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Between-Market format Works for Growing Region Trade Show The OC Mix

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Providing a relaxed environment for regional contemporary brands and buyers, the OC.Mix Show saw a continued upswing in growth for its third edition, held Sept. 13–14 at the Irvine, Calif., headquarters of organizer Z Supply.

Port of Long Beach Names New Interim Director


The Port of Long Beach is looking for a new chief executive after Jon Slangerup resigned on Sept. 8 to become chairman and chief executive of an aviation technology company in Canada.

What’s at Stake if a Designer’s Name is Part of the Label?


The name game can be a financially dangerous game played by designers every time they create a new label.

TukaTech Takes CAD to the Cloud


Los Angeles–based equipment and software solutions provider Tukatech has introduced Tukacad Professional Edition on the Cloud, a computer-aided pattern making, grading and marker software solution that allows users to begin working with the program as soon as they subscribe.

CCA Names John Bauernfeind Chair of the Fashion Design Program


John Bauernfeind has joined the California College of the Arts as the chair of the Bay Area college’s Fashion Design Program.

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Brazilian Mill Kalimo Opens in DTLA

Kalimo Opens in DTLA

After a successful run at the Los Angeles International Textile Show last March, Brazilian mill Kalimo opened a permanent showroom in downtown Los Angeles.

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Fiber & Fabric: Textile Trends

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Textile Trends

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Retail Industry Focus: Southern California Retail’s New Streets

Retail’s New Streets

Even in a challenging retail market, opportunity knocks for Los Angeles’ shop owners. Entrepreneurs continue to open in the megalopolis’s established retail neighborhoods, but they’re also pioneering newer enclaves.

Chief Executive Paula Schneider Exiting American Apparel


After a tumultuous two-year ride as chief executive of American Apparel, Paula Schneider will be leaving the company on Oct. 3, sources said.

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Heidi Merrick Opening Store in DTLA


Designer Heidi Merrick steps out to explore the retail world.

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Mykita To DTLA

High end eyewear designer Mykita opened in downtown Los Angeles on Sept. 20.

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Pantone Unveils a Palette of Colors for Spring 2017


Looking on the bright side of Spring 2017 fashion.

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Celebrating Textiles in NY

The newly launched New York Textile Month celebrates the textile research and design process, as well the environmental impact of the textile production process.

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Earl Sweatshirt at Space15 Twenty’s UO

Earl Sweatshirt performed at the Urban Outfitters at Space 15 Twenty in Hollywood, and who do you think showed up?

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Mr. De La Torre Goes to N.Y.

Mario De La Torre has been showing his self-named line at Los Angeles Fashion Week since 2014. But Manhattan’s fashion crowd saw the 1970s accented Mario De La Torre line Sept. 9 at the Style Week runway shows New York’s Fashion Week.

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Zanerobe Goes Hip Hop

Australian-founded brand Zanerobe started its Los Angeles pop-up shop with a hip hop beat.

Italian-American Fashion Collaboration


Los Angeles designer Mike Vensel presented a “tableaux vivants” fashion installation at a recent event at the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles’ Westwood neighborhood.

Ships from China and Vietnam Add Route to Port of Oakland


Starting in November, three Asian shipping lines will be establishing routes from Asia to the Port of Oakland.

Ex-CBP Apparel and Textiles Chief Janet Labuda Hired at FormerFedsGroup


For years, Janet Labuda was known as the government’s top dog when it came to enforcing apparel and textile import laws and finding counterfeit goods.

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Milano Unica Bows in New Location, Eyes Possible Date Change in 2017

Milano Unica

Exhibitors and attendees at the Sept. 6–8 run of Italian textile trade show Milano Unica were pleased with the show’s new location at Fiera Milano Rho, the massive convention-center complex located on the outskirts of Milan.