TRADING OIL FOR HATS: We recently heard from Karen Karlberg, owner of Hats & Jewels, a boutique near the Berkshires in Lee Massachusetts.
 
ARE YOU IN THE MARKET FOR.... Giseal is looking for a book or video that will teach her how to block Panama straw hats using wood hat blocks?
 
KEEP UP WITH FAST ACTION FASHION - Cheap Chic is on the rise. Throw-a-way fashion has made stores such as H&M and ZARA INTERNATIONAL
 
 
 
 

 

Volume 1 Newsletter 12
September 28, 2005
“Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it." Winston Churchill
The Duchess of Cornwall (Camilla) got a nod from the fashion press when she appeared by her husband’s side in a blue dress with matching wide brimmed feather top Philip Treacy hat.
 
BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TO HEADWEAR
Mother Plucker Feather Company is supplying a wide variety of feathers to the fashion and headwear industry.
 
TRADING OIL FOR HATS
We recently heard from Karen Karlberg, owner of Hats & Jewels, a boutique near the Berkshires in Lee Massachusetts. The shop is located near the Tanglewood Music Festival, Summer Theater Festivals, Jacobs Pillow Dance and museums.
 
Fischman, who headed the company's marketing and sales efforts while serving as its Chief Marketing Officer, is the new President of SmartBargains.
 
ARE YOU IN THE MARKET FOR....
Giseal is looking for a book or video that will teach her how to block Panama straw hats using wood hat blocks?
 
Qianfeng Cap, an 11-year-old Chinese hat manufacturer
Qianfeng Cap, who has a factory in China, is looking for companies that want to have baseball caps, women’s hats, visors, knitted hats, etc. made in their factories overseas.
 
AFFORDABLE LEATHER HAS WHAT YOU NEED FOR HAT MANUFACTURERING....
Moshe Sarrraf, a former garment center manufacturer, teamed up with headwear veteran Mose Chest to start AFORDABLE LEATHER.
 
Thompson works with Stetson 3x beaver hats from the 1960's and re-blocks, cleans and redoes them with custom hatbands and liners.
 
ALL OVERBOARD FOR THE FASHION SEASON
Nautical themes were an important part of fashion week in NYC.
 
BEADED T-SHIRTS AND GLITTER TRIMMED ACCESSORIES
BEADED T-SHIRTS AND GLITTER TRIMMED ACCESSORIES ARE MAKING A COMEBACK FROM THE GOOD OLD DAYS.
 
IT’S CRYSTAL CLEAR, CRYSTALS ARE HOT
A Miami Gardens, Florida retailer, Grab-N-Brag, has discovered a winning retail formula: decorate everything with Swarovski's crystals from Austria.
 
GLITZ AND GLITTER IS SO POPULAR
We met a very industrious young woman from California (who is all of 11 years-old) who has been selling SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL TRIMMED RUBBER FLIP FLOPS to local retailers for for $85.
 
THE NEED TO BE DIFFERENT HAS BLOSSOMED
The need to be different has blossomed to its zenith among young people today. Whether T-shirts or hats, this generation of individuals demands that they have their own “say.”
 
Zara International, the European purveyor of cheap chic is having a workshop at FIT - The event will take place on October 21st at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
 
We found a two-year- old headwear company at Magic in Las Vegas that has taken the concept of a fedora and a baseball cap and combined them both.