Not too hot, not too cold

August 1st, 2015

New textiles and applications that control temperature provide comfort and safety in extreme conditions. When obstacles for achieving a goal are temperature related, there’s a good chance that textiles are a part of the solution. Just ask Erik Weihenmayer, who has scaled the Seven Summits (the highest mountains on each of the seven continents) and […]

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As the ACA stands

August 1st, 2015

Despite legislative and legal challenges, now is the time to prepare for new requirements in 2016. Although the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been around since 2010, despite more than 50 Congressional attempts to repeal it, its shaky financial footing may do it in. The ACA’s sharply increasing health care costs were highlighted in the […]

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Dad’s challenge spurs Refuse Goods

August 1st, 2015

Seattle-based Resolute designs and manufactures decorative lighting fixtures to architects’ specifications, using mostly American-made materials to create unique, elegant solutions for illuminating spaces. Brent Markee, a Resolute lighting designer, challenged his two sons to develop a product using discarded scraps of one of the company’s favored materials, Xorel® bio-based woven polyethylene textile from Carnegie Fabrics […]

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Pedaling out to sea

August 1st, 2015

Taking the bike out for a spin is a whole new adventure on the Schiller S1, a bicycle built for water. No heavy boats, paddles or special equipment are needed; bikers can get out on the water and enjoy the ride. Like a traditional bike, it has a saddle, handlebars, cranks and pedals. But it […]

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