My Top 10 Discoveries at Sourcing at MAGIC

4.02.2013

As your Official MAGIC Blogger (aka Digital Influencer), I scoured the aisles of Sourcing at MAGIC and hunted for my Top 10 Discoveries.

{This post is particularly for designers and anyone working in the fashion industry.}

1. Could not resist checking out the dresses and outerwear from Ding Hui in China! The designer inside me just had to go and touch the fabrics. And how adorable is that cape? So perfect for winter!

2. Have you heard? Pantone's Color of the Year for 2013 is emerald which I am so excited about because it's my birth stone color! (any other May babies out there?) Prepare yourself for emerald overload this year.

3. Who doesn't love a good pair of denim? JJ Sparkles from China manufactures denim AND they have a U.S. office in SoCal! Talk about being in two places at once.

4. Designing for women's fashion is the biggest market out there. Interested in making knit tops, lounge wear, or special sizes (petite/plus size)? Then Wintop USA can help!


5. Ken Mangone, Formerly, JC Penney highly recommended to "pick the right partners - determine who can, not only execute your strategies, but move them forward." - from the Sourcing Outlook for 2013 seminar. Yes, be sure to pick your partners wisely who have the same goals an interests as you.

6. Looking for a place to manufacture your bathing suits? Then you've got to check out Sun Chung Industrial Ltd. How cute is that blue one piece? I'd totally wear it! 

7. Mod styling forecast for S/S '14 from Fashion Snoops. Who else wants to see more "mod" fashion? It's like a flashback but with a modern twist.

8. Racks upon racks of fabric options spotted in  at GTC Textiles! I could have stayed here for hours.

9. Even shoes need to be sourced! These snakeprint neon heels from Create Earth Co Ltd made me stop in my tracks to take a closer look (yeah, I'm kind of obsessed with snakeprint right now).


10. Had fun speaking with DSP about their design and production services they offer in the U.S. As a designer myself (see my work herehere and here), it is very important to know what companies are available to help you turn an idea into a product. This is one of them!

Well there you have it. My Top 10 Discoveries at Sourcing at MAGIC! Hope you now have an abundance of information to help get you started on your designs and where to source your products. ;)


Until next time,
kimberly
-xoxo-

Instagram/Twitter Me: @kimberly_luu

{This is a sponsored post as per my contract with Sourcing at MAGIC. Check out the #RoadtoMAGIC page to see all the Official MAGIC Bloggers here.}

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