Museum and fine art customers seek sustainable fabrics

January 1st

By Holly O’Dell As with any textile application these days, end users in the museum and fine art markets continue to have an insatiable appetite for sustainable fabrics. Andrew Oransky,...

For the birds

January 1st

Designers and architects with fresh sustainability challenges: how to prevent collisions with birds attracted by light and reflections from glass surfaces. In Minneapolis, Minn., deep in construction of a futuristic-looking...

Personal power source

January 1st

Technology currently under research pursues low-power energy harvesting from the human body—and textiles will have an important role to play. Digital/electronic advancement has changed our culture into one that requires...

Snapshot: Awning Paradise

January 1st

By Sigrid Tornquist Most everyone who has spent a lifetime manufacturing custom products can point to one stand-out project that was the highlight of their career. For Vern Schaefer, that...

Product Test

January 1st

When the lighting designer for James Taylor’s 2014 tour came to Peter Finder and described his vision for a stage backdrop that used both back and front lighting, Finder suggested...

Q&A with David Snoad

January 1st

By Sigrid Tornquist Q: How have you helped your staff prepare for their new management responsibilities? A: About a year and a half ago we accessed some government money to...

Snapshot: Client support, on time

January 1st

By Sigrid Tornquist Among the benefits of creating a process-driven workplace is the ability to turn out high-quality products in a short time frame. And, as a wholesale manufacturer, Pinz...

A greener clean

January 1st

Canvas cleaning companies walk a fine line when it comes to sustainability. The problem isn’t that safe, relatively sustainable cleaners can’t be made; it’s that cleaning is at best a...

Infinite possibilities

January 1st

Seeking sun protection for his patio, Dr. Alan Shargani could not find a solution that was reasonably priced or didn’t take several weeks to make. He ended up designing his...

Stretching to new heights

January 1st

Stretch fabrics are more popular than ever in the entertainment industry, thanks to the trend toward projecting light and images on three-dimensional forms. But there’s another reason they’re in demand,...