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Apparel1's Blog – February 2009 Archive (13)

Sam's Club CANADA : closing

For those of you that have been selling clothing to Sam's Club Canada, the show is over. They are closing their six stores.

"Wal-Mart Canada Corp. is closing its small Sam's Club division, which never made it beyond six stores in Ontario, choosing to focus its efforts on the lucrative supercenter format instead."

Note: this has nothing to do with Sam's Club in the USA. They are only closing the "Canada" stores.

Added by Apparel1 on February 27, 2009 at 6:02pm — No Comments

Labeling Requirements for Socks

OK, this rule has been out there for a while, but the fact is that I just saw it today. The good news, is that I do not manufacture socks, so it does not really matter that I did not know this rule. Anyway, as you know the purpose of the Fashion Industry Network is to "educate" ourselves and others regarding topics relevant to fashion. Therefore, I thought it could not hurt for us to occasionally review some of the laws that effect our industry. So, if you are interested, you are welcome to… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on February 26, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Reactive Printing

Trying to educate myself regarding the "reactive printing" process.



Actually, I have not had an easy time locating a perfect (easy to understand) definition of the reactive ink process. Today I actually realized that I do not even have a definition in the Apparel Search Glossary. I will have to work on compiling a good definition. Here are two definitions that I have found that I thought may be of some help.



From… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on February 25, 2009 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Dsquared2 Spring Summer 2009 Fashion Collection



When working on my Fashion Week Videos website, I was getting ready to post a video regarding Dsquared2, and I wanted to learn a bit more about the company. When I visited their site (Dsquared2), I saw images from their advertising campain. Thought it was VERY interesting so I wanted to show you the picture.



"Trial battles: it is a true Fighting Woman who represents the new Dsquared2… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on February 21, 2009 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Fashion Industry Fast Money : State of Fashion Economy

Tonight I was watching Fast Money (a program on CNBC). One of their segments tonight was regarding New York Fashion Week and how it is effected by the consumer slow down. They mentioned a few stats that I thought you might be interested in knowing.



- New York City's Fashion Industry provides 175,000 jobs and $10 Billion in total wages.



I am not sure where they got the stats, so really do not know how correct the numbers are... Anyway, just thought I would pass along the… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on February 20, 2009 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Luca Luca First Designer Showing in The Palm Court

Luca Luca is going to be the first designer ever to show in The Palm Court in The Plaza!



The Luca Luca fashion presentation will take place on Monday, February 16th from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Renowned for sweet, girly dresses with feminine, flirty accents and colors, Luca Luca creates an intimate, salon-style show evocative of the fashion presentations done in Paris during the 1940's by the houses of Chanel and… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on February 14, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

Casual Friday Destroys USA Economy

If someone was to ask you what caused the current economic crisis, you will most likely reply with one of the following:



1) Housing Bubble

2) Greed On Wall Street

3) Political Corruption (the government passed the laws opening the door for "greed on Wall Street" to run wild)

4) Over Extended Consumers (Hey, you have no money and no job, here's your mortgage...)



You may be overlooking the true cause of the economic slow down. After many, many, "seconds" of… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on February 13, 2009 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

Pressure Dyeing : Apparel Printing and Dyeing Definitions Series 7 of 7

Pressure Dyeing : one of the popular methods of coloring textiles whereby the material and the dye liquor are held under steam pressure in a closed jig, kier, or vessel. The plan is to provide a quicker dyeing when temperatures necessary are above the boiling point of 212 degrees Fahrenheit.



The idea behind the Fashion Industry Network is to help educate one another. Therefore, I thought that I would use the blog feature to provide a few definitions regarding… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on February 8, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

Warp Printing : Apparel Printing Definitions Series 6 of 7

Warp Printing : comparable to the principles of printing ordinary clothing except that the mechanical operation is different. Warp yarn is printed on a beam and then it is rewound onto a second beam which is placed in the back of the loom and made ready for the weaving operation. Warp prints give a mélange or mottled effect when woven with plain filling, white or in some light color. Rather popular for coverlets, some dress goods, counterpanes, bedspreads, etc.



The idea behind… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on February 5, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

New York Fashion Week Moving to Lincoln Center September 2010

Here is some news about New York Fashion Week that I thought may be of interest. You probably new this fashion week news before I did, but here it is just in case you missed it..



"Designers will have about 25 percent more space to present their collections in the new location for New York Fashion Week.



Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the organizers of Fashion Week announced Tuesday that the shows will move to Lincoln Center in September 2010.



The new location… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on February 3, 2009 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments

Discharge or Extract Printing : Apparel Printing Definitions Series 4 of 7

Discharge or Extract Printing : used to obtain medium-to-dark colored fabrics with white or colored motifs. The cloth is first piece dyed and color is then discharged or bleached out in certain areas leaving them white. The cloth is then direct-printed and some or all of the white areas are colored to provide the finished effect. Piece dyed is mentioned above... Piece dyeing is the dyeing of fabric in the cut, bolt or piece form. It follows the weaving of the goods and provides a single… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on February 3, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

Soucha Returns to New York's Couture Fashion Week

In a highly anticipated return to New York City, leading Middle Eastern fashion label, Soucha Haute Couture, will present its latest collection of inspired designs at Couture Fashion Week on Friday 13 February 2009 at the world-famous Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.



Learn more about… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on February 1, 2009 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

World of Textile Processing : IMB 2009 Textile Event

IMB 2009

World of Textile Processing

April 21 – 24, 2009

Cologne, Germany



IMB 2009, World of Textile Processing, is a leading international event for all technologies, services and solutions for the processing of flexible materials, including technical textiles.



Exhibit space is still available, but limited. Don’t miss the opportunity to join the “who’s who” of the industry and 600 international market leaders… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on February 1, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

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