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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…

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…

Recycled Uniforms in 2020

Japan’s Olympians Will Wear Recycled Uniforms in 2020

Not everyone can qualify for the Olympics, but everyone can participate in the fanfare of it all. In fact, if you’re in Japan, your recycled clothing could end up on the backs of your favorite Olympian. From Recyled to Center…

China's Plan For a Green Supply Chain

China’s Plan For a Green Supply Chain

China has joined the global sustainable effort towards a green supply chain. Previously, two of China’s cities made the list of top 10 cities with the worst air pollution in the world, according to the World Health Organization. Above all,…

Luxury Apparel: The New Wave

Luxury Apparel: The New Wave

Luxury had a steady growth trajectory in 2018 and is one of the most optimistic sectors in apparel for the coming year, according to the McKinsey State of Fashion 2019 Report. Interestingly enough, in an industry fraught with rising costs…

influencer marketing

#Influenced: The Reach of Influencer Marketing

The way we consume media has changed. A massive social media boom has led consumers away from print magazines and other traditional forms of finding products and trends. More than ever, Instagram, fashion blogs, and other social channels are becoming…

Wearable Tech Bridges Apparel and Healthcare

Wearable Tech Bridges Apparel and Healthcare

Wearable technology is no longer elusive. Apple watches and fitness trackers show consumers that what you wear should have a purpose beyond basic functionality. Now, the market is ready and eager for these advancements. Wearable Tech Goes Mainstream Interestingly enough,…

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 28th-30th, 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…