GROVE GETS HUGGED: Over 1,400 executives of the retail and manufacturing fields turned out Aug. 6 to honor Janet Grove, chairman and chief executive officer of Federated Merchandising Group, at the annual HUG [Help Us Give] Awards.
GROVE GETS HUGGED: Over 1,400 executives of the retail and manufacturing fields turned out Aug. 6 to honor Janet Grove, chairman and chief executive officer of Federated Merchandising Group, at the annual HUG [Help Us Give] Awards.The black-tie cocktail and dinner gala hosted by The Intimate Apparel Square Club at The Grand Hyatt Hotel in Manhattan raised more than $1.2 million, an unprecedented amount for the event since its inception in 2000. All proceeds will go to the Rusk Institute for Rehabilitative Medicine and a new pediatric wing for chronically ill children."I received a million hugs tonight. To be exact, 1.2 million," said Grove as she thanked the audience for its "generosity and spirit. The Rusk Institute is a wonderful facility and I’m so proud that the industry has come together to help the children."Grove received the award because of her dedication to philanthropic causes, which include The Janet Grove Fund for Lung Disease & Lung Cancer, created in June 2000 at Denver’s National Jewish Medical & Research Center. That same year, she also received The Humanitarian of the Year Award at the annual International Housewares Foundation gala in Chicago, with all proceeds benefiting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.DOING JEZEBEL: Felina Lingerie hosted a cocktail party and informal modeling Aug. 5 for its newly acquired line of bras, panties and bustiers bearing the Jezebel label.The event at Coda, a midtown club, drew more than 100 retailers who were attending the spring 2003 market week in New York."The Jezebel collection will not be going into the fashion foundations area, it will be aimed at the branded arena," said Robert Zarabi, president and chief executive officer of Felina, a 29-year-old firm based in Chatsworth, Calif., with annual wholesale sales of more than $100 million. "We have never promoted the Felina label, and true to tradition, we will never promote the Jezebel label."Zarabi described the new Jezebel image — formerly known as a specialist of cleavage-enhancing bras — as an "American designer collection with a sensual appeal at bridge designer price points."Wholesale prices are $10.80 to $12.15 for bras, $4.05 to $6.30 for bottoms, $7.65 to $8.10 for garter belts and $15.60 to $22.05 for bustiers.The Jezebel collection consists of five groups: Seduction, which focuses on stretch lace; Princess, a stretch jacquard group; Desire, which features embroideries and point d’esprit; a rigid lace group called Mademoiselle and Caress, which highlights seamless microfiber styles.
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