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2020 Featured Seminars

May 25, 2020

Launching 101 in Today’s Market

01:00 PM  -  02:00 PM
ONLINE

Monday: Anna Livermore from V. Mora Consulting speaks about 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…

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Check List for Apparel Start-ups

03:00 PM  -  04:00 PM
ONLINE

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  -  12:00 PM
ONLINE

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…

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Is Climate Action my Business? 2020 and Beyond

12:00 PM  -  01:00 PM
ONLINE

Learn Climate Action Education From Jenn Swain, Global Senior Sustainability Manger from Burton Snowboards at Apparel Textile Sourcing Virtual Tradeshow 2020. If you missed the LIVE Session at ATS View it here on YouTube: View it here on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=268421531188731&extid=xuScLzPU48yBpoKK

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Tips For Working With Manufacturers

01:00 PM  -  02:00 PM
ONLINE

Everything you need to know about finding and communicating with your production facility. If you missed the LIVE Session at ATS View it here on YouTube: View it here on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=552604635423283&extid=6k5WMFTokY3WcWiQ

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North American Apparel Market Leaders Talk

02:00 PM  -  03:00 PM
ONLINE

USA and Canadian apparel and textile leaders Julia Hughes and Bob Kirke discuss Trade Policy, COVID-19, USMCA, and Forced Labor. If you missed the LIVE Session at ATS View it here on YouTube: View it here on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=174356637321306&extid=IDJOisU0ePd0jhZd

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

04:00 PM  -  05:00 PM
ONLINE

Join Christine Daal, founder of Fashion Angel Warrior as she Discusses the key strategies in marketing, communication, events, e-commerce, and more at Apparel Textile Sourcing Virtual Tradeshow. If you missed the LIVE Session at ATS View it here on YouTube:…

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May 27, 2020

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

12:00 PM  -  01:00 PM
ONLINE

This session will explore opportunities to deal with the impact and uncertainty moving forward after uncertain trade between China and USA and the impact of COVID-19. Join Rich Harper, Manager of International Trade at Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) on the…

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Top 10 Mistakes Designers Make

01:00 PM  -  02:00 PM
ONLINE

Through the years of working with tons of different designers, we’ve seen it all! Find out what mistakes we’ve seen the most and how you can avoid them altogether. If you missed the LIVE Session at ATS View it here…

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Responsible Sourcing in the Post-Pandemic World

02:00 PM  -  03:00 PM
ONLINE

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  -  04:00 PM
ONLINE

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…

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May 28, 2020

What retailer buyers are thinking post Covid-19

12:00 PM  -  01:00 PM
ONLINE

An insider’s 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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Steps To Production

01:00 PM  -  02:00 PM
ONLINE

The process of bringing a new product to market can seem long and daunting, and might be enough to put you off getting started. By breaking it down you can see that it could be easier than you think to…

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How digital solutions for color capture, design, and communication can streamline your workflow

02:00 PM  -  03:00 PM
ONLINE

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  -  04:00 PM
ONLINE

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. If you missed…

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May 29, 2020

Global Textile Testing & Certifications During- and Post-Pandemic

11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
ONLINE

TESTEX is a globally operating, independent Swiss testing and certification organization that focuses on textile testing. They will discuss their Global Textile Testing & Certifications During- and Post-Pandemic If you missed the LIVE Session at ATS View it here on…

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Building A Profitable Fashion Brand

01:00 PM  -  02:00 PM
ONLINE

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? If you missed the LIVE Session at ATS…

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October 26, 2020

Battling the trade war and COVID-19: Rethinking global supply chains in a time of crisis

11:00  -  12:00
ONLINE

Ongoing uncertainties of the US-China trade war and the disruptions from COVID-19 and has caused social, economic and financial upheavals around the globe and exposed weaknesses and vulnerabilities in the supply chain. Will the pandemic quicken the diversification of manufacturing…

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J. Kirby Best: From Canadian national athlete to a leader in US-based, on-demand apparel manufacturing

14:00  -  15:00
ONLINE

J. Kirby Best’s motto at OnPoint Manufacturing is “safety, quality, speed & respect.” There is no doubt these are words that define his career. He represented Canada in several World Championships as the driver of Canada 1 (the four-man bobsled),…

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October 27, 2020

Symphonization: The True Path to Harmonious Supply Chain Social Compliance Management

11:00  -  12:00
ONLINE

“ATS and WRAP invite you for a discussion of WRAP’s paper, Symphonization: The True Path to Harmonious Supply Chain Social Compliance Management, proposing a new paradigm for social compliance in the post-pandemic world – an approach based on a handful of…

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Trade Facilitation Office (TFO) Canada: Your partner in sourcing products from developing countries

12:30  -  13:30
ONLINE

With the stresses that buyers are under during these challenging times, isn’t it reassuring to know that TFO Canada is there as your sourcing partner?  With 40 years of experience, our mission is to create sustainable trade partnerships for exporters…

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Slow Fashion Supply Chain: Innovation and Tech for the Next Generation of On-Demand Manufacturing”

15:30  -  16:30
ONLINE

That’s kind of long but generally it would be more focused on a “lay of the land” overview of the components in making on-demand work at scale. I can share with the audience what we’ve tried, what has worked and…

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October 28, 2020

North American Apparel Market Leaders Talk Trade, Policy, Elections, Sustainability & the Future

11:00  -  12:00
ONLINE

Julie Hughes, President USFIA and Bob Kirke, Executive Director of the Canadian Apparel Federation discuss the “North American Apparel Market in 2020 and the Future outlook for 2021”

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How to Start a Fashion Line With $0

12:30  -  13:30
ONLINE

Yes, it takes money to start a line, however in the beginning there is a lot you can do that costs nothing! In this seminar, top fashion business coach Christine Daal will discuss; 4 things you can do RIGHT NOW…

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Building A Profitable Fashion Brand

14:00  -  15:00
ONLINE

There are two mindsets to have when building a fashion brand; one is creative and the other is business. Anna Livermore breaks down the steps between the creative mind and the business mind. Avoid the headache of fighting against yourself…

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October 29, 2020

Discovering the advantages of African Suppliers

11:00  -  12:00
ONLINE

There is much innovation taking place and the nature of supply and demand is changing due to the current situation we are experiencing now. New supply sources and having enough information on suppliers is key for quick and secure deliveries…

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Advanced Facebook & Instagram Ads For Direct-to-Consumer Brands

12:30  -  13:30
ONLINE

Kevin will deep into the strategies and tactics that Fashion & Apparel brands are using to generate profitable Facebook & Instagram ad campaigns

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November 16, 2020

How Did The Election Impact the Industry?

14:00  -  15:00
ONLINE

From trade and China to the pandemic and PPE, how do the election results impact the industry. What should you expect going forward? Join us I hear the perspectives of the leading industry trade association.

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Getting Your Products on the Shelves of Major Chain Store Retailers

15:30  -  16:30
ONLINE

We will reveal how to get your products on the shelves of big box retail chains. Absolutely no sales experience, existing buyer relationships or patents required! In this exciting discussion, Karen will answer questions such as…How to Get Started with…

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November 17, 2020

China, Tariffs, Policy, Updates & the U.S. Election

11:00  -  12:00
ONLINE

Over 3,500 complaints have been filed in the Court of International Trade asserting the Trump administration has gone beyond its authority in imposing Section 301 tariffs on Lists 3 and 4A products of China.  We will discuss the recent unprecedented…

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Managing Supply Chains in an Uncertain Trade Environment: New Opportunities for Apparel and Footwear in 2021

12:30  -  13:30
ONLINE

Over the past several months, apparel and footwear companies have faced multiple disruptions to their supply chains, whether they be punitive tariffs, the COVID-19 outbreak or uncertainty around global trade policy. As they mitigate the impact of these challenges to…

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From Data to Doorstep: Building the Slow Fashion Supply Chain

14:00  -  15:00
ONLINE

Consumers dream of buying garments in a new way: made precisely to their body scan measurements, delivered fast, and with sustainability baked into the system. Is that even possible? Are we there yet? Our panel of experts will discuss the…

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DIVERSITY IN SOURCING SESSION

15:30  -  16:30
ONLINE

It’s no secret that the fashion industry has a long-standing diversity problem. After the death of George Floyd and the overwhelming call to support Black businesses, companies are finally beginning to address this issue head on. During this session, we…

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November 18, 2020

How to Win the E-commerce Game!

12:30  -  13:30
ONLINE

In order to increase sales online you need to first increase traffic to your store, it’s a numbers game. In this seminar, top fashion business coach Christine Daal will discuss; 8 ways to drive targeted traffic to your online shop,…

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Optimizing Your Fashion Start-Up 

14:00  -  15:00
ONLINE

You’re either launching soon or maybe you’ve already launched, optimizing your start-up will help attract the attention of your customer base. Tips to rank higher on Google, reach more people, work smarter to make managing your company easy!

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Sustainable Products & their Certifications

15:30  -  16:30
ONLINE

Understanding how to successfully navigate sustainable products and their certifications featuring representatives from WRAP and Mexico-based sustainable manufacturer Giotex High Tech Sustainable Textiles

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