Though the traditional thought has it that a “stitch in time saves nine,” what if there weren’t a stitch to begin with? It might be time to change the saying to something like “a touch of glue saves two” or “a welded seam is keen.” Just the thought of less bulky and lighter-weight gear and garments, all with more pleasing aesthetic lines (dare we say, fashionable?) is enough to get many designers “permanently bonded” to this new technology!