Deborah Belgum

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AAFA Names Recipients of its American Image Awards


The American Apparel & Footwear Association will be presenting its 2017 American Image Awards on April 24 in New York, benefiting the Council of Fashion Designers of America Foundation’s Fashion Manufacturing Initiative.

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Change Is Good for Las Vegas Trade Shows

Change Is Good

Attendees returning to the Las Vegas apparel and textile trade shows found the landscape changed again.

U.S. Economic Engine Expected to Chug Along at a Moderate Pace


In its latest forecast for 2017-2018 released on Feb. 22, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. predicted that the nation’s gross domestic product—the country’s measurement of economic growth—will inch up by 2.2 percent this year and increase to 2.7 percent in 2018.

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Backpack Maker Hex Partners with Streetwear Designer for New Looks


Southern California technology accessories maker Hex works with streetwear fashion icon Alyasha Owerka-Moore to design a travel duffel bag and travel backpack with a vintage look.

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Orange County Fashion Week Starts on March 6


The four-day event will be held in four different locations around Orange County.

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Hong Kong Designers at NYFW


Three Hong Kong designers show off their talent at New York Fashion Week.

What Stumbling Blocks Are in Store This Year for Apparel Makers and Retailers?


The California Apparel News recently spoke with several finance-industry executives about what challenges and bumps in the road apparel manufacturers and retailers are facing this year now that the uncertainty of the presidential election is over, but another set of uncertainties have cropped up under a new administration.

AAPN Conference: Speed to Market Is More Important Than Ever


Maybe everybody should look to Zara—the highly successful Spanish retail chain that can churn out clothing collections in a few weeks—to survive these uncertain fashion times.

The Wet Seal Goes on the Auction Block


Another California clothing venture is selling its brand after declaring Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Nasty Gal Shuttering Los Angeles Operations With Sale to BooHoo


Online clothing vendor Nasty Gal will be spending the next two to three months winding down its Los Angeles operations after British-based fashion online retailer BooHoo won a $20 million bid to buy the company’s intellectual-property assets, trademarks and customer lists.

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