January / February 2020 ISSUE
Feature

Functional Traveler

If it feels like contemporary society is in constant motion, it’s because it’s true. Whether for business or adventure, travelers continue to up their game; execs nowadays hit multiple cities in a day for meetings, crisscross continents within a week for trade events, and rack up sky-high frequent flyer miles annually. Read the full story.

Technology
Cotton Industry

Industry Outlook

From rising tariffs to falling demand, and from sustainability issues to supply chain ethics, the cotton industry is currently dealing with a perfect storm of challenges. Amidst these difficulties, the “fabric of our lives” is determined to improve future prospects from field to marketplace. Read the full story.

Trendsetter
Vionic Pro Footwear

Sole Diagnosis

Just because folks work in the medical industry it doesn’t mean that their shoes need to look orthopedic. The same goes for service industry employees who would appreciate footwear that is serviceable yet stylish. We recently caught up with Vionic Pro execs Laura Nogueiro and Taylor Leaf to chat about creating... Read the full story.

In The Market
Retail

Retail Refreshed

From Portland, Oregon to Princeton, New Jersey and from Manhattan to Munich, brick-and mortar-storeowners are re-thinking how to attract and engage today’s shoppers. Whether it’s a new spin on old-school concepts or bridging the gap between shopping and socializing... Read the full story.

In The Market
Made In USA

Finding Traction

News of factory openings and facility expansion, along with reports of ambitious growth plans and commercialization of leading edge, home grown product is gradually becoming the norm in the United States... Read the full story.

Out of Context

Insulated Reality

It comes as no surprise that the list of recent store closures is populated with apparel retailers. These stalwart merchants have satisfied thousands of customers who throughout the year perused their racks, used their dressing rooms, and showed up at their sales events. Read the full story.

Strategies
Unique businesses

Small Companies,
Big Ideas

In an industry that can be dominated by huge conglomerates, small – and even tiny – companies are standing out by presenting innovative ideas. Here are three notable names currently on our radar. Read the full story.

November / December 2019 ISSUE
Impact makers
Women in textile

Trendsetters 2019

This is our eighth annual TrendSetters edition, and for the first time we are focusing exclusively on women in textiles. Featured here and on the following pages are talented individuals who are influencing market direction with creative design, elevated product development and inspired leadership.
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Impact maker
Fish, Run, Utility

3 to Watch

We asked experts, checked the stats, and tickled a few trends to confirm what is resonating in today’s marketplace and the role textiles can play. The result: Running, fishing and utility are three important categories trending for 2020. Read the full story.

Impact maker
business models

The Rise of Responsible Business

When Nicole Bassett envisioned how to run her company she did not go the conventional route. Yet, like other business leaders redefining success in today’s marketplace, Bassett’s focus on corporate accountability is paying off: The Renewal Workshop is thriving. Read the full story.

Impact Makers
Technology

Not Your Garden Variety Textiles

Carbon sequestration — the process of capturing CO2 from the atmosphere and storing it in the soil, the ocean, or in geologic formations — is one of the best ways to move the climate change needle toward net-zero. Read the full story.

In The Market
Material Innovation

By Land or By Sea

The founders of Dimension-Polyant may have salt in their veins from a heritage of sailcloth making, but these days execs at the Connecticut-based firm have their sights set on outdoor adventures of a different kind. Read the full story.

Out of Context

Online Opens the Door for Trusted Textiles

It comes as no surprise that the list of recent store closures is populated with apparel retailers. These stalwart merchants have satisfied thousands of customers who throughout the year perused their racks, used their dressing rooms, and showed up at their sales events. Read the full story.

Retail
Experience

Listen & Learn

If you have any integrity about you, sustainability should be an inherent part of both your life and your business, but when it comes to textiles it isn’t just about recycling, though this is an important sector, there is a myriad of ways we can adhere to a more sustainable future. Read the full story.

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