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


  1. That picture is so funny =) I hope that's not what you'll be designing!

    oh... and thought I'd let you know,
    The mall here has huge bins for people to bring old clothes in to be recycled. Which I think is great, as we have many items that aren't good enough to donate to a charity shop but I don't want to just through out.

  2. Heyyyy, I remember those pants! Okay, I never actually WORE them, but for some strange reason, they seemed really cool at the time (oh, 2 decades ago or so).

    Hope you have great fun on the project!

    And thank you for your comments on my blog. :)