Spinnova and The North Face to develop high-performance, sustainable textiles

November 1st, 2021

Spinnova’s natural fiber material is white continuous filament. According to the company, the fiber offers the stretch and strength qualities of cotton and the insulation of lamb’s wool, making it suitable for applications including apparel, footwear, accessories, home textiles and nonwovens. Photos: Spinnova. Finland-based sustainable fiber developer Spinnova® and global outdoor apparel brand The North […]

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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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Fabric transforms camper design

April 1st, 2019

What’s the bottom line for camping gear? For many outdoorspeople, it comes down to fabric that is waterproof yet airy and comfortable, along with convenience and a dash of style. A new camper that is more like a geodesic dome on wheels checks those boxes. A collaboration between BMW Design Works Division and The North […]

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