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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…

Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada 2017 Recap

In month of August 2016, the first ever Apparel Textile Sourcing Show (ATSC) was presented by TopTenWholesale.com and Manufacturer.com in Toronto, Canada. Since 2011 the Canadian apparel industry had been gaining traction. Jason Prescott, CEO of JP Communications, saw the lack of resources that…

Canada Could be a Gateway to the North American Markets for India

This year at the Apparel Textile Sourcing Show Canada (ATSC) India was highly represented due to a partnership with TFO Canada. Next year they are expecting to expand their reach even further with approximately 50 exhibitors in partnership with North American…

First Cars, Now Clothing? Fashion in the Sharing Economy

The success of Airbnb, Uber and the like have proven there is a new economic model that consumers are willing to partake in. In the sharing, or performance economy, consumers are foregoing ownership. Instead, they are choosing to pay for…

Marketing Mania: Driving Fashion Sales

Fashion is fickle. Fashion is ever-changing. And, fashion is over-saturated with talent with designers from all over the world. So in a field so competitive and cut-throat, how does one drive sales and create repeat customers? One answer to that…

Second Wave of U.S. Manufacturing?

American manufacturing is a sexy term, or at least the government is hoping it will be to U.S-based businesses and domestic workers alike. Having somewhat of a second industrial revolution is what leaders are hoping will bring back millions of…

Apparel Industry Seeks Central America

Despite technology’s stronghold over our lives in both the personal and the professional, it is incredible how labor-based the garment industry still is. All apparel has touched human hands; there is beauty in that sentiment, but also a downside due…

ATSC: Artisan Hub Presented by TFO

Get registered, create your itineraries and start scheduling those meetings. The clock is ticking since in less than a month you’ll be meeting us at the International Centre in Toronto. Over 300 booths are set to feature their works and…

Canadian Rock Star Starts Apparel Biz with Mean Clothing Brand

Many things hail from the Great White North: maple syrup, hockey and the post-grunge band Three Days Grace. Along with some of the top rock hits of the early 2000’s comes Mean Clothing, the namesake label was founded by Three…

Canada and EU in CETA Trade Deal 

Justin Trudeau has made himself a name as Canadian’s most popular politician. This is not just for his good hair and charm, but for strengthening Canada’s international relations. On July 4th, the prime minister met with Ireland’s leader Taoiseach Leo…

Vestechpro: An Innovation Source for Textiles and Business

Change might as well be Vestechpro’s middle name. A catalyst for change in the Canadian apparel industry, they pride themselves on collaboration with their many partners and clients. It is with the five tenets: innovate, optimize, develop, inform and train…

“Intelligent” Textiles: CTT Group

2017 is an unparalleled time in world of textiles. From self-heating outerwear to undergarments that measure athletic performance, the boundaries are continually being pushed. Meanwhile, CTT GROUP is leading the textile industry for research and development. Based in Canada, CTT…

Preview of Smart Textiles by ATSC

Mark your calendars because June 14, 2017 the organizers of the upcoming Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada (ATSC) show are going to let you in on a little secret. On this date they will give a small preview of innovative textiles and technologies…

Meet Testex: For Textile Testing and Certification

Switzerland conjures up images of white capped alps, rolling green hills and pristine waters; it is life in its purest form. It is here that Testex was founded. The Zurich-based textile testing and certification organization is committed to quality standards,…

KenDor Textiles: Helping Businesses Weave Success with Custom Fabrics

KenDor Textiles has had its roots in Vancouver since the 1950’s with a mission of supplying quality fabrics and materials at a price no one could refuse. In addition to their passion for textiles, they also were committed to a…

Brands for Canada

Brands for Canada was founded by Joan Clayton and Ina Andre in 1992 in Toronto, Ontario. The two founders had already started Second Harvest, the food recovery program, when they discovered what else people in poverty needed- clothing. This was…

New Deal with New Delhi? Free Trade Agreement with India Could Happen in the Future

  Striking a free trade agreement with India remains a high priority for the Canadian government. While talks have not yet commenced, pressure is mounting at the capital since speculations of a deal have been years in the making. In…

New Media, Same Rules? A Look at Fashion in the Newsroom

  From daytime to primetime, turn on any news program and you will see a mix of male and female anchors. They look at you through the TV screen with a chipper smile, coiffed hair and a voice that commands…

No More NAFTA? Trump Agrees to Trade Agreement Negotiation

Threats of NAFTA being terminated have loomed since President Trump was elected in November. Early this week Trump’s threat of dissolution was heard by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto who called him asking for a…

Mauritius and African Economic Platform Plans for Economic Development of AU Nations

Mauritius brought together the 54 African Union members in the African Economic Platform this past March. The African nation led the conference to promote their goals of increasing economic development through the continent. First, their course of action was to…

The Business of Escapism. How Festival Fashion Became the New Resort Wear

Music festivals have become the hottest ticket of the spring and summer seasons. From fashion to celebrity sightings to parties and of course music, on the surface these are why they are trending. If you can attend, the anticipation is high…

New sourcing opportunities await

Canada’s Premier Apparel and Textile Sourcing Trade Show Will Showcase Over 60 Companies from South Asia This Year

A whole new world of sourcing in South Asia is coming to light.  On August 21st-23rd the Toronto International Centre halls will be alive with the sound of deals being closed, relationships being forged and the exchange of possibilities for the…