Category Archives: Textiles

Politics in a Plastic Bag

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In the waning days of California’s legislative session, as a stampede of bills heads to the checkout counters, a proposed ban on plastic bags captures the attention of the Sacramento Bee today. First, there’s a follow-the-money story, in which we … Continue reading »


No Recession for Niche Manufacturer in San Diego

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Small business owners will tell you nothing builds the business like word of mouth.  Seriously, check out the company’s online “catalog” of customers wearing Motoport gear. They send in pictures of themselves: at home, in the driveway, on vacation in … Continue reading »


Making is Manufacturing

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POP QUIZ: What’s the cleanest energy source on the planet? ANSWER: Creativity! And if the 5th annual Maker Faire at the San Mateo County Event Center was any indication, creativity is alive and well and living in California. 80,000+ people, … Continue reading »