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TDA SPEAKERS SET: Four speakers from government, retailing and manufacturing are scheduled to address the annual meeting of the Textile Distributors Association, June 14-17 at Tamiment Resort and Conference Center, Tamiment,...
TDA SPEAKERS SET: Four speakers from government, retailing and manufacturing are scheduled to address the annual meeting of the Textile Distributors Association, June 14-17 at Tamiment Resort and Conference Center, Tamiment, Pa.
They are Jennifer Hillman, chief textile trade negotiator for the U.S.; John Lupo, senior vice president, soft lines, Wal-Mart Stores; Barger Tygart, senior vice president, J.C. Penney Co., and Harry Holding, executive vice president, Kellwood Inc. They will speak to the TDA -- a 150-member association comprising chiefly mills and converters -- on June 15.
MONSANTO'S KNIT WINNERS: Ayana Wigfall won a $1,000 first prize for her jacquard-stripe sweater knit design in Wintuk acrylic at a competition Monsanto held for Fashion Institute of Technology students in New York. The competition, designed to find new handknitting and crochet ideas for consumers, involved 12 students in textile/surface design. The $750 second prize went to Karen Chu for whimsical acrylic knit children's caps and scarves in a double seed-stitch. Min-Kyung Kim took a third prize of $500 for a yellow acrylic cableknit pattern.
Richard O.J. Caron, merchandise manager of craft yarn for Monsanto's fibers division, said he's taking several of the designs into the handknitting and crochet industry to be adapted for mass market usage for patterns.
McDERMOTT TO MM FAB: Damian McDermott has joined MM Fab as private label merchandising sales manager for apparel manufacturers and chain stores. He is located at the New York office of the Torrance, Calif.-based converter and importer of apparel fabrics. Previously, McDermott was with Majestic Mills, serving as retail fabric sales director for five years.
COAST TO COAST: The third edition of By the Yard Fabric & Trim Source Guide, which has just been published by Trends in Progress Inc., now includes coast-to-coast listings. Previously, major listings of textile firms in the guide were limited to those from the New York area. Fabric mills, converters, distributors, importers, representatives and jobbers are among those appearing in the new edition of about 400 resources. The guide is a low-minimum stock directory for the apparel industry featuring resources selling quantities of 500 yards or less.COMO ARTISTS MOVE: The Como Artisans, a studio of 11 artists from Como, Italy, who are represented by Alice Papazian, executive director, has moved its New York offices to 347 5th Ave. from 1440 Broadway.
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