Month: December 2011

Archives 12/21-12/29 2005-2010

My my, another year has come and gone, it’ll be a new year the next time we meet. I have to be away this weekend on family business but I look forward to catching up with you all soon. Until then, if you have time to read amid the New Year’s festivities, here’s another edition of the weekly archives post listing the entries published on this site, for this week, over the past six years.…

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Legal changes affecting clothing manufacturers in California

Today must be the day for legal stuff! Okay, primarily via Apparel News come these highlights of interest to California based apparel manufacturers.

First is SB657, the Human Trafficking law (pdf) which states that effective January 1st, qualifying manufacturers and retailers are required to post specific details about their supply chains on their websites.…

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You need to start manufacturing yourself. Period.

A recent news story from Marketplace Money titled Double-digit unemployment? These firms can’t find workers bolsters my all too frequent lament that we are critically short on domestic production resources and with no improvement in sight. Here’s an excerpt:

When local fashion firm Pinup Girl Clothing tried to ramp up production of its vintage-inspired apparel recently it hit a snag: It couldn’t find anyone to do the work.

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