Cutting through the fabric ceiling

March 1st, 2022

Faith Roberts, Ltm, MFC, IFM, owner of Ham Lake, Minn.-based Banner Canvas, can think of several examples of gender-based discrimination she’s encountered over her 40-year career.  Some struck her as blatantly offensive when she experienced them. Others were less obvious until she really dissected them years later.  “Some things I didn’t know were discriminatory until […]

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Women on overcoming challenges and bringing innovation to the textile industry

March 1st, 2021

Three noteworthy innovators drive the textile industry forward with imagination, tenacity and expertise.  Innovation and creativity in the world of textiles are always worthy of attention. But because the textile industry—like so many others—has been dominated by men, the contributions of women have often gone unnoticed. Women have always participated in and led the textile […]

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