Fashions Unlimited bridges the gap between tradition and innovation
By: Emily Witty
Voted by Apparel Magazine as one of the Top Innovative Companies in the Industry for 2018, the Baltimore City manufacturer nestled in the historic Pigtown neighborhood has established itself as a leader in high-end performance apparel manufacturing.
FASHION UNLIMITED, BALTIMORE-BASED APPAREL MAKER, BRINGS CLIENTS' VISIONS TO LIFE
BY: lORRAINE MIRABELLA
In the nearly four decades that Fashions Unlimited Inc. has made swimwear, lingerie, athletic wear and other apparel for brands such as Hanes, Adidas, Liz Claiborne and Diane von Furstenburg, most domestic sewing work moved offshore and Baltimore's garment district all but disappeared.
Smart garments in Baltimore: It ain’t just Under Armour
By: Stephen Babcock
Along with helping to find a way to fit technology into clothing, Spector helps clients figure out how to make the products commercially viable, including not just a use but also sourcing of materials for production. He’s seen the technology develop rapidly, and knows that it will continue as people will continue to want new products.
Smart Soccer: MLS, Chelsea FC Using Adidas Wearable Technology To Improve Training
BY: RYAN W. NEAL
Wearable technology isn’t just about getting hands-free Google Maps beamed directly to your eye, or controlling iTunes from your watch. For over a decade, a wearable technology has helped people achieve physical fitness goals with devices that measure heart rate, speed and distance. Smartphones have pushed the field even further with apps that can collect, organize and display workout data.
MiCoach, a leading brand in the field that works with Adidas to design wearable technology for professional athletes and everyday consumers, is going a step further with something they call “textile tech.”
Changing Lives With Each Stitch
By: Dan Rodricks
So Fashion Unlimited is a partner, France says, and Spector will train the former inmates — about 30 of them, for starters — how to stitch the robes that will make up the nonprofit's threshold business.
MAN TO CLIMB EVEREST IN 'SUPERSUIT'
BY: MAE ANDERSON
As Canadian mountaineer Jamie Clarke scales Mt. Everest this month, he's wearing a suit that's just a few millimeters thick, only slightly thicker than a windbreaker.
But despite the lack of the pillow-puffy down parka, he'll likely be more worried about overheating than freezing, because of a space-age insulator outfitter Champion is using in his one-piece full-body "Supersuit."