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Did you know?

I spent 30 years in the textile business and I thought I new a lot about textiles. I do. I did know that recycled plastic soda and water bottles were chopped up, cleaned and born anew as polyester fleece type garments and other textile products. Check it out at this link.

http://www.history.com/media.do?id=bone … ction=clip

Do you know what dollar bills are made from? 75% cotton and 25% linen. The funny thing is that until just a short while ago the 75% cotton came from the cutting scraps of the process to make denim jeans. The company that makes the paper for US currency (Crane & Co.in Dalton, MA) has to stop using the cuttings because of another miricle of the textile industry, SPANDEX! Now would’nt you think our governement would want a dollar bill that could be stretched in new ways? I guess not. Check it out at the following link. Scroll down to “Currency Production”

http://www.history.com/minisite.do?cont … i_id=52493

CELEBRATING THOSE WHO LOVE TEXTILE HISTORY

One of the most special events of the year at the American Textile History Museum took place Friday evening March 28th at the Museum’s Gazebo Cafe, the 2008 President’s Dinner.

The evening was a celebration to honor those special supporters of the Museum who give so much because they deeply believe in the importance of textile history and what ATHM represents.

These caring people unselfishly give their time, their money and their spirit to perpetuate what began more than 200 years ago with revolutionary Americans.

They are in many respects the hearts and the souls of textiles. The Museum would not exist without them. We thank them and celebrate them.

Bill Gannett, Karl Spilhaus and Les Regenbogen

Bill Gannett, Karl Spilhaus and Les Regenbogen

Sue Bunker, Fred Ward and Jane Dumais

Sue Bunker, Fred Ward and Jane Dumais

Chris Rogers and Mary Stevens

Chris Rogers and Mary Stevens

Peggy Regenbogen and Connie Spilhaus

Peggy Regenbogen and Connie Spilhaus

David Kroneberg, Bill Gannett and Craig Huff

David Kroneberg, Bill Gannett and Craig Huff

John and Catherine Goodwin

John and Catherine Goodwin

Patrick & Kathleen Connerty

Patrick & Kathleen Connerty

Nancy & Mike Oldershaw with Ruth Ward

Nancy & Mike Oldershaw with Ruth Ward

Barbara Thun and Larry Ardito

Barbara Thun and Larry Ardito

Kim and Ted Anderson

Kim and Ted Anderson

Marisa Fagan Tescione, Linda Carpenter and Karen Herbaugh

Marisa Fagan Tescione, Linda Carpenter and Karen Herbaugh

Peg Coleman, Sue Bunker and Franki Kelly

Peg Coleman, Sue Bunker and Franki Kelly

Jim Coleman and Leonard Smith share a story

Jim Coleman and Leonard Smith share a story

Michael & Anne Putziger

Michael & Anne Putziger

Win and Pauline Duke

Win and Pauline Duke

Ed and Andy Stevens

Ed and Andy Stevens

Richard and Jane Dumais

Richard and Jane Dumais

Ann Huff and Nancy Gannett

Ann Huff and Nancy Gannett

David and Barbara Thun

David and Barbara Thun

Sam Rogers receives the Presidents Award for his long and unwavering support to the Museum

Sam Rogers receives the Presidents Award for his long and unwavering support to the Museum

Jim Coleman a lighter moment

Jim Coleman a lighter moment

Nina Rogers, Sam Rogers, Chris Rogers and Jim Coleman celebrate Sam's award

Nina Rogers, Sam Rogers, Chris Rogers and Jim Coleman celebrate Sam's award

THANK YOU SAM FOR YOUR MORE THAN 39 YEARS OF ENTHUSIASM, LEADERSHIP AND GENEROSITY.

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR UNWAVERING SUPPORT.