COLOR MARKETING GROUP ELECTS CAPEL'S CINDY GREEN SECRETARY
TROY, N.C. -- Cindy Green, a product design and development
assistant with Capel Rugs, has been elected secretary of the Color Marketing
In this volunteer position she will serve for a one-year
term that starts January 1, 2019. Green will assist the color association with
a range of ongoing activities, and will work directly with Sharon Griffis,
CMG's executive director on various special projects.
Green has been a member of CMG for 13 years and is
currently serving her second term on CMG's Board of Directors.
Based in Alexandria, Va., Color Marketing Group is the
leading international association of color design professionals. The
association's members include designers, color scientists, consultants,
educators and artists from a broad spectrum of industries, including furniture,
rugs and floor coverings, wall coverings, automotive, and paint/coatings.
To gain insight into the most important new directions in
color, "CMG holds a series of local and international ChromaZone Color
Forecasting Workshops and Conferences each year in locations throughout North
America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific," Green said. Members come
together at these events to share color research, collaborate on color
direction, forecast and select colors with the goal of enhancing the quality
and marketability of manufactured goods.
"At our CMG ChromaZones, Conferences and Summit, the
world's leading color design professionals gather to share their views on which
specific 'trend drivers' and color directions are likely to have the most
influence on future product design in the next two years," Green said.
"By continuously collaborating, we can develop an accurate and relevant
picture of where color is heading."
Input from these
sessions is reviewed, analyzed and compiled into CMG's annual World Color
Forecast, a valuable tool that association members use to shape the design of
new products being developed for market.
At Capel, Green assists with domestic and import product
development as well as sample development and sales coordination. Her product
development responsibilities include providing design and creative input for
the Capel line of products, proprietary products as well as, licensed and
import collections. Green also assists with the development of new colors and
yarn systems required for Capel's domestic braided and flat woven rugs.
Green joined Capel Rugs in 2017 from Global Textile
Alliance, where she was the first designer hired by GTA and served for 14 years
as senior designer. Previous to that, Green was a stylist and print designer
for Culp Home Fashions. She has a bachelor's degree in fine arts/design from
the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
"Rugs are key elements in today's living spaces and,
as such, they are meant to complement homes for many years to come," said
Green. "Because of this, it is important for us to create relevant,
fashion-forward rugs. Our CMG membership assists us in staying ahead of the
curve, interpreting these emerging trends for our customers in a way that is
Capel Rugs is a longtime active member of the Color
Marketing Group as well as WithIt, the women's leadership development network.