Deborah Belgum

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Run Wild With the Ponies

Isle Poni Lo

In her first luxury swimwear collection ever designed, Ashley Morgan Foster knew she wanted it to be as ecologically viable as possible.

West Coast Dockworkers and Port Employers Make Progress in Negotiations

Import & Export

The long and drawn-out contract negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association took a giant step forward.

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WWIN Caters to Specialty Stores

Trade Shows

All six ballrooms were packed at the Women’s Wear in Nevada (WWIN) show, which took place Aug. 18–21 at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

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Capsule Is Compact

Trade Shows

Many exhibiting and wandering through the Capsule show, an edited collection of everything hip in the world of apparel and accessories, enjoyed the airy feeling of the event, held Aug. 18–20 at The Venetian ballroom along with the other five shows that make up the relatively new Modern Assembly group.

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New Sources at Sourcing at MAGIC

Trade Shows

Walking into Sourcing at MAGIC at the Las Vegas Convention Center is a little bit like taking a trip to the United Nations. It seems that just about every region or country in the world has sent a group of apparel or shoe manufacturers in search of new business.

How Denim Trends: How Unskinny Can Denim Get?

Manufacturing

Trend forecasters say there is a shake-up occurring in the denim world as we know it.

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The Hello Kitty Convention in L.A.

Fun stuff

The first-official Hello Kitty fan convention will be held in downtown L.A. in late October.

New Direction for Barbara Lesser as Company Revamps

Manufacturing

Designer Barbara Lesser, who for more than 20 years ran the Barbara Lesser and Fibers by Barbara Lesser labels with her husband, Mark Lesser, is restructuring the company to a smaller model.

Africa Could Be the Next Frontier With AGOA

Import & Export

China may be the apparel factory to the world, but one day Africa could be right up there with the powerhouse manufacturer.

Gap Stores Headed for Expansion in India

Retail

Gap Inc. plans to tap into the purchasing power of 1.2 billion people in India with the debut of 40 franchised stores that will open next year.

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