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Fashion Focus Chicago 2012

Fashion Focus Chicago is always a fun week full of fashion shows and other industry events. Here's a few photos from this week's festivities: 10/19: Macy's Chicago Fashion Incubator show with my colleagues from The Apparel Agency.     10/20: StyleChicago.com Art of Fashion 2012 Show. Attended with my colleagues from The Apparel Agency. We worked on…
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Prepping for Fashion Focus Chicago. Last minute alterations to your look require sewing in heels.

NEW Wholesale Fabric Show – Low Minimums!

Update 1/4/12: The full information including registration can be found here: http://www.dgexpo.net/ Show will be held on February 6 & 7, 2012. In addition to the show, there will be seminars on topics including fashion business, online retailing, costing, branding, and sourcing. That's right, a fabric show targeted to the independent designer, with low minimums! The…
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Made in America – Gaining Popularity

I have always thought that having clothing and other products made in America was an important issue. We as a country have long been outsourcing jobs and importing goods, and apparel and sewn products make up a huge amount of those imported goods. A recent poll by Adweek Media/Harris Poll showed that 61% of Americans…
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