We talk a lot about women’s trends here and on twitter; but the reality is that we do just as much menswear design. So we decided to switch it up a bit, and dedicate this report to menswear trends for fall/winter 2014. Green, brown and orange are  the big colors of the season for men, so designers and manufacturers, take note. We saw shades of green on so many different pieces and looks, which is great because this color can be casual and also looks great dressed up for night. Orange was also spotted on mostly casual looks, while brown will be a big colorRead More →

When we first started working with Will Hilaire, owner of Hilaire Productions, all we knew was that he had a great idea.  A towel with a pocket!  Little did we know that his vision went way beyond a product.  Building his dream company means giving to the community. On the tragic day, 4.15.13, of the Boston Bombing, Will was in our thoughts. When we spoke to him that week, this project was at the top of his list.  His towels could be used as a platform to show pride in his city, the resilience of the people, and support a worthy cause. Summed up inRead More →

On March 14, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission finalized amendments to the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act. The Act that requires certain items, such as apparel, sold in the U.S. to carry labels with specific information.  Previously this included the generic names, weight of fibers, name of manufacturer or marketer and the country where the product was manufactured. What do these new amendments on textile labeling mean for you and your brand? The previous mandate on generic names in textile labeling often causes confusion.  It means that Lycra, which is a trademark name, should be listed as spandex in the US.  While in Europe theyRead More →

It may be the holiday season, but with Market Week, Magic, and Chinese New Year right on its heels, there is no rest for the design department. Add in holiday vacations and someone is going to be stuck working long hours and missing out on the holiday fun. This season, don’t let crunch time put a damper on your holiday bliss. It’s the perfect time to ask if you could use a little help.  We think you’ll find JLD-Studios is the answer. Take a look at your to do list. Then compare it to our design services listed below. See any similarities? Design – GarmentRead More →

We are looking for a talented and competitive Sales Representative with experience selling a service based product.  The successful candidate will have an interest in the apparel industry. You must be comfortable making cold calls daily, generating interest, qualifying prospects and closing sales. Responsibilities Source new sales opportunities through inbound lead follow-up and outbound cold calls and emails Understand customer needs and requirements Close sales and achieve quarterly quotas Research accounts, identify key players and generate interest Maintain and expand your database of prospects by researching and identifying potential accounts; soliciting new accounts; building rapport; providing technical information and explanations; preparing quotations Develop existing accountsRead More →

Printsource New York, one of the premier textile shows for the fashion industry, showcased its Fall/Winter 2014 show last month.  With a solid collection of fashion forward prints, we of course had a booth there to show our designs.  For the 3rd season running we also had the pleasure of speaking to a Stylesight correspondent and showing her our F/W 14 print trends.  As a result we’ve been featured in their Printsource F/W 14 trend report. If you’re a subscriber, be sure to pay extra close attention to pages 9, 10, and 11 while viewing the full report.  For those without the trend forecasting siteRead More →

As digital prints become more popular on the runways, designers are becoming more adventurous with them. Instead of literal digital images, prints can take a more ethereal and whimsical turn when they’re distorted and blurred. Blurred images of recognizable objects like flowers, a sunset, houndstooth or an ikat pattern seem more friendly and relaxed when they undergo a digital contortion. A few of our blurred patterns were featured on stylesight.com to represent this digital textile trend and we couldn’t be happier. A few other designers who have embraced this fantastical digital trend in recent seasons are the queen of pattern herself, Diane Von Furstenberg, Erdem,Read More →

After January’s Printsource show, JLD-Studios digital print collection received a nod on Stylesight. We were so excited to see one of our favorite prints on the cover of their trend report! If you have access to the site you can navigate to the full report coverage. Otherwise, be sure to check out the Stylesight Blog for a brief overview. Then come check us out this April at Printsource New York in the Penn Plaza Pavilion. We’ll be in booth A2 with a fresh new collection for Summer and Early Fall 2014.  Read More →

With inspiration deriving from the oceanic realm and the celestial skies and enhanced with watercolor and photographic techniques, and a focus on placements and repeats, this season’s Printsource trend watch, Mystic Waters, will have you delving into a world of beautiful hues and abstract prints. JLD-Studios will be presenting this trend next week at Printsource.   TREND Mystical auras marbled and morphed in color, watercolor techniques infused with oceanic elements and distressed texture absorbed into the real world in gorgeous blue hues are some of the key print trends we are following for the Mystic Waters collection. INSPIRATION Creating layers of the sea depths withRead More →

With inspiration deriving from fantastical imagery, layered prints from collages, a fusion of floral and paisley embodying a psychedelic pop, this season’s trend watch, Ethereal Garden, will have your wardrobe brimming with colorful life. JLD-Studios will presenting this trend next week at Printsource. TREND Overlapping symmetrical prints, distorted imagery and remnants of the Aztec culture, all immersed in a bright palette of juicy and spicy hues, are some of the key print trends we are following for this Ethereal Garden collection. INSPIRATION Surreal style and floral immersed in high-contrast hues that are large in scale and abstract in nature are all sources of inspiration forRead More →