Cindy Green – Product Design & Development Assistant

Cindy Green, on the product and design team at Capel, will assist the Color Marketing Group, a trend-forecasting organization, with a variety of activities in 2019

In this volunteer position, in which she will serve for a one-year term that starts January 1, 2019, Green will assist the color design professional’s association with a range of ongoing activities. Green 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 timeless.”

Capel Rugs is a longtime active member of the Color Marketing Group® as well as WithIt, the women’s leadership development network.