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American Apparel Supplier Demands Payment
November 30, 2016 at 12:13 pm

American Apparel has been making headlines this month thanks to its bankruptcy filing and subsequent sale to Gildan Activewear. But, it seems the headlines keep coming, according to The Fashion Law. The company's scanner equipment supplier, iTek Services Inc., has demanded $6,000 in unpaid bills in order to ship the scanning equipment American Apparel ordered. Without…

Colin Kaepernick in Trouble Over Fidel Castro T-shirt
November 30, 2016 at 11:54 am

In response to Fidel Castro's death last week, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is, again, defending his decision to wear a controversial Castro T-shirt back in August. According to Sports Illustrated, the crowd at the 49ers game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday booed Kaepernick when he arrived on the field. …

8 Apparel Pieces Perfect For Holiday Feasts
November 30, 2016 at 10:28 am

Let's face it: Holiday feasting is an Olympic sport. Over Thanksgiving weekend, I definitely indulged in candied sweet potatoes, stuffing, tons of turkey and, of course, massive amounts of pumpkin pie. It was then I realized that athletes have sporting uniforms, why don't we have special outfits for our marathon holiday feasting? There are certain…

Inventory Versus Non-inventory Parts
December 2, 2016 at 2:06 pm

Question: In QuickBooks, do I set up my items as “non-inventory part” or “inventory part?” Answer: Most always, ad specialty transactions are of the “non-inventory part” variety. The items ordered are customized to our clients' specifications—drop shipped directly to them, and we, the distributor, do not take physical possession. And in QuickBooks, these transactions are…

Turn Your Job into a Business: Part 2
December 5, 2016 at 2:22 pm

In my last blog article, I discussed the fact that most distributors don’t really own a business, but rather, they own a job. The test to determine if you own your own business is if you can fly to Hawaii for three months and tell someone else where to send your check. The key words…

Royal Apparel Promotes Katia Taveras to Production Supervisor
December 7, 2016 at 12:10 pm

Royal Apparel, Hauppauge, N.Y., announced the promotion of Katia Taveras to production supervisor. She will have the primary responsibility of the production process and coordination. “Katia has been a key part of our success, and we were thrilled to promote her to this…

The Wrap: American Apparel Confirms 3,500 Potential Layoffs
December 7, 2016 at 12:05 pm

Here’s what’s happening this week in the apparel world … We've heard rumors that American Apparel employees could expect layoffs, but Consumerist reported that American Apparel confirmed the news. The apparel company verified that it sent notices to almost 3,500 employees about the potential layoffs. However, for now, American Apparel is saying the warnings are "purely a…

Could the Denim Trend Leave Athleisure in the Dust?
December 7, 2016 at 10:48 am

For a while now, we've thought the athleisure trend was everlasting. Because honestly, there's nothing better than comfortable looks being in style. But, the fairy tale might be over, according to Reuters. Lululemon…

Forever 21's New 'Choker' Causes Major Backlash
December 7, 2016 at 10:23 am

Maybe Forever 21 is just ahead of its time, or maybe it's pulling our legs. Either way, its latest look is definitely avant-garde. Because the '90s are back in style, chokers are the latest trending…

Another Year In the Books
December 8, 2016 at 11:13 am

In just more than three short weeks, we’ll be saying “so long” to 2016 and welcoming in a brand new start. As the craziness of December slows down from a boil to a simmer, and when you finally get to catch your breath, you realize the reset button gets hit, and soon you’ll be starting…