We are no stranger to 1960’s fashion (check out our previous blog post). We love the bright patterns, interesting silhouettes that this era brought to the fashion industry. Today, we are diving deeper into the history of the man who created the distinctive psychedelic patterns which proliferated during the mid-Sixties as well as his version of “leggings.” Emilio Pucci printed leggings are sensual, effortlessly elegant, and made to liberate a woman’s movement in every situation. Emilio Pucci was born in Naples, Italy on November 20th, 1914 to an illustrious Italian family. He graduated from the Università di Firenze in 1941 with a doctorate in political science, after having attended the UniversityRead More →

As a women-owned and women-operated business, we love to support others like us on this journey. Our first Women in Business feature is Lorica Clothing, founded by Elie Hutchinson. Today, Elie will talk about the story behind her brand and what’s in store for the future. Describe Lorica Clothing in 3 words: For Every Warrior What inspired you to start Lorica Clothing? Ever since I paged through my brother’s Dungeons and Dragons manuals as a kid, I’ve been smitten with images of epic heroes and flashing steel. If I had my way, I’d just wear full plate armor casually in my daily life. But inRead More →

In the recent years, plaid has become a must have in every person’s closet. It’s the print of the fall season; and because the leaves are starting to change and the temperature’s are dropping again, it’s the perfect time to dissect the print we know and love. So what’s the story behind the hipster-turned-fashion-staple? Plaid, or Tartan, is a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colors. The word tartan is derived from the Frend tiretain. This French word isderived fromRead 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 →