They’re out there

September 1st, 2022

What’s the labor picture in your area? Do you have enough skilled staff? A recent post on the Advanced Textile Association’s CONNECT forum asked, “Is it getting any easier for you to find employees in the textiles industry?” The replies were indicative of how the “front lines” of the industry confront labor challenges.  “My travels […]

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Solving a global problem

March 1st, 2022

Back in January, we told you about the labor shortage affecting many American industries (page 22, Specialty Fabrics Review, January 2022). But even as more people get vaccinated against COVID-19 and the economy gains strength, labor shortages continue to perplex businesses not just in the U.S. but around the world. How can the textiles industry […]

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Sewing industry shape-shifting

April 1st, 2021

The Orion from Matic is an automated linear sewing machine specifically designed for sewing acrylic, polyester, technical textiles, PVC and other fabrics for the awning industry. It comes equipped with a traveling tray that moves the fabric under a stationary sewing head. Photo: Matic. In January 2020, Archana Sharma, CEO of AKAS Tex LLC, a […]

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How to solve the labor shortage

January 1st, 2019

Think about your local hospital. Picture it in your mind. Think about the people who work there and the work they do. Now imagine that this hospital closed, and so did many of the clinics. Can you imagine your community without access to health care? How would that change your life? As far-fetched as this […]

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