Deborah Belgum

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An Economic Snapshot of 2018 and the Apparel Industry


This year started out with a bang with a vibrant stock market and low interest rates.

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Los Angeles Trade-Technical Fashion Students Take inspiration from Mexico City for Their Designs

Latin Style Influence

The fashion students at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College held their biannual student fashion show where designs covered everything from childrenswear to evening wear.

2018 Retrospective: China Still Dominates U.S. Apparel Imports Despite Trade War With United States


If you thought U.S. clothing companies were shying away from China to make their wide array of imported garments, think again.

2018 Retrospective: Rising Minimum Wage Contributes to Decline in California’s Apparel-Factory Employment


As the minimum wage continues to rise in Los Angeles County and the rest of the state, more apparel manufacturers are opting to move production elsewhere.

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Old Navy Will Pay for Your Lyft Trip

Holiday Shopping

Old Navy will pay for you to come to the store to pick up your online order.

Newsmaker: National Stores Files for Bankruptcy Protection After Half a Century in Business


For years, the Fallas and Factory 2-U stores owned by National Stores have been the favorite shopping spots for consumers in search of a bargain.

Newsmaker: Ilse Metchek, California Fashion Association


For decades now, Ilse Metchek has been the go-to person if you want inside information on anything going on in the California apparel world.

Newsmaker: As the Trade War Turns, So Goes the Economy


This has been a year of uncertainty for the trade world.

Newsmaker: AST Sportswear Inherits Title of Large T-shirt Maker in the United States


For years, AST Sportswear operated under the radar in Orange County, Calif.

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The Pantone Color of the Year Is Selected for 2019

Color Trend

Pantone does its research for the Color of the Year.

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