NINObrand Baring Source Code to Fashionistas


NinoBrand Fashions

NINObrand is going to start baring its "source code" to the public. They take the first step toward that mission by making a special selection of their carefully engineered patterns available to the public market. You can browse those patterns by visiting their website.

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Celine Bernaerts Makeup Artist Tutorial


Makeup Artist
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Let's Be Better Humans Tee


Actress and dancer Jenna Dewan has posted mirror selfie in LULUSIMONSTUDIO's "Let's Be Better Humans" Tee ($29). 

Jenna Dewan Tee & Panties 2020
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Due to the impact of Covid-19 and the disruption of traditional trade shows and buyer/press meetings, Swim Week Calendar has created SWIMMRKT, a digital directory to connect buyers and press with swimwear brands.

SWIMMRKT is exclusively for the swimwear industry.  They offer brand listings in one or multiple categories including Designer / Contemporary, Mens, Missy, Kids, Performance, Plus Size, and Sustainable,Accessories, Resort, and link an image to either a website or linesheet. They have also added Fabrics & Trims vendors as well as Model/Influencer Agencies as resource pages.

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Eco-Friendly Facemasks by Allmask


Allmade®, the t-shirt company that has sold over a million eco-friendly t-shirts made for comfort, durability, and eco consciousness, announced earlier this week their new initiative:  Allmask™ face masks, which are the first eco-friendly face masks on the market. These reusable face masks are produced with the same Allmade fabric which is made of a unique blend built from 50% Repreve® polyester which is made from recycled plastic, 25% organic cotton which is grown in the United States, and 25% TENCEL™ Modal, which has antimicrobial properties. Allmask face masks are made in California in a government-approved facility that provides a living wage to employees. Unlike other face masks, the seam placement on the mask allows it to fit securely and comfortably on the face and covers the cheeks. It features an adjustable metal piece on the bridge of the nose, which provides an accurate fit and puts an end to foggy glasses. The mask has comfortable elastic head straps, comes in a variety of colors, and is machine washable. In the last 30 days, over a hundred thousand Allmasks have been purchased or donated to countries all over the world.

Allmask Facemasks

Fits over N95 as a cover! The Allmask also fits over the top of N95 disposable mask allowing it to last longer due to the washable protective layer on top. 

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Phyllis Galembo Face Mask Exhibit


Face Mask Illustration
llustration by Raquel Ramirez

“For many people all over the world now, creating and wearing face masks feels like a way they can reclaim some personal power during the pandemic,” said photographer Phyllis Galembo. (illustration by Raquel Ramirez)

Museum Show About African Mask-Making Traditions Takes on New Meanings at the Boca Raton Museum of Art

Phyllis Galembo: Maske

The large-scale photographs by Galembo capture the transformative power of the African masquerade. 

Her striking photographic series of contemporary mask rituals has drawn national and international critical acclaim.

For more than 30 years, Phyllis Galembo has traveled around the world to photograph participants in contemporary mask-making and masquerade events that range from traditional religious ceremonies to secular celebrations.

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Jana Kramer Corsetry Legging


Jana Kramer shared an image on Instagram wearing Ultracor! The mom and musician opted for a cozy look while taking some time to reflect and journal in the Corsetry Legging ($198 at 

Corsetry Legging
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J.Crew Parent Chinos Holdings Files Chapter 11


OK, it actually happened.  The parent company of J.Crew Group, Inc., Chinos Holdings, Inc. and certain affiliates, have filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

On May 4, 2020 J.Crew Group, Inc. announced it has reached an agreement with its lenders holding approximately 71% of its Term Loan and approximately 78% of its IPCo Notes, as well as with its financial sponsors, under which the Company will restructure its debt and deleverage its balance sheet, positioning J.Crew and Madewell for long-term success.

Under the terms of the Transaction Support Agreement ("TSA"), the Company's lenders will convert approximately $1.65 billion of the Company's debt into equity. 

To facilitate the restructuring contemplated by the TSA, the parent company of J.Crew Group, Inc., Chinos Holdings, Inc. and certain affiliates, have filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. 

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J.Crew Bankruptcy Question Mark


Is J.Crew going to file for Bankruptcy?  Let's hope not, but sure sounds possible.

J.Crew operates 182 J.Crew stores and 140 Madewell stores.

CNBC has an article hinting at the possible Bankruptcy at 

Face Mask Manufacturing Los Angeles


Made at a screen printing facility in downtown Los Angeles.

Level Press has been called upon by the mayors office in Los Angeles to activate the factory for cloth face covering production. They are 100% committed to winning the war against Covid-19 and earlier this month they had dedicated 100% of their available resources to cutting and sewing face masks from up-cycled brand new tee shirts at the factory.

There are hospitals being erected in community centers and auditoriums. Nurses and doctors are being called out of retirement to assist. Society has shut down and we are all doing our part to fight by maintaining proper social distancing. Desperate times call for desperate measures. 

The efforts to produce cloth face masks and uniforms for the front lines are essential to aid the fight. The Let's Print Los Angeles t-shirt factory is turned into a mask making factory
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New Sustainable T-shirt Collection


Unifi teamed up with Disney, who is debuting a new sustainable t-shirt collection made with REPREVE recycled performance fiber. Plastic bottles collected from Disney parks before the COVID pandemic were turned into REPREVE and are used in the new retro Mickey & Co. collection. 

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USA Fiber, Yarn, Sewing, Fight Against COVID-19


Yes, manufacturing in the United States contributes greatly to the fight against COVID-19.  Learn about fabric suppliers & sewing facilities in the USA that are stepping up.  And guess what these suppliers have in common.  They are obtaining yarn or fiber from Unifi.

Unifi, Inc. one of the world's leading innovators in recycled and synthetic yarns, recognizes the hard work that its customers are doing in supplying critical products during the COVID-19 pandemic. Unifi supplies yarns and fibers to more than 100 companies that are producing the masks, gowns and other personal protective equipment needed by our first responders, medical personnel and military. 

“We have customers actively engaged in the fight against COVID-19,” said Tom Caudle, President & Chief Operating Officer of Unifi. "We’re proud that our company is playing a part in that fight by providing the fiber they need.” 
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Kids Fluff Yeah Slide


UGG Model: 1098494K  (Kids size style #)
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Haverhill Jewelry Worn by January Jones


January Jones was spotted wearing Haverhill on her Instagram stories recently. The Spinning Out actress shared a selfie of her self-care routine layering the 1 Stone Birthstone Necklace 14K in Sapphire custom made with her son's birthstone($295,

Worn by January Jones
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Hailey & Jaden Levi's


Hailey Bieber & Jaden Smith
Levi’s® teams up with Hailey Bieber and Jaden Smith to show off some of Levi's summer-ready short sleeves (and no sleeves).

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Sewing Face Masks


Are you interested in sewing face masks?  If yes, you can either sew by hand with a needle & thread or use a sewing machine.  If you are making many, we highly recommend using a sewing machine to sew your face masks.

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Novelty Face Masks


Bravado, Universal Music Group's (UMG) industry-leading merchandise and brand management company, today unveiled their WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED e-commerce site, offering fans reusable, washable, cloth face masks. The face masks were made in partnership with artists across the UMG family.

Starting today, fans can purchase face masks for US $15.00 at All net proceeds will support the music community through various charity partners around the world including MusiCares (U.S.) and Help Musicians (U.K.) among others.
novelty face masks
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Copper Face Masks


Reduce facial contamination with a reusable mask that is machine washable up to 30 times. Manufactured entirely in the USA at an FDA registered facility, this mask is engineered with CuTEC® copper to be a dependable and sustainable solution to your personal protective equipment needs. 

Emmanuelle Chriqui showed her support for TheraMasks on her Instagram this week! The actress took to her IG stories to share the benefits of the mask ($29.99) and their recent efforts to support healthcare workers and first responders across the country. She was also spotted wearing it while out for a stroll in LA!

Emmanuelle Chriqui
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Amelia Hamlin Bikini


Amelia Hamlin was spotted wearing Lali + Layla Swimwear on Instagram! The stylish model shared a selfie on her stories while sun bathing in the Asher Top ($69) and Hazel Bottom ($75) in the Cerise Fleur print from the brand's upcoming Summer collection. 

Images courtesy of Amelia Gray on Instagram.

You can find Apparel Search on Instagram if you have interest.

Domestic Apparel Manufacturing Opportunities Covid-19 Crisis


A webinar to learn about current national, California state and local programs and initiatives for companies in the Textiles and Apparel industry to take part in the efforts to retool and rebuild the supply chain.

Friday, April 24, 2020 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET Cost: There is no cost to view this webinar.
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Honeywell N95 Respirator Masks


Today we realized that Honeywell also makes N95 respirator masks.  So we wanted to add this post as an update to our protective masks post.  Honeywell is stepping up to help the nation by increasing domestic production as well as international production of the N95 respirator masks.

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SnapLook Virtual Fitting Room


At SnapLook, they help online fashion shoppers try clothes and accessories from any online store on their photos with a convenient Chrome extension. The result is… 

  • A useful tool that doesn’t cost a dime
  • Mixing and matching items from multiple stores
  • Seeing exactly how outfits will look on them before making a purchase
  • Making it easy to bookmark outfits and share them on social media
  • Avoiding buyer’s remorse, disappointment, and costly returns
This system provides a virtual fitting room which helps shoppers make smarter decisions without having to leave their home.  In times like this (CORONA-19) because no physical shopping mall is open, it would help fulfilling fashion lovers’ needs. 

Learn more at

Versace and Luxottica Group


Versace and Luxottica Group recently announced the early renewal of an exclusive license agreement for the development, production and worldwide distribution of sunglasses and prescription frames under the Versace brand. The ten-year renewal is effective starting April 1, 2020 and is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2029.
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Work From Home Fashion Show


Online clothier Betabrand, the company that brought you Silicon Valley Fashion Week?!, is proud to present a new fashion show for the times: a live, interactive event featuring professional women from around the world strutting down homemade catwalks. 

And how will Betabrand pull this off?  “Over the last year, we’ve developed a live chat-and-shop experience that combines the best features of Twitch, Peloton, and QVC,” says company founder Chris Lindland. “Now it’s time to turn this into a first-of-its-kind hallway runway experience.”

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LA Cloud Sandal


Featuring form-fitting elastic straps, the new LA Cloud Sandal offers all-day style, support, and breathability.  

LA Cloud Sandals

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