Monthly Archives: August 2015

As Construction Rises, Fabrics are the Building Blocks for Safety

Major industries that experienced significant slow-down during the recession are now poised for growth and expansion.  In fact, all signs point to a better economy and industrial growth.

This is especially true of the construction industry.  According to the 2015 Dodge Construction Outlook, commercial building will increase 15%, industrial building will advance 9%, and single family housing will also rise 15% in dollars spent.  A new report on the global construction industry shows a “regained growth momentum,” and predicts the market will be worth $8.5 trillion this year. Continue reading

Airing Dirty Laundry: Textiles’ Role in Correctional Facilities and Orange is the New Black

If you’re like the millions of other Netflix-loving Americans, you are currently in the middle of a binge-watching session featuring everyone’s favorite bad girls.  That’s right: Piper, Alex, Nicky, and the rest of the Orange characters finally returned (early) on June 11th, meaning drama-filled marathons at minimum-security (maximally-entertaining) Litchfield Penitentiary – the setting of “Orange is the New Black.” Continue reading