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Trusting Her Own Voice, Heidi Merrick Steps Away From Wholesale in favor of D2C

Retail

Over the summer, Heidi Merrick began to lay the groundwork for her plan to move away from wholesale partnerships with retailers, forge stronger relationships with her customers and answer only to herself in matters of business.

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Domestic Production Is Central to the TateJones Mission

Manufacturing

In September 2018, high school friends Shawn Harrison and Stacey Horton launched TateJones, a female-founded, Los Angeles–based luxury-basics brand made in the City of the Angels.

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Record Cargo Numbers for August at Port of Los Angeles Could Foreshadow Trouble

Import/Export

After moving 861,081 20-foot equivalent units—or TEUs—the Port of Los Angeles reported this week that it has set a new single-month cargo record for the month of August.

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The Bold and the Beautiful Shine Brightly During Art Hearts Fashion’s NYFW Shows

Art Hearts NYFW

During New York Fashion Week, the Erik Rosete–produced Art Hearts Fashion unveiled its shows Sept. 5–8 at the Angel Orensanz Foundation on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

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Marianna Hewitt and DL1961 Partner on Capsule Collection

FASHION

Los Angeles-based lifestyle blogger Marianna Hewitt has partnered with New York-headquartered DL1961 on a new capsule collection that promotes more-sustainable practices.

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Jordache Unveils Venice Beach-inspired Spring 2020 Collection During NYFW

FASHION

As it celebrates its 40th anniversary, Jordache unveiled its Spring 2020 collection to kick off New York Fashion Week, adding Venice Beach, Calif.-inspired touches.

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Ahead of Next Month’s LA Fashion Week, Moss Adams Announces 2019 MAFI Recipient

MAFI Made

For its 2019 MAFI award, Moss Adams chose Los Angeles–based designer Coral Castillo, whose formal designs with intricate details celebrate strength and femininity.

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NorCal-based and Pacific Northwest Buyers Find Fill-ins and Spring 2020 at CALA SF

CALA SF

On the heels of its inaugural Las Vegas show, the CALA contemporary-apparel trade show hosted its San Francisco edition.

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Vegan Fashion Week Returns to Los Angeles

Events

Returning to Los Angeles for its second installment, Vegan Fashion Week, the ethical-fashion runway and trade-show event, will be hosted Oct. 10–15.

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Surf Expo Canceled as Organizers Prioritize Safety

Trade Shows

The Surf Expo water-sports and beach-lifestyle trade show that was scheduled to be held Sept. 5-7 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., has been canceled due to threats from Hurricane Dorian, which made landfall in the Bahamas on Sept. 1.

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