On October 8th, I unveiled Grant Design Collaborative’s new mobile app design for the Association for Contract Textiles at their annual Interact conference at New York University. I met textile specifiers, young and old, who seek more accessible information and knowledge on commercial textile science and performance standards.

The ACT app is designed to deliver relevant specification information to architects and interior designers. Our research informed us that millenials—that next generation of architects, designers, and end users—want instant access to textile knowledge at their fingertips. A mobile app was conceived as the most logical solution to this problem.

The app features detailed information on each of ACT’s textile performance guidelines, a glossary of textile terms and updates on Facts, the organization’s new sustainability certification program for commercial textiles.

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