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 December 2004
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Issue Article:
"If you see a football team going into the game and not calling, how do they know what the play is?"
12/01/2004
Author: JORDAN K. SPEER
If you see a football team going into the game and not calling, how do they know what the play is?
2004 Apparel Executive Forum Event Report
12/01/2004
Author: By Michael Cole, Apparel
The 2004 Apparel Executive Forum offered an understood but critical reminder for its participants: Shedding traditional ways of thinking and adopting new organizational approaches is critical to tackle the challenges presented by 2005 and beyond.
AIM Inc., a global trade association recognized
12/01/2004
AIM Inc., a global trade association recognized as an authority on automatic identification and mobility, has published "Proposed Guidelines for the Use of RFID-Enabled Labels in Military Logistics: Recommendations for Revision of MIL-STD 129."
Ann Fairhurst, Ph.D.
12/01/2004
Author: Michael Cole
Those who hold the premise that professionals in the world of academia are isolated from real-world realities have never encountered Ann Fairhurst.
Apparel reported in the November issue
12/01/2004
Apparel reported in the November issue that 10 China safeguard petitions had been filed by the American Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition (AMTAC) as of mid-October.
Apparel's "2005 Business & Technology Outlook" Webcast
12/01/2004
Apparel's "2005 Business & Technology Outlook" Webcast, which was broadcast live over the Internet on Oct. 12, is available for replay through mid-April.
Apparel's 2004 All-Stars Take Center Stage (Cover)
12/01/2004
Author: Michael Cole
The 2004 All-Stars (featured below), which include American Apparel Inc., Brooks Brothers, Burlington Coat Factory, Elie Tahari Ltd., Hot Kiss, Dr. Ann Fairhurst of the University of Tennessee, L.C. King Manufacturing Co., Pacific Sunwear of California, Patagonia and Vital Apparel Group, were chosen from among a strong group of outstanding candidates.
Brooks Brothers
12/01/2004
Author: Jordan K. Speer
Put away your irons, ladies! Brooks Brothers has just introduced its world-exclusive, non-iron stretch shirt for women, a 93 percent cotton/7 percent XLA (Dow Chemical fiber) blend that looks sharp and travels well.
China Safeguard Petition Update
12/01/2004
he U.S. Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) requested consultations with the Chinese government on sock imports on Oct. 29, prompting immediate imposition of temporary safeguard measures to cap sock imports at no more than 7.5 percent growth.
DOW XLA Stretch Fiber Broadens Its Uses
12/01/2004
Author: RAYE RUDIE
Dow Fiber Solutions announced at a press conference earlier this year in New York that its DOW XLA stretch fiber, already successful in men's dress shirts, could be used in wool, swimwear, intimate apparel and no-wrinkle cotton.
Elie Tahari Ltd.
12/01/2004
Author: Kathleen DesMarteau
Elie Tahari, designer and founder of Elie Tahari Ltd., says his business is a design-driven company in everything that it does, from its women's fashions to its approach to systems to its architecture.
Full-package' branding
12/01/2004
Hot Kiss Inc.
12/01/2004
Author: Michael Cole
Most apparel executives feel fortunate if one business they launch takes flight in the course of their lifetime.
Just a splash of the major color and fabric
12/01/2004
Just a splash of the major color and fabric direction sure to criss-cross the fall/winter 2005/06 season, characterized by Premiere Vision as full of color, lan and fantasy.
Keeping Your Eye on the Holy Grail: The Consumer
12/01/2004
In just a few weeks, the ball will slowly descend in New York City's Times Square, marking the passing of the old year and the coming of the new.
L.C. King Manufacturing Co.
12/01/2004
Author: Kathleen DesMarteau
When you first hear of L.C. King Manufacturing Co., a firm that still produces jeans entirely in the United States at its own factory, it can be tempting to draw some flawed conclusions.
Lawson
12/01/2004
Letters - December 2004
12/01/2004
Apparel's China Symposium, Sourcing Fair Right on Target
Look Ma! No Sewing!
12/01/2004
Author: JORDAN K. SPEER
The Girl Scouts have been a Lion Brothers client since 1914, but the relationship took an exciting turn two years ago and has been going gangbusters ever since.
Mission Accomplished: Software Implementation Series, Part 3 (Technology Initiatives)
12/01/2004
Author: By Jordan K. Speer, Apparel
Approaching the final stages of Operation N-Vision - the implementation of an enterprise-wide "net new" IT platform, which included both store and back-office systems - Northern Group Retail has reached the end of the "pain" and is ready for the "gain," says Paul Bellack, a consultant to the company.
Monroe Milstein
12/01/2004
Author: Jordan K. Speer
Monroe Milstein, the 77-year-old founder, president and CEO of Burlington Coat Factory, learned the secret to good business from his father many years ago, and it has stood him in good stead ever since: "Give the customers what they want and give them the hottest styles."
National Retail Federation's Annual Convention
12/01/2004
To say Patagonia is a different kind of apparel company would be an understatement.
Patagonia
12/01/2004
Author: Kathleen DesMarteau
To say Patagonia is a different kind of apparel company would be an understatement. To say Patagonia is an altogether different breed of business enterprise would be more accurate.
Price Deflation, Globalization Put Pressure on Apparel Firms (Business Outlook)
12/01/2004
The apparel world is changing dramatically from both the retail and supply base perspectives, and only those organizations that embrace change and utilize technology to facilitate global communication are likely to stay in the game.
Product News - December 2004
12/01/2004
Author: MICHAEL COLE
Business Objects announced an agreement with Velosel to combine Business Objects' business intelligence platform with Velosel's collaborative product information management software.
Special Feature: 2004 All Stars
12/01/2004
Author: By Kathleen DesMarteau, Jordan K. Speer and Michael Cole, Apparel
The 2004 All-Stars, which include American Apparel Inc., Brooks Brothers, Burlington Coat Factory, Elie Tahari Ltd., Hot Kiss, Dr. Ann Fairhurst of the University of Tennessee, L.C. King Manufacturing Co., Pacific Sunwear of California, Patagonia and Vital Apparel Group, were chosen from among a strong group of outstanding candidates.
Tara Weiner, Vice Chairman and National Managing Partner, Consumer Business Industries, Deloitte & Touche LLP
12/01/2004
The domestic apparel manufacturing industry in 2005 and beyond: The reality of today's marketplace is that most apparel sold in the United States is made or sourced from abroad.
Textile Machinery Advancements May Speed Cycle Time
12/01/2004
Author: JOHN MCCURRY
Most technology related to apparel applications at the show was geared toward reducing the time and costs of pushing products through the supply chain.
The 2004 Apparel Executive Forum
12/01/2004
The 2004 Apparel Executive Forum, which took place Oct. 8-10 at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami, FL, was an invitation-only event produced by Apparel Magazine.
Trend Spotter - December 2004
12/01/2004
Ronnie Cage, a former college and pro basketball player turned juvenile probation officer and counselor, says he believes the female athlete is underserved by today's apparel marketplace.
Vice President of Sourcing and Production, Pacific Sunwear
12/01/2004
Author: Michael Cole
Assessing his six months at Pacific Sunwear of California, Joseph Harris, the company's recently appointed vice president of sourcing and production, described his new job as "an outrageously wonderful place to work, especially if you like high energy."
Vital Apparel Group
12/01/2004
Author:  Jordan K. Speer
IF Vital Apparel Group were a mutual fund, its portfolio would comprise a group of small, high-value companies that had been passed over by other investment firms.
Web-based PDM: Once the Exception, Now the Norm
12/01/2004
Author: By Staci Kusterbeck, Special to Apparel
Product development management (PDM) technologies are quickly becoming essential tools in today's global apparel market.
What is the AAPN?
12/01/2004
The AAPN is a global supply chain network serving the apparel industry, with emphasis on the needs of the Western Hemisphere,
With mega-consolidation at retail
12/01/2004
With mega-consolidation at retail and continued anticipation of the imminent phaseout of quotas and its effects on sourcing, among other things, all eyes are focused on the big players.

 


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