Tempo Upholstery secures licensing agreement with home furnishings retailer

September 17, 2022
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HIGH POINT – Tempo Upholstery and Drapery Fabrics has entered into a licensing agreement with Lillian August Brands International to manufacture decorative pillows, outdoor cushions and fabrics with high performance characteristics for both indoors and outdoors.

Lillian August’s lifestyle brand, known for blending periods and styles with color and pattern, will combine her design elements with Tempo’s performance fabrics, pillows and cushions.

“Our family and the Tempo team are proud to work with such a well-respected design icon and brand as Lillian August,” said Paul Romer, CEO and second-generation owner of Tempo, along with sons Andrew, president, and Hal, COO. “Our technical and customization capabilities, location in High Point, and supply chain efficiencies marry perfectly with Lillian August’s passion for design and the brand’s direction towards being a one-stop design resource. We look forward to a long-term partnership.”

The first collection to be produced by Tempo for Lillian August is slated to launch in fall 2022 and will be a signature Lillian August mix of palettes, patterns, materials and textures. This initial introduction will include indoor and outdoor performance fabrics, as well as outdoor pillows.

This partnership will bring the Lillian August brand back into the fabric market, which is how the company started many years ago.

“I am inspired to work with the Tempo team to bring my textile designs to our customers who are always wanting on trend fashion statements,” said Lillian August. “Our collections embrace the popular theme of enjoyment of the great outdoors and how to Retreat in Style ™ through collections that work for different lifestyles.”

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