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What is a “knit” garment

A “knit” garment refers to any clothing item that is made using the process of knitting, which involves interlocking a...

What does “poly cotton” mean and what occupations wear this fabric in their uniforms

“Poly cotton” refers to a blend of polyester and cotton fibers in a fabric. It is a combination of these...

What is nylon and what occupations wear in as a fabric in their uniforms

Nylon is a synthetic polymer, specifically a type of polyamide. It was first developed by Wallace Carothers at DuPont in...

What is cotton and which occupations wear uniforms made from cotton

Cotton is a natural fiber that has been cultivated for thousands of years. It is primarily derived from the seedpods,...

What is polyester and what occupations wear this fabric for their uniforms

Polyester is a synthetic fiber that is commonly used in textile manufacturing. It is a polymer made from petrochemical products...

Your Uniform Is Shedding: The Microfiber Environmental Issue

Presented on February 16, 2023 Microfibers that have shed from synthetic textiles are the #1 most prevalent form of microplastic...

What types of fabrics do hospitality workers wear and why

Hospitality workers typically wear fabrics that are comfortable, breathable, durable, and easy to maintain. The specific types of fabrics can...

Factors that influence global textile costs

Global sourcing for textiles and sewing factories has been a trend for many years now, as it allows companies to...

Filling the Gap in Worker Safety: The Role of Protection from Microbes in Uniforms and Image Apparel

Presented September 16, 2021Sponsored by Vestex A conversation with Dr. Matthew Hardwick, President & Chief Executive Officer Resinnova Laboratories Hosted...

Does apparel spread viruses and bacteria and what can you do about it?

NAUMD 2021 WEBINAR SERIESPresented Thursday, April 1, 2021 A conversation with Dr. Amber H. Mitchell, President & Executive Director, International...