• Cecile Corral

Capel taps fabric designer for new product development post

cindy greenCindy Green
TROY, N.C. – Capel Rugs has appointed a fabric designer to its newly created product design and development assistant post.

Cindy Green is charged with assisting domestic and import product development as well as help with sample development and sales coordination. Her product development responsibilities include providing design and creative input for the Capel line of products, proprietary products, licensed products and import products. She is also involved in development of new yarn systems required for domestic product development.

Green reports to Richard Capel, director of manufacturing; John Harrison, general manager of Capel Rugs’ import division; and Cameron Capel, vice president of national accounts.

“We are so excited to have Cindy on our team,” said Cameron Capel. “She is a highly talented designer with an exceptional eye for emerging fashion trends. Her experience on the fabric side of the business will be a valuable asset as we continue to develop new lines to meet the ever-evolving needs of consumers and our customers.”

Green hails from Global Textile Alliance , where she was the first designer hired by GTA and served for 14 years as senior designer. Previously, Green was a stylist and print designer for Culp Home Fashions .

Green is an active member of the Color Marketing Group , the premier international association for color design professionals. She currently serves as a member of CMG’s board of directors and vice chair of the North American ChromaZones Committee. She also is a member of WithIT , the women’s leadership development network.

“I am thrilled to be joining Capel Rugs at this exciting time in its history,” said Green. “The company is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and I am looking forward to contributing to Capel Rugs’ rich legacy of best-selling rug designs as we head into the next century.”

Cecile CorralCecile Corral | Senior Product Editor, Home & Textiles Today

Cecile B. Corral has been a product editor with Home Textiles Today since late 2000. She covers the area and accent rug, kitchen textiles, table linens, beach towels, decorative bath and decorative pillow categories, as well as some retail subjects.

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