Curated Textile Samples at Mercato Place

Curated Textile Samples at Mercato Place

For architects and interior designers who want to specify textiles without having to go to different websites (or actual sample books), meet Mercato Place. Mercato Place offers curated textile samples from top-notch manufacturers, including Kravet Contract, Designtex, Camira, HBF Textiles, and Room & Board.

Mercato Place warehouse employee

“We’re thrilled to unveil Mercato Place—which is designed to be the simplest, most environmentally friendly solution for discovering current, high-quality samples from leading textile brands,” says Founder and President Ray Sayers. Unlike other websites, Mercato Place relies on a smaller brand catalog. Less choices—and, more importantly, good choices—make the specifying process easy. “Designers won’t get lost in a clutter of products; instead, they’ll be in a curated space created especially for them,” Sayers added.

screenshot of Mercato Place velvets

Mercato Place lets you filter by application, color, abrasion, flammability, and other useful options.

Headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan, Mercato Place maintains a warehouse of curated textile samples under one roof. The company’s intuitive website lets users filter results by brand, fabric type/use, color, and other categories, including Greenguard and Cradle-to-Cradle certifications. By relying on well-known international textile brands, Mercato Place saves time—and avoids frustration. Best of all, the tool is free for interior designers and architects.

fabric swatches

But wait, there’s more! Mercato Place gives users multiple shipping options in order to be environmentally responsible. Samples from different textile manufacturers can be combined into one shipment, and users can choose their shipping speed. While the company offers overnight shipping, it lets users choose more sustainable shipping options. According to a Mercato Place press release, “Overnight shipping is exponentially more damaging to the environment, so more eco-friendly options are also on offer if samples are not needed immediately.” They also provide prepaid shipping labels as part of a sample takeback program.

woman in warehouse

Additionally, Mercato Place has partnered with One Tree Planted, a nonprofit focused on global reforestation. “With each new registration to the Mercato Place website, they will plant a tree and have committed to planting a minimum of 10,000 trees in the U.S. national forests in 2022,” Mercato Place said.

young planted tree

Mercato Place registrants support reforestation through the Million Tree Challenge, an initiative organized by One Tree Planted.

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