Dyeing for change: Companies create pollution solutions

May 1, 2023  |  Features

The amount of water used and polluted in textile production is staggering. According to the United Nations Environment Programme, around 20% of all wastewater worldwide comes from fabric dyeing and treatment. Dyehouses in India and China are notorious for not only exhausting local water supplies but…
George Smith grew Mahaffey through market diversification

May 1, 2023  |  Features, Perspective

George Smith, vice president of operations for temporary structures for Sunbelt Rentals Inc. (and former president and CEO of Mahaffey USA), never intended to make a career out of the tent business.
Smart textiles for health care and reducing accidents

May 1, 2023  |  Advanced Textiles, Markets

Smart textiles for health and well-being are becoming both more diverse and interconnected. Three key market segments—home health care, health care facilities and work environments—are especially worth noting. Home health care has come to dominate the wearable medical device market globally, wit…
Tips for keeping warehouses safe, organized and profitable

May 1, 2023  |  Business, Markets

Today’s warehouses are no longer just for storage. From being a showroom of products to providing a space for drying operations to housing all facets of inventory, today’s warehouses are multipurpose spaces that require well-defined organization and management to keep processes streamlined and e…
Exciting innovations in textile research at U.S. schools

May 1, 2023  |  Industry in Focus, Markets

New textile products and processes are constantly being developed to meet the needs of the textile industry and other related industries, including aerospace, medicine, robotics, defense and more. Where do these new products and techniques originate?
2023 Specialty Fabrics Showcase, Part 2

May 1, 2023  |  Features, Specialty Fabrics Showcase

wnings, tents, shade sails, marine upholstery, protective gear, furniture: Regardless of the end product, the fabric needs to perform in harsh conditions while looking good, keeping the planet green and fitting into a client’s budget. For our two-part annual showcase, we asked contributors to send…
Sports pavilion built at a school in France

May 1, 2023  |  Final Project

Lycée Michelet is located in Vanves, an old but storied suburb of Paris, on a piece of land it first occupied in 1871. The school (Lycée) is at the center of Vanves and within blocks of the Paris Convention Center and little more than a third of a mile from the Seine River. As with … <div><…