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Bridging the Cultural Divide Through Fashion

Fashion

For Alexander Andronescu, becoming immersed in Middle Eastern and south Asian cultures was not something that was passed down to generations in his family.

Shop & Dine

Trade Shows

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.

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High-tech and High-speed at Guatemala's Apparel Sourcing

Trade Shows

During the 27th-annual Apparel Sourcing Show in Guatemala City, attendees found the latest in new technology and textiles.

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FabFitFun Partnership with P.S. - I Made This … Promotes DIY

Fashion

West Hollywood-based beauty-and-fashion subscription box service FabFitFun brings the do-it-yourself (DIY) spirit to its members through a partnership with New York's DIY master Erica Domesek, whose lifestyle brand P.S. - I Made This ... has become the destination for maker enthusiasts.

Cotton Prices Are Rising—Whose Fault Is It?

Textiles

Hovering at approximately 85 cents a pound this week, cotton has been selling at record highs not seen in four years. The causes vary, but there is one issue taking a lot of the blame—the looming trade war between the United States and China.

Upgraded 3D Platforms Go High-tech

Technology

The age of fast fashion has led to a need for faster design technology, but breakthroughs to produce a better 3-D platform have been moving slowly. During the first half of 2018, leaders in the apparel-technology segment have elevated their digital solutions to generate realistic patterns, accurate samples and streamline product lifecycle management (PLM).

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Fabletics Launches Capsule to Support Girl Up

Fashion

Building upon their partnership that started in 2016, Fabletics will support Girls Up--the United Nations initiative that promotes gender equality--with a limited-edition capsule collection.

Designer Candice Cuoco Sees Inspiration in Her Move to Los Angeles

Manufacturing

In the past, Candice Cuoco’s connection to Los Angeles was when she traveled down from her native Bay Area eight times a year, spending two weeks in the city during each visit to source materials. Now a place she calls home, Los Angeles provides a lot more than valuable manufacturing and fabric sourcing.

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Ghost Flower Blends Apparel Innovation With Eastern Medicine

Acupressure Activewear

When avid tennis player and marathon runner Susie Peebler woke up one morning unable to move, she couldn’t understand the cause of her injury. After her doctor recommended back surgery, she instead self-healed through yoga. As a geophysicist, Peebler wanted to know the scientific reasons behind her relief and sought answers through Chinese medicine.

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Upcycle Stands Up for Sustainable Manufacturing

Reduce. Reuse. Upcycle.

After 16 years at American Apparel, Tabitha Vogelsong and John Chung were on a mission to create a responsible apparel brand.

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