SOURCING Online Recorded Seminar Schedule

See below a list of seminars scheduled for SOURCING at MAGIC Online. Check back frequently to discover more sessions as they are added!

Description

Live on Zoom: Join Frances with her guest Rob Greespan for an open forum Q&A session. Frances and Rob will discuss various topics related to the pre-recorded content posted this week, including strategies on how to finance your business and costing your products. --

Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcvfuCrqD4jHtQScfoonM-6IX8eQYoAbiXg -- After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Frances Harder, Fashion for Profit

Rob Greenspan, CPA Greenspan Consulting

Description

Collaboration and Circularity are the next frontiers in textile and fashion transformation. These are key activities to accelerate the potential of sustainability for the future of our industry. Sharing ideas, visions and working together influenced the birth of The Circle Book. The innovative way in which it was conceived and shaped, the book generates beneficial solutions for mills and brands. Transparency is in the foundation of the entire project: starting from the creative idea, onto the fibers and fabrics, and forward to the finishing and onto the final garments. This is how the Circular Design should be. The concept aims, through our actions, to trace a new path in education for future generations of mindful designers. Openness of knowledge is offered in order to contribute to a new creative sustainable fashion model based around company collaborations - Synergy is Energy.

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Tricia Carey, Lenzing

Andrea Venier, Officina +39

Lucia Rosin, Meidea

Description

Understanding the laws of labeling to prepare for production. There are strict laws governing the labeling of garments sold in the U.S. From domestic regulations to international import requirements, this session will explain what is necessary.

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Frances Harder, Fashion for Profit

Maria Groezinger, LA Apparel Services

Description

Series Part 2 of 3 - This webinar is for footwear professionals, fashion/technical footwear brands, and entrepreneurs, looking for footwear innovation strategies, sustainability, and ways to improve product competitiveness in the footwear category through a sole design and technology lens.

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Viktor Taan, Director of Business Development of NYAFS

Defne Yalkut, Owner & Chief Designer DYDesign Studio

Description

A discussion on how branding and marketing affects design and production in today's new world.

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Laura Pizzarelli, Chief Creative Officer

A Woman Walks the Edge

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Description

This is an example of how the necessity of healthy is superimposing fashion. Paolo Gnutti from Italy, awarded by several European shows as the most innovative denim textile designer have taken a parallel path in his career by creating an antivirus collection to show the global textile industry what is needed now in the market.

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Paolo Gnutti, CEO of PG Denim

Description

From alpaca to pima cotton, luxury fashion and lifestyle apparel; Peru is one of North America's premier destinations for near-sourcing production. Brands and retailers both large and those with lower minimums will find Peru to be one of their most effective regions to source both textiles and partner with full-package manufacturers. This panel will connect you with a couple factories who teach about Peruvian production and the Director of the Trade Commission of Peru in Los Angeles.

Speakers

Conrado Falco, Director OCEX at Trade Commission of Peru in LA

Luis Chaves, General Manager of Incalpaca

Jorge Leo, Director at Textil del Valle

Description

In this session Frances will interview Kim Pierpoint of Prickly Pear. From concept through development and now launch, Kim will share her personal journey, the roadblocks, how she over came them, what she learned, and what motivated her to take this leap of faith.

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Frances Harder, Fashion for Profit

Description

It is important to have a basic understanding of the different type of textile choices out there and their qualities. Whether a natural fiber, a synthetic or a blend, this session will give an overview and brief education of the world of textiles.

Speakers

Frances Harder, Fashion for Profit

 Julia Szkiba

Description

11:00am PST / 2:00pm EST

Live on Zoom: Join Frances and Andreu for an open forum Q&A session featuring Conrado Falco from Promperu. We will discuss various topics including Peru as a viable sourcing option. -- Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcvfuCrqD4jHtQScfoonM-6IX8eQYoAbiXg -- After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Speakers

Frances Harder, Fashion for Profit

Andreu David, SOURCING at MAGIC

Description

Series Part 3 of 3 - This webinar is for footwear professionals, fashion/technical footwear brands, and entrepreneurs, looking for footwear innovation strategies, sustainability, and ways to improve product competitiveness in the footwear category through a sole design and technology lens.

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Viktor Taan, Director of Business Development of NYAFS

Defne Yalkut, Owner & Chief Designer DYDesign Studio

Description

Why have so many fashion retailers in America gone down the drain? Do we see bankruptcy or resurrection in our future. Topics of conversation:
a. Why have so many retailers gone down the drain?
b. What is Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 of the bankruptcy code?
c. Why is there a cash liquidity crisis?
d. What has the government done to help?
e. Who will be the winners and losers?
f. What does a retailer look like 5 years from now?

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Rick Helfenbein, Former Chairman, President & CEO American Apparel & Footwear Association

Description

3D simulation technology and software are rising to meet the moment in the fashion and textile industries. It´s never been more important to help spark creativity while navigating limited or adapted resources. FABRICAST™ the fabric library from Cotton Incorporated’s CottonWorks™ website is your free and best resource industry resource for cotton as a professional or emerging professional in the apparel and textile industry.

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Mark Messura, Executive Vice President of Cotton Inc.

Description

With the Millennial and Gen Z consumers’ ever-increasing awareness and sensitivity to address sustainability, social injustices, wearable technology and recycling, it's important to analyze how these attributes can be incorporated within your brand to improve your chances of success in our rapidly changing environment.

Speakers

Frances Harder, Fashion for Profit

Description

This session will review all the legal components that are necessary when starting a new brand and how to protect all your IP.

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Frances Harder, Fashion for Profit

Aaron Enfro

Description

Series Part 1 of 3 - Learn new footwear business models and product strategies for the radically transformed landscape of the digital economy, consumer behavior and a sustainability future.

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Geoffrey Gray, President, Heelux LLC.

Nico Van Enter, Founder, the Footwearist / Footwearology

Viktor Taan, Director of Business Development, NYAFS / Futuresole Institute

Description

The webinar, organized by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub (TradeHub) East Africa team, will present useful information and perspectives on the opportunities for U.S. brands to examine sourcing from and investing in the region to expand and diversify global sourcing choices.

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Margaret Waithaka, Program Director, East Africa - USAID

Steve Lamar, President and CEO, American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA)

Andres Salidas, Apparel Market Linkages Consultant, USAID Trade Hub

Pankaj Bedi, Chairman, United Aryan EPZ Ltd (UAL)

Ato Goshu Negash, President, Ethiopian Textile and Garment Manufacturers Association (ETGAMA)

Jaswinder Bedi, Chairman, Kenya Export Promotion and Branding Agency (KEPROBA)

Description

Sourcing & Operations in the Post COVID world. Leveraging the learnings to redefine the new normal.

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Bryan Riviere, Senior Vice President - Sourcing, Product Development & Production

Description

This session will review all the legal components that are necessary when starting a new brand and how to protect all your intellectual property.

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Frances Harder, Fashion for Profit

Julia Szkiba

Description

Panel discussion moderated by Lenzing with the Outdoor Industry Association / Transformers Foundation, SAC. As we look at ways to lower our carbon footprint we must approach from a collaborative viewpoint. Lenzing is launching a new Product geared towards carbon reduction. Panel discussion lead by Lenzing with Amit Gautam, Textile Genesis; Textile Exchange; Brand Blockchain technology for apparel industry. Tell your story from raw material to fabric producer to garment maker.

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Tricia Carey, Director Global Business Development at Lenzing

Description

This important informative workshop/seminar will address the important topic of; How & Where to find reliable compliant domestic sewing & cutting contractors. This session will explain the many resources available and the important steps necessary to ensure quality control and regulations that govern domestic production.

Speakers

Frances Harder, Fashion for Profit

Carlo Gholami

Description

Live on Zoom: Join Frances and Andreu for a discussion on Sustainability. We will discuss various topics including sustainable sourcing options for your brand. -- Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcvfuCrqD4jHtQScfoonM-6IX8eQYoAbiXg -- After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Speakers

Frances Harder, Fashion for Profit

Andreu David, SOURCING at MAGIC

Description

Politics tries to say we can’t live with them while the industry says we can’t live without them.

Topics of conversation:

a. Balance of Trade – President Trump came in to office with the goal of altering the balance of trade with China. What does that mean and is that good policy?
b. Tariffs – what has been hit and have they helped or hurt?
c. Hong Kong – what happened and how does this affect our industry?
d. China Phase One Trade deal – success or failure
e. Should we be selling product in to China?

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Rick Helfenbein, Former Chairman, President & CEO American Apparel & Footwear Association

Description

 Before this catastrophic virus attacked the world, the US textile and apparel industry was, and is going through many necessary changes. Due to this current world epidemic these facts are now being magnified and it will be important to address them with new solutions. The US textile and apparel industry with good planning could return to be a new vibrant industry.

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Frances Harder, Fashion for Profit

Description

Nacho Galobart, Director of Tintes Egara (Spain), shows us how natural dyes are the alternative to the industrial dyes that cause allergies. He explains the properties of some natural dyes like blue pastel, clorophyll and Isatis and shares how the silver neons can provide antibacterial properties to any garment. | http://www.tintesegara.com/en

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Nacho Galobart, Director of Tintes Egara

Description

Questions (and answers) to address before you begin your journey into the fashion industry with all its complexities.  

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Frances Harder, Fashion for Profit

Description

Colombia's Fashion & apparel industry has a long history of strong cultural and economic impact. Its products of unique origin are setting trends and conquering markets around the world. We invite you to benefit from the United States - Colombia Free Trade Agreement, a great tool that can help you boost your business in Colombia.

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Sebastian Echavarria, ProColombia

Description

The coronavirus pandemic swept over every link of the 30 links of the global textile/apparel supply chain not like a tsunami, but like a volcanic flow, burying everything we took for granted and then staying put. This session explores the industry response from three angles - the global big picture; the recovery by retailers; and the change in production by one producer.

Speakers

Mike Todaro, Managing Director of AAPN

Tony Anzovino, Global Apparel Sourcing for Haggar Clothing Co.

Rick Horwitch, VP Strategy Solutions and Business Development & Marketing for Bureau Veritas

Ron Roach, President of Contempora Fabrics

Description

11:00am PST / 2:00pm EST

Join Frances and Simona and Ray from EDC SBDC for a live discussion regarding small business funding. The SBDC GLOBAL Trade Program is designed to assist businesses access global trade opportunities by connecting them with specialized business assistance, training and resources. SBDC GLOBAL helps local firms identify and take advantage of trade opportunities, provide a strategic approach to global markets, and use global markets as a catalyst for innovation and growth.

The SBDC GLOBAL Trade Program includes advising in the following areas:

• Developing an Export Plan

• Developing a Global Marketing Strategy

• Export/Import Regulations

• Export/Import Documentation (eUCP/eURC)

• International Financing - support with navigating local, state, and federal grants and financial programs designed to promote export activities.

• International Distribution and Logistics

• International Market Research and Digital Marketing

• E-commerce Digital Tools that help you go Global

 

Additional areas of support:

• Manufacturing Consulting to help companies build robust management operating systems and processes

• Foreign Direct Investment Consulting to help foreign companies navigate local, state and federal regulatory systems and connect with the right local contacts.

Speakers

Frances Harder, Fashion for Profit

Simona Racek and Ray Bowman, EDC SBDC

Description

When stating the exciting journey to create a new brand it will be ESPECIALLY important to understand all the various steps that go into producing a garment. This session will outline each phase and explain their importance.

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Frances Harder, Fashion for Profit

Description

Financing a startup business/how much money does one need? How to finance an apparel company during the pandemic. What are the options? This session will explain the need to have a financial plan and what should be fully understood about financing before launching a new brand.

Speakers

Frances Harder, Fashion for Profit

Rob Greenspan of CPA Greenspan Consulting

Description

11:00am PST / 2:00pm EST

Live on Zoom: Join Frances and Andreu for an open forum Q&A session featuring Sebastian Echavarría from ProColombia. We will discuss various topics including Colombia as a viable sourcing option. -- Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcvfuCrqD4jHtQScfoonM-6IX8eQYoAbiXg -- After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Speakers

Frances Harder, Fashion for Profit

Andreu David, SOURCING at MAGIC

Description

A candid discussion on some very important aspects to understand and consider in these times. This will be useful for Wholesale Brands, Foreign Agents and Factories.

Speakers

Len Pesko, Principal & Partner, MODERN PULSE CONSULTING GROUP

Description

This webinar is for footwear professionals, fashion/technical footwear brands, and entrepreneurs, looking for footwear innovation strategies, sustainability, and ways to improve product competitiveness in the footwear category through a sole design and technology lens.

Speakers

Viktor Taan - Director of Business Development of NYAFS

Defne Yalkut - Owner & Chief Designer DYDesign Studio

Description

Part 1 of series - Every entrepreneur’s ultimate goal is to run a successful company. Understanding the complexity of how to cost effectively will play a major part in achieving this goal. Effective costing will take you to the heart of your product's cost and give you the real facts so you can realize a profit. This important seminar will thoroughly cover all the important steps and procedures you will need to understand and implement for your business.

Speakers

Frances Harder, Fashion for Profit

Description

Part 2 of the series - Every entrepreneur’s ultimate goal is to run a successful and profitable company. Understanding the complexity of how to cost effectively will play a major role in achieving this goal. Effective costing will take you to the heart of your product's costs and give you the real facts so you can realize a profit. This important seminar will thoroughly cover all the important steps and procedures you will need to understand and implement for your business.

Speakers

Frances Harder, Fashion for Profit

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