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CottonlinksCA: Luxury Blanks Produced Close-to-Home

02/23/2017

Robby Khalek has been producing apparel—domestically and overseas—for well-known brands for nearly 20 years. Recently, he saw a void in the market for a well-made blank T-shirt and launched CottonlinksCA.

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Coach…In Virtual Reality

02/23/2017

The runway show for Coach 1941 made fashion headlines during New York Fashion Week earlier this month, the brand unveiled a virtual reality experience of the show available at some of its stores.

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Textile Preview Textile Trends

02/23/2017

Textile Trends

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Textile Preview: Fiber & Fabric Spotlight

02/23/2017

Fiber & Fabric Spotlight

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Invista’s Cordura Introduces Ultra-Strong Nylon-6.6 Staple Fiber

02/23/2017

Invista, the Wichita, Kan.–based maker of Lycra and Cordura fibers, has introduced a new high-strength Cordura, made with the company’s T420HT fiber technology.

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A&E Launches Reflective Thread

02/23/2017

American & Efird, the Mount Holly, N.C.–based industrial sewing thread maker, has introduced Anefil Reflector reflective thread.

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Lenzing Launched Tencel Brand Shop at ShopStyle

02/23/2017

Lenzing, the Austrian company that makes Tencel fibers, has partnered with fashion search engine ShopStyle to open The Tencel Denim Shop.

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Fabiana Milazzo to Melrose Place

02/23/2017

Fabiana Milazzo’s styles have graced red carpets and glamorous salons in her native Brazil since 2000. On Feb. 22, she officially bought her brand to America.

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Herbert Fink, Rodeo Drive Founding Father, 93

02/23/2017

Herbert Fink, one of the founding fathers of Rodeo Drive’s designer and high-end retail scene, died Feb. 18 at his home in Los Angeles’ Bel-Air neighborhood. He was 93.

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AAFA Names Recipients of its American Image Awards

02/23/2017

The American Apparel & Footwear Association will be presenting its 2017 American Image Awards on April 24 in New York, benefiting the Council of Fashion Designers of America Foundation’s Fashion Manufacturing Initiative.

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Brooks Joins Element

02/23/2017

David Brooks was named global general manager of Irvine, Calif.–headquartered brand Element, a division of Billabong International Ltd.

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Change Is Good for Las Vegas Trade Shows

02/23/2017

Attendees returning to the Las Vegas apparel and textile trade shows found the landscape changed again.

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Apparel Manufacturers, Textile Makers Take on Administration’s Hot-Button Issues

02/23/2017

Julie Hughes, president of the U.S. Fashion Industry Association, and Augustine Tantillo, president and chief executive officer of the National Council of Textile Organizations, discussed their group members’ view on everything from a proposed border tax on goods coming from Mexico to the fate of the Trans-Pacific Partnership at a recent live webcast.

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What’s Checking: Beverly Hills Boutiques Thriving

02/23/2017

Peppered around the corporate juggernauts on Rodeo Drive and department stores lining Wilshire, the boutiques of Beverly Hills take advantage of their intimate settings to thrive.

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U.S. Economic Engine Expected to Chug Along at a Moderate Pace

02/22/2017

In its latest forecast for 2017-2018 released on Feb. 22, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. predicted that the nation’s gross domestic product—the country’s measurement of economic growth—will inch up by 2.2 percent this year and increase to 2.7 percent in 2018.

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Celine Dion's New Gig

02/21/2017

Singer Celine Dion introduced her self-named Celine Dion Collection accessories line at the Project Womens show on Feb.21.

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Backpack Maker Hex Partners with Streetwear Designer for New Looks

02/20/2017

Southern California technology accessories maker Hex works with streetwear fashion icon Alyasha Owerka-Moore to design a travel duffel bag and travel backpack with a vintage look.

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Ivan Bitton Style House’s Runway Show

02/20/2017

Ivan Bitton Style House keeps a focus on emerging fashion. On Feb. 13, it produced a runway show for International Condom Day.

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Finding Vintage Inspiration in DTLA

02/19/2017

Inspiration 2017 was held at The Reef in downtown LA on Feb. 10 and 11. The two-day show featured American and Japanese companies offering vintage to contemporary fashions and accessories for sale and exhibit.

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Outdoor Retailer to Leave Salt Lake City Over Utah Gov's Stance on Public Land

02/17/2017

The Outdoor Retailer show is saying goodbye to Salt Lake City after exhibiting there for more than 20 years, the major trade show is shopping around for new venues in other cities.

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