Friday, February 26, 2010

EEEEK! Project!

So I did my site visit for my practicum today. I will be working at a textiles distributors, specializing in industrial goodies. I found out some really interesting information, which makes me excited.
  • They are working on an aramid recycling program for all the specialty fabrics being used for protective fabrics, which is right up my sustainability alley
  • They don't just sell things, they research the standards and safety regulations of each industry, and then deliver information back to the production companys with not just recommendations, but samples and criteria of what will be best received by that industry, and that set of standards. There's a lot more design than I originally knew.
  • The Boss (et. al.) thrive on the challenge, it doesn't seem like too much of a boring office job
  • The back shop is full of FUN stuff: sequined fabrics, reflective tape, embroidery thread, weird ugly clearance 90's workout pant material

Friday, February 19, 2010

Textiles East

I am escaping. I am getting in my car, with my husband, and running away for three beautiful days.... I have been the ultimate hermit this week anyways...

I have started working on one of my final assignments: a report responding to one of three scenarios regarding the wear and usage of textiles... and I think I am going to geek out and do all three.

Horray for three days off.