Spangler, Consultant, Reinvents Herself Again!

She Designs Fabric Lines for Radiate Textiles

January 26, 2024

Glenda Spangler
Glenda Spangler

Isle of Palms, SC—When Veteran designer and merchandiser Glenda Soloniuk Spangler resigned from her post as President of Springs Creative Products Group in Rock Hill, South Carolina two years ago, she gave little thought to what she would do next.
She knew only that she wanted travel the world with her husband Dudley and ultimately carved another niche for herself as a consultant. Creative Solutions LLC is what she calls herself now and her only client is Radiate LLC.
She started designing two lines for Radiate in her first six months as a consultant and now she’s doing all the residential decorative fabric lines for the company. In her new role, she specializes in design trends, research, and development. She’s designing better goods for Radiate manufactured in Turkey and India, mid-level to high-level jacquards and textures.
Her boss is David Titlebaum, someone who she worked with at Richloom. Titlebaum launched Radiate seven years ago and just completed moving his company to High Point, NC as well as moving his family from Norwalk, CT. When she needs to go to Radiate offices in High Point, she’s only 4 hours away from her home in Isle of Palms near Charleston, SC.
“You don’t need to be in an office to work. You need a computer and the ability to communicate,” she says. “I’m still traveling. We’re going to Tasmania next trip. I learn more about design and trends out of the office environment by about 4-5 times more than being in the office,” she says. “Traveling has made me more aware of global trends.”
Says Spangler: “Few people can work around the world in a field they love, and I am grateful to be one of them. My field is fabrics and furnishings, and I have been privileged to advance my skills steadily, globally within the industry.“
Beginning as Director of Design for the Richloom Fabric Group, Spangler created a residential fabric division over 20 years ago that “successfully sourced materials from Italy, Turkey, India, China, and the United States.”
Then as Global Vice President and later as Vice President of Merchandising and Sales for Richloom, she moved to Shanghai for six years, where “I was instrumental in the development of a new, high-quality, low-cost sourcing office for Richloom that also enabled our rapid expansion into other global markets, including India and the UAE.”
Her last efforts for Richloom were to create a new corporate division, “that provided bespoke materials and finished products to high-end clients like hotel ownership teams, architectural and interior design firms, and the $46 billion cruise line industry. “
Glenda is happy in her new role which allows her to travel as well as be a trend setting designer.

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