Far Fewer Mills Impact Textile Design and Production
courtesy Sunbury Textile Mills
Far Fewer Mills Impact Textile Design and Production
Dec 04, 2012
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Far Fewer Mills Impact Textile Design and Production_01 JacquardLoom.jpg Fabric is being woven on a jacquard electronic loom at Sunbury Textile Mills in Sunbury, Pennsylvania. This mill continues to thrive despite the fact that many mills have closed in recent years. 

Photography courtesy Sunbury Textile Mills
Far Fewer Mills Impact Textile Design and Production_02 SunburyTextileMill.jpg Sectional warping racks in the Sunbury Textile Mills in Sunbury, Pennsylvania. Sunbury produces as many as 2,000 patterns annually, including performance fabrics for Sunbrella and Crypton.

Photography courtesy Sunbury Textile Mills
Far Fewer Mills Impact Textile Design and Production_03 DorothyCosonas.jpg "In the end if the headache [of working with a mill in another country] is greater than the cost, I'd rather pay the difference in cost."

Dorothy Cosonas, creative director, KnollTextiles
Far Fewer Mills Impact Textile Design and Production_04 MaryBethShaw.jpg "We get to know who we need to be working with, whether it's a textile designer or a colorist at a wallcovering mill."

Marybeth Shaw, chief creative officer, design & marketing, Wolf-Gordon, Inc.
Far Fewer Mills Impact Textile Design and Production_05 SinaPearson.jpg "For high-end, quality product, the American mills are doing better and they are running more shifts than one would imagine because of the demand for higher performance fabrics."

Sina Pearson, founder, Sina Pearson Textiles