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KenDor Textiles: Helping Businesses Weave Success with Custom Fabrics

KenDor Textiles has had its roots in Vancouver since the 1950’s with a mission of supplying quality fabrics and materials at a price no one could refuse. In addition to their passion for textiles, they also were committed to a…

New Deal with New Delhi? Free Trade Agreement with India Could Happen in the Future

  Striking a free trade agreement with India remains a high priority for the Canadian government. While talks have not yet commenced, pressure is mounting at the capital since speculations of a deal have been years in the making. In…

New Media, Same Rules? A Look at Fashion in the Newsroom

  From daytime to primetime, turn on any news program and you will see a mix of male and female anchors. They look at you through the TV screen with a chipper smile, coiffed hair and a voice that commands…

No More NAFTA? Trump Agrees to Trade Agreement Negotiation

Threats of NAFTA being terminated have loomed since President Trump was elected in November. Early this week Trump’s threat of dissolution was heard by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto who called him asking for a…

Mauritius and African Economic Platform Plans for Economic Development of AU Nations

Mauritius brought together the 54 African Union members in the African Economic Platform this past March. The African nation led the conference to promote their goals of increasing economic development through the continent. First, their course of action was to…

The Business of Escapism. How Festival Fashion Became the New Resort Wear

Music festivals have become the hottest ticket of the spring and summer seasons. From fashion to celebrity sightings to parties and of course music, on the surface these are why they are trending. If you can attend, the anticipation is high…

Tainted by the Trump name? Ivanka Trump’s Line Discontinued From Major Retailers.

Ivanka Trump’s clothing and accessories line is the latest brand to feel the financial repercussions of the Trump backlash.  Retail giants Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus, amongst others, decided to drop Ivanka Trump’s brand. Could it be that Ivanka’s brand was not selling as they hoped? Or her…

Top Fashion Trends – Spring 2017

Top Spring 2017 Fashion Trends The styles to look out for in spring and summer 2017 will be hard to miss. Runways are welcoming a bright, cheerful lineup of exciting fashion trends. Remember the 80’s? Bright orange and fuchsia, puffy…

The Legal Side: Protecting Yourself from Knock-Offs

At some point in every designer’s career, he (or she) may run the risk of dealing with trademark, copyright or patent infringement. Knock-offs are any product intended to look like another brand, by the use of protected logos, designs or…

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