|IndusPAD aka Former Polartec Plant|
Our four presenters for the night, chosen ahead of time by audience voting on the Mass Innovation Nights website, were:
|Hope Sews |
|Magnomer Showcasing Labels on Plastic Bottles|
|Keysie Clips Right onto your Bag|
IG MODA leggings, tops, and accessories feature unique designs based on Irina Gorbman's original art. The color combinations are designed to evoke a meditative vibe that makes people smile and energizes the body from within. I can imagine such vibrant patterns kicking up my workout a notch.
Southwick is an established brand with a factory based in Haverhill. Southwick's understated elegance and fine workmanship has been synonymous with authentic American style since 1929. They are the flagship factory for Brooks Brothers Made-in-America clothing.
|Southwick Jacket with Classic American Soft Shoulder Design|
They had some of their Fashion Tailored Clothing Jackets on display at their table. I have to say I liked the silver one, which was a custom design for one of their clients.
|Southwick Silver Jacket|
The gunaPAJAMA is a soft and cozy baby pajama with an innovative zipper for easy diaper change. No snaps! The bamboo viscose material feels soft to the touch and wicks moisture too. I liked the way the simple practicality of the zipper and the comfortableness of the fabric combine for the easiest diaper change ever.
The Acadia Chukka Boot from T.B. Phelps feels soft to the touch and looks great. They get the luxurious feel with natural organic finishes hand-applied on vegetable-tanned American Deerskin. Pair that look with a matching Torrence Deerskin belt made in Haverhill and you'll look great.
|T.B. Phelps Boots and Accessories|
Congratulations to the audience choice winners for the night -- all well-deserved:
CathWear − Grand Prize
|The Audience Choice Winners Posing with the Night's Sponsors|
One of the high points for me was Francisco Martinez's inspiring story of arriving in Lawrence as a 19 year old immigrant from Colombia, starting out at Polartec cleaning factory floors and working his way up to division manager, then on to launching a successful business of his own producing military clothing (Protect The Force LLC now merged with Mission Ready Solutions). Yes, as a Polartec employee he worked at this very spot that is now IndusPAD. So many elements of the resilience of the Merrimack Valley flowed through Francisco's story that I found it amazingly inspiring.
|Francisco Sharing His Expertise in the Experts Corner|
|The After Party About to Get Started|
|Experts Looking Expert|