You can read our interview on the Arduino blog here: Testing Riders’ Clothing with Arduino
Scott and I built an abrasion resistance testing machine a few months back, using a belt sander and an Arduino Uno for the logic and data display. It allows our company to perform tests on different materials like knit fabrics, woven fabrics, and leather, to see how long it takes before the material is sanded completely through. This is a good thing to find out before you’re skidding down the road on your ass at 50mph. Continue reading Impact Abrasion Resistance Testing with Arduino
There’s a lot of motorcycle clothing out there these days. Some garments claim they’ll protect you in a crash, but how do you know for sure? How can you separate the real gear from the fashion wear? The right materials are important, and impact protection is a no-brainer, but what about seams? In this article, we’ll take a closer look at seams as a way to determine if you’re investing in quality riding gear. We’ll concentrate on seams for textile garments, especially those used in making jeans, since that’s what we’ve been obsessing over lately. Continue reading Coming Apart At The Seams
This is a follow-up to an earlier post about purchasing sewing machines from the now-closed Wolff-Fording Factory in Richmond, Virginia. You can read more about the back story of these machines in our Journal post: Buying Industrial Sewing Machines. Continue reading Meet Our New (Mechanical) Family
We just got back from walking around the 87,000sf Wolff-Fording factory in Shockoe Bottom. One of the owners, Stuart Feldstein, was kind enough to take us on a tour of their old production facility on East Main Street in Richmond, Virginia. Continue reading Buying Industrial Sewing Machines
UPDATE [1/1/2017]: Thanks so much to everyone who contributed to the Women’s Measurement Project. The survey is now closed, but if you’d like to see how to best measure yourself for a great-fitting pair of riding jeans, check out our Size Guide.
Tired of wearing pants that are too small in some places and too big in others? Sick of gapping waistlines and plumber’s crack? Having a tough time finding motorcycle gear in your size? If so, please share your measurements with us in the Worse for Wear Women’s Measurement Project. We want to make clothes that fit you, both on and off the bike. In order to do so, we need to know how short/tall/skinny/curvy you are. After all, we may be smart, but we’re not mind readers. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and is completely anonymous, though if you’d like to sign up for our newsletter at the end, we think that would be pretty neat, too.
Thanks a bunch!
Laura & Scott