for the better. Ticking is the foundation of the overall comfort and performance of a mattress, as well as how attractive it is on the retail floor, so mattress fabric design has moved from simple functionality to elegant artistry. Our products have always represented the highest quality, and we place importance on our ability to stay ahead of the curve in ticking manufacturing and design. As design transforms through time, so do the types of fabric that make up the product.

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November 13, 2018

Sustainability: More Than a Mattress Industry Trend

Sustainability in textile innovations is imperative in the mattress industry. We create from thread to finished product with design in mind to ensure that quality and sustainability remain the most important aspects of every final piece. Our trusted partners have peace of mind knowing the direct source of our materials and can expect an uncomplicated process from beginning to end.

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November 6, 2018

Mattress Innovations: How Cooling Tech Can Affect Sleep

Almost 30% of the American population has had insomnia or sleep-related issues. 35% of Americans report sleeping less than the recommended minimum of seven hours per night, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Lack of sleep has been proven to increase the risk for chronic health conditions ranging from heart disease to cancer to depression.

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October 29, 2018

What is Mattress Ticking?


A woven or knit textile, ticking is the final, outer cover of a mattress. While it was originally designed in the blue and white stripe commonly known by the name today, ticking comes in a range of shades, styles and materials. Today, there is an increasing consumer demand for a variety of colors and patterns on the borders and trim of mattresses as well as foundations. Mattresses and box springs are now seen as an extension of the furniture in the room, which should reflect the style of the consumer.

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October 16, 2018

Who is Culp?

Culp Inc. is a leader in the textile industry for design, innovative technology, and state-of-the-art manufacturing. Our products represent us from the inside out, because we put people first, and that carries into every aspect of our work.

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October 9, 2018

The Life of a CHF Designer: An Introduction

Inspiration is everywhere in the life of a designer. CHF designers absorb the nuanced colors and patterns of the world around them and bring that inspiration into their work. Like our cars, homes and clothing, our mattresses can be an expression of who we are. Our designers know that mattresses are a critical component of our lives, considering how much time we spend asleep. The average person will spend one-third of their life asleep, making mattresses crucial to our happiness and well-being.

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October 1, 2018

Mattress Protection Facts: An Introduction to Comfort Supply Company

You will spend one third of your life sleeping and we know that where you rest makes all the difference. We thrive on creating quality products to ensure that our customers receive premium comfort and durability. 

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September 27, 2018

CLASS: The CULP Cut and Sew Operation

There are no shortcuts to manufacturing quality products. In the fabric business, cut and sew manufacturing ensures that quality is inherent in the process from concept all the way to production.

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September 27, 2018

CHF and the Future of Fabric Manufacturing

"The most rewarding and the most challenging part of business always revolves around the people." - IV Culp

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