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New Expansion for the ATSC Show in Toronto

Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada (ATSC) is delighted to announce it is holding its fifth annual (2020) edition in Toronto, Canada from August 17 – 19th.  They will be relocating and expanding to the Toronto Congress Centre.  The Toronto Congress Centre…

Measuring Impact in the Textile Supply Chain

Reporting from the Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference, in this article I cover the event “Measuring Impact in the Textile Supply Chain” with Jenn Swain (Jenn) from Burton, Tony Alvarez (Tony) from Volcom, and moderated by Mark Prosé from Control Union….

Everest Textile will be showcasing at the Miami ATS

Are you pre-registered for the Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami (ATSM) show, taking place at the Mana Wynwood Convention Center from May 27th – 29th, 2020?   You can pre-register for FREE by clicking on this link. Below we will preview the…

The UK, the Government, and the Fashion Industry

Last week, Boris Johnson from the Conservative party won a majority government.  What does that mean to the UK fashion industry?  The British Fashion Council said that it would “keep working with the government to make sure the interests of the…

USMCA gets approval to replace 25-year old NAFTA

The US, Mexico, and Canada have finalized a trade deal that will replace the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Back in September, our friends at Manufacturer.com published an article about “Exploring business and the USMCA in the USA.”…

International working standards in the apparel industry

This article was inspired by a recent article discussing Amazon’s business practices in developing countries; looking at how Amazon chooses to do business with suppliers who have been banned (blacklisted) by others in the fashion industry.   We explore compliance, labor,…

The how-to of intelligent design built with sustainability

At the Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference, I had the pleasure of attending the “Sustainability Design Workshop” hosted by Amelia Williams.   Amelia began as a designer, preceded to become a design educator, and now provides consulting to the industry.   She spent…

Go Global acquires Mod Cloth, watch the transformation

Go Global has been exploring the purchase of Mod Cloth for the past few months after a long discovery process Go Global decided to acquire the Mod Cloth brand as they believe they can help them across the board. In…

ATSG post-show report – The best suppliers brought to you

The ATSG (Apparel Textile Sourcing Germany) would like to thank all the industry professionals, buyers, and suppliers who participated in the launch of our Berlin, Germany tradeshow.  The intent of the show was to bring together the best manufacturers in…

Day two – ATSG; the best place to be for Fashion Sourcing

Thanks to the attendees and partners that came out to support leading exhibitors from around the world at the ATSG (Apparel Textile Sourcing Germany) trade show. I was impressed by the organizers, the quality of exhibitors, the presentations, matchmaking, and…

Day One – ATSG, It’s all about sourcing the right suppliers

It was great to see all the attendees on the opening day of the ATSG (Apparel Textile Sourcing Germany) tradeshow at the Estrel Berlin – Hotel & Congress Center.  With exhibitors from around the world (China, Bangladesh, and India) showcasing…

Apparel Textile Sourcing Berlin pre-show Intelligence

Welcome to the ATSG (Apparel Textile Sourcing Germany) pre-show report. This report highlights what’s happening during the show, seminars, special events, the latest trends, and innovations. The day before the show was busy with exhibitors getting set up and prepared…

ATSC post-show report, come see the best in the industry

The ATSC (Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada) tradeshow: started with the largest number of pre-registered guests.   There were three hundred exhibitors and thousands of visitors over the three-day show.  Statistics Canada has the 2nd largest area of the world’s countries with…

Day Three – Great to see all the fashion sourcing professionals

Thanks to the thousands of attendees and partners that came out to support leading exhibitors from around the world at the ATSC (Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada) trade show. I was impressed by the organizers, the quality of exhibitors, the presentations,…

Day two – ATSC; the best place to be for Fashion Sourcing

If you work in the apparel business, sourcing, you should be at the ATSC (Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada) show that is closing today, Wednesday, August 21st at the International Centre. ATSC is a fabulous show with a diversity of suppliers…

Interview with the United States Fashion Industry Association

Day one of the ATSC (Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada) trade show I had the pleasure to watch and listen to the “Trade Wars and Sourcing” presentation put on Julia Hughes from the USFIA (the United States Fashion Industry Association). I…

Day one – ATSC doing business in style with results

The first day of ATSC (Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada) was a hit with a record number of pre-registered attendees and attendees.  With a strength of exhibitors from China, India, Bangladesh, Turkey, Peru, and more.  India sponsored free coffee to start…

Apparel Textile Sourcing Toronto Pre Show Intelligence

Welcome to the ATSC (Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada) pre-show report.   This report highlights what’s happening during the show, seminars, special events, and the latest trends and innovations. The day before the show was busy with exhibitors getting set up…

Day Three: ATSM 2019 Recap

So that’s a wrap on another Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami show. This year’s unprecedented growth and evolution would not have been possible without the support from the attendees, speakers, partners, and exhibitors. Destination: Miami This year ATSM 2019 tripled in…

Day Two: ATSM 2019 Fashion Show

They say things get better with age and nothing holds more true to that then day two of Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami 2019. Day one saw its focus on innovation, international trade, business opportunities, and incentives for apparel brands and…

Day One: Official Launch of ATSM 2019

ATSM 2019 closed out day one at the Mana Wynwood with a packed house. This year the show grew to three times the size of 2018 under the direction of the new show director Chase Vance who was introduced at…

ATSM 2019 Seminars and Events

Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami 2019 is almost here. The doors at the Mana Wynwood open to both the industry and public at 10:00 AM tomorrow May 28th. This show is a platform for designers, buyers, suppliers, manufacturers, and every apparel…

Join Levi's, H&M, Tommy Hilfiger, and Others at ATSM

Join Levi’s, H&M, Tommy Hilfiger, and Others at ATSM

Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami is almost here. This May 28th-30th, the second year of the annual show will commence. ATSM will draw thousands of attendees, international buyers, sourcing professionals, designers, importers, distributors, business owners, brands, and retailers. ATSM is a…

India

India- Apparel’s Next Star

India is set to “take center stage” in 2019, according to McKinsey’s State of Fashion Report. Traditionally, the country was a sourcing destination, more than a popular consumer market. Interestingly enough, their growing middle class is outpacing the rest of…

Gen Z Discovers Apparel Through Amazon

Gen Z Discovers Apparel Through Amazon

According to Sourcing Journal Online, a growing number of teens cite Amazon as their “favorite shopping website.” In fact, a report from Elite SEM uncovered that Amazon is where 72 percent of Gen Z women find new brands. Even so,…

ATSC 2019: Record-Breaking Expansion

ATSC 2019: Record-Breaking Expansion

Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada is back for its fourth year August 19th-21st, 2019 at the International Centre in Toronto. ATSC 2019 promises significant changes and record-breaking expansion and attendance. CEO Jason Prescott shared, ATSC is coming back to Canada in…

EU/US Tariffs Sparks Concern

EU/US Tariffs Sparks Concern

What do cheese, nuts, and wine have in common? First and foremost, they are the critical components alongside a great charcuterie board. Second, they are now a portion of U.S. published list of European imports that are subject to tariffs….

Is Coachella the New Fashion Week(ends)?

Coachella- The New Fashion Week(ends)?

Despite being preceded by South by Southwest (SXSW) and Ultra Music Festival, Coachella marks the official start of “festival season.” Now, it is considered “in style” to attend these events. Ultimately, this is where the influencers of social media, music,…

The Good Fight: Counterfeit Goods vs. Artificial Intelligence

The Good Fight: Counterfeit Goods vs. Artificial Intelligence 

Counterfeit goods bring to mind fake designer purses emblazoned with the interlocking C’s or G’s sold on Canal Street in New York or along Santee Alley in Los Angeles. At this point, a one or two bag purchase may seem…

Eco-tax

China’s Eco-Tax Will Effect Textiles

China is trying to shift its reputation as a significant global polluter through a new “eco-tax.” In fact, the Chinese government lists pollution control as one of its “three tough battles,” reported Just-Style. A major driver in achieving sustainability for…