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House of Koopslie Wins Small Supplier of the Year Award

on 12/16/2016 - 11:14 am

We are happy to welcome Canadian accessory brand, House of Koopslie to CUT & SHOW. House of Koopslie is a range of hand crafted, fashion headbands. The company was recently named as Canadian Gift Association 2016 Small Supplier of the Year by their retailers in recognition of its “excellence, enthusiasm, and dedication to the [giftware] industry”. (CanGift.org). It’s a dedication that has solidified House of Koopslie as a trusted supplier in over 300 stores across Canada, the US and Japan. 
“I feel honoured and humbled to receive the 2016 Small Supplier of the Year Award,” says Monika Kupczak Ainslie, founder of House of Koopslie ...

Gildan Activewear Announces Proposed Acquisition of American Apparel Brand

on 11/21/2016 - 11:12 am

via CSGA
Press Release
MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Nov. 14, 2016) - Gildan Activewear Inc. (TSX:GIL)(NYSE:GIL) today announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement (APA) to acquire the worldwide intellectual property rights related to the American Apparel® brand and certain assets from American Apparel, LLC, (American Apparel), a U.S.-based manufacturer of fashion basics, for a cash purchase price of approximately $66 million. Gildan will also separately purchase inventory from American Apparel to ensure a seamless supply of goods in the printwear channel while the Company integrates the brand within its Printwear business. Gildan will not be purchasing any ...

Vitaly opens flagship store in Toronto

on 11/09/2016 - 10:46 am

Our friends of at Vitaly have just taken the wraps off their first flagship store in Toronto. The store, located at 505 Queen Street West, spans over 1600 square feet over 3 floors. Vitaly, founded in 2011, makes contemporary jewelry and clothing for men and is sold in over 300 stores worldwide.
For more information, click here.
To read our feature on Vitaly click here.

Vitaly's flagship store at 505 Queen Street West, Toronto. - Vitaly

Instagram tests shoppable tags in the US

on 11/08/2016 - 03:04 pm

Instagram is beta testing shoppable tags with some clients in the USA. Presumably to rollout wider in the near future. The concept is simple. Brands / Online retailers can tag the items in the promoted post and link directly to their retail stores. 
More here.

Jack Threads from Instagram for Business on Vimeo.

KNOWSHOW Fall / Winter 2017 Registration Open

on 11/07/2016 - 12:16 pm

Registration for the Fall / Winter 2017 KNOWSHOW is now open!  
January 18 - 20, 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre to preview the best new products from Canada's best selection of Lifestyle, Action, and Winter sports Brands.
Register Here.

KNOWSHOW Heads East in 2017

on 11/07/2016 - 11:56 am

Our friends over at the KNOWSHOW have recently announced / teased that they will be debuting an East Coast edition of their tradeshow in 2017. Details are limited, but it looks like a few things are certain:
1. It will be in Toronto
2. It will take place on June 28/29
3. It will be fun!
More info here.

KNOWSHOW Spring / Summer 2017 from KNOWSHOW on Vimeo.

Vancity Original x Vancouver Canucks x Mitchell & Ness

on 10/17/2016 - 10:46 am

Press Release
VANCOUVER - New season, new faces, new team. The Vancity Original® Brand steps into the arena with Mitchell & Ness Nostalgia Co. to design the official Future Classic Collection for the Vancouver Canucks. Offerings include a custom cotton jersey, hoodie, raglan tees, snapback caps and beanies in warrior green, deep ocean, and mountain snow colour palette.
The Future Classic cotton jersey is detailed with a classic tonal skate and stick logo on the shoulders, VANCITY name plate on the back and the Canucks VC logo appliqué on the front. The authenticity is found on the jock tag. A custom style you can't miss and the most decorated piece in the collection. ...

Randy Morris Agencies to Represent LAZYPANTS for the West

on 10/12/2016 - 10:00 am

Our friends over at Randy Morris Agencies just sent us a quick note that they are now the new sales agents for LAZYPANTS in the west.
Founded in 2011, LAZYPANTS is well know for making comfortable clothes for after any activity. Check out their company mantra below:
We make comfy clothes for: After a long day at work, After a late night out, After a tough workout, Instead of a tough workout, After school, After the beach, After dinner, Especially after sushi, After yoga, After the game, After a bad date, After a great date (hell, during a great date). After literally anything.
For more information about Randy Morris Agencies and LAZYPANTS, click here.
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Brand Feature: Alice + Whittles

on 09/21/2016 - 10:01 am

Consumers are both ready and actively seeking out businesses that practice ethical social entrepreneurship.
Founded by Sofi Khwaja and Nicholas Horekens in 2013, the two former UN relief workers were seeing first hand how economic unrest was affecting the world and in starting their brand Alice + Whittles, made a commitment to do something about it. Based in both Toronto and Geneva, the lifestyle brand favours business transparency, ethical manufacturing practices, and worker empowerment.
Self-funding the production of their premiere product, a colourful, unisex espadrille, through a Kickstarter campaign, the duo has since gone on to include a selection of rain boots arriving to market jus ...

Hershel Supply Co buys Totokaelo & 8100 Melrose

on 09/06/2016 - 11:03 am

The BOF has just reported that Vancouver based, Herschel Supply Co has just purchased majority interest in Totakaelo - A luxury retail store with Locations in Seattle & New York City.
“Totokaelo will continue to function as Totokaelo LLC, a separate and distinct entity... with our own product mix, aesthetic and mission,” Totokaelo founder Jill Wenger wrote in a note to vendors. “Herschel will provide the funding to ensure Totokaelo meets our financial commitments. Need Supply will provide the operational support and infrastructure to ensure Totokaelo’s growth feels productive and in control. I will continue to provide the vision, look and feel of all thin ...