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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…

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,…

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…

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