Whether at work, at home, or at play, Milliken innovation touches and enhances both the simple and extraordinary elements of our everyday lives.
Meet Jane Birdwell. A passionate mother, motivated marketer, inadvertent innovator – with a knack for entertaining, hospitality, and attention to detail. It was all these qualities that led Jane to start Tablevogue, a company that designs tailored table covers manufactured with game-changing innovation.
For more than 150 years, Milliken has combined science, design, innovation, and creativity to develop technologies and products that enhance our daily lives, improve health and safety, and make the world more sustainable.
Everyday, Milliken is driven to “do good” in communities around the world. While our processes, products, and people regularly influence lives spanning the globe, we are keenly aware of the opportunities to foster growth, promote sustainability, and inspire excellence right in our own backyard.
At Milliken, we are committed to investing in, developing, and empowering the next generation of innovators, scientists, and strategic thinkers to contribute to the greater good of our world. Every summer, we invite students to join our team and participate in a comprehensive internship experience across a variety of Milliken divisions. Through the program, Milliken gives students the opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge, hone communication skills, solve problems, execute on projects, and collaborate in a team environment.
Walk into a five-star restaurant, or any restaurant for that matter, and you start formulating opinions about the quality, the menu, the experience—almost instantaneously. Before you sit down or take a single bite, you've most likely decided if you'll return to this spot again. The lighting, table settings, music, decor, and the linens (yes, the linens) all play key roles in shaping our restaurant experience.
Football season is fast approaching, and with it comes a slew of prepared athletes, stadiums ready to be filled with excited spectators and opportunities to create a unique sporting event.
Every aspect of a football game presents the potential for innovation to improve the player and fan experience. Here are seven ways Milliken technologies rise to the challenge to make the fan experience fun and spirited while helping protect players on the field.
For four consecutive years, Milliken technologies have been honored with R&D 100 Awards as some of the most technologically significant of their time. Coined the “Oscars of Invention,” the awards program has recognized revolutionary technologies since 1963.
“When you empower people to ‘do good’ in ways that are personally meaningful, you’ll see a collective response for the greater good.” – Joe Salley, Milliken & Company President and CEO
For 14 years, Holly Nguyen has designed commercial floor covering solutions for Milliken. Recently, she gave us insight into her creative process and advice for aspiring textile designers.