Capturing philanthropy

April 1st, 2015

Janet Echelman’s large-scale, aerial creations of thread have captured attention worldwide, so when the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, Wash., wanted a sculpture that expressed the spirit of the foundation and established the center of its new global campus, Echelman got the commission. Her permanent installation, “Impatient-Optimist,” delicately floats between two buildings, changing […]

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Building with textiles

April 1st, 2015

A report from the TextielMuseum exhibition: the current and future potential of textiles in architecture. By Marie O'Mahony The use of textiles in buildings is by no means new, with early examples of dwellings made using branches and animal furs that can be dated back more than 35,000 years. The TextielMuseum in Tilburg, Holland, is […]

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Specialty Fabrics Showcase

April 1st, 2015

Aesthetics, antimicrobial protection, conductive properties, sound reduction, strength & durability and UV resistance. As indicated by the State of the Industry report provided in the February and March issues of the Review, the global specialty fabrics market is growing, encouraging fabric manufacturers to continue their development of problem-solving products that perform. With the increasing overlap […]

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Snapshot: A case of precision

April 1st, 2015

By Sigrid Tornquist When a medical equipment manufacturer needed an intricate case to hold a device to be worn by patients, the company turned to Brown Sales Corp. to help design and manufacture the item. The device was to be worn for extended periods of time, so the case was designed for comfort in addition […]

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Q&A with Stewart and Ross Brown

April 1st, 2015

By Sigrid Tornquist Q: In addition to manufacturing medical items, Brown Sales Corp. makes products for a broad range of industries, for clients that range from entrepreneurial individuals to publicly traded companies. Where do you draw the line as far as the types of products you will consider manufacturing? A: We get a lot of […]

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