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Our Story

Established in 1987, Canvasland has developed smart manufacturing techniques to solve our client’s toughest challenges, demonstrating a commitment to excellence and a passion for exceeding our customer's expectations.

It started with a husband and wife who had a dream. At the age of 32, Brendan & Sheryl Duffy decided to try something different; Brendan left his career in a chicken breeding operation and together they purchased a small enterprise and rebranded it as Canvasland.  A three-person operation making painters drop sheets and railway tarpaulins.

As the requirements for tarpaulins declined with the growth in containers and painters could buy cheaper drop sheets from China and India, they needed to expand so they were not so dependent on the weather, and develop product lines that would keep them busier for longer. Canvasland was soon reinvented to become ‘innovative textile fabricators’.

Nearly 30 years on, and now employing 23 full time staff, Canvasland has transformed into a diverse company, contracted to manufacture product lines for the forestry, sporting, agricultural, boating and kayaking industries.  Canvasland is commissioned on a regular basis to design bespoke and high profile inflatable structures, centre stage pieces for World of Wearable Art (WOW), artistic pieces installed across the Tasman and is home to Supertramp Trampolines –the only brand of trampoline still manufactured in NZ in its entirety.

“Without a doubt, ingenuity has been a driving force behind Canvasland’s success”.

About Us

Since 1987, we have been supporting our clients in achieving their dream of fantastic products in the market, supplying our nation with high performance industrial fabric products that serve a wide variety of applications. 100% New Zealand owned and operated, all of our design and manufacturing takes places in our on-site factory in Levin, New Zealand.

We utilize all the recognised technology required to deliver the standard of products you expect. Our floor space for production is sufficient to allow us to take on large volume and large scale projects. Our 10m x 3m CAD plotter cutter allows us to precisely cut fabric from digitally designed patterns by our in-house designer. All products are expertly seamed, constructed and printed, and put past our discriminating test of quality assurance standards, before being delivered for their final application. We utilize hot air, hot wedge and high frequency technology. Technology aside, the extra special bit is the ‘brainpower’ of our team who all take pride in delivering world class product, made in New Zealand.

We have been in business for 30 years and are a member of the Outdoor Fabric Products Association of New Zealand (OFPANZ), and the Industrial Fabric Association International (IFAI). Our loyal and dedicated team have vast years of experience, we are 23 people committed to service and quality.

“Quality begins with knowing what quality is”

 

'Wall of Fame'

 

Industrial Fabric Association International (IFAI) Awards

The International Achievement Awards (IAA) are an annual competition with a goal to promote awareness of the specialty fabrics used in thousands of products and applications ranging in size and shape. For more than 68 years, the awards have recognized innovation, technical skill and design excellence. Entries are judged by industry experts, editors, architects, educators and design professionals who were selected for their knowledge in a particular field of study or product area.

Outdoor Fabric Products Association of New Zealand (OFPANZ) Awards

OFPANZ, its Executive and its members are dedicated to promoting, developing and protecting the interests of the manufacture, trading and marketing of all outdoor fabric products with exceptional quality and to recognised standards, both nationally and internationally.

The association seeks to provide fabricators and suppliers of outdoor products and materials with a forum for increasing their industry knowledge, developing new skills, legislation and technology, sharing experiences and the association helps provide a platform to network with other like-minded companies worldwide.