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With KNOWSHOW makings plans to expand to the East Coast later this year, the biannual trade show continues to add value to the Canadian market with each show. With over 275 brands represented at the Fall/Winter 2017 show, there were over 700 attendees from industry leading brands, distributors, buyers, and trend leaders alike.
In addition to the individual presentations happening across the floor, this year also saw the addition of the KNOWMore speaker series that highlighted some of the key issues faced by the market today as well as their solutions.
Below we had a chance to highlight some of the best KNOWSHOW had to offer from Fall/ 2017.
Bringing their one of a kind sneaker c ...
Canada’s largest apparel and textile sourcing show announces major expansion as Canadian industry imports reach all-time high
Thousands of retailers, manufacturers, designers and industry execs to benefit from 50 percent more exhibit space, new trends showcase and top speaker roster at Apparel Textile Sourcing Show
TORONTO, January 25, 2017 – The apparel and textile industry is alive and well – and thriving – in Canada. That’s the message of organizers of Canada’s largest apparel and textile sourcing show, Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada (ATSC), which successfully debuted in Toronto in August 2016 with more than 200 booths of mer ...
Earlier this month, the KNOWSHOW took place at the Vancouver Trade & Convention centre. We had a chance to chat with Perry Pugh, KNOWSHOW co-founder and GM to chat about the show where they are heading with it.
Hey Perry - How was your first show with your new partners?
I'm really happy with how this show turned out. It has been a whirlwind year with the transition into a new organization but we set some specific goals and were able to meet them and that is a good start.
The speaker series seems to be a great success. Can you give us some highlights or a look into where you are planning to take this?
We sat down with a group of key retail ...
Our friends at Vancity Original® are at it again. Last week, they took the wraps off their latest “Chinatown” collection to coincide with the Chinese New Year. Check out the images below and be sure to check out www.vancityoriginal.com for more information.
About the Collection
Gung Hay Fat Choy! Firecrackers, Fire Rooster, Chinese New Year is gonna be lit! Vancity Original® is back with a fresh collection to honour Vancouver's historic Chinatown. To celebrate the only bird in the zodiac, the Rooster will be featured prominently throughout the collection. Vancity Original® for Chinatown 2017 also includes nods to classic Chinese food like Beef & ...
It looks as if 2017 is off to a dismal start for Canadian Retail. Style Democracy has reported that Jean Machine has filed for Bankruptcy Protection.
Jean Machine, once a denim institution, operates 35 stores in Ontario and has been in business for 40 years.
Style Democracy reports: “The Toronto-base retailer has quietly filed their notice of intention in an Ontario Superior Court to create a restructuring proposal under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act as they owe an unspecified amount to their creditors.”
The Globe and Mail is reporting that they have been unable to rise up against competition, especially from deep-pocketed brick and mortar chains and nimble ...
Press Release - January 10, 2017
Timebomb Trading Inc is excited to announce that they are the exclusive Canadian distributor for The Roark Revival starting Fall 2017.
Roark has always felt at home in Canada. The nature of the community and climate has driven our connection to the marketplace over the past 3 years. We are excited to further invest in the brand stewardship and commitment that Timebomb has earned with the retail community and consumers over the years. We expect this amazing opportunity to catalyze the foundation we’ve built with our sales force in Canada, providing the support that our growth needs. There’s a kinship that will benefit from t ...
Our friend Randy Morris from RMA just sent us a note that he is the new Western Sales Agency for SKOVHUUS Knits & Sweaters. Randy pointed out the fact that SKOVHUUS, from Denmark is able to take part of the new free trade agreement between Canada & the European Economic Union countries - CETA.
"With the recent free trade agreement between Canada and the European Economic Union, prime European brands that are from this region have become more viable as they are now duty free. Taking advantage of this recent agreement, Randy Morris Agencies is pleased to working with Sport Collection Paris Inc, based out of Dorval, PQ and will be representing the exquisite SKOVHUU ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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Vitaly's flagship store at 505 Queen Street West, Toronto. - Vitaly