Milliken & Company Welcomes Karen Sawdy as Commercial Design Manager

Global textile manufacturer Milliken & Company is pleased to announce Karen Sawdy joined the Textile Division’s Decor Fabrics team as Commercial Design Manager. In her new role, Karen will collaborate closely with customers, sales and marketing, R&D and manufacturing teams, to direct and develop the commercial line.

Karen brings more than 20 years of extensive experience designing and directing the creation of contract textiles for commercial seating, panels, wall covering and privacy curtains for the office, hospitality and healthcare markets. She earned a bachelor’s in textile science from NC State University and built a consistent record of successful product collections.

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About Milliken & Company Textile Business

Drawing on more than 155 years of award-winning research and development, the Textile Division of American-based Milliken & Company offers a diverse portfolio of technical textiles serving a broad range of global markets, including apparel, automotive and transportation, building and infrastructure, hospitality, industrial, military, decor and protective workwear. Focused on enhancing the performance, heightening the protection, and advancing the sustainability of fabrics, Milliken manufactures superior solutions and develops leading innovations that add value to everyday life. We are textile innovators focused on game-changing technologies and materials that impact lives and transform industries. Learn more at