MnM Publishing, owner of the Apparel News Group, has been in business since 1945, producing a range of publications that report on the largest apparel center in the country. It is a privately held company, headed by owners Carl Wernicke and Teri Fellman, who succeeded long-time publisher and CEO Martin Wernicke. Publisher/general manager Molly Rhodes leads a management staff with combined experience of more than 100 years in publishing and the apparel industry.
The company is noted for its full-spectrum customer service, including the ability to create advertisements and other collateral material, special supplements, and innovative marketing concepts, on a fast-turn basis.
It has been a front-runner in covering Los Angeles Fashion Week; supporting industry-specific organizations such as the California Fashion Association, Fashion Business Inc., and the Textile Association of Los Angeles; and sponsoring such events as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios and the L.A. Fashion Awards.
The flagship California Apparel News reaches a select universe of decision-makers and influencers in the apparel and related industries weekly. The BPA-audited newspaper is mailed and distributed at more than 100 trade shows annually.
Circulation consists of:
Department, chain, and specialty store buyers;
Manufacturers of apparel, textiles, and accessories;
Suppliers of services and products, including:
- Real Estate
- Findings & Trimmings
- Fusings & Bondings
- Tags & Labels
Manufacturers' representatives & buying offices
Educational institutions, the media & government offices
Editorial coverage includes reportage and analysis of the apparel industry, including:
- Local, national & international news
- Trends in fashion & accessories
- New resources & what’s checking
- Trade shows
- Finance & the economy
- Technology & the Internet
- Textiles, fabrics & fibers
- International trade & sourcing
- Real estate
- Freight & logistics
- Educational institutions & associations