Made in Rhode Island http://ripr.org en Made In Rhode Island: Making Lace On Leavers Looms http://ripr.org/post/made-rhode-island-making-lace-leavers-looms <p>Some businesses’ bottom lines rise and fall with the stock market, others with trends in popular culture. Take the fashion industry. The lace on Kate Middleton’s wedding gown sparked a trend that is being felt here in Rhode Island.</p><p></p><p>Wall Street is not what York Roberts keeps an eye on. You won’t catch him monitoring the business cable channels for the latest ups and downs in the stock market. Nope. Roberts is more likely to be watching the E! Entertainment channel for what’s hot on the red carpet.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 07:06:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 33684 at http://ripr.org Made In Rhode Island: Making Lace On Leavers Looms Made In Rhode Island: Jewelry Making, An Industry On The Move http://ripr.org/post/made-rhode-island-jewelry-making-industry-move <div style="margin:14pt 0;"><p>There's a commonly held misconception in Rhode Island that the jewelry industry is washed up, kaput, a victim of the ravaged manufacturing sector. But according to the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, we have the highest concentration of jobs in the jewelry industry in the United States. This morning as we continue our 'Made in Rhode Island' series, Rhode Island Public Radio's Flo Jonic delves into the jewelry industry through the eyes of three of its players:</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 12:20:36 +0000 Flo Jonic 19975 at http://ripr.org Made In Rhode Island: Jewelry Making, An Industry On The Move Made in RI: Making Rugs at Colonial Mills http://ripr.org/post/made-ri-making-rugs-colonial-mills <p>Flip through catalogs for J.C. Penney, Restoration Hardware or Pottery Barn and you could see a braided rug for sale. You might assume that rug was made overseas, but there’s a good chance it was made in Pawtucket. As part of our on-going series, Made in Rhode Island, Catherine Welch visited Colonial Mills where thousands of braided rugs are shipped out of Pawtucket to major chain stores across the country.</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 05:11:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 13306 at http://ripr.org Made in RI: Making Rugs at Colonial Mills Made in RI: Crowns for Beauty Queens http://ripr.org/post/made-ri-crowns-beauty-queens <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We continue an ongoing series we call “Made in Rhode Island.” It’s a look at companies that have persevered in the Ocean State despite what many view as an unfriendly business climate. Rhode Island Public Radio’s Flo </span>Jonic<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> caught up with a Cranston businessman whose products make dreams come true.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 11:10:39 +0000 Flo Jonic 13331 at http://ripr.org Made in RI: Crowns for Beauty Queens