Truly Circular

January 1st, 2023

If they aren’t recycled, discarded textiles are often incinerated or end up in a landfill like this one. Photo: Creative Commons You know the story. Textile waste is one of the largest causes of pollution on the planet.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that Americans alone generate more than 15 million metric tons of […]

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FAQs: The Textile Industry Retirement Plan

November 1st, 2019

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has launched the new Textile Industry Retirement Plan, a benefit exclusively for IFAI members. Andrew Aho, IFAI’s vice president of new business development, describes why members should consider the plan and the many advantages it offers.  by Amanda Oelke, Editorial and marketing intern Q: How does the Textile Industry Retirement […]

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Airbeam festive tent

May 1st, 2017

As the old joke goes: How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice! Or you can get there by creating an air-supported tent designed for Carnegie Hall’s roof, as Pvilion and its collaborative partners recently did to much acclaim. This inflatable event space incorporates a technology originally developed for military applications, that of high-pressure fabric […]

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New Zealand day care gets a new shade canopy

May 1st, 2017

The tradition of childcare facilities in New Zealand goes back a fair number of years, in fact to the 1880s. In Auckland, there are a number of childcare operations that, although not from the 19th century, do claim a history dated to the early 1950s. Case in point is the Torbay Kindergarten, a branch facility […]

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