By Tony Angelino
Are the days of sewing lingerie with needle and thread numbered?
Times are changing, and the apparel industry in the United States, where sewing operators used to number more than 700,000, has become a small fraction of its former size. The up-and-coming centers of clothing production are now located in Asia, Central America, and, increasingly, Africa. Traditional sewing production techniques using needles and thread have been continuously enhanced for some time through the addition of faster sewing machines and more automated processes. So what will the future bring? Faster and more automated sewing production? […]