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The Art of the Tent


Join us on the CHS grounds where six glamping tents, designed by renowned designers, will represent the 2021 Showhouse!

In choosing our designers’ glamping tents, Cashiers Historical Society sought a brand in western North Carolina with historical roots that embraced our “home is where the heart is” concepts of conservation, preservation, and stewardship. We found one in Diamond Brand Gear, located in Asheville, North Carolina.

About Diamond Brand Gear

With a history of reliability and innovation dating back to 1881, Diamond Brand Gear fi rst supplied the military in WWI and WWII. In 1931, they manufactured the very fi rst backpack for the Boy Scouts of America. In the 1970s, they designed the popular lightweight camping tent, the Free Spirit. Innovation continues today with their legendary wall tents and the introduction of craft gear. For 140 years, Diamond Brand Gear has bent the arc of industry toward long-term, responsible economic growth rooted in the crafting of durable products. Success is measured with respect to a triple bottom line framework that accounts for the wellbeing of craftspeople,

communities, and the earth. Products are made in America by highly skilled craftspeople. Their Moonrise Project is a program dedicated to eliminating fabric waste, with a special team of artisans dedicated to making bags from 100% scrap fabric. The “American” Boro product includes reused fabric remnants from

the factory cutting room that are stitched back together in the tradition of Japanese Boro. Tent Rescue products are crafted from worn-out tents that are sent by their former owner.

About the Atlas Wall Tent

Available in five sizes and two colors, the Atlas is designed for scouts and campers who crave adventure. Cashiers Historical Society chose the 10 x 12 wall tent for our Designer Showhouse glamping tents. These three-season tents are made of a heavy

poly/cotton canvas treated to be flame retardant, mildew- and water-resistant; seams are hand-sewn and sealed, corners are triple-reinforced. A galvanized steel metal frame supports this tent, complete with front and back doors, side windows, and multiple grommets in eaves for guy out choices.

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