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THESE FUTURISTIC TEXTILES ACTUALLY EXIST!

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THESE FUTURISTIC TEXTILES ACTUALLY EXIST!

…as a way to celebrate those synthetic and natural woven fibers we love so much, we’re taking a moment to appreciate how far they’ve come by recognizing some of the mind-blowingly awesome fabrics that might sound sci-fi but actually exist!

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UNZIPPING THE HISTORY OF ZIPPERS

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UNZIPPING THE HISTORY OF ZIPPERS

What most people don’t know about this impactful fashion and (sometimes literally) life-saving device, is that zippers were invented by the same mind that is accredited for coming up with the sewing machine...

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THE AMAZING MULTICAM MIRACLE

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THE AMAZING MULTICAM MIRACLE

Due to the sublimated layout of its random camouflage pattern, MultiCam helps ensure that no two products made with the print are exactly the same...

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INDUSTRY HACK TO MAKE YOUR PRODUCT WITH COLOR

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INDUSTRY HACK TO MAKE YOUR PRODUCT WITH COLOR

These two common-sense insider hacks will allow you to continue diversifying the colorways of your product saving you time, stress, and absurd overheads:  

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The Cut & Sew<br /> of Cutting Tickets

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The Cut & Sew
of Cutting Tickets

While the specifications and intricacies of Cutting Tickets are always different, there are a few core elements that are necessary...

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Top 5 Questions Sewing Contractors Will Ask About Your Product

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Top 5 Questions Sewing Contractors Will Ask About Your Product

Here are the 5 essential questions it helps to know the answers to before a first meeting...

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In-House Tooling: The Contract Sewing Secret

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In-House Tooling: The Contract Sewing Secret

Having an arsenal of the right tooling is the secret ingredient to being a great manufacturer...

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Designing For Machines

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Designing For Machines

Some low hanging fruit to consider when designing for an automated machine is to look at...

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The Sewing Foot Fetish & Why It’s Wrong

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The Sewing Foot Fetish & Why It’s Wrong

And yes, while there are hundreds of feet out there, all with their own nuances and specialties, we’ve got a secret the home sewing industry probably doesn’t want you to know...

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2018 Shot Show Is On Target!

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2018 Shot Show Is On Target!

However this year the Shot Show made some calibrated changes that promise to bring it to the next level!

 

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Steve Warner shares over half a century of insights and experience in the textile world

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Steve Warner shares over half a century of insights and experience in the textile world

From adult diapers to domestic trade agreements, and some of 2018s biggest challenges and solutions, Steve Warner of the BeaverLake6 Report and former President of the IFAI shares over half a century's insight about textiles and manufacturing. 

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Celebrating 21 Employees for 20 Years of Service

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Celebrating 21 Employees for 20 Years of Service

...So what are the most important things we’ve learned about cultivating such an awesome employee base over the years?  

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2017 Contract Sewing Industry Trends and What to Expect Next Year

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2017 Contract Sewing Industry Trends and What to Expect Next Year

As one of America’s leading cut and sew manufacturers, we took note of a few significant trends that impacted our business and we expect will have a greater impact upon the industry as a whole in 2018 and the years to come.

 

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A Strange History of Christmas Stockings

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A Strange History of Christmas Stockings

Ever wonder where the tradition of hanging socks above the fireplace during Christmas comes from?

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4 Tech Hacks To Improve Your Product

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4 Tech Hacks To Improve Your Product

Having manufactured thousands of products as the go-to white label solution for some of the world’s biggest brands, we know a few technological hacks that could help increase your product’s success during its next run...

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The Cut and Sew of Gratitude

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The Cut and Sew of Gratitude

...we’d like to share some of the surprising benefits that come with practicing gratitude, how to cultivate more of it, along with some examples of our own.

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Made in the USA on Veterans Day

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Made in the USA on Veterans Day

When our forces find themselves in a foreign land, something as simple as a tag that reads “Made in the USA” is a great reminder of the quality of life and freedom they are fighting for.

 

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5 Strange Facts About Golf Bags

5 Strange Facts About Golf Bags

We bet there’s more than a few interesting facts about its bags you might have missed...

Overseas Production Could Actually Be Costing You More

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Overseas Production Could Actually Be Costing You More

...while it might initially appear the final price tag is lower than manufacturing domestically, there are important variables to consider when comparing the costs...

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Specialty Fabrics Review magazine asked the experts about reshoring — here's what we had to say

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Specialty Fabrics Review magazine asked the experts about reshoring — here's what we had to say

A recent article by IFAI’s Speciality Fabrics Review has helped to solidify our standing as an industry leader! The article “Sewing and Reaping”, which you can find here, does an excellent job at covering the recent challenges and solutions facing the United States sewing industry.

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