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TRADE SHOWS

Active Collective in Huntington Beach, Calif.

By Alison A. Nieder | June 25, 2015

Buyers from department stores, resorts, boutique stores and yoga studios turned out early for the June 23–24 run of Active Collective at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Swim Collective Sets Dates, Plans NY Launch for Active Collective

Swim Collective, the Southern California–based swimwear trade show organized by Shannon Leggett, has set its dates for new activewear show Active Collective, including a new edition in New York.

California Market Center Changes Fashion Market Dates

The California Market Center has realigned the dates it will be holding the next four editions of Los Angeles Fashion Market so they will begin on Mondays and end on Thursdays.

Kingpins Show to Discuss Denim Sustainability in New Conference Concept

To address that issue, denim sustainability will be one of the main topics at the next Kingpins Show, the international denim sourcing show whose next edition will be April 16–18 in Amsterdam.

Las Vegas Roundtable: What to Expect at the Upcoming Trade Shows


Las Vegas Roundtable: What to Expect at the Upcoming Trade Shows


With more than 20 fashion trade shows showcasing a huge selection of products and styles, MAGIC and its satellite shows will give retailers an opportunity to view the latest collections from brands across the country and around the world.

New Exhibitors and Diverse Mix at Fashion Market Northern California


New Exhibitors and Diverse Mix at Fashion Market Northern California


There were several new exhibitors and a range of products from made-in-America apparel and accessories to European collections and moderately priced lines at the Jan. 25–27 run of Fashion Market Northern California at the San Mateo Event Center.

Denim Technology and Innovation on Display at Kingpins New York

Denim Technology and Innovation on Display at Kingpins New York

With representatives from retailers and brands such as Levi Strauss & Co., Target, Urban Outfitters, VF Corp., Express, Marc Jacobs, Bonobos, Gap, Citizens for Humanity and Tommy Hilfiger, the Jan. 20–21 run of the Kingpins denim trade show put the focus on denim innovation and technology.

CALA Prepares for Last Show at the Westin SF Before Moving to New Open-Booth Venue

CALA San Francisco is headed to a new home in March.

Bustling Texworld Showcases Returning Mills and New Exhibitors

Bustling Texworld Showcases Returning Mills and New Exhibitors

Clear winter weather and a holiday opening day helped kick off Texworld USA with busy aisles and booths for the show’s Jan. 21–23 run at the Jacob K. Javits Center.

Something for Everyone


Something for Everyone


As China’s apparel and textile industries compete to maintain their global dominance, similar challenges confront Hong Kong Fashion Week, established more than 40 years ago at a time when many people outside of Asia knew nothing about making clothes in this part of the world.

Active Collective Debuts Alongside Swim Collective

Active Collective Debuts Alongside Swim Collective

Buyer attendance doubled over last August’s edition of Swim Collective, according to Executive Show Director Shannon Leggett. The show ran concurrently with the hard-launch debut of Active Collective at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, Calif., Jan. 15–16. With a maximum total capacity of 130 exhibitors, the shows were sold out months in advance.

New York Editions of Première Vision, Indigo Get Boost From Weak Euro

New York Editions of Première Vision, Indigo Get Boost From Weak Euro

Première Vision New York and Indigo New York returned to Pier 92, on the western edge of Manhattan, for a second time Jan. 13–14. Almost 300 vendors from 24 countries, including a strong showing of Turkish firms, came to exhibit their Spring/Summer 2016 collections in the categories of fashion fabrics, accessories, and textile and surface design.

More Business for Giant T-shirt Market

More Business for Giant T-shirt Market

With screen-printing machines whirring and salespeople talking about the next big thing in T-shirts, the Imprinted Sportswear Show Long Beach ran Jan. 16–18 at the Long Beach Convention Center, located by one of America’s busiest ports, in Long Beach, Calif.

SoCal Materials Show Debuts

SoCal Materials Show Debuts

The debut run of the SoCal Materials Show got off to a brisk start as manufacturers and brands crowded the aisles of the California Market Center’s penthouse on the hunt for sourcing materials for footwear, accessories and apparel.

Small January Market in L.A. Proves to be a Hit with Locals and Upbeat Retailers

Small January Market in L.A. Proves to be a Hit with Locals and Upbeat Retailers

The first Los Angeles Fashion Market of 2015 proved to be surprisingly upbeat for many exhibitors, who reported seeing steady traffic from primarily West Coast retailers.

Sunny Skies & Busy Booths for East Coast Surf Trade Show

Sunny Skies & Busy Booths for East Coast Surf Trade Show

While much of the Eastern Seaboard suffered under a cold snap Jan. 8–10, weather in Orlando, Fla. was a good backdrop to Surf Expo, the veteran trade show for surfing and other water sports.