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Springtime Renewal

Springtime Renewal

We are embracing spring and its promise of buds that will soon turn to flowers and an exciting sense of renewal.

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5 Things with Tess Lithgow

5 Things with Tess Lithgow

Fabricator Tess Lithgow, part of the Glue Team, is on board with this seasonal shift! A transplant from LA, they know how to enjoy the little things once the heat lets up.

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5 Things with Bobby Nolan

5 Things with Bobby Nolan

This week you’ll hear from Bobby, one of our most stalwart glue team members. Floridian in origin, with stints in Chicago and San Francisco before landing in New Mexico.

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DEEP DIVE: Wool Felt!

DEEP DIVE: Wool Felt!

Today we’re dipping into the world of felt and can’t wait to tell you about all the wonderful and fascinating tidbits that make felt a super choice – and super sustainable – material!

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5 Things with Damian Garduño

5 Things with Damian Garduño

Raised in Dallas, Damian moved to Albuquerque 7 years ago to study architecture at UNM. His Rhino skills make all our products complete with beautiful technical drawings.

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It’s Moving Week!

It’s Moving Week!

Our studio is in the process of moving production operations into our new building, nearly tripling our square footage.

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2018 Design Trends

2018 Design Trends

Each January we are intrigued to see trends from the previous year – and notice a few products jump in popularity and color preferences shifted from cooler to warmer tones.

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Submaterial Open House

Submaterial Open House

Companies like Google, Microsoft, Apple, Starbucks, Snapchat, and many more are placing large orders of wool felt wallcoverings.

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Submaterial Attends ICFF

Submaterial Attends ICFF

Submaterial sent two team members to NYC ICFF to gain insight on future design partnerships and increase knowledge for future exhibiting possibilities.

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Wool Felt Dog Toys

Wool Felt Dog Toys

Although we’ve been making wool felt toys for our own pups for some time, we recently had the idea to make toys for dogs and cats adopted at Animal Humane New Mexico.

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The Life of Wool Felt

The Life of Wool Felt

In addition to softening harsh acoustics within a space, Merino fleece is stain resistant and non-subjective to odor retention.

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2017 Design Trends

2017 Design Trends

Although we are definitely looking forward, we want to share 2017’s top selling design, largest order, and common color selections.

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Spooky Scraps

Spooky Scraps

Halloween at Submaterial is a fun opportunity for employees to utilize scrap material for original costume designs.

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ABQ “Local Art Hive”

ABQ “Local Art Hive”

One Albuquerque organization we were recently introduced to is the OFFCenter Community Arts Project, which is a non-profit arts organization.

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learn through play

learn through play

With a vast library of materials at their disposal, children are taught to think outside the box, be inclusive, and ultimately retain the passion for creative discovery.

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Aerial Wall Panel

Aerial Wall Panel

The mosaic-like surface of different colors and thicknesses of wool felt is especially tactile in this high-contrast colorway.

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in the studio

in the studio

We’ve had a lot of fun working on this wall panel 067 for one of our Los Angeles clients.

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