Standards are not written in stone

May 11th, 2015

Nobody’s going to argue the importance of having standards for fire resistant and fire retardant textiles, but the issue of standards is anything but simple. Who decides? Who does the testing? Which fabrics for which uses must meet which standards? In fact the new California State Fire Marshall standards run many hundreds of pages. No […]

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Essentials from CAL FIRE

May 8th, 2015

James Parsegian, supervising deputy state fire marshal at CAL FIRE, the Office of the California State Fire Marshal, offers details on California’s codes and regulations. How does the OSFM define FR? Flame retardant, as it relates to the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM), refers to the statutorial requirements for flame retardant chemicals and […]

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Reebok, Kendrick Lamar team up on video

February 2nd, 2015

Athletic shoemaker Reebok and best-selling rap artist Kendrick Lamar have teamed up to make a video celebrating creativity that they hope will inspire and empower youth to become their best selves through programs designed to provide a positive alternative to the streets. Helmed by acclaimed music-video director Anthony Mandler and shot at various locations around […]

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