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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…

Pinterest Still Makes an Impact

Pinterest Still Makes an Impact

Once upon a time, Pinterest was the go-to destination for lovers of arts and crafts and the source of inspiration for brides-to-be. Then, it slowly evolved into a tool for home decorators and fashion bloggers seeking to discover the most…

Compliance in Emerging Markets

Compliance in Emerging Markets

Tariffs and trade uncertainty with China has forced apparel companies to diversify their supply chains. The influx of production to other sourcing destinations such as Bangladesh and Vietnam is leaving a strain on the factories. Due to sheer volume, production…

Oscars So Pink: A Color Story

Oscars So Pink: A Color Story

As the awards show season came to an end, the Oscar’s red carpet is what left a lasting impression. Many may not remember who won Best Supporting Actress, or Best Screenplay. But, they remember the fashion. Although, it wasn’t just…

Are Department Stores Doomed?

Are Department Stores Doomed?

In the latest Retail Apocalypse news, Gap Inc. just announced a split from Old Navy. Sourcing Journal Online shared that the conglomerate will split into two entities. Now, Old Navy will have an individual strategy and business model from Gap….

Free Trade with the European Union

Free Trade with the European Union

The parameters of free trade between nations have been in flux. The U.S- China trade war continues to leave an air of uncertainty amongst the countries. Although, despite not having waved the white flag, the U.S is attempting to forge…

Polyester Pollutes Oceans

Polyester Pollutes Oceans

Sustainability isn’t just a buzzword. The McKinsey State of Fashion 2019 said this is the first year it ranked as a top priority for the apparel industry. It is increasingly difficult to ignore the effects of apparel production and waste….

Consumer Shifts Impact Apparel

Consumer Shifts Impact Apparel

The apparel industry is notoriously fickle — season by season colors, silhouettes, and brands popularity ebbs and flows. Although, for the past decade aspects have been changing on a fundamental level. These macro-subjective elements are transforming how we consume fashion…

Mauritius: The New Sourcing Destination

Mauritius: The Next Sourcing Destination

Mauritius has emerged as an economic leader of the African nations. In 2017, the African Economic platform (AEP) was established, and they advocated for African-made goods and promoted trade across the continent. Now, new attention is deeming them the next…