Whether it's investing in the latest machinery for new manufacturing methods, forging relationships to build traction in new markets, or innovating programs to create a modern workforce pipeline for a USA supply chain, paths to profitability are clearing the way forward for American-made in the future. Read the full story.
While brands and consumers alike appreciate functional fabrics — offering performance benefits such as odor control, moisture management, and weather protection — many are starting to question exactly what kind of mad science goes into them.
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The Whole Package
With an increasing number of cities and municipalities eliminating the use of plastic bags and Styrofoam at retail, both consumers and companies are thinking more about how they package and transport products.
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Bringing the Heat
How to keep warm in cold weather has challenged the best and the brightest in the business over the decades, inspiring advances in insulation materials, strategic layering, engineered fibers and smart yarns. Read the full story.
Fresh off of a five-day gravel bike camp full of technical descents and pace-line practice in Elgin, Arizona, Martina Brimmer reflects on how much adventure cycling — and her business — means to her. ?Read the full story.
Post Lockdown Vagabonds
Recently I penned this letter to my governor; the textile industry might find it of interest as well: Dear State of Colorado,Without being histrionic, I think we should consider that this coming summer could be the biggest Colorado tourist travel season in history, by far... Read the full story.
Domestic Manufacturing Fit for Today
When Jaclyn Jones wanted to launch her namesake brand in 2015, finding a factory in the U.S. that would take her on was no easy feat. Now, not only does Jones manufacture her Jaclyn Jones USA product line of shoes, she owns the factory that makes it. ?Read the full story.
Textile Resources for Remote Decision-Making
The way we do business is changing. Whether working from home or back in the office with limitations, fiber, fabric and product decisions still need to be made to keep your business moving forward. CottonWorks? is here to equip you with free resources to keep making decisions in your supply chain. From fiber and manufacturing education to biodegradability and recycling facts to fabric inspiration and trend forecasting, find the information you need to stay in motion. Read the full story.
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