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Colombia: Ready for business
Textile World    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
With implementation of the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement only a few months away, Colombia is becoming a rather attractive market for U.S. textile exports. U.S.-Colombian trade has been carried out since 1991 under the Andean Trade Preference Act and since 2002 under the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act, which have provided duty-free entry into the United States of qualified goods from Colombia and other Andean nations, but U.S. exports into Colombia have still been subject to duties. More



AAFA Summit highlights trends, challenges in apparel and retail field
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For apparel and footwear makers, China is still the place to be even though Chinese wages are expected to double in the next five years. "The new China seems to be interior China," said Edwin Keh, who, until two years ago, was chief operating officer and senior vice president of Wal-Mart global procurement. "Southeast Asia is a reluctant alternative to China. Basically, everyone is testing a China-plus-one strategy." More

5 great shows at Toronto Fashion Week
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With things finally winding down, post-Fashion Month, Refinery 29 figured it was time to take a look to our friends to the north, who have also just wrapped up World Mastercard Toronto Fashion Week. With emerging talent lighting up the runways, this city earns the right to boast that they are the fifth buzz spot in the lineup (following New York, London, Milan and Paris, of course). More

The Factory opening at High Point Market
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The Factory, a 95,000 square-foot freestanding showroom space featuring furniture from 10 Canadian home furnishings brands, will make its debut at the April market in High Point, N.C. The showroom will feature goods from Bermex, Dinec, Shermag, Jaymar, Midi and Bertanie. All of these companies are moving from former showrooms in High Point. In addition, the showroom will also include four new suppliers: Dezmo, D-10 Furniture, Jaymar Mattress and Liinz. More

Social customer service becoming more widely used
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More and more, when a consumers have problems, they are turning to the Internet and looking for answers in the avenues of social customer service. If you haven't heard of social customer service, just think back to the last time you had a problem with iTunes or couldn't figure out how to create a filter for your Gmail and, instead of pouring through FAQs and help files, you instead just posted to Facebook or Twitter to ask other people. More

Pinterest: What happens when you close your account?
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Pinterest has changed its Terms of Service recently, but that hasn't stopped people from leaving anyhow in fear of violating copyrights. It has been AGBeat's assertion that sharing a link (and subsequently a photo) on Facebook is the exact same thing as posting a link on Pinterest, but the fears remain and many people have decided to delete their Pinterest accounts. More

What an early spring has sown on New York streets
The New York Times (blog)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Spring weather usually tosses a lot of bad fashion trends onto New York sidewalks. But this year, with the strangely early spring, the journey across town is absolutely perilous. You can't help but worry about those late-middle-aged women in super-high platforms and skinny J Brand jeans. A ballerina in toe shoes would have more contact with the pavement than these babes do. More

In life ... in design ... it's one in the same
Casual Living (blog)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Design, in all aspects, can be extremely complex. It's what makes it beautiful and potentially frustrating. The start can be daunting. Where do you begin? And perhaps more importantly, what is it that you want to create? We all want to skip the dirty parts and look at the big picture. As if we could see ahead into the future and behold what our creation will entail. But let's start at the beginning, shall we? More


 
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