Raising the Bar of Excellence

Over 400 professionals, academia and entrepreneurs joined together to elevate Brazil’s textile sector within the global arena.  Experts across the industry provided perspectives on a broad range of topics including Internationalization, Retail, Successful Partnerships, Materials Innovation, Process Innovation, and New Business Models. A strategic commitment to the textile sector was emphasized by Rafael Cervone,…

Earth, Wind, Fire

EARTH, WIND, FIRE was the theme of the gala dinner that took place at La Pelota in Milan, Italy. The theme creatively expressed sustainability, and which aligned with the focus at the ITMA 2015 trade show. At the entrance to La Pelota, dinner guests were greeted by elegant hostesses adorned…

Design is a Gift

Jason Belaire discusses Design: Gift which includes the responsibility to give back to others. PHOTO: Linda Keppinger Meet Jason Belaire - a teacher, mentor, lecturer and advisor.  Belaire is West District VP - IDSA, on IDSA’s Board of Directors and is Owner/Principal of ENFOQUE Design.  He presented ‘Design is a…

Zuventurez

Zuventurez is a Business Plan Competition for students attending Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California.  Being a Coach for the next generation of professionals was one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had this year. “ThreadSafe” was the group that I mentored, and this group really impressed me with their…