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Seminars at Apparel Textile Sourcing Virtual cover a wide range of topics presented by successful members of the apparel industry or government. Topics include Fashion, Sourcing, Logistics, Marketing, Best Practices, Government/Trade Agreements and more.
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2020 Featured Seminars

May 25, 2020

Launching 101 in Today’s Market 

01:00 PM

With the uncertainty of our current economy and the anxiety revolving around launching a new collection it’s time we talk about what are the steps we can take to living in our new normal – initiate and plan a new…

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Check List for Apparel Start-ups

03:00 PM

There are numerous questions to ask yourself before you undertake a venture involving the fashion industry, which is famous for its complexities and failures.  You should try to answer these questions and analyze the answers with a trusted friend or…

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May 26, 2020

On-demand manufacturing and the fashion industry post COVID-19 

11:00 AM

 COVID-19 has exposed fundamental weaknesses in the traditional fashion manufacturing system. Overproduction has made the industry financially and environmentally unsustainable. Understanding the model is critically important. On-demand turns traditional industry thinking upside down. In this seminar, Best will discuss how the book…

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Is Climate Action my Business? 2020 and Beyond

12:00 PM

Join Burton, a winter apparel and hard goods company,  in this session hosted by Guidehouse, the leading sustainability strategy and insights firm as they highlight steps brands take to work on avoiding the worst impacts of climate change. This discussion…

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Tips For Working With Manufacturers 

01:00 PM

Everything you need to know about finding and communicating with your production facility. Join the seminar here https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3aJiNpNrT6O7cpBr_yggSA

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North American Apparel Market Leaders Talk

02:00 PM

USA and Canadian apparel and textile leaders Julia Hughes and Bob Kirke discuss Trade Policy, COVID-19, USMCA, and Forced Labor. Join the seminar here https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aZ2nmNFlQTuxjtYwF21_hA

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Botanica: Cooperation and Hope for 2021 / 2022 from Pantone Color Institute

03:00 PM

We are learning we cannot take the important things around us for granted including our connections to others and our relationship with nature and all things botanical. For 2021 / 2022 we look to a world that teaches us how…

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Bouncing Back from COVID-19: What Fashion Brands should do to Prosper

04:00 PM

What if there were things you could do right now, that could set you up to be prosperous and profitable after COVID-19?!   In this seminar, top fashion consultant Christine Daal will discuss, 4 marketing examples on how to make…

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May 27, 2020

How An Uncertain Trade Environment is Impacting the Industry of Apparel and Footwear; and how the Industry is responding

12:00 PM

Since 2018 the U.S. and China have engaged in a trade war that has resulted in increased costs, unpredictability, depressed job growth and a lack of innovation for many U.S. companies. While both countries concluded a “Phase One” deal providing…

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Top 10 Mistakes Designers Make 

01:00 PM

Through the years of working with tons of different designers, we’ve seen it all! Find out what mistakes we’ve seen the most of and how you can avoid them altogether. Join the seminar here https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZeRu1jeJQzOjd33G1_3d0g

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Responsible Sourcing in the Post-Pandemic World

02:00 PM

The COVID-19 crisis presents an opportunity for the emergence of a new paradigm when it comes to responsible sourcing. This session will explore how to re-think social compliance management practices in order to have more sustainable supply chains in the…

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Sustainable Fashion during COVID-19 : The Upcycle Story

03:00 PM

The UpCycle Foundation a nonprofit  focused on creative circular solutions to transform textile waste into valuable raw materials to build a more resourceful world presents LOOP! a circular economy model to close the loop in textile waste in the hospitality and…

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The Top 25 Things to Post on Social Media BEFORE you Even Have a Product to Sell

04:00 PM

The most common thing I hear from startup designers is, “I know I need to be using social media but I don’t have anything to post because my product is not done yet”.  Or worst yet, I have designers come…

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May 28, 2020

How to Build an E-commerce Site That Sells!

11:00 AM

You’ve finally launched your online shop, it’s beautiful, but there’s still one thing missing…. SALES! Many new designers pay a fortune for a website only to find out that it’s not set up properly on the backend to get sales!  Wouldn’t…

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What retailer buyers are thinking post Covid-19

12:00 PM

An insiders look at how buyers are changing the way they buy, from delivery dates to types of brands. Market opportunities and best practices for sales. Mercedes Gonzalez is an international buyer with 30 year of production and merchandising experience….

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Innovation and How to be an Entrepreneur in Today’s Market

01:00 PM

Digital acceleration is happening and you don’t want to be left behind. What should your digital strategy consist of? Learn about brand positioning and partnerships you can be working on right now! Join the seminar here https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kxiaY6mTQpe6i2ZKS81-sQ

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Pantone presents how digital solutions for color capture, design, and communication can streamline your end-to-end color workflow

02:00 PM

As fashion continues to evolve to societal changes, new working norms and market demands, color specialists and designers alike must keep up while continuing to select and produce the perfect color. In this session, Nick Bazarian and Adrienne Collins will…

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Costing For Profit

03:00 PM

Understanding the importance of costing your product will be the determining factor in the profitability of your company’s growth and survival. This seminar will explain in detail the steps necessary in detailing costs and making a profit. Join the seminar…

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May 29, 2020

Global Textile Testing & Certifications During- and Post-Pandemic

11:00 AM

TESTEX is a globally operating, independent Swiss testing and certification organisation that focuses on textile testing. They will discuss their Global Textile Testing & Certifications During- and Post-Pandemic Join the seminar here https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7O0N_xgfQ42VY_HRR_5cdw  

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Building A Profitable Fashion Brand 

01:00 PM

Investing is necessary to launch any brand, but how can you make sure you’re getting the biggest return on your investment, and what more can you do to add to your income? Join the seminar here https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_K3KlcsQkQ_W64M7QDY415g

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