CFF & TALA Holiday to Host Party for Downtown LA Kids

For nearly 70 years members of Los Angeles’ textile and apparel community have joined forces to host a holiday party for children from local after-school programs.

This year’s event—the 69th annual—will be held on Dec. 14 at the Cooper Design Space. Hosted by theCalifornia Fashion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the California Fashion Association, and the Textile Association of Los Angeles (TALA), the party will feature gifts, food, dancing and a visit from Santa.

“This is a special event that we look forward to hosting all year. The joyful look on the kids’ faces when they see Santa in a winter wonderland setting is a truly heartwarming experience for everyone involved,” said Steve Hirsh, owner of the Cooper Design Space.

Other event sponsors include the California Apparel News, the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising and the Ben B. & Joyce E. Eisenberg Foundation.

“All children deserve a happy holiday this time of year. When you see how happy the TALA/CFF party makes them, the fun they are having, the food we serve, a visit with Santa and the gifts they receive, it makes us all happier; it just doesn’t get much better than that! There is no better reason to be involved and every reason to get involved,” said TALA member and former president Ann Davis.

For more information or to donate to the event, email