Relocating your business

October 1, 2021  |  Feature

Growing the business is an objective for nearly every owner, but with this comes a sometimes unanticipated consequence—outgrowing the facility’s space, making a move the only logical recourse. Consider American Tent LLC. Currently housed in Green Bay, Wis., the commercial and party tent manufact…
Booming business of self-care technologies

October 1, 2021  |  Feature

The idea of caring for our health and wellness is no longer confined to New Agers or the self-obsessed. According to “Feeling Good: The Future of the $1.5 Trillion Wellness Market,” a report by global consulting firm McKinsey & Co., “A rise in both consumer interest and purchasing power pr…
Supporting employees’ mental health

October 1, 2021  |  Business

As companies continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, many have been reflecting on the year that was—or perhaps wasn’t. For a vast number of folks, priorities have shifted from simply surviving to remaining strong in the face of what has passed and what is to come.
Protecting your company

October 1, 2021  |  Editorial

When you’re seeing the headlines about ransomware and cyberattacks, it’s tempting to think it won’t happen to you. The reality is that small businesses often bear the brunt of these cyberattacks—more than half of all ransomware attacks last year were against small businesses, according to th…
New solutions in solar shade

October 1, 2021  |  Markets

From the earliest tents to contemporary athletic stadiums, textiles have played a central role in offering protection from the elements and drawing energy from the sun. As locations worldwide struggle with record-shattering temperatures, researchers and architects are utilizing textiles in groundbre…
Propel develops new steam suit for Navy

October 1, 2021  |  Swatches

Sailors face all kinds of dangers during at-sea deployments. But improvements to a special suit—developed by Propel LLC with input from sailors themselves—promise to lessen one specific danger. 
New latex layerfor stress relief

October 1, 2021  |  Products

The 3 mm latex layer empowered with Biocrystal® technology offers a more significant amount of crystals on a smaller product surface, making it suitable for use in car seats, office chairs, eye masks, insoles and products for the aviation industry, in addition to bedding. With its primary component…
Sock robot offers students a high-tech, hands-on experience

October 1, 2021  |  Swatches

The Wilson College of Textiles at North Carolina State University (NC State) is known for turning out textile professionals. Now it’s also turning out socks made by students—and a robot.
Heavier recycled cotton

October 1, 2021  |  Products

Ventile® Eco 430 and Eco 420 are both higher-weight woven, textured 100 percent recycled cotton fabrics made from a contrasting weave and weft. The fabrics use strands that are pre-dyed before weaving and are five times heavier than those used in previous fabrications, a first for the range. By com…
LanzaTech and lululemon to develop fabric using recycled carbon emissions

October 1, 2021  |  Swatches

Biotechnology company LanzaTech, Skokie, Ill., is partnering with athletic apparel company lululemon to create what the companies say will be the world’s first yarn and fabric using recycled carbon emissions that would otherwise be emitted to the atmosphere as pollution.