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U.S. Tariffs on Textile Imports From China Leads to Trade Opportunities Elsewhere

Tariffs to Shift Relationships

With new tariffs being placed on textiles coming from China, many U.S. fabric importers are scrambling to find new textile trading partners whose goods are not subject to the recently imposed 10 percent tariff that could rise to 25 percent at the beginning of the year.

L.A. Designer Pawan Kumar and Lenzing to Debut Midnight Blues at Kingpins


At next week’s Kingpins Amsterdam—the denim trade show that runs Oct. 24–25—attendees will see the unveiling of a new collaboration between global textile company Lenzing of Austria and Los Angeles designer Pawan Kumar.

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Sustainable Fashion Leaders Meet in DTLA for the Pollima Material Revolution


During Los Angeles Fashion Week, sustainable-fashion consultant group Pollima brought together brands, designers, investors and manufacturers at downtown's Ren Gallery.

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Parks Project and National Geographic Launch Capsule Collection


A new capsule collection launched this week by Parks Project and National Geographic will benefit parkland in the United States.

Discount Retail Favored by U.S. Consumers Regardless of Age or Income


In the United States, shoppers of different ages and income levels are bargain hunting as consumer culture continues to demand discounted goods.

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Los Angeles Market Week Takes Off With Some Big Changes

Changes at L.A. Market

October ushers in one of the more important Los Angeles Market Weeks when showrooms in the downtown L.A. Fashion District are unveiling their Spring/Summer ’19 lines but still filling in orders for late Fall and Resort.

A Fresh Look at the L.A. Textile Show Keeps Exhibitors Optimistic and Impresses Attendees

Trade Shows

Showcasing the latest trends in textiles, the L.A. Textile show at the California Market Center in downtown Los Angeles brought together vendors and buyers to conduct business for Fall/Winter 2019/2020.

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Sustainable Fashion Forum at L.A. Textile Brings Industry Leaders Into the Eco Discussion

Sustainable Fashion Forum

Sustainability is the buzzword swirling around the fashion and textile industries these days.

L.A. Textile Show Reflects Apparel Industry Changes and CMC Transition

Trade Shows

During this week’s L.A. Textile show, attendees experienced the fruits of a new initiative to refresh the biannual event, which took place Oct. 3–5 at the California Market Center in downtown Los Angeles.

California Fashion Students Honored at Awards Luncheon


Marking its 15th year honoring California-based student designers, the California Fashion Foundation—the California Fashion Association’s philanthropic organization—recently hosted its annual scholarship-awards luncheon.

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