Crafting handbags for addiction recovery

November 1st, 2020

Apprentices and employees of Unshattered, an addiction recovery organization, craft products like this toiletry bag, which uses original materials from a 1959 Mercedes Benz. Photo: Unshattered. Completing an addiction rehabilitation program is cause for celebration. But maintaining sobriety is a lifelong process that requires additional support. People coming out of rehabilitation often need job training […]

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The efficiencies and versatility of advanced and automated equipment are helping bring back the U.S. sewing industry

September 1st, 2017

When U.S. textile jobs started to leave en masse for China and other cheap-labor countries in the 1990s, an entire industry scrambled to pick up the pieces. Companies that survived the upheaval frequently shared one common trait: adaptability. Some contract sewers courted niche non-apparel product makers, while others invested in equipment to become leaders in […]

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May the workforce be with you

April 1st, 2017

Manufacturers are facing a variety of staffing challenges, and responding to the need to educate the public as well as potential employees about the benefits of a hands-on career. It’s easy enough to understand that a lack of jobs can wreak havoc on economies, from local to global scales. What can be more complex is […]

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