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Livin' Upstate - Apparel Prototyping and Design Solutions Turns Ideas Into Products

July 29th, 2021 - Founded by former employees of Clemson Apparel Research when Clemson University discontinued the program in 2014, APaDS works with entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into prototypes and products.

“They bring us a sketch, a drawing, pictures – something that helps them convey their idea to us so that we can turn that into an actual product that they can market and sell,” said APaDS Senior Pattern Maker Darlene Martin. “We work with anything that is a sewn product, other than bras and shoes.”

Access New Global Online Platform for PPE Needs

March 26th, 2020 - Insum, a Montreal software company, launched a global online platform to allow healthcare facilities worldwide to login and post needs for Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) in response to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic. Companies or organizations willing to donate hand-made products, such as masks, can connect with facilities by entering search data including country and state. Items are mailed or delivered to the perspective facility. Since its launch, the site has been utilized by facilities in Canada, as well as the U.S., Egypt and Philippines.  

Access the Insum global online platform by clicking below!

COVID-19 Production Capacity Survey

March 18th, 2020 - The e-mail below just came across this morning. So if you have not already hooked up with the government on producing products (sheets, pillowcases, gloves, hats, scrubs, privacy curtains, tents, etc.) for the coronavirus response needs, it may benefit you to fill this survey out immediateThey are desperately looking for producers of these type of products ASAP. We have seen several emails that the government will look at small orders as well. A lot of this is non-woven products, but I think they are looking at all solutions to the needs they anticipate. The survey link is at the bottom of this email and it doesn’t hurt to get on the list, as there may be something that is a fit for you that will provide some temporary business.

A Message from Texprocess Americas Co-Producer Messe Frankfurt:

March 13th, 2020 - In light of the worldwide spread of COVID-19 and after heavy analysis in collaboration with event stakeholders, including our partners at ATME-I and co-producers at SPESA, we have collectively decided to postpone Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas.

Up until this point, we were optimistic that May was far enough away to proceed with the events as planned. However, as the situation has evolved, we feel that we must act in the best interest of our exhibitors, visitors, and the industry overall.

The co-location of Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas has become one of the most important meeting places for the technical textile, nonwovens and sewn products industries. It is here that textile professionals have the opportunity to connect with leaders of industry across all sectors to facilitate the exchange of ideas and generate new business partnerships. With this in mind, we consider it of utmost importance to continue to serve the industry, therefore, Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas will now take place December 15 - 17, 2020 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.


We have considered the wide range of impacts this will have on our exhibitor and visitor base, and we appreciate your continued support and understanding as we continue to navigate this situation together. Please contact any member of our team with questions or concerns.


Thank you – we look forward to seeing you in December.


Kristy Meade

Show Director – Technical Shows: Textiles, Sewn Products, Equipment and Technology 

Up in 60: Charlotte Company Making Alpaca Clothing

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Carolina Tile District Newsletter June 2019

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Elevator Pitch: Appalachian Gear Company

April 25th, 2019 - "Last year, we introduced All-Paca shirts, fleece hoodies, and beanies—a completely new class of performance fabric crafted from 100 percent Alpaca Fiber without the use of synthetics. Our Patent Pending lightweight All-Paca jersey and fleece fabrics are engineered by nature, designed for the trail, and manufactured with an environmentally-responsible process in our factory located in North Carolina..." 

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