Frequently asked questions

What happened to Alvin & Company ?

In September of 2020 Alvin & Company decided to close it's doors after 70 years in the art materials distribution business. The Alvin brand of drafting equipment was purchased by Ascendent Brands. The new Alvin is set for relaunch in 2021.

What about Heritage Arts and Prestige Portfolios?

Prestige Portfolios are also set to return in 2021. Heritage Arts brand is being retired.

Will Alvin still sell wholesale?

Yes, Alvin will still have a wholesale channel, along with programs for B2B.

Will Alvin carry all the same products?

Alvin will be bringing back a very focused collection of all it's best products. The focus is on all the hand tools and supplies in the categories of drawing, drafting and design. At this time Alvin has no plans to bring back it's furniture line.

Will Alvin still distribute other brands?

No, Alvin will no longer be a wholesale distributor of others brands. Our focus is on returning to our own brand of products.

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