About California Apparel News

The Apparel News Group, owned by TLM Publishing Inc., has been in business since 1945, producing a website and a range of publications that report on the largest apparel center in the country. It is a privately held company headed by owner Terry L. Martinez. CEO/Publisher Martinez leads a management staff with combined experience of more than a century in publishing and the apparel and related industries.

The company is noted for its full-spectrum customer service, including the ability to create advertisements and other collateral material, special supplements, and innovative marketing concepts, on a fast-turn basis.

It has been a front-runner in covering Los Angeles Fashion Week; supporting industry-specific organizations such as the California Fashion Association, Fashion Business Inc., and the Textile Association of Los Angeles; and sponsoring such events as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios and the L.A. Fashion Awards.

The flagship California Apparel News reaches a select universe of decision-makers and influencers in the apparel and related industries weekly. The BPA-audited newspaper is mailed and distributed at more than 100 trade shows annually.


Circulation consists of:

Department, chain, and specialty store buyers;

Manufacturers of apparel, textiles, and accessories;

Suppliers of services and products, including:

  • Financial
  • Technology
  • Real Estate
  • Sourcing
  • Freight
  • Legal
  • Findings & Trimmings
  • Fusings & Bondings
  • Tags & Labels
  • Internet

Manufacturers' representatives & buying offices

Educational institutions, the media & government offices


Editorial coverage includes reportage and analysis of the apparel industry, including:

  • Local, national & international news
  • Trends in fashion & accessories
  • New resources & what’s checking
  • Trade shows
  • Finance & the economy
  • Technology & the Internet
  • Textiles, fabrics & fibers
  • International trade & sourcing
  • Real estate
  • Freight & logistics
  • Educational institutions & associations