Cotton core to your door goes back over a decade. It was early fall in 2008 when a new tool showed up at our mill. It was the Rug Yarn Maker from Belfast Mini Mills LTD. Two years later it was 25% of our business revenue. By 2013 the “trend” was generating an average of … Continue reading Cotton Core To Your Door
We will be dropping the theme of this year’s #AFMNSummit2020 at the end of the week. It’s going to be epic! The waiting is almost over… via GIPHY Get your tickets here
The AFMN Summit 2020 is here!!! I’ve been waiting for this day to arrive for almost a whole year! Last year at the summit we agreed to appoint a board and officially make the Artisan Fiber Mill Network a nonprofit organization and form a charter. And this summer at the summit they are going to … Continue reading AFMN Summit 2020 Ticket Sales Launch Today!
Are you looking to do a new mill startup in your area? This is the second in a series of posts to help guide folks in their prospecting venture. I personally think there is room in the US market for 250 mills or 5 per state on average. This endeavor to inspire new mills to … Continue reading New Mill Startup: research (part 2)
Last fall, I (JC) enrolled in Villanova’s Lean Six Sigma manufacturing certification program. I wanted to learn how companies like GE and Toyota (among others) had been able to create a company culture that could operate at such a high level of production efficiency. More importantly, I was curious if these same concepts would apply … Continue reading Up your “A” game this fall with Tenfold
Part 2 of 4: Come & See Tour Analysis – Wrapping my head around the “creativity quotient” of our industry On a scale of 1 to 10, how creative are you? Your answer to that question is directly linked to the perception of your identity. Most of us have or will struggle with identity issues … Continue reading Who are we?