A home run for reuse of abandoned ball field

June 1, 2023  |  Features

In 2017, the city of Bridgeport, Conn., was dealt several strikes against its home-based sports attraction when its minor league baseball team, the Bridgeport Bluefish, packed up and moved away for greater glory.
George Smith grew Mahaffey through market diversification

June 1, 2023  |  Features

George Smith, vice president of operations for temporary structures for Sunbelt Rentals Inc. (and former president and CEO of Mahaffey USA), never intended to make a career out of the tent business.
Dyeing for change: Companies create pollution solutions

June 1, 2023  |  Features

The amount of water used and polluted in textile production is staggering. According to the United Nations Environment Programme, around 20% of all wastewater worldwide comes from fabric dyeing and treatment. Dyehouses in India and China are notorious for not only exhausting local water supplies but…
Inflatable textile art shown by Dior in Paris

June 1, 2023  |  Markets

In partnership with Dior, Portuguese sculptor Joana Vasconcelos created the site-specific textile structure Valkyrie Miss Dior to present 20 fabrics from the fashion company’s autumn/winter 2023–2024 collection during Paris Fashion Week. The models walked through the giant fabric artwork as they…
2023 Specialty Fabrics Showcase, Part 2

June 1, 2023  |  Resources

Awnings, tents, shade sails, marine upholstery, protective gear, furniture: Regardless of the end product, the fabric needs to perform in harsh conditions while looking good, keeping the planet green and fitting into a client’s budget. For our two-part annual showcase, we asked contributors to sen…
Jeff Butler named Advanced Textiles Expo keynote speaker

June 1, 2023  |  News

Workplace expert Jeff Butler has been named as the keynote speaker for the 2023 Advanced Textiles Expo. Butler will focus on managing and working with various generations in “Building an Effective Multigenerational Workforce.”