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2020 Featured Seminars

October 26, 2020

Sustainability Issues on Ready-Made Garments in Bangladesh

10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM ET
ONLINE

Hear from Bangladesh apparel leaders from BGMEA, EPB, BHC, and a Manufacturer as they discuss 2020, C0VID-19, Sustainability and Bangladesh.

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

11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ET
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

2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM ET
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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Building Sustainability into your Brand

3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM ET
ONLINE

Sustainability in apparel is a hot topic today, but many smaller and mid-size brands are struggling to make their companies sustainable due to lack of knowledge or lack of resources. What does implementation look like when you are not a…

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October 27, 2020

Made In Ukraine

10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM ET
ONLINE

Ukraine is well known in the world as a reliable and trustworthy partner. Ukrainian apparel and footwear entrepreneurs produce the highest quality products alien with modern world fashion trends on the cutting-edge equipment with a European flair. The Free Trade…

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

11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ET
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 PM  -  1:30 PM ET
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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The REMIX (SS21 Color & Fashion Trends)

2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM ET
ONLINE

–The REMIX (SS21 Color & Fashion Trends) Come see and learn how disruption and inspiration are remixing the trends. From renown brands to stay-home and distancing fashion trends. Draw inspiration from trending remixes and ensembles for your brand and SS21…

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Research Presentation: Customers Want Custom, and They Want it Now

3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM ET
ONLINE

Post-pandemic consumer perceptions have dramatically shifted demand from fast fashion to a more digital and personalized experience. New exclusive research shows most consumers perceive custom clothing as being 50-100% more valuable than mass manufactured, and nearly half are ready for…

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October 28, 2020

Going Vertical Is The New Normal : How Brands, Factories And Retailers Can Collaborate To Succeed In The Post COVID Economy.

10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM ET
ONLINE

Former Donna Karan and Calvin Klein Executive Sal Khokhar will discuss strategies for International Brands and Manufacturers looking to enter North American. As a 20-year veteran leading market entry strategies for brands such as Adidas Y3, Emmanuel Ungaro, Van Heusen,…

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

11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ET
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 PM  -  1:30 PM ET
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

2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM ET
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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How COVID has changed the Fashion & Apparel Industry from a Design Perspective presented by Albania Rosario

3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM ET
ONLINE

The year 2020 has seen digital solutions to step in and preserve the fashion and apparel industry and its events. Designers and Manufactures are now rethinking their approaches and priorities finding new ways to show their designs and sell their…

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October 29, 2020

Discovering the advantages of African Suppliers

11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ET
ONLINE

TFO Canada is excited to host a panel discussion with our export partners from Kenya, Ghana and Egypt on Discovering the Advantages of African Suppliers

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

12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM ET
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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Brands For Canada Uniting for Canadians

2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM ET
ONLINE

This year, as a direct cause to COVID-19, over 50% of Canadian families and 80% of Canadian businesses have suffered loss of income resulting in a dramatically increased demand for Canadian families to receive basic needs items – the staples…

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October 30, 2020

Guiding brands through the apparel development process

11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ET
ONLINE

LET US GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE APPAREL DEVELOPMENT PROCESS We are a consulting and manufacturing company that leverages three generations of experience and execution to help our clients develop their apparel dreams.

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

12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM ET
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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November 16, 2020

Safeguarding Your Supply Chain: WRAP’s Approach to Ensuring Responsible Sourcing

11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ET
ONLINE

Supply chains are increasingly under scrutiny by media, government, consumers, and NGOs. Hear from WRAP on the latest trends in social compliance and WRAP’s approach to auditing. Learn how WRAP can help you manage and safeguard your supply chain.

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How Did The Election Impact the Industry?

2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM ET
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

3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM ET
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 AM  -  12:00 PM ET
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 PM  -  1:30 PM ET
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

2:00 PM  -  03:00 PM ET
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

3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM ET
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 PM  -  1:30 PM ET
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 

2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM ET
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

3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM ET
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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November 19, 2020

Supply chain resiliency post-pandemic: leveraging supplier input & data to improve efficiency and protect workers

11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ET
ONLINE

Manufacturers and brands alike continue to navigate the impacts of the pandemic on their supply chains.  Some are already struggling to meet steadily increasing demand, while others are challenged to accurately forecast or anticipate changing consumer behavior and trends. Wherever…

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Building Sustainability into your Brand

12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM ET
ONLINE

Sustainability in apparel is a hot topic today, but many smaller and mid-size brands are struggling to make their companies sustainable due to lack of knowledge or lack of resources. What does implementation look like when you are not a…

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Sourcing Strategies for a Contemporary Supply Chain

2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM ET
ONLINE

Linda Ollmann, Director of Sourcing Operations from Modcloth – the indie ecommerce brand that championed a vintage, feminine and fun-fashion aesthetic – will discuss the US brand’s contemporary sourcing strategy which remains China-centric due largely to most raw materials being supplied…

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Guiding brands through the apparel development process

3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM ET
ONLINE

LET US GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE APPAREL DEVELOPMENT PROCESS We are a consulting and manufacturing company that leverages three generations of experience and execution to help our clients develop their apparel dreams.

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Previous Seminars This Year

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 ET
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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