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Pink’s Hot Dogs Gets a Taste of Fashion With Petals and Peacocks

03/31/2020

Pink’s Hot Dogs has been serving scores of different varieties of frankfurters for 81 years.

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New Hire at IMC

03/31/2020

Amid a shifting trade-show calendar, International Market Centers announced a new addition to its Buyer Services team.

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Gap Inc. Furloughs Bricks-and-Mortar Employees

03/31/2020

Gap Inc. is the latest large specialty retailer to announce that it would furlough its employees.

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Fashion Manufacturers Mobilized by Government to Fight Coronavirus

03/31/2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, government and apparel manufacturers have started working together to compensate for a shortfall in personal protective equipment such as face masks and hospital gowns.

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Macy’s to Furlough Most of Its Employees

03/30/2020

The legacy department store Macy’s Inc. announced on March 30 that it would furlough most of its 125,000 employees beginning April 1.

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Earlier Dates Secured for Rescheduled Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas

03/30/2020

Event producer Messe Frankfurt’s Atlanta-based subsidiary, Messe Frankfurt North America, announced earlier this month that its sibling technical-textile and equipment trade shows Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas would be postponed until December due to concerns surrounding COVID-19.

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Retailers React to Coronavirus Epidemic by Shifting More Biz Online

03/30/2020

Hundreds of boutique owners are faced with an economy that has screeched to a halt, but many have been improvising and developing new ways to drive sales to their companies.

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Actor Ethan Cutkosky's Khaotic Collective Drops New Line

03/26/2020

“The term that I like to use is psychedelic," Cutkosky said." ‘Psy’ means mind. ‘Del’ means reveal. It’s mind revealing. A lot of the designs are based around those terms,” he said of Khaotic Collective

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House Approves $2 Trillion COVID-19 Stimulus Package

03/26/2020

The United States House of Representatives approved a $2 trillion stimulus bill on March 27 as a response to the impact of COVID-19.

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Bldwn Brand Shutters Business

03/26/2020

With its premium-denim roots in Kansas City, Mo., and Los Angeles, the Bldwn lifestyle brand quickly became a favorite in the fashion industry following its 2009 debut as Baldwin.

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Color Bars x Aaliyah Launches as an Homage to Singer's Legacy

03/25/2020

Color Bars founder and skate-industry veteran Andy Netkin pays tribute to late music idol Aaliyah with a new collection that relies on archived imagery that has been archived for nearly 20 years.

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Asking for Help and Clear Communication Can Aid Businesses During Coronavirus Crisis

03/25/2020

Since the COVID-19 crisis began, business consultants have been fielding questions regarding how companies can navigate the financial slowdowns that will impact their companies during the next quarter and beyond.

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Kingpins Launches Kingpins24; PI Apparel Postponements and FMNC Canceled

03/25/2020

Navigating through the effects COVID-19 has had on the apparel industry, trade-show producers have been left with few options—postpone, cancel or start being a bit creative.

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Alexandra Grant Gives Love to Project Angel Food Through Sale of Oscar de la Renta Designs

03/24/2020

After her March 12 art exhibition at the Oscar de la Renta on Melrose Place was canceled due to COVID-19 fears, artist Alexandra Grant shifted the event into an online act of goodwill to benefit Project Angel Food.

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Trading Fashion For Face Masks, Designers Respond to Coronavirus

03/24/2020

The fashion business has ground to a halt because of the Coronavirus epidemic. But fashion designers and apparel manufacturers responded to the pandemic by changing their game.

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Volcom Furloughs 75 Percent of Its Workers While Making Plans to Ramp Up

03/24/2020

Action-sports brand Volcom furloughed 75 percent of its U.S. employees last week and all of its European employees.

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Candice Cuoco Talks On Making Styles for Lady Gaga’s "Stupid Love"

03/23/2020

Lady Gaga made a return to the dance floor last month when she released the song "Stupid Love." Like everything else Gaga, fashion was a big deal and Los Angeles designer Candice Cuoco made some styles for the "Stupid Love" video.

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California Apparel Manufacturers Make Face Masks for COVID-19 Pandemic

03/23/2020

There has been a shortage of face masks and surgical gear as the COVID-19 pandemic progresses. Some California apparel manufacturers have stepped up to meet the challenge of serving the medical community and the public during this time.

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Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James and Land’s End Dive Into Swimwear

03/20/2020

Reese Witherspoon and Land's End recently partnered to develop Draper James x Land’s End, a limited-edition women’s swimwear collection.

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Ética Observes World Water Day With Water.org

03/20/2020

World Water Day falls on March 22 and ecologically conscientious denim and elevated-basics brand Ética is putting its money into its mission by supporting Water.org.

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