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HISTORY • 4 •••*•

WHO WE ARE • 6 •KLHC

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DIGITAL PRINTING • 8 •

OUR FABRIC SELECTION • 12 ••*•••ººº

DESIGN STUDIO • 14 ••*•••ººº

BAXTER MILL ARCHIVE • 16 •KLHC

CAROLINA CREATIVE • 20 PRODUCTS •

THE BANDANNA CO • 22 •

CREATIVE PARTNERSHIPS • 24 •

TECHNICAL DIVISION • 26 •

DISTRIBUTION CENTERS • 30 ••

GLOBAL FOOTPRINT • 32 ••

LEADERSHIP • 34 ••


HISTORY Colorful Past, Bright Future.

CREATIVE PRODUCTS GROUP

SPRINGS COTTON MILLS Springs Cotton Mills was founded by Leroy Springs and Samuel Elliott White in Lancaster, South Carolina. After White’s death in 1911,ownership transferred to “Colonel” Leroy Springs.

1887

Under the leadership of Derick Close, whose family founded Springs, the Retail and Specialty Fabrics Division was renamed the Creative Products Group to better reflect the business unit’s innovative spirit and products.

1970 RETAIL AND SPECIALTY FABRICS DIVISIONS FOUNDED From the acquisition of the Finished Goods Division of Indian Head Mills of Massachusetts, Springs Industries established the Retail and Specialty Fabrics Division in order to oversee the production of high-quality apparel and finished fabrics.

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Springs Creative continues to provide a niche one-stop for all business models servicing several new markets through various sales channels while maintaining a thriving retail business. With each new

INVESTING IN DIGITAL PRINTING

endeavor, we continue to focus on producing the highest quality products faster and

Springs Creative invested in the company’s first domestic digital textile printing resources. The result was dramatically increased speed to market capabilities which cuts cost to production and provides lower prices to Springs’ clients.

2013

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2021

FORGING SOLUTIONS With a unique framework of creative and logistical divisions to support the company’s digital printing efforts, Springs Creative began to commercialize these critical assets to connect with new customer and sales-channels.

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WHO WE ARE Our Mission and Our Promise We are one company; built upon six unique divisions that service myriad sales channels, textile segments, and design markets while serving as the established pillars of our organization. Our mission is to deliver inspiration and services while facilitating the development of products, creating an Inspiring Place.

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Creativity + Innovation

Art + History

Service Quality

Accessibility

Responsiveness

Each color in the Springs Creative logo is symbolic of one of the unique value

Our Values

propositions which, as a whole, make up the cornerstones and positioning of the Springs Creative brand.

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DIGITAL PIGMENT PRINTING the Sustainable Choice Digital printing has been growing exponentially - still, it is only 10% of today’s textile printing capacity. It is expected to grow at a faster rate than Digital Reactive for the foreseeable future given global sustainability efforts and impact on the environment. Color vibrancy is the primary advantage of Digital Reactive Printing. With new inks being introduced every year, even this gap is being closed. Digital Pigment Printing has a clear advantage in color consistency and colorfastness to both UV exposure and bleach. When compared to Digital Reactive Printing, there are fewer processing steps involved.

HIGH PRINT RESOLUTION

LIMITLESS COLORS

NO RESTRAINS ON REPEATS

NO SCREENS OR CYLINDER COST

LOW MINIMUM ORDER QUANTITIES

PRINTED IN THE USA

ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLY

EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE

NO SUBSTRATE LIMITATIONS

CLEAN AND DRY PROCESS NO WATER WASTE

GREEN EDGE OF TEXTILE PRINTING

SUSTAINABILITY

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Digital Reactive Printing (DRP)

Digital Pigment Printing (DPP)

PRETREATMENT

PRETREATMENT

DIGITAL PRINTING WITH REACTIVE INKS

DIGITAL PRINTING WITH PIGMENT INKS

STEAMING

CURING

Elimination of the steaming and washing step in the Digital Pigment Printing process

WASHING DRYING

significantly reduces the impact on the environment, providing a more sustainable option for textile printing.

POST-TREATMENT (IF NEEDED)

WATER USE DPP reduces water consumption by 70% when compared to Reactive GREEN HOUSE GAS IMPACT The same study found DPP generated 46.5% less Carbon dioxide emissions per square meter than DRP. ENERGY USE DPP reduced total energy consumption by 51% compared to DRP. OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS With fewer processes, DPP requires less floorspace than DRP the same amount of printed fabric.

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DIGITAL ADVANTAGES Transforming the Industry Conventional textile printing first entered the scene in the early 1900s. As time went on, conventional rotary screen printing became the workhorse of the industry with high production speeds and low cost. But designers were always frustrated by its inherent limitations. Colors were limited to the number of screens deployed (usually 16 or fewer). Design scale and repeat size was constrained to the circumference of the screen cylinder. While speeds and costs improved, they were offset by a lengthy process lead time and limitations on color and design.

Our Digital Printing Facility is equipped with the very latest textile printing technology. Which offers significant advantages for our customers by employing pigment, dye sublimation and latex to best suit the fabrics selected.

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Virginia Wallace CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE virginia.wallace@springscreative.com O +1 803.324.6403

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Glenda Spangler PRESIDENT DECORATIVE FABRICS GROUP glenda.spangler@springscreative.com O +1 803.324.6475

OUR FABRIC SELECTION High-Quality Stock Fabric We stock a rich selection of polyester, natural, and luxurious blended substrates presenting unlimited opportunities for customization. Unique textures, already prepared for printing, have been carefully chosen to meet or exceed the minimum industry standards for home décor, hospitality and upholstery for both contract and residential applications. SPRINGSHIELD®, our latest substrate collection is perfect for outdoor applications, offering 500+ hours of light-fastness.

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Our experienced supply chain can partner to source custom substrates to meet your specific product needs.

CUSTOM FABRIC SELECTION

Customers always have the option of providing their own fabrics.

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DESIGN STUDIO Creative Services We provide in-house design services to customers and clients. Our in-house designers identify designs based on specific targeted lifestyles, trends and seasonality. Color palettes, scaling & motifs are all taken into consideration and reinterpreted into a powerful visual road map for everything we develop.

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BAXTER MILL ARCHIVE Colorful Heritage The Baxter Mill Archive is a unique collection of over 600,000 antique documents, hand-painted designs and vintage art books. These span over three centuries from nearly every corner of the world. Our team of professional designers

BAXTER MILL

assist designers and businesses of all industries who are looking for inspiration for the next cutting-edge project.

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Kathy Phillips VP DESIGN/TREND/CURATOR kathy.phillips@springscreative.com O +1 803.324.6402

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Ilene Danchig and Studio Messina

Adding the timeless legacy of Ilene Danchig and the recently acquired robust collection of Messina Studio to the Baxter Mill Archive creates a truly one-of-akind archive, representing design styles, art history, and influence from every part of the globe. We are excited to work with these treasures.

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Ilene Danchig began her career in the textile industry as a designer and weaver. Her passion for collecting textiles led her to amass more than 100,000 fabrics and prints from all around the world. This now represents a vast ethnographic assortment from Mexico, Africa, Thailand, Russia, and India.

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Shannon Hopkins BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCT MANAGER shannon.hopkins@springscreative.com

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CAROLINA CREATIVE PRODUCTS USA Cut and Sew By providing fabrication, Springs Creative is truly a full service manufacturer and will partner with our customers from design conception, product development, and various printing techniques to finished product. Our cut and sew competencies include pillows, top of bed, table top, and more. Our niche will be providing customers a turn key solution where one can use our design archives, digital printing, fabrication and distribution services end-to-end.

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THE BANDANNA CO the Original American Square Since 1946, The Bandanna Company has made functional cottons squares, from handkerchiefs to bandannas. Our products are made with pride in the USA using high-quality materials.

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Today The Bandanna Company brands offer hundreds of on-trend and classic bandanna designs for people and their pets in various sizes, making us truly “The Bandanna Company.”

Reid Hoag SALES MANAGER rhoag@thebandannacompany.com O +1 864.672.3123

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CREATIVE PARTNERSHIPS Delivering the Retail Experience Springs Creative is dedicated to creating quality textile products that inspire artists, makers, designers, and individuals alike. Our greatest strength is our commitment to provide services that forge solutions for our customers while identifying market trends and manufacturing advancements that cater to remarkable product results.

As a creative and strategic partner, we license top entertainment properties and well-known artisan brands. We continue to be a market leader in the craft fabric industry through our commitment of promoting licensor and retailer brands and driving consumer sales.

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Julieta Cunningham

Brands

LICENSING MANAGER julieta.cunningham@Springscreative.com O +1 803.324.6428

Brands

Brands

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TECHNICAL DIVISION Where Creativity, Engineering and Science Meet Springs Creative’s Technical Division serves a wide range of customers requiring engineered solutions for their specific applications. Our staff includes Textile Engineers knowledgeable of all aspects of fiber, yarn and fabric production. We work directly with customers and deliver customized products to meet stringent performance and cost requirements.

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George E. Booth VP, FIREGARD george.booth@Springscreative.com O +1 803.324.6513

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The Technical Division comprises three product areas:

• Flame Barrier Fabrics - FIREGARD® and CENTRAGARD® brands, primarily for the specialty mattress and furnishing market utilizing our patented core spun yarns. - Manufacturing - Our finished flame barrier products are cut and sewn by our own employees in Fort Lawn, SC. This provides quick turnaround and improves inventory management for customers.

• Industrial Fabrics - engineered industrial substrates for tapes and abrasives as well as precision fabrics for testing services.

• Specialty Fabrics - customized products including Pacific Silvercloth® ; and anti-tarnish fabric, spacer fabric sold under the AirSkin brand and other solutions offering unique performance characteristics.

Flame barriers that protect your brand

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• ASTM • AATCC • CAL-117 • NFPA-701 • ATMD4157-13 • AATCC 16.3 XENON ARC

• LIGHTFASTNESS TESTING

• WYZENBEEK

ABRASION TESING

Springs Creative operates a full featured testing lab in Fort Lawn, SC. We conduct all the needed testing to provide Certificates of Analysis (COAs). The lab

TESTING LAB

is primarily a physical testing lab, meaning that the physical characteristics and capabilities of fabric substrates such as strength, elongation, shrinkage, thickness, air permeability, weight, abrasion and thread count are measured there. We also test to various fire retardancy standards, colorfastness, accelerated laundering and other common textile standards. The lab conducts various analytical tests which are required for troubleshooting processing issues. Examples include hexane and water extraction, fiber identification and blend percentage as well as basic microscopy. We pride ourselves with extremely quick turn around time and offer testing services to outside parties as well.

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DISTRIBUTION CENTERS Fully Integrated Services We operate distribution centers with more than 1.5 M ft2 of warehousing space in five South Carolina locations, just 30 minutes south of Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Our centers are perfectly located in convenient Lancaster, Chester and York counties with easy access to I-77 and CSX and NS rail lines. We service our internal business as well as provide customizable 3PL service platforms for external customers.

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WAREHOUSING SPACE 1.5 M ft2

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GLOBAL FOOTPRINT Sourcing in a Challenging International Climate Springs Creative Shanghai is our primary global sourcing arm. All of our product sourced from China is handled by our office which employs thirteen talented individuals. Our sourcing capabilities cover all areas of our company from printed cotton fabrics to upholstery fabrics to highly technical Fire Retardant core spun yarn and spacer products. Our Shanghai office also facilitates shipments to countries other than U.S. is needed by our customers. One of the features of our capabilities is our own in-house Quality Control. All Springs Creative shipments are audited by our own people prior to shipment to us or our customers. Members of our executive team visit China multiple times per year to have oneon-one contact with our Shanghai team and to visit with our strategic suppliers and follow up on orders.

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With the imposition of punitive tariffs on China, Springs Creative moved quickly and developed a truly global footprint. We are actively working with factories in the following countries: China, India, Pakistan, Turkey, South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and the United States. Usually in the matter of a day or two we can determine which country is best suited to service a particular requirement. Our factories are audited for social compliance by third party auditing companies.

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Leadership

DECORATIVE FABRICS GROUP Glenda Spangler • PRESIDENT glenda.spangler@springscreative.com • O +1 803.324.6475

CAROLINA CREATIVE PRODUCTS James Bradley • PRESIDENT james.bradley@springscreative.com • O +1 864.672.3130

TECHNICAL DIVISION John Wirth • PRESIDENT john.wirth@springscreative.com • O +1 803.324.6638

THE RETAIL GROUP Julie Lorenzini • PRESIDENT julie.lorenzini@springscreative.com • O +1 803.324.6446

WORKHORSE HOLDINGS, LLC • GWEN STUDIOS Carey Edwards • PRESIDENT carey@gwenstudios.com

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Derick Close • CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER derick.close@springscreative.com O +1 803.324.6566

Kevin Knape • CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER kevin.knape@springscreative.com O +1 803.324.6553

Danielle Mathis • CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER danielle.mathis@springscreative.com O +1 803.324.6558

Kathryn Lawrie • VP, MARKETING, LICENSING, E-COMMERCE kathryn.lawrie@springscreative.com O +1 803.324.6988

Bienddy Motaleb • DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS bienddy.perez@springscreative.com O +1 803.324.6962

Mary Albanese • DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY mary.albanese@springscreative.com O +1 803.324.6623

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