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The Engineering Career Coach Podcast
In this episode, I have the pleasure of speaking with Pamela McCauley, Ph.D., C.P.E., an accomplished keynote speaker, a committed professor, and the Associate Dean of Academic Programs, Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in the Wilson College of Textiles at North Carolina State University, about innovation, entrepreneurship, and diversity in engineering and STEM. ***You can view […] The post TECC 297: Opportunities for Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Diversity in Engineering appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
Building Abundant Success!!© with Sabrina-Marie
PBS, The Doctor Dapper, Start Up Junkie Eric is TRULY Dapper!! Look @ Those The Bachman Black x Gold, a uniquely designed loafer from LFLS Shoes“Life is so short, I'd rather struggle doing something that I love than work for somebody else and be unhappy.” Eric Jones"LFLS Shoes (Like Father Like Son) is a designer dress shoe company offering stylish loafers, oxfords and even heels for women. We have you covered for any special occasions including Black Tie events, Weddings, Balls, Galas, etc.!"Eric Says Says: "I am the founder and CEO of LFLS Shoes, a designer dress shoe company that I launched with the help of my late mother, Gloria Robinson. I also recently launched The Outlet LA and Doctor Dapper Business Growth Academy. The Outlet LA is an upscale event curation company through which I host private upscale networking and social events here in the Los Angeles area. Doctor Dapper Business Growth Academy is a platform where I host a series of live seminars on a monthly basis that help you increase your income as a creative or new business owner."Growing up in West Helena, Arkansas life wasn't always easy for 27 year old Eric Jones. Eric overcame countless obstacles, including the loss of both parents, but that didn't stop the ambitious designer from creating LFLS Shoes, a company that sells high quality shoes at affordable prices designed in the US and manufactured in Brazil.His Motto:....Here at LFLS Shoes, we are dedicated to offering our customers the best quality shoes at the most reasonable price possible.Along with offering great quality, we pride ourselves on offering the most unique and eye catching designer shoes that the industry has to offer. With LFLS, you get the highest quality possible and a shoe that you won't find at any other shoe retailer in the world. All of our shoes are designed in the United States and beautifully handcrafted in Brazil. We work directly with our factory so we only select the best quality leathers, textiles, and raw materials available. https://www.instagram.com/lflsshoes, @LFLS Shoes© 2023 Building Abundant Success!!2023 All Rights ReservedJoin Me on ~ iHeart Media @ https://tinyurl.com/iHeartBASSpot Me on Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/yxuy23baAmazon Music ~ https://tinyurl.com/AmzBASAudacy: https://tinyurl.com/BASAud
RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan
In January last year, a clothing recycling company diverted 11 kilograms of unwanted textiles from the landfill. Last month they saved 11 tonnes. Jeff Vollebregt is the director of Upparel, he speaks to Jesse.
Tous les dimanches, à partir de 7h40, dans "Ça vous concerne", Roland Perez et Valérie Darmon nous éclairent sur une question de droit.
Sharifah and guest Vanessa discuss news including an Afrofuturist Netflix series, the discovery of a possibly habitable planet, The Fifth Season RPG, and talk about SFF TikTok and Reels. Follow the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter! We're hiring for a full-stack web developer! Get all the details here. This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. NEWS Netflix's new Afrofuturist series [Rolling Stone] A possibly habitable planet [IFLScience] Sphere‘s 25th anniversary and new series [Space.com] The Fifth Season RPG [Backerkit] Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur now streaming [Disney+ Informer] VIDEO RECOMMENDATIONS Tomes and Textiles, plus this vid, and this vid (mentioned) cultofbooks (mentioned) jemilabereadin (mentioned) torithatnerd (mentioned) Dreareads (mentioned) pagemelt Danzibooks latearareads theroomiesdigest bookofthegay darrelyeo madisontican Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode: 2494 Inventing the cotton gin: More to it than we thought. Today, we gin cotton.
On this week's episode, we will continue to dive into sustainable product labeling with a focus on apparel/textiles. We will discuss Textile Exchange Standards (CCS, GRS, RCS), Organic Standards (OCS, GOTS), Better Cotton Initiative, US Cotton Trust Protocol, Mass Balance Standards, Bluesign, and Oekotex. Follow us on social media @sustainabiliME.pod Sources: https://textileexchange.org/organic-content-standard/ http://en.sa8000cn.cn/article/172.html
Window Treatments for Profit with LuAnn Nigara
Today With Deb Barrett: Welcome to Window Treatments for Profit. Appropriate fabric selection is vital when designing custom window treatments, so understanding textiles isn't just advantageous—it's essential. With an extensive knowledge of textiles and techniques, industry icon Deb Barrett breaks down how to elevate your level of service by educating yourself on textiles so that you can select the most suitable materials and proper installation on every project. Deb is a consultant, speaker, author, and founder of the couture soft furnishings firm Window Dressings. She is here to help us understand why textiles matter. Pick It Apart [5:14] Deb notes that it is the window covering professional's duty to educate their clients on appropriate fabric selections, discussing how having standards in place make it easier to communicate with clients, contractors, and your workroom. [14:50] Deb explains how keeping master cuts on hand can improve your presentation and help clients understand how certain fabrics will look and act in their homes. [17:24] Deb breaks down how she organizes her sample bags. [27:27] LuAnn and Deb discuss why photos clients see in magazines or online are not always representative of what they are able to offer. [35:10] Deb talks about how specializing in textiles can set you apart and add to your revenue. LuAnn Nigara and Deb Barrett's Ah-Ha Moments “As a window covering professional, it's your responsibility to select the appropriate fabric for the intended application.” - Deb Barrett “The client doesn't know what the client doesn't know.” - Deb Barrett “We have to know what the standards—and what the above standards are. Because we bring them to the conversation.” - LuAnn Nigara “[It's important to know] what's happening in weaves and fabrication and fiber contents out in the marketplace, because that's what's going to be sampled in your books in six months or eight months.” - Deb Barrett More About Deb Barrett: Deb Barrett is a prolific and highly regarded industry presence for more than 30 years. Deb‘s varied background and experience is a rare mix. Her fascination with what's around the corner and the constant search for inspiration has led to her current roles as designer, trend strategist, consultant and accomplished speaker. As a design creative, Barrett combined her twin passions-design and windows- when she founded Window Dressings, her couture soft furnishings firm. A five-time winner of the Window Fashions Design Competition, she is a nationally known window fashions designer whose specialty is finding creative solutions to challenging design. As a leading window fashion design expert, Deb regularly works with window covering industry partners, consumers and professionals to impart trend insights through presentations, white papers and products. Deb has served on a variety of trend panels and advised product manufacturers addressing design, product and color trends. Additionally, Deb has acted as a judge for international window fashion design competitions. As a brand ambassador, Deb attends dozens of industry trade shows, design exhibits, and design events to keep abreast of the hottest new trends and product innovations. As a design thinking strategist, Deb travels the globe tracking developments in the ever-evolving world of design to develop design intelligence and interior forecasts. As a design guide, Deb has been hosting Décor Tours to international trade shows for design professionals for over 10 years providing designers with exclusive access to some of the world's best design destinations. Barrett also launched the first VIP Buyers Tour to High Point Market in partnership with High Point Market Authority. As a design educator, Deb is a productive content creator and has developed a myriad of curriculums from CEU's to training and certification programs for industry players including Smith and Noble, Currey and Co., Jaipur. Old Biscayne Designs and Budget Blinds. As a sought-after speaker, Deb frequently speaks at national conferences, design events and association venues. Barrett's highly interactive programs reflect her expertise and passion for the industry. She is an IACET accredited speaker and a member of the board of directors for Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) and Women's Professional Development Network in Home Furnishings (Withit). Most recently she was awarded the Educator of the Year award by Withit and the Industry Icon Award at the International Window Coverings Expo. Connect with Deb Barrett Website Instagram What's new with LuAnn Nigara luannuniversity.com http://www.luannnigara.com/cob Get The Goodies! For checklists, resources, and extra goodies from A Well-Designed Business sign up for free here. To Get on LuAnn's Email List, text the word designbiz to 444999! Purchase LuAnn's Books Here: Book 1: The Making of A Well – Designed Business: Turn Inspiration into Action Audiobook: The Making of A Well – Designed Business: Turn Inspiration into Action Book 2: A Well-Designed Business – The Power Talk Friday Experts Pre-Order Book 3: A Well-Designed Business – The Power Talk Friday Experts Volume 2 Connect with LuAnn Nigara LuAnn's Website LuAnn's Blog Power Talk Friday Like Us: Facebook | Tweet Us: Twitter | Follow Us: Instagram | Listen Here: Podcast Other Shows Mentioned: #53: Deb Barrett: How Make the Most of Your Trip to High Point Market #93: Debra Scarpa: How to Handle Common Sales Objections #586: Window Treatment Friday: Tips for Selling Window Treatments #606: Phoebe Oldrey: How a Niche Can Give New Life to Your Business Other Resources Mentioned: Window Treatment Certification - Deb Barrett
This episode focuses on cotton industry advances in the 18th century. It covers the unique situation of a demand fueled series of inventions that were an answer to both imbalances in the putting out system and imbalances created by early success.We take a look at some other imbalances to, primarily in finance. We show how and why working capital needs were greater than fixed capital needs, and how these needs were meet.Also, the role of religious dissenters, primarily Quakers, Baptists and Congregationalists (Puritans of the Cromwell type) in leading much of the change is explored.
Bailey Bouwman learned about cloth diapering from her own experience and through her work in the industry. She found it to be a great option for budget, convenience and the environment, and cloth diapers are now much more advanced than the rubber pants and pins of the past. Bailey Bouwman is the host of the Cloth Diaper Podcast and author of Cloth Diapers: The Ultimate Guide to Textiles, Washing and More. She is a mom of two living in Prince George, British Columbia and the owner of a maternity and children's boutique. In this episode, you will learn the following: The benefits of switching to cloth diapers. What is the best type of cloth diaper for every mess imaginable? Pros and cons of cloth diapering Alternatives and guidelines for washing cloth diapers properly How to start out a venture about clothing diaper business Visit Bailey's social media account: Website: https://www.simplymombailey.com/about/ Linkedin: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/baileybouwman Visit Shelly's: Website: https://www.shellytaftibclc.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shellytaftibclc/
What is mechanical textile recycling?Mechanical textile recycling is a process by which used textiles, particularly those made with natural fibers such as cotton, wool, and linen, are broken down into their individual fibers and then spun into yarn or fabric for reuse in the production of new textiles. Textile recycling has the potential to reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions associated with textile production. Mechanical textile recycling involves a series of steps: It typically begins with the collection of used textiles, which are sorted according to their fiber type and quality. Next, the textiles are cleaned and processed to remove impurities and contaminants such as buttons, zippers, and other non-textile materials. Once the textiles have been cleaned and prepared, they are typically shredded or ground into small pieces. These pieces are then subjected to a series of mechanical processes—such as carding, combing, and drawing—to separate the fibers from one another. The resulting fibers are then spun into new yarn or woven into new fabric. The new yarn or fabric can be used in a variety of products, such as clothing, linens, and industrial products, such as building insulation. Mechanical textile recycling could reduce demand for new clothing and other textiles, which could reduce the carbon footprint of the fashion industry. The global fashion industry is a major contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions: In 2018, it produced around 2.1 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions, equaling between 4% and 10% of the global total—equal to or greater than the annual greenhouse gas emissions of France, Germany, and the United Kingdom combined. About 70% of these emissions came from upstream activities such as textile production, preparation, and processing. The remaining emissions came from downstream activities, including the disposal of textiles in landfills, where they release methane, a potent greenhouse gas, as they decompose. Mechanical textile recycling is a relatively new technology that faces certain technical and economic challenges, including limited ability to recycle synthetic fibers or fiber blends, and a lack of textile recycling infrastructure. For now, according to CalRecycle, the best way to reduce the environmental impact of textiles is “by reducing the amount of textiles we purchase, use, and dispose.” What does Material Return do, and who is Bobby Carswell?Material Return is a textile recycling cooperative based in Morgantown, North Carolina, that works with local manufacturers and national brands to transform textile waste into new products. Material Return recently partnered with Smartwool, an American clothing producer, to collect 400,000 pairs of used socks to recycle them into yarn for use in new socks and other circular clothing products. Bobby Carswell is the research and development director at Material Return. Sources:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8588244/https://calrecycle.ca.gov/reducewaste/textiles/https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fmw8Ap7JAI0frmoXiZKR3_qeB1gWxDGp/viewhttps://textileexchange.org/climate+-dashboard/https://www.mckinsey.com/~/media/mckinsey/industries/retail/our%20insights/fashion%20on%20climate/fashion-on-climate-full-report.pdfhttps://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-12/fast-fashion-turning-parts-ghana-into-toxic-landfill/100358702https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/30/style/clothing-recycling.htmlhttps://www.thematerialreturn.com/https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffkart/2022/05/12/400000-pairs-of-old-socks-will-be-spun-turned-into-recycled-yarn-by-material-return-smartwool-project/?sh=4ca5c2f95e9dhttps://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/headlines/society/20201208STO93327/the-impact-of-textile-production-and-waste-on-the-environment-infographic#:~:text=Textile%20production%20is%20estimated%20to,into%20the%20ocean%20a%20year.
How might designers be more mindful of the waste their practices generate and envision a healthier more sustainable garment industry? In this episode of The Mic, Debbie Millman is joined by Sarah Nsikak of La Réunion, and María Elena Pombo of Fragmentario to discuss their personal explorations with textiles and environmentally mindful work. Their conversations touch on the use of deadstock fabric in making heirloom pieces, how avocado seeds can be used to naturally dye fabric and how "sustainability" can be more than just a buzzword.
Historian Hanna Rose Shell, a professor at University of Colorado, Boulder, talks about her book Shoddy: From Devil's Dust to the Renaissance of Rags with Peoples & Things host Lee Vinsel. Along the way, Shell raises a number of important and interesting things, including the long history of reuse and recycling and how forms of technology and work become tied to social status. With shoddy, it was the anxieties of low class, low social status work and poverty. Shell also discusses how individual technologies become mirrors for the worries, fears, hatreds, and other feelings of society – how when we look into the history of any technology we often see ourselves reflected back. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history
Historian Hanna Rose Shell, a professor at University of Colorado, Boulder, talks about her book Shoddy: From Devil's Dust to the Renaissance of Rags with Peoples & Things host Lee Vinsel. Along the way, Shell raises a number of important and interesting things, including the long history of reuse and recycling and how forms of technology and work become tied to social status. With shoddy, it was the anxieties of low class, low social status work and poverty. Shell also discusses how individual technologies become mirrors for the worries, fears, hatreds, and other feelings of society – how when we look into the history of any technology we often see ourselves reflected back. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
It's a new year and a new season for the podcast. Jasper and I dive into some of the lessons learned, ideology and themes that have developed over the season of guests on the podcast. Jasper is a young adult with a very different perspective on the world from myself, so we have some interesting conversations. He even challenges me to think about what else I can do in my own quilt art. The overarching themes of People, Profit and Planet that are core to sustainability have been evident among all of the guests over the last season. Jasper and I dig into some of the ideas of sustainability, the importance of all of the pillars and how people are working to bring sustainability into their work. We also dig into a wish list of guests, and topics for the new season with a sneak peek of what's to come. Support the showFollow Bridget O'Flaherty @thesustainablequilter on Instagram and TheSustainableQuilter on Facebook. You can find her online at www.bridgetoflaherty.comThanks to Isaac Matthews for the music, follow him on Instagram @hesjustakid
The Auto Body Podcast Presented by ClarityCoat
Today's episode, we have an amazing guest, all the way from Spain, a Global Product Director Refinish Coatings at ROBERLO, S.A.U. company - Juan Pablo Franch Mazzino.Juan Pablo is a Business Manager with thorough cross-regional experience. Ample Sales and Marketing expertise along different functions, including P&L accountability. Pablo is known for his leadership capabilities aimed at mobilizing and energizing teams, especially in times of crisis. In 1993, Juan Pablo started as a Junior Auditor at PwC. That was his first job while he was studying. He became Bookkeping & Controlling within Finance Dept of small Copyright Company named Publisong Musical Editions and became Senior Auditorat KPMG in 1995. Auditing career up to Senior Auditor across different Industries (Chemicals, Textiles, Food & Beverages among others). After more than 2 years in KPMG, Juan Pablo started his career at BASF located in Argentina. He started there as Controller Deco & Refinish Coatings. He was responsible for Controlling of Deco & Refinish Coatings Businesses in Argentina and, not more than a year later, he became the Marketing Manager Refinish Coatings of the company for more than 5 years. In Dec 2016, Pablo worked as Head of Commercial Transport EMEA Business at Akzo Nobel Coatings for more than 3 years. He spent years of life working in the same industry with different much higher positions and responsibilities. Pablo has over 20 years' experience in the Coatings and Automotive Markets. And currently, he works as a Global Product Director Refinish Coatings at ROBERLO, S.A.U. - a family business specialized in the development, manufacture and sale of coatings and repair solutions for the refinish after market and industrial sectors. If you are interested in learning more about ClarityCoat, you can visit us here-Website: https://claritycoat.comFacebook: https://facebook.com/claritycoatofficialInstagram: https://instagram.com/claritycoat_official
Clocking In: Voices of NC Manufacturing
NC State University Industry Expansion Solutions' (IES) North Carolina Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program (NC DMCSP), creates opportunities for smart textile innovators. As our lives become ever connected through smart phones, tablets and other devices, the way we interact has changed dramatically and that even applies to textiles. Textiles come in a wide variety of forms, from clothing to bedding to household items. Smart textiles include the next generation of wearable technologies. They combine textile design with advanced sensing capabilities. This new class of materials promises to revolutionize the future of wearable computing. In 2021, the Department of Defense's (DoD) Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (OLDCC) awarded North Carolina State University IES a grant under the Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program (DMCSP). The DMCSP is designed to support long-term community investments that strengthen national security innovation and expand the capabilities of the defense manufacturing industrial ecosystem. The program was created to recognize communities that demonstrate best practices in attracting and expanding defense manufacturing by bringing together key local stakeholders and using long-term planning that integrates targeted public and private investments across a community's entire defense industrial ecosystem. In this episode of Clocking In Phil Mintz sits down with Dr. William Reynolds and Dr. Casey Boutwell - two participants in the NC DMCSP sponsored propeller project looking to market their breakthrough smart textile technology. Founded in 2017, Onda Vision Technologies (OVT) is a North Carolina State University startup company. OVT is a spin-out company from the North Carolina State University's Advanced Self-Powered Systems Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) Center, which is a National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored Nanosystems Engineering Research Center (NERC). Onda Vision has developed a wearable sensor for real-time hydration monitoring to optimize human performance and health. Onda Vision's Founder, Dr. William D. Reynolds, Jr Ph.D, has over 20 years of experience in research and development between the commercial and government sector. His management experience extends over fifteen years of building and leading high-performing corporate science and engineering teams. Onda Vision are developing a wearable sensor that has the ability to monitor body hydration in real-time. Dr. Reynolds' background and expertise cover signal processing, deep learning and algorithm development. Dr. Reynolds has attended the University of Delaware and the University of Illinois-Chicago. Dr. Casey Boutwell, Ph.D MBA, is the chief executive officer of DermiSense Inc., a startup company commercializing a medical diagnostic technology developed at NCSU that uses a microneedle patch to extract and analyze interstitial fluids in the skin. DermiSense was founded in 2018 when the founding team licensed the underlying IP from NC State University. The company is extending their manufacturing and process optimization to increase patch area and reduce production time while continuing to collaborate with the originating lab at NCSU to explore new sensing applications. Mintz, Reynolds and Boutwell discuss the history of Onda Vision and Dermisense, Onda Vision's and Dermisense innovative smart textile technologies, how these technologies can help prevent things like heatstroke and detect diseases and more. LINKS NCMEP Onda Vision DermiSense ABOUT Phil Mintz Phil Mintz is the executive director of NC State Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) and director of the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP). At NCMEP, Phil drives outreach to NC manufacturers, builds relationships with federal and state leaders and coordinates efforts to drive profitable manufacturing growth in the state. He also leads the broader IES Extension Operations outreach unit of regional managers, technical specialists and business development leaders providing business engagement, assessment and improvement tools. This includes statewide peer networks, ISO 9000 quality management systems, Six Sigma, Lean manufacturing, environmental services, and health and safety solutions. Bill Reynolds Dr. William D. Reynolds, Jr., has over 20 years of experience in research and development between the commercial and government sector. His management experience extends over fifteen years of building and leading high-performing corporate science and engineering teams. Dr. Reynolds' background and expertise cover signal processing, deep learning and algorithm development. Dr. Reynolds has attended the University of Delaware and the University of Illinois Chicago. Casey Boutwell Dr. Casey Boutwell, Ph.DMBA, is the chief executive officer of DermiSense. Dr. Boutwell contributes his technical expertise in micro-and nanofabrication, business experience in technology commercialization, intellectual property, and licensing strategy, and professional network in digital health and wearable biosensing systems.
The clothing industry in the United States was at its peak in the mid-1900s. Reports show that by 1957, Americans were spending more than $25 billion annually on clothes, nearly twice the amount spent on automobile purchases and eight times the figure spent on private education. Waco was home to several clothing factories during this time that employed many women—companies like Hawk & Buck and J. M. Wood. Estelle Pederson, who moved to Waco in the early 1940s, worked for nearly forty-five years in the clothing industry, much of that time as an inspector. She describes the demands of the work: "They wanted you to make production, and that's for sure. And you really had to work hard to make production because if you didn't make production they would lay you off sure as the world. And, well, I was lucky all those years. I made production most of the time. But I mean it wasn't fooling around. I mean you had to work. And they inspected your work, and if they find a repair they throw it back at you. They'd get on to you. You had to do the best you could, and they sure didn't like for you to let some repairs go through, but it is hard to catch everything. But I tried to do the best I could and fast as I could, and it wasn't easy. Then they'd time you right there and see how fast you—if you was just playing over. And if you could do so-and-so, well, you could do it all the time. And they'd stand behind you, and you wouldn't know they was timing you, and so they'd catch you. (laughs) So that was kind of—if I knew they was looking—watching you, it makes you nervous." Pederson explains one way the industry changed over the years: "Seem like they wasn't quite as strict when we first went to work. We could get by. Sometimes we run out of work, we'd sit around a little bit. But there at last, it had changed quite a bit. They was really strict. And you had to keep busy, or they'd send you home. (laughs) Well, you did learn to do different things so when you did run out of work—I even learned to press and steam press. (laughs) Oh, that was when you sure had to watch your fingers so you didn't press your fingers." Long-time Waco resident Louise Murphy worked as a seamstress in the forties. She recalls when her employer introduced an assembly line into the factory: "Now, when we first went to work, our work was one machine to the other, one machine to the other. And we were on army khaki pants. Well, they put these pants up on conveyor, and it went from one—that keeps you from having to reach back and get your work because that conveyer brought your work to you. And they thought it would save time. That's whenever we began to have trouble because if one stop and does repair, the whole line is affected, see." In the 1970s, the clothing industry began to fade in America, as it became more cost effective to import clothing from countries such as China, South Korea, and Taiwan. But in recent years the industry has seen a boost from American retailers who want to restock and respond to fads quickly, as well as have more control over inventory and quality. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
While researching RI mills, I came across this one little snippet about the Ashton Mill in Cumberland, and had to know more: “Owens-Corning Fiberglas Company bought the mill... They operated in the mill until 1983. They made tire cord, drapery, and beta cloth for spacesuits for the Apollo Moon missions.”Episode Source Material:Address at Rice University in Houston, Texas on the Nation's Space Effort, 12 September 1962 | JFK LibraryWe choose to go to the Moon - WikipediaBeta cloth - WikipediaBA 500BC / CF500 F (Beta Cloth, Beta Fabric) – Bron AerotechPopular Science | November 1967Comparison of Observed Beta Cloth Interactions with Simulated and Actual Space EnvironmentBeta Cloth Durability Assessment for Space Station Freedom (SSF) Multi-Layer Insulation (MLI) Blanket CoversApollo Applications of Beta Fiber GlassLunar Dust Effects on Spacesuit SystemsMan in Machine: Apollo-Era Space Suits as Artifacts of Technology and Culture | Douglas N. LantryAPOLLO SPACE SUITJourneying to the Moon in a Suit of Glass | Behind the GlassTensile Fabrics Enhance Architecture Around the World | NASA SpinoffOwens Corning 2019 Sustainability ReportOur HistoryOwens Corning - WikipediaOwens-Corning Records, 1938-Present , MSS-222OWENS-CORNING MILESTONESCoated Membrane Materials for Use in Construction of Stressed Membrane StructuresBeta Cloth Patches50 Years on, Apollo 11 Spacesuit Continues to Influence Imaginations and New Designs | KQEDTextiles in space - Textile Technology SourceSpace Mission Patches - About PatchesToledo's Owens Corning made Apollo 11 spacesuits possible | The BladeIf you want to know more about: Playtex and Space SuitsPlaytex - WikipediaWhat Did Playtex Have to Do With Neil Armstrong? | Arts & Culture| Smithsonian MagazineThe seamstresses who helped put a man on the moon: When NASA needed a lunar spacesuit, they turned to the women who sewed girdles and bras for Playtex - CBS NewsHow Playtex Helped Win the Space Race | Mental FlossThe Apollo 1 & the Space Race:Apollo 1 - WikipediaThe Legacy of the Apollo 1 Disaster | Science| Smithsonian MagazineApollo to the Moon: A History in 50 ObjectsThe Space Race: Timeline, Cold War & Facts - HISTORYApollo | History, Missions, Significance, & Facts | BritannicaHow Apollo 11 Raised The Flag On The Moon, And What It Means TodayWhere No Flag Has Gone Before:How the race to the Moon–with an assist from pop culture–changed the meaning of the word 'technology'Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform AudiencesAshton MillAshton - Blackstone River ValleyLabor news clippings, 22 scrapbooks, 1867-1902National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination Form
Strangers In A Tangled Wilderness
Episode Notes Summary A short personal article about wool diapers, and the importance of natural fibers and passing on knowledge. After the article, Inmn interviews Kelly about making things, writing, preparedness, monstrosity and a bunch of other things. Guest Info Kelly Rose Pflug-Back (She/they) does all kinds of writing from, grass roots journalism to poetry, and fiction. She also likes to sew clothes and make textile art and teaches both writing and textile creation. You can find Kelly at Text&Textiles or on Instagram @kellyrosecreates. You can find Kelly's full length poetry collection The Hammer of Witches at Dagger Editions from Caitlin Press. Publisher This podcast is published by Strangers In A Tangled Wilderness. We can be found at www.tangledwilderness.org or on Twitter @tangledwild. You can support this show by subscribing to our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/strangersinatangledwilderness Host The Host is Inmn Neruin. You can find them on instagram @shadowtail.artificery Reader The Reader is Bea Flowers. If you would like to hear Bea narrate other things, or would like to get them to read things for you check them out at https://voicebea.wixsite.com/website Theme music The theme song was written and performed by Margaret Killjoy. You can find her at http://birdsbeforethestorm.net or on twitter @magpiekilljoy Next Episode December 31st: Why the Wind Howls by Alex Di
Season 3 Holiday Bonus- Cancer Survivor Story and Saint Virginia Textiles, Amy Hindman On this special holiday edition of The PQI Podcast we sit down with Amy Hindman to discuss her personal cancer survivor story and current journey. Amy Hindman is the founder and designer behind Saint Virginia, a collection of artisan textiles using organic fabrics and botanical dyes. Saint Virginia's hand-dyed scarves and home textiles have been featured in Southern Living,Garden & Gun, and Virginia Living magazines. She combines ancient natural dye practices with a fresh, modern aesthetic, often using locally sourced flora to make eco-friendly textiles that are as beautiful as they are sustainable. Are you looking for a perfect gift? You can find her beautiful products on Instagram @saintvirginiatextiles or on www.saintvirginia.com.
In Part 1 of 2 episodes on design, decoloniality and culturally safe practices, Kadambari Raghukumar speaks to Dr Diana Albarran Gonzalez on Mexican design and textiles that became trendy in recent years, thanks to Fridamania.
Mary Jeanne Packer of Battenkill Fiber Mill and Co-Founder of the Hudson Valley Textile Project, Inc. joins Gail to discuss the Scouring Project from its beginning to now when it is on its way.
It was once one of the nation's biggest industries. Now this Christchurch clothing factory is among the last of its kind.
Hello everyone and welcome back to CleanTechies the Podcast. This is episode 72.If you are a climate tech founder with specific questions you'd like us to ask -- OR -- looking for capital and strategic partner introductions, please reach out to me via the Slack Channel or LinkedIn and we are glad to help in any way we can. Today we are joined by Graham Stewart the founder of Fiber52 which has a method of dyeing cotton which is significantly more sustainable. Graham was born and raised in one of the world's (at the time) largest textile manufacturing towns in the UK. If I caught it correctly he was actually born in one of the factories/warehouses. He went on to spend his life in this industry. In today's conversation, he walks us through his background, entrance to sustainability, how he built Fiber52, and then into a lot about what they are doing and other things surrounding the sustainable textile industry. Overall, this was a fascinating conversation where I learned so much about an industry I have never explored before. Hopefully, they will grow this technology and make a strong impact on reversing climate change. Enjoy the episode and please share it with someone interested in sustainable fashion. Topics:[10:37 - 13:16] The process of how textiles are traditionally made[13:39 - 15:55] How sustainable textiles are made[16:37 - 18:59] The business model, transparency across the value chain, challenges, and benefits[33:18 - 37:35] Graham's thoughts and comments on Fast Fashion[40:16 - 44:19] Getting into the textile space for young professionals and the return of the apprenticeship modelWe hope you enjoy today's episode - please reach out with any specific questions or discussion points. If you're interested in being a show sponsor you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.orgLINKS:Fiber52 Website: https://www.fibre52.com/Connect with Graham on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/grahamrstewart/Check out our Sponsor, NextWave Partners: https://www.next-wavepartners.com/Join the Slack Channel: https://cleantechies.slack.com/join/shared_invite/zt-pd2drz6d-N~9nURU5JlyMXv2ZiO5bAQ#/shared-invite/emailFollow CleanTechies on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/clean-techies/ HMU on Twitter: @silasmahnerWe are proud to continue working with NextWave as our official show sponsor for this podcast. NextWave and all of its staff are highly motivated to advance the ClimateTech revolution and are constantly innovating ways that they can help affect that transition. From experts in the talent space to ESG experts, NextWave is taking on Climate and Social responsibility head-on and helping companies build great cultures that not only make the world a better place but also increase workplace satisfaction. Reach out to NextWave Partners today to learn more about how we might partner with you today. https://www.next-wavepartners.com/ / email@example.comSupport the show
James and Sarah Budd have worked together pretty much since the day they first met, even prior to starting Alpacas of Montana. James is from Maryland, spent some of his growing up years in the US Virgin Islands, then went to high school in Colorado, whereas Sarah was born and raised in Montana, and spent some time studying in Melbourne, Australia when she was younger. The way that alpacas came into their life, you will hear that it would have taken a lot of effort for them to ignore the signs – such a cool story! And what they have been able to do with creating textiles, performance apparel, and so much more (currently at over 400 SKUs), is far beyond just having an alpaca farm, and quite impressive! To order and receive 15% off, use coupon code ALPACAKATE*Discount expires 12/26/2022Where you can find Alpacas of Montana:- Website: https://alpacasofmontana.com- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alpacasofmontana/- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alpacasofmt/- TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@alpacasofmontana- Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlpacasofMT- Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/alpacasofMT/- Physical location: 8255 Cottonwood Road, Bozeman, MontanaMentions from the show:- Turner Bison Program: https://www.turnerbisonexchange.com/ted-turner- Wilson College of Textiles: https://textiles.ncsu.edu/Stay in touch with People, Place, & Purpose on Instagram and stay tuned for a new episode every Monday!
It's time to nerd out on material sciences. This episode of Talking Textiles interviews George Sun, founder of Nextiles, a company merging electronics with textiles to measure range of motion, micromovements and more. We learn how George walked a path from creating shoes to conductive fabrics and hear his advice for job seekers to get involved, connect and just show up.
Arts Management and Technology Laboratory
In the latest installment of the Let's Talk Podcast Interview series, AMT Lab staff member Natalie Larsen interviews a group of Carnegie Mellon University students & faculty who worked conjointly on a week-long “Jam"' at the Textiles Lab in order to create a fabric that produces sounds when stretched and manipulated.
Patty Grossman and her sister wanted to have safe fabrics to use for their family. They realized it was missing in the industry and have spent the last 15 years researching ethical and sustainable production—how it's done, and what the implications are to us (and to all living things) and to our planet. They even put it in their mission statement, a goal “to change the way textiles are being made”.In this episode we talk about the issues behind sourcing ethical fibres, the challenges production faces with regulations, apathy and access to raw materials as well as some of the challenges we are facing with looking to small sustainable production for the answers to toxic textiles. It's not a simple solution; we can't meet the fibre needs with natural and organic production. Consumer behaviour is what needs to change as well as possibly the production of new sustainably produced man-made fibres. "All of us live intimately with fabrics each day. Fabrics are all around us. Your fabric choices are incredibly important. You can have a dramatic positive impact on greening our world and keeping your family optimally healthy through your fabric choices. We want you to be confident that the fabrics you choose will ensure your health and happiness – not undermine it."Website: www.twosistersecotextiles.comSupport the showFollow Bridget O'Flaherty @thesustainablequilter on Instagram and TheSustainableQuilter on Facebook. You can find her online at www.bridgetoflaherty.comThanks to Isaac Matthews for the music, follow him on Instagram @hesjustakid
Gretchen Carder is the owner of Good Quilt and a member of Money Bootcamp. Gretchen has a background in graphic design and now works with textiles as a quilter. On today's episode, Gretchen joins me to talk about her experience transitioning from corporate to working with textiles as a creative entrepreneur, how her decision to join Money Bootcamp helped her gain clarity and confidence in her finances, and why bookkeeping is such an essential part of entrepreneurship. Also mentioned in today's episode: Gretchen's background 1:48 Her decision to join Money Bootcamp and what made her join 2:25 What Gretchen's business looked like prior to joining Money Bootcamp 5:38 How bookkeeping can be considered self-care 10:15 How Money Bootcamp has helped Gretchen gain sustainable income 12:51 If you enjoyed this episode, please rate, review and share it! Links: https://www.sunlighttax.com/deductionsguide https://www.goodquilt.store/ https://go.sunlighttax.com/register
This week, we interview Megan Daisy Milner, an artist who works with The Scouted Studio. We discuss her work, her new textile and wallpaper lines, how she has grown and so much more! Enjoy!Megan Daisy Milner's websiteMegan Daisy Milner's InstagramMegan Daisy Milner's Page on The Scouted StudioThe AnyQuestion App: Stop searching.... start asking.Ask a question, and get video answers from Experts in Health & Wellness, Sports, and more! Venture Europepersonal conversations with the entrepreneurs and investors reshaping our futureListen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifySupport the showThank you for listening. You can support the show by joining The Art Coaching Club's Patreon page for $10 a month. You can also follow along on The Art Coaching Blog and Instagram page.
Man Group: Perspectives Towards a Sustainable Future
Can the fashion industry become truly sustainable? Listen to Jason Mitchell discuss with Janice Wang, Alvanon CEO, what sustainability means in a fashion context, how to adapt to shifting demographics and changing body types, and why efficiencies like 3D and digital technologies are already revolutionising the market. Janice Wang, CEO Janice Wang is CEO of Alvanon and Chairwoman of the Board at MOTIF, the online professional development platform for the apparel industry. She is a Member of the Board of The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel Limited, a Member of the Advisory Board for The Mills Fabrica, and Director of the Board, Hong Kong Chapter, for the International Women's Forum. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
More than 100 years have passed since Shaniko, Oregon, went from "Wool Capital of the World" to forgotten spur of the Union Pacific Railway. A dozen miles from Shaniko, R.R. Hinton was the area's largest producer of sheep and wool at his Imperial Stock Ranch, raising Columbia sheep for meat and wool. When Dan and Jeanne Carver bought the Imperial Stock Ranch in the 1980's, they established a conservation plan—not something many working farms did at the time, but something that Dan saw as vitally important. To preserve the water and soil of their thousands of acres, the Carvers turned to unexpected partners: the cattle and sheep who grazed their high desert land. Sheep have a reputation for damaging the ecosystem by overgrazing, but Dan and Jeanne believed that careful stewardship through intensive rotational grazing, humane predator management, and water conservation could bring grazing animals back in balance with the landscape. In 2017, the Carvers accepted a challenge to become the first ranch certified under the Responsible Wool Standard, which establishes criteria for the welfare of sheep, ecosystem, and working conditions used to produce the wool. As consumer demand for sustainably produced wool grew, the Carvers founded Shaniko Wool Company to join with other family ranches in obtaining RWS certification and delivering ethically and ecologically sound wool. Shaniko Wool comprises ten ranches whose practices are independently audited. Based on the environmental benefits she witnessed, Jeanne was certain that the sheep and their agricultural practices were a net benefit to the natural world, but over the past several years, she has taken steps to prove it. Through measurements of the soil and audits of their emissions, Shaniko Wool Company has documented that their ranching operations offset tons of greenhouse gas emissions by capturing tons of carbon in the soil. Listening to Jeanne Carver talk about her family's goals and results for their ranch offers an inspiring message for those of us who love wool and ecosystem conservation: with careful management, sheep can be an undeniable force for good. This episode is brought to you by: Handweaving.net (https://handweaving.net/) is the comprehensive weaving website with more than 75,000 historic and modern weaving drafts, documents, and powerful digital tools that put creativity in your hands. Now it's simple to design, color, update, and save your drafts. Our mission is to preserve the rich heritage of hand weaving and pass it down to you. Visit Handweaving.net and sign up for a subscription today! You'll find the largest variety of silk spinning fibers, silk yarn and silk threads & ribbons at TreenwaySilks.com (https://www.treenwaysilks.com/). Choose from a rainbow of hand-dyed colors. Love natural? Their array of wild silk and silk-blends provide choices beyond white. Treenway Silks—where superior quality and customer service are guaranteed. Links Shaniko Wool Company (https://shanikowoolcompany.com/) Responsible Wool Standard (https://textileexchange.org/responsible-wool-standard/) Textile Exchange (https://textileexchange.org/) Stories of Stories of Fashion, Textiles, and Place (https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/stories-of-fashion-textiles-and-place-9781350136335/) by Leslie Davis Burns and Jeanne Carver Imperial Stock Ranch website (https://imperialstockranch.com/) Pacific Northwest Fibershed: Imperial Stock Ranch (video) (https://imperialstockranch.com/2018/02/1004/) Nativa Precious Fiber/Chargeurs (https://www.chargeurs.com/les-metiers/luxury-materials/nativa-precious-fiber/?lang=en)
On this episode: interning at London Fashion Week with Patrick McDowell, attending the London Fashion School, knitwear, textiles, fangirling over Simone Rocha and Djerf Avenue, acting on ideas, creative processes, all or nothing mentality, career goals and ambitions, and embarrassing myself by asking very silly questions (“do you have project runway in London?”) Lily Grace by Olivia Yearbook One Instagram TikTok Model Student Youtube Channel Personal Instagram The book I wrote My history project Thank you for listening, don't forget to leave a rating and review! Xo --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
The goal of pretty much every business is to grow. It's the beating heart of capitalism. But scaling up is complicated. The bigger you get, the bigger the problems get. And it's not a 1:1 ratio. The learning curve can get steeper and steeper as your operation adds new locations, new employees, new revenue streams. Growing pains, however, are a good problem to have. Yes, the struggle is real. But if you're doing it right, so is the payoff. Corey McCoy and his partners at Kitchen on Klinton learned on the job quickly as their operation took flight. In 2016, they started selling chicken wings out of their house on Clinton Street in Lafayette to pay the party bills. By 2018, they built a food truck welded to a flatbed trailer. Later that year, they were in a brick and mortar shop near UL. Then came two more locations that later closed. Kitchen on Klinton is again poised for growth and has been well recognized for its success. Corey and his partners received the Young Entrepreneurial Business of the Year award from the U.S. Small Business Administration. If you're in agriculture, business is always growing. Jerry Hale has spent his life farming. He grew up on a 7,000-acre cotton farm in Rayville, Louisiana. Growing up, his family farmed white cotton. King Cotton. The prime crop of the South. And then, Jerry discovered brown cotton. Acadian Brown Cotton is an heirloom seed, believed to be the first cotton found in Louisiana. The Acadians used it for their textiles when they arrived here. And sort of forgot about. Acadian Brown Cotton produces a shorter fiber than conventional cotton, but it's a more sustainable product. Brown cotton plants can bloom over and over, while white cotton plants are discarded once they're picked. Jerry took two cups of brown cotton seeds from a friend and kicked off a burgeoning eco-tourism business. Today, he grows around 2 acres of brown cotton and represents around 300 growers. In 2021, he represented Acadiana at the Selvedge World fair of Textiles in London. Out to Lunch Acadiana is recorded live over lunch at Tula Tacos and Amigos in downtown Lafayette. You can find photos from this show by Astor Morgan at itsacadina.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Kathak Podcast : Kathak Ka Chakkar
Episode Highlights https://lajjasambhavnath.wixsite.com/kathak https://www.instagram.com/lajjasambhavnatht/ (0:02:18) Start of the conversation (0:04:38) Briding Sensitivity of the art with the sensibility of the audience (0:14:52) Working with Portugese Texts and adapting them to Kathak (0:18:30) The importance of absorbing other art forms for a dancer (0:21:05) Tips on preventing analysis paralysis, overthinking (0:25:20) Being intentional with your costume (0:27:16) The arts scene in Portugal (0:29:09) Dança Tradicional vs Dança clássica (0:31:08) Being "The Only" in a room of others (0:33:26) Tips on assimilating into a new culture (0:37:40) Teaching Portugese students how to prounce Kathak Bols (0:42:53) A song from a distant land: Uma Canção de país Longínquo (0:44:27) Working with an Indonesian Ensemble: Gamelan (0:51:53) What drives Lajja to take on difficult challenges Trained under the visionary Padmabhushan Kumudini Lakhia who in the early phase of her thought process almost obligated her to learn under her tutelage. A visionary at core she taught me to build the bridge between life and art and to appreciate the dignity of human body as a dancer. Lajja´s UGC awarded Research Fellowship titled “Contemporary Sensibilities vis a vis the heritage of Kathak”, was completed under Padmabhushan Kumudini Lakhia. A post graduate gold medallist in Performing Arts –Kathak from MS University she has a strong training in Jaipur Gharana under Late Pt Sunderlal Gangani, Pt Harish Gangani and Pt Jagdish Gangani She has choreographed solos and productions with her group of dancers along with various fusion projects with international artists from various disciplines, like amalgamating Kathak with Indonesian Gamelan. Her choreography of Kathak to composer Cesar Viana´s “Café Oriente” was very well received. Her production “Uma Canção de país Longínquo” wherein she choreographed Kathak to Portuguese literature from celebrated Portuguese poets Fernando Pessoa and Luis de Camões was received with much critical acclaim. Her academic studies have flourished delivering lectures as a visiting faculty at various academic institutions and are complimented with paper readings at the World Forum,Den Hague, SIEF Congress, Lisbon,Portugal etc. Further, she holds a graduate degree from the Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, in Clothing and Textiles specializing in Indian Handlooms. Based in Lisbon, Portugal and Ahmedabad, India; she divides her time to further her art though her work. Intro Audio Credit: Bansure Raga | Doug Maxwell
This week's episode features Alexandria Masse. One of THE best textile artists in the world. In the interview we dive into Alex's life growing up in Windsor, Ontario, her journey as a student in art school, as well as what's next for her in her art career.Check out Alex's work by clicking the links below:Alex's Website: https://www.alexandriamasse.com/Alex's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexandria.masse/Alex's TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@alexandriamasse
A ragged flag and torn flag, nearly eighty years old was posted last month from a home not far from London. It doesn't look like much but it is infinitely precious, both to the person who sent it and to the family in Japan that created it. If the family can be found, this flag may be the only thing that remains of their brother, father, uncle or grandfather who went missing in the Second World War. If it is returned to them they will have something to mourn after all these years. The women who posted it is the daughter of a British soldier who fought the Japanese in the War. She hopes the flag can be repatriated and she says in her letter: “I have no illusion how my father came by this flag but I do hope that somehow, just maybe we can put a tiny piece of the horror of war to rest.” The new episode of Tales of Textiles is about Yosegaki Hinomaru, good luck flags signed by the friends and families of Japanese soldiers going off to war. Many became war trophies for Allied soldiers and now finally, after all these years, some of them are being returned to the families of the men for whom they were first made. For their descendants this small piece of cloth is so much more than a textile, it represents the return of their relative's spirit home. This episode deals with war and loss, death and mourning. You can find a full script of this podcast, pictures, links and show-notes at www.hapticandhue.com/listen. If you would like to find out about the Obon Society you can find them at https://obonsociety.org/eng/
Virginia Postrel is a California-based journalist who has written four books, including her most recent one, The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made The World, (which I highly recommend.) In this episode, Virginia talks about why the history of fabric and civilization is a “story of innovation,” the mechanized Italian silk mills that predated the Industrial Revolution by two centuries, cotton's history and dominance in today's clothing, advances in synthetic fabrics, and the tragic life of Wallace Carothers, the almost-unknown inventor of nylon. (Recorded September 23, 2022.)
Olivier Ducatillon, président de l'Union des Industries textiles, était l'invité de Stéphanie Coleau et Christophe Jakubyszyn dans Good Morning Business, ce mardi 1er novembre. Ils se sont penché sur l'industrie du textile qui est menacée par la flambée des coûts de l'énergie, ainsi que sur l'alerte lancée par la filière au gouvernement sur "les trous dans la raquette" des aides, sur BFM Business. Retrouvez l'émission du lundi au vendredi et réécoutez la en podcast.
Episode: 2385 When cotton was king in Texas. Today, think about cotton.
In this episode of Modrn Business Podcast, Ryan Hicks hosts Jim Waskovich, Managing Partner of Princeton Equity Group and Lane Fisher, Partner at Fisher Zucker Franchise Law Firm. We discussed feedback and top highlights from the 10th annual Springboard event for emerging franchisors, and put a specific focus on talking through the key highlights from the day 1 lunch panel session on the topic of "Accelerating Growth Through 3rd Party Capital Investment". Topics Discussed: - Springboard Event - What is Private Equity - The different kinds of P.E. - When should I engage with a P.E. group - Should I hire an investment banker? - Who is Princeton Equity Group and who do you serve? - What are the common mistakes and how to best prepare to partner with 3rd party capital? - And much more. About Jim Waskovich: Jim co-founded Princeton Equity Group, co-leads its investment activities, and sits on the Firm's investment committee. Prior to co-founding Princeton, Jim spent nearly 20 years as a private equity investor at Summit Partners, ABS Capital, and our predecessor firm, Princeton Ventures (which he founded in 2006). Jim's current investments include Card My Yard, D1 Training, Five Star Franchising (the parent company to 1-800-Packouts, 1-800-Textiles, Bath Solutions, Bio-One, Gotcha Covered, Mosquito Shield, and ProNexis), HOPCo (the parent company to The CORE Institute), Princeton Medspa Partners (the parent company to AlluraDerm, Greenspring Medical Aesthetics, and medspa810), Radiance Holdings (the parent company to Sola Salon Studios and Woodhouse Day Spa), and Stellar Brands (the parent company to Bluefrog Plumbing + Drain, Restoration 1, Softroc, and The Driveway Company). His previous investment experience includes European Wax Center (acquired by General Atlantic) and Massage Envy (acquired by Roark Capital). Jim holds a B.S. in Economics and Politics from Washington & Lee University where he was a George Washington Scholar. About Lane Fisher: In private practice since 1989, Lane Fisher currently represents more than 200 franchised brands in business transactions and complex franchise litigation. Lane is the Past Chairman of the International Franchise Association's Supplier Forum, a past member of the IFA's board/executive board and serves on the IFA's Membership Committee. Fisher is a frequent speaker at franchise conferences and has written extensively on many aspects of franchising. Fisher has been identified both as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Philadelphia Magazine and a Legal Eagle by Franchise Times for every consecutive year since 2004. Since 2010, Fisher has earned the distinction of “Awesome Attorney” in Suburban Life Magazine. FisherZucker was also designated awarded as a top franchise law firm servicing the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 from 2018-2022. To give back to the franchising community, Fisher is also the co-founder of franchise conferences like Franchise Springboard, Franchise UnConference and Franchise SunConference. To connect with Jim or Lane, visit www.franchisesuppliernetwork.com to ask for an introduction.
Conscious Chatter with Kestrel Jenkins
In episode 279, Kestrel welcomes Jono Salfield, the cofounder of Afends, to the show. A sustainability-focused brand based in Byron Bay, Australia, Afends recently started their own Hemp R&D facility – Sleepy Hollow Farm — delving into farming to grow their own hemp for future collections. “Sustainability is just an evolution and being more innovative and looking at alternatives and trying things, to basically improve the way that we impact. Because we're always gonna impact. And if you say that you're not impacting, then you're lying, really.” -Jono We've definitely explored HEMP on past shows. We've explored the challenges in cultivating the fiber commercially, due to legislation that prevented that for the last century or so. We've talked about the many uses of the plant – from feeding to housing to healing to clothing you. And this week, we're talking about how to actually GROW THE PLANT for fiber production. Our guest, Jono, is the cofounder of an Australia-based brand …. and now, you could also say, a hemp farmer. Two things I very rarely encounter TOGETHER across my work in this space. In 2021, he and his cofounder purchased nearby farmland to build a hemp R&D facility – Sleepy Hollow Farm. And recently, they harvested their first fiber, impressively growing enough to replace the hemp used in their current line. Throughout our chat, we get into the why, the how, the challenges and the wins they've experienced in their first foray into hemp farming. But for real – how do you go from running a brand to buying farmland, getting your hands in the dirt and figuring out how to actually grow fiber!? As Jono tells us, “we kind of jump into the deep end a lot.” I'd say so. He shares more on why hemp is so freaking amazing (from both a farming and carbon-capture lens), the general process involved with retting and decordication, the challenges that still exist to turn the plant fiber into actual fabric, and more. Quotes & links from the conversation: “What we aim to do is show Australia, or even the rest of the world, that hemp is a fiber which can 1) be easily grown, 2) be potentially that next big fiber that can help decrease a bunch of the impacts that growing conventional cotton has.” -Jono (17:26) “For us, looking at the farming from seed to skin was something really important to us, because yeah, you can go online and you can research everything until you've seen what everyone's written. But I think there's something really important about seeing things firsthand and discovering what it entails to do it yourself.” -Jono (17:55) “The type of plant that we need to grow for textiles is fast-growing sativa plant, which we needed to get to maximum height and it needs to be super dense. The denser, the more plants in a small area, the better, because you'll be able to grow more fiber, basically. Sourcing that seed was the first major challenge.” -Jono (20:18) Retting Process = hemp gets cut down and left in the field to basically let the microbes start to help separate the fiber from the hurd Decordication = separating the hurd from the fiber // the long stalk has fiber on the outside and hurd on the inside “We're not able to make that fiber into actual textiles in Australia, there's just no facilities set up. So, we have to send it to China, to where we actually construct and make the textile material. And look, ideally, on a perfect sustainable level, everything's just done within a few kilometers of where you've grown it, so the impact's as small as possible. But, we're not there yet.” -Jono (24:55) “The other major positive behind it is that nothing goes to waste — especially when you're growing fiber — because you've got this super dense field of really tall, stick-like plants, basically. There's a little bit of leaf on top, but it's not a thick cannibis plant with heaps of leaves and buds and stuff. But everything gets used. The hurd gets used for building, and then you've got the textiles from the fiber. So, the whole plant gets used. It's quite incredible in that degree.” -Jono (29:03) Watch *Weed Need Change* Hemp Docu-Series > Afends Website > Follow Afends on Instagram >
Episode: 2339 How women traded their distaffs for a new life. Today, the distaff side.
When it comes to fashion, the phrase “MADE IN ITALY” evokes excellence in every step of the process. From the world's most luxurious textiles to cutting-edge technologies in manufacturing, to the unparalleled sense of design that Italy has shared with the world for millennia, every aspect of the clothes we wear is defined by Italian ingenuity and taste. In this week's episode, we sit down with master tailor and textile expert Salvatore Giardina, as he brings his more than 30 years of experience to a look at the future of Italian style, materials, and innovation in an increasingly complex industry. Salvatore shares the ins and outs of the Italian fashion industry, including the particularities of textiles and the often subtle differences between disposable clothing and the best thing you'll ever hang in your closet. We'll also explore how and why Italian textiles like wool, cotton, silk, and denim, are considered the best in the world, and how the technologies and training coming out of Italy might help us to avoid the immense damage that the recent trend of “fast fashion” has begun to cause in our global fight against pollution. If you have a passion for Italian fashion, or just want to learn more about the clothes you wear each day, you won't want to miss this fascinating episode!
The development of the zipper was oddly arduous, with many fastener versions tried out before the zipper we know today and have on our clothes, handbags, and luggage was finally figured out. Research: Friedel, Robert. “Zipper: an Exploration in Novelty.” W.W. Norton. 1994. Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopaedia. "zipper". Encyclopedia Britannica, 21 Apr. 2020, https://www.britannica.com/art/zipper Johnson, Ian. “Zipper anniversary: 10 bits of trivia to impress the pants off you.” CBC News. April 29, 2013. https://www.cbc.ca/news/science/zipper-anniversary-10-bits-of-trivia-to-impress-the-pants-off-you-1.1305202 Lewis, Danny. “One Japanese Company Makes Half of the World's Zippers.” Smithsonian. Sept 3, 2015. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/one-japanese-company-makes-half-worlds-zippers-180956482/ “Gideon Sundback.” National Inventors Hall of Fame. https://www.invent.org/inductees/gideon-sundback Bauman, Richard. “The Ups and Downs of Success.” Fremont Tribune. Nov. 20, 2006. https://www.newspapers.com/image/550483507/?terms=whitcomb%20judson&match=1 “Gideon Sundback celebrated in a Google doodle.” The Guardian. April 23, 2012. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2012/apr/24/gideon-sundback-celebrated-google-doodle “Whitcomb Judson.” Lemelson MIT. https://lemelson.mit.edu/resources/whitcomb-judson “Zipper's Evolution Slow, Shaky.” Spokane Chronicle. March 16, 1978. https://www.newspapers.com/image/578438126/ Altrowitz, Abe. “The Zipper was ‘Born' and Raised Here.” The Minneapolis Star. June 12, 1973. https://www.newspapers.com/image/190250601/?terms=whitcomb%20judson&match=1 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
This week on Flightless Bird, David sets out to understand why Americans love their flag so much, buying nearly 150 million of them every year. Joined by Dax and Monica, David quizzes them about what it's like to go to school and pledge allegiance to the flag, before Dax recalls his colorful interactions with an American flag and a flag pole. David talks to flag expert, TedTalker and podcaster Roman Mars about what makes a good flag design, before chatting with vexillologist Tory Laitila - curator of Textiles and Historic Arts of Hawai'i at the Honolulu Museum of Art - about the dos and don'ts of flag etiquette. Thanks to first amendment attorney Floyd Abrams, we discover how the burning of a flag led to one of America's most divisive court cases.