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Trends in American Manufacturing

by Megan Lengyel March 24, 2015 1 min read

During today’s trip to Albany, New York, President Obama highlighted an important and emerging trend – rather than outsourcing, companies are increasingly choosing to invest and create jobs in the United States.

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SQN Sport at LA Market Week: California Apparel News

by Megan Lengyel March 21, 2015 2 min read

CMC launches Shape

With the athleisure clothing category hitting its stride, a new show highlighting that segment was launched by the California Market Center to coincide with Los Angeles Fashion Market.

The new Shape show invaded the CMC’s 13th-floor penthouse with some 30 exhibitors.


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Spring 15 Hair and Makeup Trends

by Megan Lengyel March 13, 2015 1 min read

The best in hair and makeup trends for Spring 2015 brought to you by Cosmo UK!  This is a slide show on the best of the styles. 

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Why U.S. Manufacturing Is Poised for a Comeback (Maybe)

by Megan Lengyel March 10, 2015 1 min read

Manufacturing in the U.S. is starting to make a comeback, and is poised for even bigger gains in the years ahead.

That, at least, is the way the optimists see it.



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Some apparel manufacturing 'reshoring' to USA

by Megan Lengyel February 24, 2015 1 min read

A small but growing number of clothing designers and retailers are bringing some production back to the U.S. The firms cite rising labor costs, poor quality and long lead times in China.


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Long Sleeve Zipper T: Back in Stock in Cream

by Megan Lengyel February 12, 2015 1 min read

The Long Sleeve Zipper T is back in stock!  The perfect classic sweatshirt with a back zipper to add a nice element of detail. 

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