About California Apparel News

The Apparel News Group, owned by TLM Publishing Inc., has been in business since 1945, producing a website and a range of publications that report on the largest apparel center in the country. It is a privately held company headed by owner Terry L. Martinez. CEO/Publisher Martinez leads a management staff with combined experience of more than a century in publishing and the apparel and related industries.

The company is noted for its full-spectrum customer service, including the ability to create advertisements and other collateral material, special supplements, and innovative marketing concepts, on a fast-turn basis.

It has been a front-runner in covering Los Angeles Fashion Week; supporting industry-specific organizations such as the California Fashion Association, Fashion Business Inc., and the Textile Association of Los Angeles; and sponsoring such events as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios and the L.A. Fashion Awards.

The flagship California Apparel News reaches a select universe of decision-makers and influencers in the apparel and related industries weekly. The newspaper, which is audited by the Circulation Verification Council, is mailed and distributed at more than 100 trade shows annually.


Circulation consists of:

Department, chain, and specialty store buyers;

Manufacturers of apparel, textiles, and accessories;

Suppliers of services and products, including:

  • Financial
  • Technology
  • Real Estate
  • Sourcing
  • Freight
  • Legal
  • Findings & Trimmings
  • Fusings & Bondings
  • Tags & Labels
  • Internet

Manufacturers' representatives & buying offices

Educational institutions, the media & government offices


Editorial coverage includes reportage and analysis of the apparel industry, including:

  • Local, national & international news
  • Trends in fashion & accessories
  • New resources & what’s checking
  • Trade shows
  • Finance & the economy
  • Technology & the Internet
  • Textiles, fabrics & fibers
  • International trade & sourcing
  • Real estate
  • Freight & logistics
  • Educational institutions & associations