Cotton Core To Your Door

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

AFMN Summit 2020 Ticket Sales Launch Today!

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!

New Mill Startup: research (part 2)

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)

Up your “A” game this fall with Tenfold

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

Who are we?

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?