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Inside a Possible U.S-Japan Free Trade Agreement

Inside a Possible U.S-Japan Free Trade Agreement

The United States is following the European Union’s lead in negotiating a free trade agreement with Japan. Almost two years ago the U.S. withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). While Japan remains in the deal, the U.S is looking to…

Living Coral is 2019's Color of the Year

Living Coral is 2019’s Color of the Year

Can you express the overarching mood of an entire culture through just a color? Pantone believes so. As a result, they announced Living Coral as its color of the year. Now, the shade whose slight golden hue exudes warmth and…

EU Bans Four Chemicals Found in Apparel and Textiles

EU Bans Four Chemicals Found in Apparel and Textiles

The European Union has the most extensive regulations on chemical use in the world. The European Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) went into practice in 2007. So, REACH has been reducing consumer, worker, and environmental…

Spinnova To Launch New Sustainable Textile

Spinnova To Launch New Sustainable Textile

Finnish textile company Spinnova just erected a new pilot factory in a matter of months and is prepared to launch a new textile to the market. This wood-pulp derivative is the latest eco-friendly fiber of the future.

New Provisions for Textiles and Apparel Under USMCA

Regulations for Textiles Under USMCA

On November 30th, 2018, all three North American leaders signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) into effect. Bringing jobs to America and preventing further outsourcing is the primary objective of the new trade agreement. So far, regulations to the farming,…

USMCA Signed, Replacing NAFTA

USMCA Signed, Replacing NAFTA

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is signed. U.S President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto replaced the almost 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The “NAFTA 2.0” was signed in Buenos Aires…

U.S and China Look to End Trade War

U.S and China Look to End Trade War

As January nears and the promised enactment of 25% tariffs on apparel looms, the world sits awaiting impact. The duties initially were put into action were set to improve U.S companies’ market access and to protect intellectual property. In the…

Canada Goose Ventures into Footwear

Canada Goose Ventures into Footwear

Canada Goose has acquired Baffin, a winter-boot maker, with plans to use their expertise for the company’s first venture into footwear. The world’s leading luxury outdoor brand started in a small warehouse in Toronto in 1957 under the name Metro…

Will The Midterms Save Us From The Trade War?

Will The Midterms Save Us From The Trade War?

As the U.S midterm elections are underway, the question looms over how the outcome will affect tariffs, consumers, and the apparel industry at large. The duties, which total $250 billion worth of imported goods from China has already cost American…

Bangladesh Gets Boost From Apparel Textile Sourcing

Bangladesh Gets Boost From Apparel Textile Sourcing

Bangladesh has a garment industry with an estimated value of $28.14 billion. This industry accounts for 12.36% of its GDP, 80% of its exports, and the creation of 4 million jobs. In recent years, Bangladesh has undertaken the process of…

New Investment Expands ATSM 2019

New Investment Expands ATSM 2019

On the heels of the record-breaking success of its inaugural show this past spring, Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami (ATSM) will be back in Miami May 20th-22nd, 2019. The show will take place at the Mana Wynwood Convention Center in the…

The Trade War Continues with New Tariffs

Trade War Continues with New Tariffs

While the United States is advancing in trade agreements with Canada, Mexico, and Korea, China holds less promise. President Trump declared there would new tariffs enacted on Chinese imports to the tune of $200 billion. To counter, China has sanctioned…

Florida International Trade and Culture Expo (FITCE) Partners with Apparel Textile Sourcing

Florida International Trade and Culture Expo (FITCE) Partners with Apparel Textile Sourcing

Apparel Textile Souring is proud to announce that our partner, the Florida International Trade and Culture Expo (FITCE) will be hosting their 4th annual show October 17-18, 2018 in Broward County, Florida. If you’re in looking to gain exposure to…

NAFTA Negotiations with U.S and Canada Still Up In The Air

NAFTA Update: U.S and Canada Negotiate

It was reported that the negotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) would remain open for another 90 days. This is with the “hope” that Canada will remain a part of the deal, reports Linkedin. A No-Canada NAFTA? …

Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada 2018 Comes to a Close

Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada 2018 Comes to a Close

What a show! Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada brought over 500 exhibitors, 5,000 registered attendees and participation from 17 countries to the International Centre in Toronto. These record-breaking numbers are evidence of Canada’s changing role as a sought-after trade partner in…

ATS ROCKS THE RUNWAY

Day 2: ATS Canada ROCKS THE RUNWAY

Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada 2018 is going strong with the second day underway. So, it was time to hit the runway. Day two was filled with seminars, showcases, and matchmaking, per usual. However, the International Centre in Toronto was abuzz…

ATS Canada 2018: Day One Breaks Records

ATS Canada 2018: Day One Breaks Records

ATS Canada kicked off with much pomp and circumstance. Organizer of ATS Canada and CEO of JP Communications Jason Prescott, kicked off the ribbon cutting ceremony by sharing some record-breaking numbers. ATS Canada has welcomed, “Over 6,000 registered attendees, 500…

ATS Canada is One Day Away! Tips For Attending the Show

ATS Canada is One Day Away! Tips For Attending the Show

Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada is one day away! Whether you will be attending an Apparel Textile Sourcing show for the first time or are a seasoned vet, here’s some tips to turn you into a trade show pro. Download the…

ATS Canada 2018: What to Expect When You Attend

ATS Canada 2018: What to Expect When You Attend

ATS Canada is mere days away, and anticipation is at an all-time high. To our registered attendees and exhibitors, we cannot wait to see you. Here’s what you can expect when you attend the most significant Canadian International Sourcing event…

Brands for Canada

Brands for Canada, Welcome to Apparel Textile Sourcing 2018

Partner of Apparel Textile Sourcing, Brands for Canada, bears the great mission, “To ensure Canadians living below the poverty line have access to proper clothing and other essentials necessary for a dignified and prosperous life.” In fact, Apparel Textile Sourcing…

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Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada Launches Upgraded Mobile App 2018

ATS Canada will debut a newly enhanced app to offer its thousands of global attendees a more robust experience before, during and after the show.  Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada is the largest show in Canada for all things apparel and…

ATS Miami

ATS MIAMI 2019- New Year, New Focus

The apparel industry is ever-changing. Season by season as color palettes, trends, fabrications, and technologies evolve, so do the methods of sourcing, production, trade and more. That being said, as the industry progresses Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami will return to…

China Invests in Canada's Textile and Apparel Sector Admist Trade War

China Invests in Canada’s Textile and Apparel Sector Amidst Trade War

 As the trade war escalates, promises of a waving white flag seem further and further off for the U.S and China. In the latest news, The Washington Post reported that the U.S government had proposed an increased tariff rate from 10-25% on $200…

India Pavilion to Bring 40 Exhibitors to Canadian Market

India Pavilion Brings 40 Exhibitors to Canadian Market

India is a nation with a rich and vibrant culture. One area in which this is evident is through their apparel and textiles. Beautiful silks, intricate embroidery and beadwork and eye-catching hues have made their textiles a sought-after commodity. In…

ATS Miami Announces 2019 Show Dates!

ATS Miami Announces 2019 Show Dates!

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

Future of Fashion to be Unveiled at ATSC 2018

Future of Fashion to be Unveiled at ATS Canada 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 ATS Canada

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 Canada 2018!

ATS Canada 2018- The Countdown Begins!

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…

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…