FASHION COMPLIANCE

Helping designers, retailers and importers understand the rules governing apparel so they can avoid the pitfalls of non-compliance with regulations when selling apparel or home fashions in the usa

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Ah… So many ways to wear these awesome upcycled bags by New Orleans based Repurposed Nola, who salvages belts/hardware, designer upholstery remnants and other local sources including from PJs Coffee shops. Showcased tonight at the Noche Verde event by Drake Natural and Build a Better Planet. Love it!

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Introducing the Freestyle Fashion Conference! 

Gain the education most valuable to you + make meaningful connections.


DISCOUNT CODE: FASHCOMPLIANCE for 15% off


 The Freestyle Fashion Conference offers attendees a unique learning experience, while providing an environment that lends towards building meaningful connections. The program is comprised of a series of focused classes related to the business of Fashion. All sessions are taught by experts with very specific domain expertise. This is a great opportunity for brands, retailers, creatives, and business development professionals working in Fashion, Retail, or Technology!

Whether you are a fashion startup manufacturing in the U.S. or importing some or all of your merchandise from abroad, this program is for you!








List of featured classes: 






- Kickstart Your Brand, w/ Kickstarter



- Work Smarter by Leveraging Technology w/ Netcurate 


- Accelerate Your Growth w/ NY Fashion Tech Lab



- Digital Marketing Hacks w/ Search Decoder



- Building a Badass Brand w/ Worstofall Design & Madoff Productions



- Fashion Tech Investment Research w/ FashInvest



- Pop Up Retail Strategy w/ Lion’esque Group



- Email Marketing - Building Relationships that Sell w/ Fashmark


- 
Wearable Tech & The Future of Commerce w/ Third Wave Fashion


- 
How to Build a Successful, Data-Driven Commerce Brand w/ Tycoon



- Positioning Your Startup For Funding w/ Comcast Ventures



- Next Level Sh*t: Native Advertising w/ Wandering 





FOR TICKETS:


September 27, 2014 - NYC



Discount Code:  15% off w/ “FASHCOMPLIANCE”






http://freestyleconference.com

Introducing the Freestyle Fashion Conference! 

Gain the education most valuable to you + make meaningful connections.

DISCOUNT CODE: FASHCOMPLIANCE for 15% off

 The Freestyle Fashion Conference offers attendees a unique learning experience, while providing an environment that lends towards building meaningful connections. The program is comprised of a series of focused classes related to the business of Fashion. All sessions are taught by experts with very specific domain expertise. This is a great opportunity for brands, retailers, creatives, and business development professionals working in Fashion, Retail, or Technology!

Whether you are a fashion startup manufacturing in the U.S. or importing some or all of your merchandise from abroad, this program is for you!

List of featured classes: 


- Kickstart Your Brand, w/ Kickstarter


- Work Smarter by Leveraging Technology w/ Netcurate 

- Accelerate Your Growth w/ NY Fashion Tech Lab


- Digital Marketing Hacks w/ Search Decoder


- Building a Badass Brand w/ Worstofall Design & Madoff Productions


- Fashion Tech Investment Research w/ FashInvest


- Pop Up Retail Strategy w/ Lion’esque Group


- Email Marketing - Building Relationships that Sell w/ Fashmark

- 
Wearable Tech & The Future of Commerce w/ Third Wave Fashion

- 
How to Build a Successful, Data-Driven Commerce Brand w/ Tycoon


- Positioning Your Startup For Funding w/ Comcast Ventures


- Next Level Sh*t: Native Advertising w/ Wandering 

FOR TICKETS:

September 27, 2014 - NYC


Discount Code:  15% off w/ “FASHCOMPLIANCE”


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I recently attended the most beautiful trend presentation for Fall/Winter 2015/16 presented by the Italian group, Lineapelle. The crux of the presentation revolved around light, and specifically asked us to consider, “what influence does light play in our lives?” and “what’s it’s role in the modern world?”

 

Against the premise that “color is light,” and that we are seeing a shift towards transparencies and whitening, Lineapelle’s color trends were as follows.

 

Trend #1, called “DETOX,” includes softer and lighter pastels.

 

Trend #2, entitled “TONING,” is about seeing life through saturated colors.  

 

Trend #3, called “EX BLACK,” moves away from strictly black to one that incorporates a heavy addition of black in to colors to it give an effect of being almost black.  

 

Trend #4, called “DECANTER,” is made up of deep and warm purples.

 

Some of the notable observations of what is trending included that

1) There’s a crossover between food and fashion.

 

2) There’s a new attitude of what beauty means, and with it is a move towards authenticity and “normality” including the embracing of our (women’s) curves as well as a “selfie” aesthetic.”

 

3) We’re seeing natural fibers, including tweeds, together with precise tailoring to create a contemporary feeling and nostalgia at same time

 

4) We are seeing a push to take back control of what we are doing and going “hyperlocal” with an emphasis on starting with quality materials. 

 

5) Textiles will be light, airy and curvy.

 

6) There’s a strive for simplicity and minimalism but with character, and smooth clean finishes.

 

7) There’s a visionary aspect of the season that includes intelligent fibers and products, and wearable technology.

 

8) Imperfection is the new perfection.

 

9) We’re seeing strong leather e.g., grained leather in camel and oak colors, and steel influences.

 

10) Oxidization, cracked finishes and polishes or glosses and emerging as trends.

 

11) Gold’s prominence is taking a back seat and we’re seeing it in smaller details now, more as embellishments.

 

12) Upholstery looks, and very ornate and rich patterns are trending.

 

13) Reflected geometries.

 

14) Fashion is interested in automobile design - smooth designs.

 

15) Maxi length in coats and dresses.

 

16) An oversizing of minimal.

 

 Hope you enjoyed reading this trend information!

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Even the “Chloé” brand recognizes that selling in the state of California has its own peculiarities, as shown by this women’s shirt which has a hang tag on it with a CA Proposition 65 warning label attached to it indicating that it contains a chemical known to cause cancer.  Could it be a chemical residue from the dye?  We’re not sure… For more on Prop 65, click here:  http://bit.ly/1AEEBxJ

Even the “Chloé” brand recognizes that selling in the state of California has its own peculiarities, as shown by this women’s shirt which has a hang tag on it with a CA Proposition 65 warning label attached to it indicating that it contains a chemical known to cause cancer.  Could it be a chemical residue from the dye?  We’re not sure… For more on Prop 65, click here:  http://bit.ly/1AEEBxJ

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Washington DC Gets Ready to Discuss AGOA, Textiles From Africa, and More
On Friday August 1, 2014, the Civil Society of the AGOA Forum will be hosting its own two-day meeting under the theme “AGOA: Re-Authorization beyond 2015.”  Time is running out to register but you still can here.
The purpose of this meeting is to come up with written recommendations for presentation to the Ministerial Session of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) during the Africa Summit beginning August 5, 2014.
As described by the AGOA Civil Society Network, the AGOA “is a trade mechanism that was passed by the US Government in 2000 to encourage US-Africa trade.
-          AGOA currently provides the 40 AGOA-eligible countries with:
-          Most liberal access to US markets for any country or region without at free trade agreement
-          Reinforced Africa reform and development efforts, and
-          Access to US credit and technical expertise.”
Other posts related to AGOA and textiles can be found here.
The Foundation for Democracy in Africa is likewise hosting an event entitled “AGOA CSO Session: 13th US-Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation AGOA Forum.  This event will have a focus on human rights and democratic reform, among other topics.  Tickets are free but registration is required.
Questions or comments? Post below or email me at clark.deanna@gmail.com
Keep up with me at www.fashioncompliance.com or:
On Facebook at www.facebook.com/FashionCompliance
On Twitter @fashcompliance

Washington DC Gets Ready to Discuss AGOA, Textiles From Africa, and More

On Friday August 1, 2014, the Civil Society of the AGOA Forum will be hosting its own two-day meeting under the theme “AGOA: Re-Authorization beyond 2015.”  Time is running out to register but you still can here.

The purpose of this meeting is to come up with written recommendations for presentation to the Ministerial Session of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) during the Africa Summit beginning August 5, 2014.

As described by the AGOA Civil Society Network, the AGOA “is a trade mechanism that was passed by the US Government in 2000 to encourage US-Africa trade.

-          AGOA currently provides the 40 AGOA-eligible countries with:

-          Most liberal access to US markets for any country or region without at free trade agreement

-          Reinforced Africa reform and development efforts, and

-          Access to US credit and technical expertise.”

Other posts related to AGOA and textiles can be found here.

The Foundation for Democracy in Africa is likewise hosting an event entitled “AGOA CSO Session: 13th US-Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation AGOA Forum.  This event will have a focus on human rights and democratic reform, among other topics.  Tickets are free but registration is required.

Questions or comments? Post below or email me at clark.deanna@gmail.com

Keep up with me at www.fashioncompliance.com or:

On Facebook at www.facebook.com/FashionCompliance

On Twitter @fashcompliance

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