Retail: Department stores, box stores, boutiques, on-line, pop up shops, art fairs and craft shows.

The retail supply chain: Department Stores: located at Malls. Fashion Island, South Coast Plaza, The Grove, La Brea, Cerritos, Fashion Vally,  Glendale Gallareia. JC Penny  / Sears Income 20,000-45,000   Janitors, Blue Collar     Family – Senior Citizen Macy’s    Income 30,000- 100,000  Diverse  Teachers, Social Work Nordstom’s  Income 50,000-  250,000  Medical, Finance, Law,… Continue reading Retail: Department stores, box stores, boutiques, on-line, pop up shops, art fairs and craft shows.

Fashion Editors, Buyers, Forecasters, Directors and marts.

From the factory to the wholesale showroom. Fashion Editors    Fashion Buyers / Trend Forecaster Fashion Directors Berlin Designers at Pairs Fashion Week  LA Market Week   LOS ANGELES RESOURCES Pacific Design Center    The Reef   Cal Mart   The New Mart  Cooper Design Space Designer Show Rooms  Sales Reps  Market Weeks    NATIONAL Magic  Fame  Capsule    … Continue reading Fashion Editors, Buyers, Forecasters, Directors and marts.

Supply Chain Part II: Printing, Dying, and Cut and Sew

Printing on Textiles: Hand Screen Printing India Industrial Cotton Printing  Steps in Production: Grey Goods Starch and Sizing Singeing Scouring De-sizing Bleaching PFP – Prepared for Printing Dye Kitchen Printing : Types of printing machines Rotery  – roller screen / higher yardage Flat Bed – flat screen print Washing Drying Inspection Rolling Digital Printing    Marimekko Fabric… Continue reading Supply Chain Part II: Printing, Dying, and Cut and Sew

Supply Chain Part 1: Fiber -Yarn – Textiles

Fiber Cotton   Staple Fiber Wool  Staple Fiber Silk  Filament Fiber  Flax  Filament Fiber Recycled bottles in Polyester yarn   Filament Fiber Spinning Fiber to Yarn:  Cotton for Denim Amount of twist: Yarns intended for soft surfaced fabric are given slack twist. They are called as soft twisted yarns. Yarns intended for smooth surfaced fabrics are given optimum twists. Such twisted yarns contribute strength,… Continue reading Supply Chain Part 1: Fiber -Yarn – Textiles

Galleries, Art Centers and Artist run spaces in Los Angeles

ART CENTERS – non profit galleries Luckman Fine Arts Center   gallery Armory Center for the Arts Self Help Graphics  Barnstall Art Park  Watts Towers Art Center and Campus  Angeles Gate Cultural Center Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibition   Red Cat  Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation    Craft in America Center   HIGHER EDUCATION GALLERIES CSULA Fine… Continue reading Galleries, Art Centers and Artist run spaces in Los Angeles

Museums beyond Los Angeles

Art, Design and Fashion Museums:  National and Internaional NEW YORK Museum of Art and Design (MAD) Coral Reef Ebony Patternson Ralph Pucci Cooper Hewitt: Simthsonian Design Museum    collection Metropolitan Museum of Art   Manus x machina Whitney Museum of American Art Brooklyn Museum the dinner party the rise of sneaker culture MOMA  MOMAPS1    MIAMI Bass Museum… Continue reading Museums beyond Los Angeles

Museums of Los Angeles

What is a museum?   a building / institution in which objects of historical, scientific, artistic, or cultural interests are stored and exhibited. History Museum Facts Museums in Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art  Costume and Textiles Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens Natural History Museum The Broad Getty Center Griffith Observatory… Continue reading Museums of Los Angeles