Stern & Stern has been a custom producer of woven fabrics since 1889. It began as a processor of silk filaments, a weaver of silk and rayon fibers, and a dyer and finisher of high-end apparel fabrics. In 1936, the company collaborated with Dupont de Nemours & Company in that companyÍs development of Nylon and synthetic rubber (Neoprene). In the same year, it also collaborated with Corning Glass Works to develop the first weavable fiberglass.
The work with Dupont resulted in novel weave designs and finishing techniques that allowed nylon to replace silk and allowed neoprene to replace natural rubber in... (more)