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ATSM Announces 2019 Show Dates!

ATSM Announces 2019 Show Dates!

We can’t get enough of Miami. A little over two months after the first ever Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami (ATSM) took place, we’re already trying to find our way back to South Florida. If you’re feeling the same way, then…

Future of Fashion to be Unveiled at ATSC 2018

Future of Fashion to be Unveiled at ATSC 2018

Everyone always wants to know what’s NEXT- what does the future hold? This especially holds true in the world of apparel and textiles. In an industry that thrives on innovation, we have created daring cuts, styles, prints and garment fabrications….

Canadian Apparel Federation x ATSC

Canadian Apparel Federation x ATSC

At the Apparel Textile Sourcing Show- Canada, seminars are held on everything from sustainability, to influencers, to governmental issues. This August 20thfrom 1-2pm the Canadian Apparel Federation will highlight Canada’s trade policy update by CAF’s executive director Bob Kirke. Canadian…

The Countdown is on to ATS-C 2018!

The Countdown is on to ATS-C 2018!

They say that, “There’s no rest for the wicked.” In reality, there’s no rest for the Apparel Textile Sourcing team. On the heels of their success from the inaugural ATS-Miami, Jason Prescott, the TopTenWholesale.com and Manufacturer.com team have poured a few…

Fashion and Sustainability-Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Fashion and Sustainability-Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Sustainability and issues of climate change issues are ever-present in the media, and not without reason. By now it is widely known that the increase in global temperature is producing many adverse effects on the planet. Some of these effects…

China Extends Olive Branch, Cuts Tariffs

China Extends Olive Branch, Cuts Tariffs

All is fair in love and war. And if we are on the brink of a trade war, it looks like China is trying to show the U.S a little love. It was announced that China plans to cut tariffs…

That's a Wrap on the Debut ATS-Miami Show!

That’s a Wrap on the Debut ATS-Miami Show!

Our time in the sun has come to an end as the first ever Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami came to a close this past Wednesday. Now, at the end of a very busy and exciting week, we look back at…

Fashion Shows its True Colors at ATS Miami Fashion Show

Fashion Shows its True Colors at ATS Miami 

Day 2 at Apparel Textile was one to remember! The trade show floors were filled with attendees and exhibitors making connections and getting it done. Throughout the morning the convention center was abuzz with the event of the day- the…

ATSM Packed for Trade Show's First Day!

ATS-M Packed for Trade Show’s First Day!

Apparel Textile Sourcing MIAMI trade show is here! This morning the doors to swung open to the Mana Wynwood Convention doors for the inaugural show. We’ve got China in the house. Also, India, Bangladesh, Turkey, and Pakistan. Also, Mexico, South…

Let's Talk- ATS-M Seminars

“Let’s Talk”- ATS-M Seminars List

T-minus ONE day until Apparel Textile Sourcing MIAMI! Can you tell we’re excited? And we are, but all you amazing attendees and exhibitors should be too! We can’t wait to see all your smiling faces tomorrow morning for our first…

Ready for the Runway- ATS-Miami Style

Runway Ready- ATS-Miami Style

Lights, camera, FASHION! Are you ready for a three-day extravaganza for all things apparel? We’re excited for business to be done and connections to be made, but the “can’t miss” event will be the ATS Miami Fashion Show. This event…

Amazon Set to Conquer Apparel

Amazon Set to Conquer Apparel

We are in the age of Amazon. The e-commerce and cloud computing giant has managed to establish itself as the largest information technology company by revenue. But, it didn’t stop there. After successfully capturing the online shopping industry, Amazon has…

The Man Behind the ATS Brand: Jason Prescott

Man Behind the ATS Brand: Jason Prescott

Less than a Week before the very first Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami (ATSM) finds Jason Prescott, founder and CEO of JP Communications and organizer of the Apparel Textile Sourcing shows, talking business with Jim Fried of Fried on Business. The…

Big-Name Companies Zara, Gap and more to Attend ATSM

Big-Name Companies Zara, Gap and more to Attend ATSM

May is finally here and the sun is shining, the Justin Timberlake memes have flooded the internet and Apparel Textile Sourcing MIAMI is almost here! We can’t wait for those doors to swing open to the Mana Wynwood Convention doors…

Trademarking Style: Fashion’s Appropriation and Trademark Problem

Trademarking Style: Fashion’s Appropriation and Trademark Problem

Peanut butter goes with jelly, Bert goes with Ernie and fashion goes with controversy. No stranger to the matter, the industry has a hot topic up for debate- the trademark. In a consumer market where buyers associate brands with specific…

Five Years Post-Rana Plaza: What Has Changed?

Five Years Post-Rana Plaza: What Has Changed?

Disaster struck five years ago when a structural failure caused the five-story Rana Plaza to collapse, killing 1,134 factory workers. To this day, the incident is considered the deadliest accident to have occurred in a garment factory. If the building…

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…