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Apparel1's Blog – November 2008 Archive (13)

Designer Handbag Directory : new handbag site

Just what we needed another handbag website... Doesn't the world already have enough websites catering to handbags??? Clearly many sites exist that promote handbag designers, handbag stores, wholesale handbag suppliers, factories producing handbags etc. So if we have so many pre-existing handbag guides and directories, who is the brainless wonder that would think to create a new site about handbags? Oops.. Well, actually I am the brainless wonder.. Yeah, I am guilty. I simply could not… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on November 30, 2008 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Thank You Fashion Industry : no pilgrim clothing

Today on Thanksgiving, I would like to give thanks to the fashion industry for evolving past pilgrims clothing... Personally, I am glad we did not stick with that trend...

Note: If you currently wear pilgrams clothing, stick with it... Who cares what other people think.. You look marvelous.

Added by Apparel1 on November 27, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Montreal Fashion Week 16th Edition

From March 2 to 5, 2009


Will be held at the Bonsecours Market at the heart of Old Montreal.

On March 2nd to 5th, 2009 it will be Montreal’s turn to strike a pose as the 16th edition of Montreal Fashion Week (MFW) kicks off with some of the best and brightest creative designers here and abroad presenting the 2009-2010 fall-winter collections. Le Showroom, a concept that… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on November 25, 2008 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Screen Printing or Stencil Printing : Printing on Textiles

OK, you probably already know this information. If so, you can simply disregard this post. This message is actually for members that are new to printing on textiles.

Screen printing... Silk, nylon or polyester is used as the screen in this printing process. The silk, nylon or poly screen is spread over the frame which, according to the desired design, has portions of the scren surface covered or enameled by a coating. Covered areas will not tke on the dyestuff (inks). The open areas… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on November 25, 2008 at 7:00am — No Comments

Apparel Industry Bailout : Where was the Textile and Apparel Industry Bailout

If you have not been living under a rock, you have most likely heard a little bit about the U.S Automakers recent request for a $25 Billion dollar bailout. Just as a point of reference if you are not good at math (like me), lets imagine that their was such a thing as a one million dollar bill. Think of what you could do with only "one" of those. If you have 25 thousand million dollar bills, you would have $25 billion dollars. Wow, that is a lot of million dollar bills.

By the… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on November 22, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

Does Height Matter? Regarding Fashion Models

Today as I was walking thru the streets of New York City, I was reminded of the fact that their are many beautiful faces in the world. As they walked by me in the streets, I attempt to evaluate as many beautiful women as possible (don't tell my wife). I thought to myself about how many in the crowd could actually be successful as a professional model.

If we are NOT professional model scouts, what do we think of as the criteria for models. In my personal opinion the words "tall" and… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on November 20, 2008 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Mont Charles de Monaco : Luxury Handbags

Mont Charles de Monaco, one of the first high fashion labels to originate from the prosperous Principality, has revealed its signature collection of sensual handbags, as part of a coordinated plan to revive Monaco's glamorous identity.

They have a Limited Edition Handbag Collection...

Learn more about this luxury handbag brand by reading the… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on November 19, 2008 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Fashion Boutique Under New Ownership : Beverly Hills

Crème Beverly Hills Under New Ownership, Featuring Fresh New Labels and Price Points...

Crème boutique in Beverly Hills is now under new ownership and offering fresh new labels and price-conscious yet stylish clothing and accessories. Now owned by sisters Jenny and Linh Vu since August 2008, the savvy shop just off Beverly Drive carries popular brands including Collective Clothing, Collective… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on November 17, 2008 at 7:00am — No Comments

Visual Inspection of T-shirts - Tip of the Day

How to inspect your t-shirt.

Lay the garment face up on the inspection table in good light.

A) Inspect the collar operation.

B) Inspect the right shoulder seam.

C) Inspect the right armhole.

D) Inspect the right sleeve underarm seam.

E) Inspect the right sleeve hem.

F) Inspect the left shoulder seam.

G) Inspect the left armhole.

H) Inspect the left sleeve underarm seam.

I) Inspect the left sleeve hem.

J) Inspect the bottom… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on November 15, 2008 at 7:00am — No Comments

Consumer Products Safety Improvements Act : CPSIA and GCC form

Let me start by saying I am NOT an authority on this subject. I am learning just as you are and do NOT have all the answers. Below is simply my summary of the CPSIA and GCC form. You MUST do your own research and consult directly with the appropriate agencies or advisors on this subject. Rules and regulations "change" often. This may be time sensitive information. Again, do NOT rely on the accuracy of below. You must do your own research for the most current rules. Use below at your own… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on November 14, 2008 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Giving Shoes

In response to today’s challenging economic climate and a general need for shoes by so many kids across America, Payless is giving $1 million in shoes – more than 65,000 pairs – to families of children in need this holiday season through its first-ever Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids program.

The company is embarking on a grass roots approach through a partnership with localized non-profit organizations nationwide to distribute the shoes gifts. In today’s tight economy, many of these… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on November 12, 2008 at 8:03am — No Comments

Brother Digital Garment Printer

I often receive questions from new designers regarding where they can find printers to create sample runs of their designs. This is not a printing service, but I thought that some of you would be interested in learning about an option of printing your own t-shirts.

The Brother GT-541 uses ink jet technology that prints on many garments in high quality color directly from a computer. This ink jet garment printer is as simple to operate as a… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on November 8, 2008 at 7:00am — No Comments

Third Mannequin Ball : A Twist of the Big Apple - November 22, 2008

11/18/08: UPDATE --- SORRY : I just found out that the Event was POSTPONED. I am not sure what the store is... The update was posted on their website at

Guests to the Ball will be whisked down the red carpet and swept into the thrill of Manhattan, featuring the excitement of the New York fashion scene, authentic cuisine and eclectic entertainment. National and local artists will create art… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on November 1, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments

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