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About Us

A Leading Voice in the Industry. 

Behind The Seams is a free online news service for the sewn products equipment industry offering perspective on the current issues and trends impacting our industry, highlights of current news, member thought leadership, information on upcoming events, and much more. With more than 20 years of history, Behind the Seams has become a leading resource for both SPESA members and their customers. Emails with the latest industry updates are disseminated the first and third Wednesday of every month to 16k+ readers.


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SPESA (Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas) is an industry association for suppliers to the sewn products industry that includes apparel, upholstered furniture, home textiles, transportation interiors, leather goods, footwear, and industrial textiles. These suppliers are manufacturers and distributors of machinery, systems, technology, supply chain solutions, equipment, and related parts and supplies, along with other products and services used for the development, manufacture, or distribution of sewn products. 

SPESA recently celebrated 30 years in operation! For more information visit

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