Archives 10/16 – 10/22 2005-2008

As I mentioned last week, I’m eagerly awaiting a trip report from someone who attended the Dallas Market with an extremely savvy buyer in tow. A buyer I’ve admired from a far for a long time (her store is legendary) but no word yet on that. Next week, I have an exciting opportunity to visit a denim processing facility in El Paso TX. Silly me, I thought it might be an hour or two but my host assures me I should plan on spending the entire day. So, next week expect lots of photos and detail about how jeans are finished. El Paso used to be the denim capital of the world; more jeans were made there than anywhere else on the planet. It is still a great place to go; low rent and low labor costs make this area much less expensive than facilities on the west coast.

And now, the entries from the archives. Have a good weekend!

October 16, through October 22, 2005
Apparel manufacturing in Canada
Apparel manufacturing in Canada pt 2
Apparel manufacturing in Canada pt 3
Copying processes

October 16, through October 22, 2006
65 Bras
A dyeing conversation
Higher prices for niche labels
Pattern String Codes pt.2
Do Sales Reps Do Anything? pt. 4
Pattern String Codes pt.3
How to fix a camel toe
Berlei and history of sizing

October 16, through October 22, 2007
How to review a line
Pattern puzzle: collar 2
It all starts here 8
Marketing budget for a start up
Sewing Puzzle: skirt detail
Launching a line in Italy
Interning with Christian Lacroix
News from you 10/22/07

October 16, through October 22, 2008
What is good taste, good design and how to be creative
Pattern Puzzle: leather bulls pt.2
Is this is good time to start a clothing line?
Trip Report: Premiere Vision Paris
Starting a clothing line -in Paris

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  1. Theresa in Tucson says:

    Wow, a trip to a denim factory. I want to come too. Enjoy yourself and thank you in advance for the pictures you are going to take.

  2. Beverley Moultrie says:

    I’ve been to the ElPaso plant and thought I had fallen into an alternate universe. The huge rolls of denim the size of a compact car stacked one after another … the various cutting and assembly rooms.. single stall bathrooms that are always vacant.. 10 cent out of date soda… signs that say clean finger nails and clean teeth are mandatory…older cars with anti theft protection…

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