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For one self-starter, a bad experience spun a new business venture
Adella Colvin began her yarn-dyeing business, LolaBean Yarn Co., after noting how few makers of color there were in the industry.
California's drought takes a toll on the state's clothing manufacturers
Textile manufacturing relies on access to a cheap and plentiful supply of water.
"Grow your own jeans": a British plan to reshape the textile industry
A pilot project in northwestern England aims to manufacture clothing locally, without the lengthy supply chains and pollution.
How smart backpacks and other tech advances are reviving the textile industry
After decades of losing ground to overseas manufacturers using cheap labor, the U.S. textile industry is showing signs of revival. The resurgence is fueled in part by increased R&D into advanced fabrics — like fire-retardant material and smart garments filled with high-tech sensors. It’s meant a growing number of textile industry jobs — but jobs […]