Probably like many of you, I jumped on my Jetsons-level (virtual) flying car through cyberspace this week and hovered over a few textile-related webinars – about four-and-a-half hours’ worth. Subject matter experts from all corners of our industry and several corners of the country and the world imparted nuggets of knowledge and enough meaningful information to fill comprehensive textile textbooks.
And, like you, I’m all the better for it. I continue to be awed by your wisdom, vision and passion around textiles, which clothe us, comfort us, protect us, shade us, clean us, insulate us, cool us, heat us, decorate us and, you name it, textiles probably does it. But, as you all know, a lot of experience and innovation go into getting those advanced materials out to the world.
One of the pitstops I made on my trek through the woven, knitted and meltblown web of virtuality covered all of those topics. The event was hosted by Burlington, N.C.-based TS Designs, which is putting on monthly Zooms to update interested parties on an important, admirable project it has undertaken through its brand, Solid State Clothing. As part of its mission to be traceable, transparent and local, the company is introducing the people behind each step of the process.
This week, tthe TS/Solid State team stopped by the yarn-spinning link in its supply chain this week to host “The Harvest: A Gathering of Conversations for the Future of Cotton.” Representing partner Parkdale was Andy Long, vice president of sales and marketing at Parkdale’s SpunLab Division.