By Dorothy Crouch | May 24, 2018
With several free-trade agreements in limbo, many Guatemalan factories and American buyers are optimistic about the future of their partnerships together as the Dominican Republic–Central American Free Trade Agreement remains relatively stable.
Keeping pace with a busy trade-show schedule is exciting but exhausting. At the end of a day spent running between appointments, making new connections, visiting with longtime partners and negotiating deals, enjoying a delicious meal or strolling around a unique shop is the perfect way to recharge.
The trade-show world is always spinning at a fast pace as event organizers try to keep up with competition, technology and the latest demands for better shows. We caught up with the executives from several apparel and sourcing events to find out what is on the horizon over the next three years. Take a look at their plans for the future.
New event will feature speakers and experts from all areas of the fashion and retail world.
Swim Week is an annual event packed with fashion shows and trade shows in Miami Beach, Fla.
The Raleigh, N.C.–based Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA) has hired Michael McDonald, the former manager of government relations for the American Apparel & Footwear Association, as its new executive director, a position he assumed March 15.
Inside the vast international exhibition center that houses the newly created Style fair, the brightly colored hand-painted dresses and tops that make up the Yodyoko collection were a standout.
Snow and hail fell on parts of the San Francisco Bay Area on April 16, but it didn’t put much of a damper on business at the Fashion Market Northern California trade show, vendors and show management said.
Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs announced it acquired the Capsule trade show from Reed Exhibitions for an undisclosed amount.
This edition of LA Majors Market, held April 3–5 at the California Market Center during Passover and only days after Easter, offered an elevated mood at many showrooms.
Vendor space was sold out at the LA Men’s Market for its March 27–28 run at the California Market Center.
Buyers fanned out to the various showroom buildings in the Los Angeles Fashion District for the March 12–14 run of Los Angeles Fashion Market, which was highlighting the fashions for Fall/Winter 2018.
One of the first things a new fashion company needs to learn is how to protect its brand. It is the lifeblood of the business.
Now in its 25th year, the Los Angeles International Textile Show at the California Market Center brought together manufacturers, designers and production specialists who attended the three-day show, which took place March 5–7.
Reed Exhibitions named Ron Walden as its group vice president and head of the trade-show giant’s fashion and festival portfolio.