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Sage Automotive provides fabric for Kia

Staff Report
Published Feb. 20, 2013

Greenville-based Yes Essentials’ automobile seat fabric was recently selected for the 2013 Kia Sorento.

Headquartered in Greenville at Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research, Sage Automotive Interiors is the parent company and manufacturer of Yes Essentials.

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The seat fabric has technologies manufactured into it that release stains, repel liquids, reduce odor and inhibit static. Even if stains are left unattended for long periods of time, they can be removed with soap and water, according to a news release.

“As the need for durable and environmentally friendly seat fabric increases, we are extremely pleased to partner with Kia,” said Sidney Locke, Yes Essentials’ business manager, in a news release. “Customers today are looking for automobiles with high-quality interiors that can handle their busy lifestyles. Our fabrics fit the bill exactly.”

Since 2007, Yes Essentials fabrics can also be found in more than 25 makes and models of automobiles including Chrysler, Dodge, Hyundai, Jeep, Kia and Toyota.

Sage Automotive Interiors is a global automotive textile company and automotive supplier.