NEW YORK — Bruce Roberts, a key figure in the textiles industry for decades, remembers when the domestic fiber business thrived.
Roberts, who as executive director of the Textile Distributors Association presided over the group's final meeting last week, said: "It was a growth business, it was a domestic business and it was a great business. Not only was it a successful business, but it was fun and collegial. There was lots of competition, but they worked together in many cases."
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"