Technology and market demand usher in a new age in ballistics protection

January 1st, 2021

TurtleSkin Metal Flex Armor combines soft and hard armor via a mosaic of interlocking metal tiles within an aramid fabric. Photo: Warwick Mills Inc. The market for ballistic protective clothing has traditionally functioned as a small slice of the military and law enforcement protective markets. Today, however, demand for such apparel is growing at an […]

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Tom Auer works to keep Bearse USA—and the U.S. sewing industry—on a firm foundation

October 1st, 2019

Tom Auer strives to put Bearse USA—and the U.S. sewing industry—on a firm foundation.   by Jill C. Lafferty I believe in the philosophy of partnership with my customers,” says Tom Auer, president of Bearse USA, a Chicago., Ill.-based contract sewer of bags and other non-apparel items. “I think that their success is what we should […]

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