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Sri Lankan Trade Unions Threaten Protest
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Australia Forced to Cut Cotton Production
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800,000+ Mislabeled Cashmere Products Recalled
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New Fashion Symbol
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New Fashion Symbol
An Australian fashion firm has developed a motif for singles to attract an eligible partner.
Perth-based SHI Symbol International said the symbol, which has been developed for jewelry and T-shirts, is for the singles of the world interested in meeting others.
The company said the symbol is designed to say the wearer is single and not emotionally or physically involved, happy and ready to meet like-minded people, and interested in “at least saying hello”.
The SHI Symbol is based on linking the male Mars and female Venus gender symbols. 
Symbol International said it has received an excellent response from Perth singles since releasing the concept, and that visitors from UK, US and Scotland were now wearing them back at home.     


2/12

M&S Aspires to Become  
    Biggest Fairtrade 
     Cotton Retailer
Marks & Spencer has set out to become the biggest retailer of 
Fairtrade cotton on the high street.
The UK retailer has vowed to increase its range of Fairtrade cotton clothing as from Fairtrade Fortnight, which runs between February 26 to March 11, 2007. 
The products will be promoted during Fairtrade Fortnight, through 
in-store adverts and window displays in over 100 stores across the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Marks & Spencer chief executive Stuart Rose said: “The demand from our customers for Fairtrade products is getting stronger. Our initial Fairtrade cotton range proved so popular last year that we’ve extended it and are now the biggest retailer of Fairtrade cotton on the high street. 
“As part of our five year eco-plan, Plan A, we will bring even more Fairtrade cotton clothing into our stores, converting entire ranges like our basic men’s and women’s t-shirts. This will add up to around 20m garments and will account for around one third of the world’s current supply of Fairtrade cotton.
M&S said stores will stock nearly 70 different items, including 
women’s, men’s, girls’, boys’ and baby clothing. The cotton used its range is produced by farmers in India, Cameroon, Mali and Senegal and India.
          
 
         

12/12
                      
The Lingerie Americas
     Show Continued

Stephanie Parent and William Haddad hold up a chemise in
     fine microfiber by Montelle. stephanie@montelle.ca


Eric Grégoire and Linne Verger hold up the Sleeky Micro by     
               Volagesales@lingeriestudioinc.com  


The women of Wendy Glez-Sandra Duchesne, Monica Olvera, Wendy Crowe and Tara Cooney.  wendy@wendyglez.com


Melinda Gros stands next to "Millie" by Melinda G where
you
can fill all of your maternity needs.  info@melindag.com


Patti Flynn holds a leg clad in pink hosiery by Levante.  
                        patflynn@levanteusa.com

             
    Neal Fersht stands behind Melissa who is modeling
      silk and lace pajamas by Shirley of Hollywood.  
                    sales@shirleyofhollywood.com

             
Eric and Tammy show off their undies by Ginch Gonch.  
                          mitchell@ginchgonch.com


David Wampler and Sheila McMichael stand by their display
    of sleepwear and plus sizes by Mystique Intimates.
              wmi-ent@msn.com  Ph: 770-502-1354

             
                    Paul models a robe by Enchanted.
              jancoent224@aol.com  Ph: 212-239-4600

             
Stacey Blume stands next to the display of name thongs
                   by Blume     info@blumegirl.com 


Gary Gilbert and Marcia Shally stand on either side of Tara    
       modeling a babydoll from the Alice Collection by
      Affinity Intimates.  sales@affinityintimates.com


Christie Webb smiles for the camera in the Aviana booth,
  where you can find a large assortment of full figure bras. 
                          avianasales@mchsi.com


   Sandra Mladenov stands by her display of underwear, 
loungewear and daywear by Kurasandra@pacificgroup.us


Kate Ross and Bernadine Williams are surrounded by
          sleepwear by Pine Cone Hill Sleepwear
                       bernadine@pineconehill.com


Cynthia Cuprill shows the breastfeeding lingerie by 
        Condessacynthiacuprill@condessainc.com  


Maria Riveros and Ana Maria Pinto are ready to show you 
the shapewear and compression garments by Slim Body Line.
                                 info@siluets.com  

             
Morgan Harbin, Kim Willson and Mary Kay Bowden smile 
          for the camera in the Passport Panties booth. 
                          info@passportpanties.com

The Lingerie Americas Show
        Continued on Page 5



   9/24  
 
Iconix Agrees to Buy   
   Danskin for $70M
Iconix Brand Group has agreed to purchase the Danskin line of women's active wear, leg wear, dance wear, yoga apparel and fitness equipment for $70m.
The transaction is still subject to Danskin stockholder approval.
The deal includes a contingent payment of an additional $15m, payable in cash or stock, triggered by the brand exceeding certain revenue and performance targets. The transaction, which is self-funded from Iconix’s cash reserves, is anticipated to close in March 2007.
Iconix, whose brands include Joe Boxer and Mossimo, would also enter into a license agreement with the seller when the deal is closed, to continue operating the Danskin wholesale business including its freestanding retail stores. 
The company said that Carol Hochman, president and CEO of Danskin, and her team would continue as Iconix's licensee.
Danskin is sold through stores including Wal-Mart, 15 Danskin 
boutiques and Danskin.com.
Neil Cole, chairman and CEO of Iconix said: "Danskin is one of the most established and recognized active wear brands in the world and we are thrilled to add it to our portfolio and to be partnering with Carol and her team as our licensee. Upon closing, this acquisition will further our diversification strategy by giving us a strong presence in the rapidly growing active wear, yoga and fitness market. 


10/15/05
Burberry Stores Protested
Animal rights campaigners from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) held protests across the US against Burberry’s use of fur in its collections on February 15.
In Denver, Colorado, three PETA members demonstrated outside one of the luxury company’s stores wearing nothing but a banner reading: ‘We’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur’. 
"I’ll gladly bare my skin if it will help save animals’ skins," said 
PETA a member. 
"Even in the 21st century, with so many stylish, comfortable alternatives to fur, Burberry is still supporting one of the most hideous industries on the planet."
Other PETA members handed out leaflets showing PETA’s fur farm exposé, narrated by designer Stella McCartney, which PETA says shows the way animals suffer and die to become part of a fur coat. 
PETA says it has already showed Burberry executives footage of how animals caught in traps often resort to chewing off their own legs in order to escape and how animals on fur farms are gassed, 
electrocuted, or have their necks broken, yet the company continues to sell fur.
World fur sales continue to rise as it takes on new guises, as 
trimming on boots or in woven designs, according to the International Fur Trade Federation (IFTF).
However, PETA spokeswoman Yvonne Taylor said that IFTF figures showing consistent increases in fur sales were unreliable.
"If they have no problem doing what they do they won’t be opposed to lying about sales figures," she said. 


6/24           
     
Hanes Signs Hewitt 
for New Ad Campaign

Leading US apparel brand Hanes has signed actress Jennifer Love 
Hewitt to star in an advertising campaign for its new ‘All-Over Comfort Bra with ComfortSoft Straps.’ 
The campaign will include television, print and online ads running from spring to autumn 2007. 
The new bra features wider ComfortSoft Straps to eliminate cutting and digging into shoulders and overcome the problem of continuously slipping bra straps, butter-soft fabric, an optional hidden underwire, and a Tagless design for added comfort. 
Love Hewitt previously starred in a print advertising campaign featuring the Hanes Perfect Panty in 2006. 
Hanes is one of the brands owned by Hanesbrands Inc, which spun off from Sara Lee in September 2006. The company’s other brands include Champion, Playtex, Bali, Just My Size, barely there and Wonderbra.


Cute Kids
TEACHER: Greg, how would you spell "crocodile?" 
GREG: K-R-O-K-O-D-I-A-L 
TEACHER: No Greg, that's incorrect. 
GREG: Maybe it's incorrect, but you asked me how "I" spelled it. 
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TEACHER: Ryan, what is the chemical formula for water? 
RYAN: H I J K L M N O 
TEACHER: Ryan, what are you talking about? 
RYAN: Well, yesterday you said it w as H to O. 
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TEACHER: Hunter, name one important thing that we have today that we didn't have 10 years ago. 
HUNTER: ME ! 
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TEACHER: Adam, why do you always get so dirty? 
ADAM: Well, I guess it's because I'm a lot closer to the ground than you are. 
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TEACHER: Beth, give me a sentence starting with "I". 
BETH: I is .......... 
TEACHER: No Beth. Always say "I am" .. not "I is". 
BETH: All right. "I am the ninth letter of the alphabet." 
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TEACHER: George Washington not only chopped down his father's cherry tree, but also admitted it. Now Alex, do you know why his father didn't punish him? 
ALEX: Because George still had the ax in his hand. 


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