Ruth Travis explains her career in the professional cleaning and restoration industry. Fashion design was the early goal and realizing she could not be a part of the fashion industry in Chattanooga, TN, she opted for carpets and rugs.
First working for Fiber Seal in the 1980's, she found her calling with textiles you walk on and fell in love with rugs and their beauty and history. She has led several junkets over to the Middle East to rug shop and help other rug cleaners understand how these beautiful textiles are constructed.
Her world class knowledge of all things rug related helped her as an IICRC Rug Technician Instructor for many years. Her knowledge of color and fashion helped her become a Color Repair Instructor also for IICRC.
Ruth takes great pride to be a volunteer with the IICRC, reaching the point of ChairPerson of the Board of Directors in her lengthly volunteer career with many different industry trade organizations as well as the IICRC.