Equation For Success
Prior to launching Agathon Associates this year, I spent two
decades working with American textile mills of the National
Textile Association and the world’s leading processors of luxury
animal hair products in the Cashmere and Camel Hair
Manufacturers Institute. I have worked with some of the most
innovative producers of high-quality yarns and fabrics in the
United States, Europe and Asia, and have learned that
advanced technology + original design = a superior product,
but only when the highest quality fiber is specified.
Indeed, throughout my two decades in the textile industry,
I found my work frequently took me to the beginning of
the fiber-yarn-fabric-consumer product chain, back to the fiber.
The world’s producers of quality textile products take care
to use, and promote on their labeling, only the highest
A Name Customers Trust
Today’s consumer is sophisticated in taste and demands the
highest quality. The world's leading textile producers have
stepped up to satisfy those demands. They have also promoted
the use of accurate product labeling to aid the consumer in
making informed choices. From drafting the definitions that ultimately became law regulating the use of Super 100s and similar
markings in men’s wool suits, to policing global markets for
inferior products labeled as “cashmere,” to getting Federal Trade
Commission clarification on how to calculate the thread count
of cotton bedsheets, forward-thinking manufacturers have understood
the importance of quality and the value of a name that
conveys the image of quality – a name such as Bayer FiberMax.
That reputation for quality is why Bayer’s FiberMax is one of
the most widely consumed upland cotton brands in the world
when quality is required. It is also one of the largest exported
varieties from the United States today.
David Trumbull consults to the textile and apparel trade.
Contact him by telephone at (617) 237-6008 in Boston or (202)
657-6008 in Washington or send him an email message at