Holiday Bash for Neighborhood Kids
For nearly 70 years, members of Los Angeles’ textile and apparel industry have been throwing a holiday party for neighborhood children. With lunch, dancing, games, a photo booth and a visit from Santa, the 68th annual California Fashion Foundation/Textile Association of Los Angeles Christmas Party was held on Dec. 16 on the top floor of the Cooper Design Space.
About 200 children from several after-school programs including Para Los Ninos; Virginia Road Elementary; the Boys & Girls Club of Los Angeles and the Boys & Girls Club of East L.A. attended the party, which was sponsored by the CFF (the philanthropic arm of the California Fashion Association); TALA; the Cooper Design Space; the California Apparel News; the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising; Dale Zizi of Zizi & Associates; and the Ben & Joyce Eisenberg Foundation.
The annual event also draws support from several apparel industry insiders and companies, including Mattel Inc., Ann Davis; CIT Group; Ecotex; Findings Inc.; Fineman West & Co. LLP; Gemma Trims; John Vandenakker; Karen Kane Inc.; AIMS360; Kaufman & Kabani; KWDZ Manufacturing; the Los Angeles Dodgers; the Los Angeles Lakers; Merchant Factors Corp.; Moonbasa USA; Moss Adams LLP; NGC Software; Ragfinders of California; Tricia Landry; and Barbara Lesser /Wearable Integrity Inc.