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European Showcase Doubles In Size For An Expanded Edition Of Spring/Summer 2012 LA Textile

Los Angeles (March 22, 2011) – The Los Angeles International Textile Show (LA TEXTILE) will present its Spring/Summer 2012 edition on Monday – Wednesday, March 28-30, 2011 at the California Market Center (CMC) welcoming more European mills and overall exhibitors than either Show in 2010. This Spring/Summer edition will also see the return of the Lenzing Innovation Pavilion and the Korean Pavilion by KTTA, as well as complimentary daily seminars from renowned trend forecasters and industry experts and a trend installation co-curated by LA TEXTILE and trend partner WGSN.  Additionally, WGSN will host an opening night cocktail reception Monday, March 28, 2011 in the LA TEXTILE lounge located in the Penthouse (13th floor), open to attendees and exhibitors.

“We are thrilled to be returning as a trend partner for the LA TEXTILE Show at the CMC,” said Sally Lohan, Head of Content Americas for WGSN. “Since the CMC now houses our new West Coast headquarters, we wanted to celebrate with an opening night cocktail reception where our LA TEXTILE friends and colleagues could get together, mingle and share information on the different resources we can offer both show attendees and exhibitors.”

Some of our new and returning exhibitors this Show will include Kashish/Vogue Fabrics, Twin Dragon Marketing Inc, Liberty of London Art Fabrics, Nanai Salmon Leather, Alexander Henry Fabrics, Josi Severson, Junior Hagen Ltd, La Stephanoise, Maruwa Shoji, Matsuno Glass Beads, Michael Miller Fabrics, Montgomery Fabrics, Nipkow & Kobelt, Robert Kaufman and many more.

Additionally, many of our European brands will be featured in a special European Showcase located in the Penthouse (13th floor).  The impressive list of companies include AB Creations, Bel Maille, Darquer, Deveaux, John Marshall International, KBC, Elliot Berman Textiles, Fox Fabrics, Juan Boluda, Le Loup Blanc-Pelleray Projects, LK Textiles, Gallus SPA, HOH, Satab Ribbons, Solstiss Bucol and Tessile Group to name a few.

“This Show will mark our 18th anniversary, and we are thrilled to see the growth in numbers of European Mills,” said Oscar Rodriquez, LA TEXTILE Show producer. “The expansion of the Lenzing Innovation Pavilion will also continue to bring our attendees a more diversified group of domestic and international resources.“

The Lenzing Innovation Pavilion will feature twenty four Lenzing affiliated exhibitors participating in showrooms and booths in our Penthouse (13th floor).  Some include American Fabrics Intl, Asher Fabric Concepts, Fessler USA, SG Knits, Zentex, Sextet Fabrics, Manoir Inc, Miroglio, Brittania Mills, Pacific Coast Knitting, Texollini Inc and many more.

KTTA will additionally return with their Korean Pavilion consisting of a selection of Korea’s top textile and sourcing mills including A Jin, Song Young, Seokwang, Tae Yung, Tex Good, Fashion Flying and more.  This Pavilion will be located in the Fashion Theater, off the main lobby.

Other resources for attendees will be LA TEXTILE’s complimentary daily seminar series, taking place Monday – Wednesday with presentations scheduled from WGSN, Design Options, Stylesight, Fashion Snoops, Peclers Paris, The Law Offices of Melissa K. Dagodag and many more.  For a full list of seminar dates and descriptions visit:www.californiamarketcenter.com/latextile.

The Spring/Summer 2012 LA TEXTILE Show will take place Monday – Wednesday, March 28-30, 2011, at the California Market Center (CMC) featuring hundreds of resources for textiles, design and production from North America, Europe and around the globe, in addition to complimentary seminars, trend resources and more.

About the California Market Center (CMC) – The California Market Center is the epicenter of the Los Angeles fashion industry.  Located in the heart of the downtown fashion district since 1963, the CMC is home to hundreds of showrooms and thousands of lines, ranging from kids to contemporary. At the forefront of fashion, the CMC provides a showcase for established brands as well as new and innovative designers, making it a primary destination for buyers, press and tastemakers around the globe. Visit www.californiamarketcenter.com.

About The Los Angeles International Textile Show (LA TEXTILE) – LA TEXTILE is the West Coast’s largest showcase for textiles, trims, design and production resources from around the globe, hosted by the California Market Center (CMC) since 1993.  From hundreds of premium, creative resources to innovative trend reports and fashion culture insights, LA TEXTILE is a forum for fashion direction as much as it is an essential tradeshow for high-quality design materials and production resources.

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The West is Dead: Conservation Meets Classic American Work Wear

CONSERVATION

In an effort to starve the Plains Indians, the United States government sanctioned the extermination of millions of bison. By 1889, the American Bison population had been decimated, their population falling from over 60 million to 1,091 in less than a century. Today, the west is dead and the wild bison are all but extinct. By purchasing our products you are contributing to the preservation of our remaining Wild West.

The West is Dead garments are inspired by classic American work wear and are focused on raising awareness for the conservation of the remaining American Wild West.

LIMITED EDITIONS

There are so many unique details about these garments that make them special.

Especially notable is the limited run of the Chambray shirts and Henleys due to the vintage dead stock buttons found in a single barrel in the back of an old fabric house.

Another unique detail is the combination of 6 uniquely stamped donut rivets, 4 of which spell out “The West is Dead” around the coin pocket.

The unique factors of these garments are endless.

All garments are handmade in the USA

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The Gap Project To Issue Refunds to Designers

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New Shoes for Young & Trendy from Recent Cal-State Fullerton Grad

TASH Folds by TASH Limited debuts an avant-garde twist on the typical vintage-style ballet flat seen on young Hollywood celebrities and girls across the globe alike. Priced from $20 to $40 per pair, the foldable flats are available in a wide range of colors and textures such as shimmery blush and sienna brown patent leather, and are poised to satisfy the glamour- urban style for on-the-go fashionistas. TASH Folds is set to launch April 1, 2011 and can be found in select major online retailers and stores across the United States.

“The TASH girl is an independent gal – a mover, a shaker and a go-getter who stays on top of the trends. Like myself, most women my age lead active and busy lifestyles,” says TASH Limited CEO and designer Natashia Tomek.

The 25-year- old entrepreneur grew up in a modest Fullerton home and finds inspiration from her circle of friends’ eclectic lives, careers and fashion styles. Staying true to the laid-back glamour of Orange County, Tomek sums up her vision for TASH Folds:

“Having the right shoes to complete my outfits are a must – never forgo comfort for fashion, and vice-versa.”

Tomek began her fashion career at 15 years old, starting as a cashier for Boardwalk Skate Shop and was eventually promoted to Head Buyer of all Boardwalk departments. Tomek left Boardwalk and continued to hone her sensibly chic fashion style at Beach Bums as their lead buyer and designer for the company’s private labels – keeping her hands full while earning her Communications degree at Cal State Fullerton. TASH Limited was formed in 2010.

Czech it: www.tashlimited.com

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