Equipment that makes a difference

July 1, 2021  |  Feature, Markets

Countless decisions go into the daily operation of a business, some big, some small, but all part of determining how successful a company is going to be. The decision to purchase equipment is usually one of the bigger decisions—and it also can make the biggest difference. Equipment purchases can h…
Chic yet durable fabrics

July 1, 2021  |  Products

Designtex has launched four fabrics that look and feel like silk and velvet, but they’re tough enough to be used in any environment. Glimmer has the subtle, metallic glow of raw silk, but it’s decked out in a tough topcoat that stands up to whatever comes its way. Nook, a hybrid textile with a s…
Oh, the places you’ll go!

July 1, 2021  |  Editorial

For the last year, I’ve been dreaming about the places where I’ll go and the things I’ll do when the pandemic is over. So once I was fully vaccinated, where did I first brave the crowds? The Mall of America. Trust me, this was not on my bucket list—I was there so that my daughter … <d…
New line of recycled sewing threads

July 1, 2021  |  Products

The Renu™ line of all-around, environmentally friendly industrial sewing threads are made entirely from non-virgin materials. The 100% recycled threads provide a green option without sacrificing sewing performance. The current line-up includes Renu ChampSpun™ recycled staple spun polyester threa…
Recycled denim blooms into fabric art

July 1, 2021  |  Swatches

While the iconic San Francisco Flower Mart is preparing for a move to a new location, Kilroy Realty created an Innovation Center to showcase the Flower Mart’s history. Visitors might expect to be greeted with a hanging trellis of flowers, leaves and vines. But the latest installation by British ar…
Biodegradable fabric for disposable PPE

July 1, 2021  |  Products

EcoGuard material is a domestically produced, eco-friendly fabric developed for use in personal protective equipment, specifically disposable medical isolation gowns. This material contains an additive that helps it biodegrade up to 99 percent faster than typical polypropylene gown material. An addi…
SLO Architecture’s ‘Turntable’ contemplates Camden’s history and future

July 1, 2021  |  Swatches

One of the many enduring reminders of the coronavirus pandemic is the sight of used, discarded masks littering public spaces. Amanda Schachter and Alexander Levi of New York City’s SLO Architecture have taken on the idea of unearthing the discarded in “Turntable,” a public installation at Coop…
Digital textile printing alternative

July 1, 2021  |  Products

Compo-SiL® technology is a new alternative to heat transfer printing or silicone-based ink printing. Thanks to its patented modified PU layer and the advantageous properties of silicone, the inward-facing PU layer is easily printed with elaborate designs and applied to the fabric using HMA and othe…
Team USA uniforms champion sustainability

July 1, 2021  |  Swatches

When Team USA joins the closing ceremony parade at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, in August, the athletes will be wearing uniforms that are more sustainable than ever. The team’s longtime official outfitter Ralph Lauren developed and invested in groundbreaking innovations in sustainable mate…
Sleek sound absorption and light

July 1, 2021  |  Products

LED lighting. They can be combined with the SONEX Linear Absorbers and are available in natural white or light gray. The water-based acoustic coating is available in standard, premium and custom colors for easy cleaning and durability. The integrated LED lights are available in warm and cool options…