Before leaving town for a textile retreat, artist Amy Orr made two visits to Humphrys Textiles & Cover Sports. Located in South West Philly, not far from Bartrams Garden, Humphrys manufactures custom tarps and sports padding of all sizes and materials.
This includes covers for everything from baseball fields to nuclear war heads. It is an open, airy factory where several worker commented on the low stress work environment.”
Humphry’s can manipulate heavy gage fabric on a large scale: straight cut, laser cut, print, stencil, grommet, sew and upholster.
Amy will be researching historic information on Humphrys, the different locations Humphrys has held throughout the decades, and researching the various stages of their business and the products they ‘ve made from 1700’s to the present.
I would also like to find stories about individual workers through the ages.”