GET THE FULL PRESENTATION Ron Houle, Pivot Step Consultants 3 Key Takeaways 1.“Sequestration continues to put pressure on the defense budget and needs to be repealed”. 2. While the defense budget is experiencing growth, the demands on the US military continue to grow and continue to place stress on the current force structure. 3.Modernization remains […]

GET THE FULL PRESENTATION Chunlian “Lian” Yang, Alston & Bird 3 Key Takeaways The Trump Administration’s international trade agenda will continue to evolve as it pushes for “better deals” with trading partners.  However, it is far from clear whether the efforts will achieve the intended goals of reducing U.S. trade deficits and bringing manufacturing jobs […]

GET THE FULL PRESENTATION Jerry Inman, Demand Worldwide 3 Key Takeaways With industry challenges like mass personalization and customization for a new generation of consumers, SEAMS members can help “big time” if they build the right supply chain partnerships. Blockchain, RFID/eThread/Sensors, PIM and AR/VR are NEED TO KNOW technologies for the sewn products industry in […]

GET THE FULL PRESENTATION Jimmy Barnhardt, Unifi Manufacturing 4 Key Takeaways Sustainability starts at home and in the office. Leave no trace! If you wait for the consumer to green your company, you are too late. We did not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we are borrowing it from our children. Remember to reuse, […]

GET THE FULL PRESENTATION Frank Henderson, Henderson Sewing Machine Company 3 Key Takeaways  “We in America can compete in the global Textile & Sewn Products Industries by utilizing Robotics & Automation in our facilities”  If your plant “Looks and is the Same” as it was 10-15 years Ago… You must change or be bypassed by […]

GET THE FULL PRESENTATION Andy Arkin, Next Wave 3 Key Takeaways 1. The digital textile revolution is reshoring to the U.S. These new age production facilities will be simple, clean, streamlined, green and automated with easy to use software and equipment with minimal labor requirements. 2. Today digital textile printing represents only 4%, over the […]

Most apparel brands and retailers would love to manufacture their clothes closer to home. If the costs were equal, sourcing nearby would be a no-brainer. Along with shorter lead times that enable you to respond faster to unpredictable demand, manufacturing closer to your market also reduces supply risks, improves communication, encourages innovation, and supports your […]

Speaker Lineup Announced for SEAMS Fall 2017 Conference Can’t-­miss event tackles the “Made in America” movement and delivers access to people, processes and technology to ensure optimized production in the U.S. WAKE FOREST, NC – September 21, 2017 – SEAMS, the National Association and voice for the U.S. Sewn Products Industry for over 50 years, […]

Wayne Wilson, Founder of Prime Medical discovered a progressive fabric from fellow SEAMS company member, ​Milliken. He wanted to make a difference, give back and save lives with innovative textiles and apparel and knew he was onto something with this find. His goal was to make beds safer, create a new patient protection gown and […]