COVID-19, Workforce

Through a partnership with Catawba Valley Community College’s Manufacturing Solutions Center (MSC) and Gaston College’s Textile Technology Center (TTC) comes the birth of the Manufacturing & Textile Innovation Network (MTIN).

The partnership of these two centers is a vision of Dr. Garrett Hinshaw, president of Catawba Valley Community College and...

Innovation in Textiles
Fabrics

As industry strives for greater self-reliance and tighter supply chains, there is also an acknowledgement of the importance of partnerships and collaboration. At this year’s IFAI Virtual EXPO 2020 held from 2-9 November, working together featured strongly in many of the most innovative developments from research and development institutes such as...

Fabrics

Despite large technological innovations and upskilling of workers in other industries, the workforce of the sewn products, apparel, and textile industry has in many respects remained the same over the past 10-20 years. One possible reason for this is due to the uniqueness of working with fabric (which often requires a human touch to manipulate)...

WhatTheyThink
Fabrics

It’s been almost two years since we wrote about the work that Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) is doing to develop functional fiber computing solutions that will likely be the basis for moving us into Industry 5.0. Seems like we don’t even have Industry 4.0 under our belts, but technology does move fast these days! We spoke with the...