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Miami-Next China of Latin America? 

Miami-Next China of Latin America? 

For some time now, Miami has been touted as the “Gateway to the Americas. This is due to the fact that the Americas and the Caribbean look to South Florida as their entryway into the U.S for all things fashion,…

Trade Show

Tips and Tricks for Attending a Trade Show

Trade shows are a plethora of vendors to visit, potential business partners to meet and speakers to be inspired by. In many industries, especially fashion, trade shows are a must-attend event. Whether you will be attending a trade show for…

MIAMI GIVES BACK: SPOTLIGHT ON PHILANTHROPY

Miami Gives Back: Philanthropy Spotlight

In recent years, Miami has been garnering national attention for their swanky new hotels, influx of business investment in the area, and their rising apparel industry. What also deserves attention are some of the organizations that make philanthropy their mission. They…

ATS-M Announces List of Panels and Seminars

ATS-M Announces List of Panels and Seminars

Miami is heating up on the heels of Apparel Textile Sourcing’s U.S debut. Apparel Textile Sourcing MIAMI (ATS-M) will bring over 200 apparel companies from over a dozen countries under one roof at the Maya Wynwood May 21st-23rd, 2018. ATS-M, along…

Keeping Up with the….U.S Trade Agreements

Keeping Up with the….U.S Trade Agreements

Keeping up with the new developments in U.S trade is starting to get as complicated as keeping up with the Kardashians. In the previous episode, The U.S enacted a 25% tariff on steel imports and 10% on aluminum as reported…

The Next No-No: San Fran Bans Fur

The Next No-No: San Fran Bans Fur

The debate over fur is not a new one. In fact, animals-rights activists have been throwing red paint on those who wrap themselves in the material for years. And, pamphlets, commercials and viral videos have depicted the not so warm…

ITAA: It's a Wonderful World of Textiles

ITAA: It’s a Wonderful World of Textiles

Calling all textile lovers! Does your apparel profession allow you to pick, play and discover the latest and greatest in the fiber world? Or, do you wish you could pawn off that part of the design process off to a…

Crowd-Sourcing Clothing

Crowd-Sourcing Clothing

The fashion industry has notoriously been a “cool kids” club. They congregate at the most fashionable table in the proverbial cafeteria and no, you cannot sit with them. This elite selection of people from fashion brands, magazines and other firms…

Enterprise Florida Spurs Economic Growt

Enterprise Florida Spurs Economic Development

Florida is like the younger sibling in the family, it’s warm, excitable and grandparents love them. For years, Florida has enjoyed a decent job market, population growth and tourism. But, it is in recent years that the state, particularly Miami,…

The Struggle for a Living Wage

The Struggle for a Living Wage

The fashion industry has immense power. As a 3 trillion USD industry that makes up 2% of the world’s GDP, it has the power to completely transform a market by creating economic development. On the other side of the coin,…

The China Brand Show to Make Debut at ATSC

China Brand Show to Make Debut at ATSC

This Summer will mark Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada’s third consecutive year at the International Centre in Toronto. The show has made a name for itself because of its ability to bring both the domestic and international apparel industry under one…

Change in the Air: Chinese Imports Fall While African Imports Rise

Change in the Air: The New Era of Apparel Imports

Through our interdependent, globalized world, the U.S has long enjoyed access to goods from regions near and far. And, the apparel industry is prime example of that. Over the last 100 years, the U.S has changed its title from major…

2018: A New Frontier for Global Sourcing and the Fashion Business Model

2018: New Frontier for Global Sourcing and the Fashion Business Model

The fashion industry has sure taken a hit as of late. Issues such as fluctuation of currency exchange rate, rising costs, the Retail Apocalypse, digitization of the value chain, slow sales, shorter lead times, etc. have been challenging to say…

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Subscribe to Apparel Textile Sourcing YouTube!

YouTube is not just for cat videos, annoying ads that don’t let you skip, or a black hole in which you watch the entire music video library for an artist in the span of an afternoon. That is because Apparel…

Apparel Textile Sourcing Takes Mexico

Apparel Textile Sourcing Takes Mexico

This past Wednesday, Jason Prescott, CEO of JP Communications and producer of ATS-C and ATS-M trade shows, presented to Mexican Apparel & Textile Manufacturers featuring Pro Mexico, CANAIVE and EXINTEX in Mexico City. One goal of the trade shows is not…

Singing the NAFTA Blues: Levi’s, Apparel and Trade

Singing the NAFTA Blues: Levi’s and the Future of Apparel Trade

A change in government always brings a change in which a nation conducts business.  This may come in the form of bills, policy and of course trade. In the last year, trade has suffered the most back in forth and…

Comin’ in Hot: Countdown to ATS-M

Comin’ in Hot: Countdown to ATS-M

In a society where the fashion industry is oftentimes dismissed as a luxury, the power it holds can be forgotten. A market valued at 3 trillion USD, making up 2% of the world’s GDP, has the ability to impact not…

Istituto Marangoni brings Milan to Miami

Istituto Marangoni brings Milan to Miami

What do Miami and Milan have in common? Attractive people, picturesque architecture, a general zest for life…and now a brand-new fashion institute. So, with that being said, Ciao and benvenuto to Istituto Marangoni! The famed Italian fashion school has opened…

The Amazon Effect: Fashion Edition

The Amazon Effect: Fashion Edition

Amazon has been plotting to take over the Earth (and space!) for a while now. From the way we purchase groceries to the way we turn on our lights in our home, Amazon has seeped into our everyday lives. The…

Sustainable Apparel-Trend or The Future?

Sustainable Apparel-Trend or The Future?

“Fashion is a reflection of society, and as such, has joined the global environmental concern to plunge into a new transformation towards sustainable fashion.”- Sara Pistola Grille. The fashion writer sums up the trend of apparel towards a more sustainable approach to…

Style Star Miami Ready for Apparel Industry Growth

Style Star Miami is Ready for Industry Growth

“Dismissed for decades as the land that style forgot, the city is having another moment in the fashion sun.” This the opening to a Departures article by Horacio Silva about the long-awaited comeback of Miami fashion. Poignant and honest is…

T-Shirt Prices to Soar Under Brexit?

T-Shirt Prices to Soar Under Brexit?

Brexit, remember that old name? How could we forget the monumental decision when the United Kingdom voted for their exit from the European Union in Summer 2016. There has been much back and forth over whether British control over their…

From color to phenomenon

The Power of Color: From Shade to a Phenomenon

What does it take for a color to go from simply another shade to a full-blown phenomenon? Year after year the popularity of color ebbs and flows with the season, giving some the momentary spotlight while others take the backseat….

Miami: Forgotten Fashion Capital?

Miami: Forgotten Fashion Capital?

Miami is known for many things- Ocean Drive, nightlife, vibrant colors and energy. But, before Los Angeles joined New York as the reigning capitals of fashion in the United States, Miami was producing top fashion designers and brands. In fact,…

NAFTA's future up for debate

NAFTA’s Future Still Up For Debate

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is actually the world’s largest Free Trade Agreement. In its 2,000 pages, eight sections and 22 chapters, it ties the two developed nations with an emerging market for the first time.  Together, the…

The origins of holiday fashion trends

Holiday Fashion Trends and Their Origins

Once the Pre-Fall collections hit the runways it is officially “Holiday” in the fashion world. Stores stock up on party attire that entices shoppers both passing by and on the other side of a computer screen. From glitz and glam…

2018 is the Year of Pantone's "Ultra Violet"

2018 is the Year of Pantone’s ‘Ultra Violet’

It’s a wonderful world of color and Pantone is at the center of that. Yes, Mother Nature has given us amber waves of grain and oceans that range from emerald green to cerulean. But, when it comes to fashion, interior…

Growth in Miami Paves Way for ATSM

Miami Growth Paves Way for ATSM

Apparel Textile Sourcing is expanding this May! It could be easy to think we just want an excuse to experience the sun, surf and sand in Miami, but the city has many facets that make it a true player in…

Apparel Textile Sourcing takes Miami

Bienvenidos a Miami: ATS Expands

On the heels of the success of Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada (ATS-C) comes an expansion to sunny Miami this May. JP Communications and ATS is bringing their unique brand of trade show to the United States for the first time…

China & Asia Textile Forum 2018

China is known for being the most populous country in the world. They are responsible for inventing some of our greatest technologies , great landscape and cuisine, and of course TEXTILES. As a result, China has enjoyed continued growth within…