On October 1, Fibrenew Upstate participated in the 4th annual Paws For A Cause fundraiser in Greenville, SC. This dog walk is designed to raise funds for the American Cancer Society and awareness of cancer in pets. Participating pet owners enjoyed complimentary Starbuck’s coffee and Bojangles biscuits before taking their dogs on a short walk to Reedy Falls. Then came back to watch K-9 demonstrations, play a few games, enjoy some pet tricks and even be part of a pet /owner look alike contest. (Fibrenew Upstate was lucky enough to have our booth placed right next to Simply Massage, so we enjoyed a chair massage while the pooches took their walk!) It was a great opportunity for us to make pet owners aware of our leather restoration services here in the Upstate of SC. But most of all, it’s nice to know that on a beautiful fall Saturday morning, local pet owners and businesses came together and raised over $40,000 for the American Cancer Society.
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I had fun recording this radio ad for Fibrenew Upstate . . . maybe another career on the side??? I was quite impressed with the ability to both speed up my voice and shorten any pauses, so that I could get all of the details in about our abilities to repair, restore, and re-dye leather in both residential and commercial markets.
As the narrator, of sorts, for Fibrenew Upstate, I find myself celebrating my Birthday and the FULL MOON, simultaneously, on June 15th. I’ve always loved the month of June and not just because it’s My BD Month, but also because traditionally, in the South, June is synonymous with school’s out, ice cream churnin’, bare footin’, fire fly chasin’, skinny dippin’ nights ! (Not to mention June Cleaver!) What’s not to like about June??
Rick and I have already begun to reap the benefits and are thankful for our little poolside, suburban garden. We’re also relieved that after a long dry spell, we’ve been blessed with 6 straight days of afternoon June thunderstorms. And those that know, know that ‘you can’t fool Mother Nature’ with an irrigation system!
As I snapped this picture of our first of the season vegetable medley, I realized that our business, Fibrenew Upstate, is very much like our garden . . . locally grown and tended (operated), backed by our attention to detail, expertise and lots of tlc. When we choose to buy or trade local, it’s usually because we want the added benefit of a personal touch, along with any necessary follow-up. As a Fibrenew International Franchise, we are backed by worldly knowledge and training, coupled with the fact that as Fibrenew Upstate, we remain local, available and trustworthy.
Enjoy local service with Fibrenew Upstate . . . supplying Greenville and the Upstate of SC with vinyl, leather, and upholstery restoration services and repairs this June, on a full moon and always!
Our most recent dental office restoration included the reupholstering of the doctor and hygienist exam stools. While the vinyl fabric on the stools was still in okay condition, it would have been a shame to leave them the existing mauve color rather than the newly chosen, and more subtle, stone color. This quick and economical update, transformed the entire room, making everything uniform in color and condition.
Fibrenew Upstate has already serviced two customers this week where pets upset on their upholstered furniture. So, it seemed timely to remind everyone that we not only repair, re-dye and restore leather furniture, but we professionally clean upholstered furniture, as well. Regardless of how quickly you act, bodily fluids – vomit, to be exact, may cause immediate staining. Typically, an oily residual, wet looking spot will remain on the upholstery. This is even more noticeable when there is no protective barrier present. With our IICRC accreditation, our focus on specific type stain removal is part of our training and expertise. Fibrenew Upstate can ‘spot clean’ your stained area, or as is recommended yearly, professionally clean the entire piece. Additionally, we can apply a fresh protective barrier to further protect the furniture.
I’ve always found it interesting how our sensory system links smells, or odors, with particular places in time, key events or even people. Like the smell of a lilac scented drawer sachet not only makes me think of my Grandmother, but more specifically of playing in her bedroom, which obviously included plundering through her bureau drawers. And my favorite birthday celebratory smell is still that of fresh cut grass, being that I was born in S.C. in mid-June. Yes, to me the smell of fresh cut grass is synonymous with the smell of summer, also conjuring up images of green stained feet as a result of running barefoot through that freshly cut grass. While these examples of my olfactory memories seem pretty normal, it’s my favorite Christmas smell that is a rather peculiar one. Like many, I love the scent of just baked holiday cookies and that of a freshly cut N.C. Fraser Fur tree – but it’s the smell of vinyl that really takes me back to a nostalgic place in time. I don’t mean just any old vinyl, but a very specific vinyl smell that is embedded in my good little girl, Santa Wish List, childhood memory bank. That’s right, the strangely pungent smell of a brand new vinyl baby doll will always evoke in me the excitement of Christmas morning that only a child can experience. My childhood nose knows that Barbie Dolls have a similar odor, but still somehow, not quite the same as that of a cuddly vinyl baby doll. My all time favorite was Baby Crawl Along – Christmas 1967! She wore pink pajamas, had rooted (not plastic) blonde hair and blue eyes, just like me. Her legs were curled in a permanent crawling position and, when you put her on her hands and knees and flipped the little switch on her back, she crawled. And as I hugged her close, she had the most perfect Christmas smell that I looked forward to year after year! I’ve often wondered if the vinyl dolls of today smell like those from the 60s & 70′s, that I recall so fondly. Or, if perhaps governmental regulations have changed some of the odor causing chemicals that were used back then. Certainly, the vinyl that Fibrenew Upstate uses doesn’t smell like a brand new doll. I’m just glad I have this childhood olfactory Christmas memory and in a quirky sort of way, wish that all little girls cold still have the same!
Happy Holiday Smells to You & Yours!
from Fibrenew Upstate, the Experts in Leather, Vinyl and Plastic Restoration