Honoring one iconic brand is tough. Imagine what it’s like working with two. That’s what Haartz confronted when it was chosen to supply the soft-top fabric for Gucci’s ’12 Fiat 500c cabrio. In particular, the Massachusetts-based supplier was faced with the daunting challenge of reproducing the “Gucci Web” – the green-red-green stripe that is the signature of the 90-year-old fashion house. “It’s not like matching paint in your home-improvement store,” says Matthew Williams, business ...

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