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Communication and community

January 1, 2019

…will be looking to me and my brother’s old slide rule for guidance. If you’ve got a slide rule of your own for business–I’d like to hear your story….

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Women’s work: challenges and rewards in the specialty fabrics industry

January 1, 2019

…in size under Butterfield’s guidance. Kate Mitchell, owner of Mitchell’s Marine Canvas, known today as NOMAR, initially resisted the family business. In 1941, her mother, Ruby Kent, was the first…

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Fabric’s role in revitalizing neglected urban areas

January 1, 2019

…lighting grid and an expansive stage which can support a wide range of performances and events. Photo: FabriTec Structures. Like other rust belt cities, Detroit began declining decades ago, propelled…

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Sports bags double as life rafts

January 1, 2019

…Tough, waterproof, multi-purpose—that’s the standard for outdoor bags these days. Design company Subtech Sports has taken things to a new level with version 2.0 of its rugged Pro Drybags. Subtech…

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NCTO endorses U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement

December 7, 2018

…covering textile and apparel rules of origin • Stronger rules of origin for sewing thread, pocketing, narrow elastics and certain coated fabrics • Fixing the Kissell Amendment loophole • Stronger…

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Managing urban water issues with geosynthetics

November 1, 2018

…land is lost to urban sprawl, and managing stormwater and wastewater runoff from hard-surface pavements has become a growing necessity, green infrastructure strategies are front and center in the minds…

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U.S.-Mexico trade agreement

October 12, 2018

…will create more balanced, reciprocal trade that supports high-paying jobs for Americans and grows the United States and Mexican economies. The new rules for textile products are an improvement, will…

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To sew or to seal: expanding the toolbox

October 1, 2018

…to keep the machine running properly.” If a sewing machine breaks down, specialized services are typically necessary to get it back up and running, which can affect production, Herstein says….

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Riding the pendulum of industry change: Awnings by Bigley and Hogshire

October 1, 2018

…“My brothers understand the operational struggles of running a business and they offer great perspectives.” Bigley also credits his wife Joanna’s expertise for the business’s ongoing success. “We both had…

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Sustainable recycling: from textile waste to chindi rugs

October 1, 2018

…the import of new trim cutting waste for use in chindi rugs by removing any controls on quantities imported. All photos: Enkad Sciences. In India, the most common meaning for…

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