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Ruth E. Carter Celebrated With Walk of Fame Star

COSTUME DESIGN

In honor of her costume-design career that has spanned four decades, the venerable Ruth E. Carter recently received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Curve Connect Sets Its Sights Beyond a Virtual Event, Seeks Status as a Social Medium

Trade Shows

The Comexposium Group’s virtual trade event Curve Connect was hosted Feb. 16–28 as the second edition of this digital production. The platform, which is powered by Grip, will be available for the remainder of the year as Curve Connect organizers seek to transform the trade show into a permanent online destination for its clients.

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In the Evolving D2C World, Noli Yoga Is a Pioneer in the Active Space

Manufacturing

Built on customer trust and forging relationships directly with consumers, Noli Yoga was founded according to a mission that afforded a fashion-driven activewear product through connections with the brand’s clients. What started as a side project for Chief Executive Officer and Creative Director Slava Furman, who was working in a corporate role when the label launched in 2015, Noli Yoga began as a labor of passion. Working with bright colors for the collections, Furman recognized the connection between striking hues and success selling through social media.

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Novoloop Founders Achieve Plastics-Upcycling Breakthrough

Novoloop’s Upcycling Breakthrough

Founded during the college years of friends Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao, the Menlo Park, Calif., BioCellection formed with a goal of developing processes to transform traditionally unrecyclable plastics into materials that could be upcycled into new products.

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A Sweet Anniversary in Making Luxurious T-shirts as Kinetix Turns 16

Manufacturing

Looking back on his 16 years in business, Blayne Siegel, president and founder of Kinetix Casual Luxury, is grateful for his long journey to veteran status in the space of creating luxurious T-shirts and other relaxed styles.

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LA Textile Emerges as International Destination for Sourcing Through Virtual Event

Trade Shows

Building on its momentum from a successful October show, LA Textile was hosted Feb. 24–26 on CMC Uploaded, the California Market Center’s digital platform. This edition of LA Textile was a testament to the virtual production’s growth in only five short months. According to the CMC’s senior manager of events, Matthew Mathiasen, attendance figures for the show doubled from the October edition.

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SoundCommerce Closes $15 Million Series A Financing

E-COMMERCE

Continuing its growth within the consumer-retail industry, the data-platform provider SoundCommerce announced $15 million in Series A financing, aligning with its expansion through hiring, platform capabilities and customer engagement.

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Novoloop Announces Groundbreaking Progress in Plastic-Waste Upcycling

SUSTAINABILITY

Formerly known as BioCellection, Menlo Park, Calif.’s Novoloop announced Feb. 23 an extraordinary advancement in sustainable manufacturing with the launch of XIRC.

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#ArtBlk by Dungeon Forward Features Collaborations With Black Artists

FASHION

Headwear brand Dungeon Forward introduced its #ArtBlk limited capsule collection that features work by Black artists Chuck Styles, XPayne, Melissa A. Mitchell and Nathan Delinois. The collection was launched as an introduction to the brand's new low-top variant of The Sunika Kuraun style.

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First Atlanta Apparel of the Year Sees Pre-Pandemic Traffic

Trade Shows

Exceeding expectations of show producers, the Feb. 2–6 edition of Atlanta Apparel at the AmericasMart in Atlanta saw buyer traffic that equaled January 2020 numbers. With visitors from 46 states, first-time buyers comprised 20 percent of those who attended the market.

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