In Conversation with Apparelmark

In Conversation with APPARELMARKA Fashion Design Firm A leader in innovative design solutions, building a sustainable fashion future one Brand at a time. All Images Courtesy Of APPARELMARK Apparelmark helps fashion startup bring their ideas to life.A fashion design firm specifically structured around “full support” services offers complete design, development and production services to entrepreneurs and brands looking to enter the fashion industry.In 2015, Cara Sumpton, a seasoned technical apparel designer and a Fashion Sustainability professional with close to 20 …

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Ann KM

BRAND FOCUS Meet ANNKM A contemporary, socially conscious fashion platform. ANNKM is a community platform for positive social impact. The Brand AnnKM is a platform for the Fashion Industry that emphasizes the vision of positive social impact. It is a conscious community-based retail space bringing like-minded brands that embrace consideration for important issues such as The Environment, Equality, Gender, Size, and sustainable fashion production.Through collaboration with established designers and assisting emerging designers in launching, they continue to grow and bring …

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18 Waits is redefining the reason to wear clothes.

18 WAITS is redefining the reason to wear clothes. “When you pay particular attention to the details and the small things, it opens up a world of beauty for the bigger things. The magic is in the details,” Founder and Creative Director, 18 WAITS, Daniel Torjman. Based in Toronto, 18 Waits is a global authority on honest, clean, rugged men’s lifestyle wear that is timeless in style. Committed to its concept of “a lifestyle of having fun, enjoyment and love,” 18 …

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Manjit Minhas-Way Forward

Manjit Minhas talks about the importance of entrepreneurial skills to be a successful fashion brand. Manjit Minhas is a woman who needs no introduction. The 40 years old Calgary native, this Petroleum Engineering student turned beer baroness, is a Dragon on the hit TV show Dragons’ Den on CBC in its 15th season (for which she has been on for six seasons/years). Manjit leads a privately owned empire that had revenues over $210 million last year. As a venture capitalist, Dragon …

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WAY FORWARD– The Future of Fashion

EDITOR’s Note WAY FORWARD –The Future of Fashion The year of COVID-19 will be forever marked as a time that impacted every aspect of every individual’s life in society– from the way we work, live and learn. It reminded us of humanity’s interdependence in this changing world. As we all continue to navigate our changing world, how the industries operate has changed and evolved following the global pandemic, including Fashion. The industry has realized its shortcomings and has been forced …

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Flore Mirabeau-Way Forward

Pandemic reinforced Flore Mirabeau’s brand value of quality over quantity. All Images Courtesy of Flore Mirabeau | Photography William Bibet 2020 was the year that saw the fashion industry move at lightning speed to adapt while the rest of the world ground to a halt. So how will 2020 shape the future of fashion?In a virtual conversation with the owner of Flore Mirabeau, Solange Strom, FORWARD finds out that the pandemic hasn’t changed much for the brand in terms of …

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Roger Gingerich-Way Forward

Roger Gingerich wants Fashion Industry to buy locally and support its community. Photography Nick Merzetti “We need to concentrate on celebrating uniqueness.” Roger Gingerich is a household name in the fashion industry with over 35 years of industry experience. What does he think about fashion shows going either digital or semi-digital, or what are his insights on the future of Fashion as we get closer to a vaccine? FORWARD finds out in an e-mail conversation with Gingerich on his views …

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Hanya Kizemchuk-Way Forward

HOPE The pandemic will bring out the best in us. That is the hope. A message of hope from model Hanya Kizemchuk. Helen Tansey Photography Hanya Kizemchuk is a trailblazer who motivates others to redefine conventional wisdom. We admire her for her bold and fun energy, vulnerability and boundless curiosity. As a lifelong entrepreneur, real estate investor, model, and host of the “Talk the Talk” show, Hanya is on a relentless mission. A mission to empower women and inspire young …

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