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mom

Belevation Maternity Underwear has evolved from being a twinkle in our eyes in late 2007, to the status of a savvy preschooler - in 2013. Having worked as a B2B service for the textile industry for many years, we had a lot to learn about the best way to reach 21st century consumers. It's been a very slow process, but we haven't quit yet. Along...


Belevation Tour

I've always loved factory tours, but with every passing day they have become even more cherished. Loading the washing machine this week, I glanced at the label on my striped knit blouse. Lesotho? Better Google that one..... The jeans capital of Africa, Lesotho produces 26 million pairs of denim jeans and 70 million knitted garments a year at 25 factories. The...


Shift your shopping

Last night on Netflix, hubby and I watched the 1991 Australian film, The Efficiency Expert. Set in a small town in 1966, Anthony Hopkins plays efficiency expert Errol Wallace. Charged with closing an under-performing moccasin plant, Hopkins emotionless character has a change of heart after he assists workers at a slot car race. Along with modern classics...


Made-in-America

A couple of years ago, Cheers actor John Ratzenberger, came through our small southern county on a national bus tour for his television show, Made in America, which ran on the Travel Channel from 2004 through 2008. Ratzenberger showed the following short film, in our old corner court house in Rock Hill, South Carolina. With textile machines of our...


breastfeeding-news

What did you expect Uncle Sam?  You are just an Uncle and Moms rule!  On February 10th the Internal Revenue Service announced that breast pumps and other related supplies will now be tax deductible. This reverses a prior IRS ruling which deemed this costly equipment an unallowable medical expense. New York Times parenting writer Lisa Belkin quotes...


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