Believing What You Read (or not…)

Two quick points on this cover of this issue of ECOTEXTILE: 1. ECOTEXTILE is an excellent source for information on the sustainability end of the business. You can get headlines via email for free or subscribe for the full articles.  2. There lead article this month make a great point regarding sustainability, both environmental and labor claims should be verified. In Eco terms, folks often call it
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Happy Earth Day!

April 22 is Earth Day. Happy Earth Day! Earth Day started in 1970. There are some real great proponents of environmentalism in our industry. Some simple advice on Earth Day: – use the greenest products you can and when you use them, do it responsibly. A great example is to use roll adhesive which will actually save you money besides reducing aerosol use. – look
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Web Wednesday -What Color is the Dress? What does it mean for Garment Decorators?

I found the best scientific explanation of the white gold vs blue black dress debate which has been raging on social media on the Wired Magazine site. It mainly has to do with the context and adjustments your eyes make. This is just an extreme case where it falls right on the boundary of interpretation. If you really want to have your eyes crossed and rolled
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Simple Machines

I just love simple machines. This heat transfer machine for putting on labels is fast, accurate and safe. We have done hundreds of thousands of transfer labels with it. – You need two hands to make it come down (a green button on each side) so you can’t get your hands caught under the stamper – You can’t adjust the temperature without know that there
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The Ink Kitchen goes to FESPA Digital 2014– part five: Environmental Approach

Why a car in an environmental post? We rented this Audi A1 to make our factory tours while at the FESPA in Germany. Great sporty car, no problem doing 110 MPH or more on the Autobahn. However, its diesel engine also had this baby getting almost 60 miles per gallon. It also has innovative environmental features such as the energy from braking going back into the car’s
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Web Wednesday – Continental Clothing

This sign for the Fair Wear Foundation was outside a t-shirt shop selling pretty typical tourist shirts in Heidelberg Germany. I asked the owner about the Fair Trade shirts and whether any consumers there cared about that. She looked at me like I was crazy and said, “yes, of course.” I think that in the USA we have quite a ways to go in terms
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