Ice Rider

March 27th, 2017

Many years ago, Mustang Survival introduced the original flotation snowmobile suit. Since then, Ice Rider has evolved into a complete line of comfortable, technical apparel that looks great and provides protection you can count on. In fact, Ice Rider boasts the same survival qualities as the products we make for NASA, fighter pilots, Coast Guards, […]

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IFAI International Achievement Awards 2015 Archive: Tommy Hilfiger Solar Jackets

March 27th, 2017

Company: Pvilion Project details Fabric 1 name: Wool Tartan Fabric 1 producer: Abraham Moon Fabric 2 name: Nylon – Ottoman Engineer: Pvilion Design: Pvilion Fabrication: Pvilion Project manager: Pvilion Please describe the project specifications. We partnered with Tommy Hilfiger to design and produce two Solar Powered Jackets, a men’s and a women’s, exclusively for the […]

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MISSION launches first temperature-control apparel line

March 21st, 2017

MISSION asserts scientists have found the human body uses upwards of 80 percent of its metabolic energy to regulate temperature, leaving significantly less energy for performance, endurance and stamina. The new VaporActive line of apparel for men and women is engineered to help accelerate thermo-regulation, so the body can use its energy more efficiently for performance, […]

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High-Performance Sewing Machines

March 1st, 2017

Every trade has its tools, and marine fabrication is no exception. A critically important tool of marine fabrication is the sewing machine. Regardless of the brand, a sewing machine has to be durable, reliable and easily maintained, because it is, after all, the workhorse of a productive shop. Purchasing a professional-grade sewing machine, however, is […]

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For the love of making things

March 1st, 2017

Joel Butler, owner of Leatherback Canvas, founded his one-person business in 2004 after discovering that his interests in art and making things added up to transferable skills for the marine fabrication business. Butler’s 18 years of fabrication experience is well utilized in his San Diego, Calif.-based shop. What drew you into the marine fabrication industry? […]

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2017 MFA Fabrication Excellence Awards

March 1st, 2017

Sponsored by the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA), the Fabrication Excellence Awards contest is designed to recognize excellence in marine fabrication. The entries are displayed throughout the MFA’s Marine Fabricators Conference and are judged by a panel of Master Fabric Craftsmen. Awards of Excellence and Outstanding Achievement Awards are given in each category. The MFA recognizes […]

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