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"Grow your own jeans": a British plan to reshape the textile industry

Jul 1, 2021
A pilot project in northwestern England aims to manufacture clothing locally, without the lengthy supply chains and pollution.
Justine Aldersey-Williams is one of the organizers of the Homegrown Homespun project. ”We aim to grow our own pair of jeans in Blackburn,” she said.
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How smart backpacks and other tech advances are reviving the textile industry

Jul 26, 2017
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 […]