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A lightweight corset bone originally made from the quills of domestic fowl instead of whalebone.
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is the CEO of Alexis PlaySafe, a Warren Featherbone company.
In addition to operating the Warren Featherbone Company, a major children's wear manufacturing facility in Gainesville, Ga., Whalen has overseen the development of the Featherbone Communiversity, a collaborative, cross-generational learning alliance that allows entrepreneurial ideas to take flight.
Warren recognized a need for an alternative to whalebone, and he found it in turkey quills--which he called "featherbones." The Warren Featherbone Company's factory opened in 1883.
Whalen, of the Warren Featherbone Company and the Featherbone Communiversity, will discuss how his company has adapted to the changing times.