The shape of safety

February 1st, 2022

As more women perform job duties once dominated by men, they need to have clothing made specifically for their body types. The bottom line for women’s protective clothing is safety, no matter the purpose. Photo: Dragonwear. Fit and function cannot be separated when it comes to protective clothing—and yet for years, anyone who didn’t possess […]

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Advice for understanding IP law

April 23rd, 2019

Advice for innovators from innovators. by Janet Preus Editor’s note: Select entrepreneurs were asked to answer questions about intellectual property (IP) law and their experiences with it. Those interviewed are at various stages in their careers. Questions asked: What do you wish you had known early on when you were first dealing with IP law/patent […]

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

January 1st, 2019

Since the earliest days of civilization, women have sewn garments, constructed the tents they called home, and woven the textiles that made life more comfortable and defined distinctive cultures. Over the millennia, textiles produced by women have been essential to life and enterprise. As industrialization made these goods profitable, however, the textile world became a […]

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