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Garment Workers in
Cambodia Strike
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ILS & Las Vegas Halloween Show Video Shoot
Page 1

The International Lingerie
Show Overview
Page 1

Honduras Labor Complaint
Page 1

A Look at Alegro
Page 2

The International 
Lingerie Show
Page 2

Intimate Graphics:
Gold Tattoos by Temporary Tattoo MFG
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Business and Technology: What’s the value of Facebook to 
your business?
Page 2

Hanesbrands New Plans
Page 2

McPete Sez
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Lipgloss & Lace: Uh oh, H&M's in trouble again!
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Fab Foundations:
The New Age of Shapewear Page 3

Four Ways to Improve 
Your Lingerie Blog
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The Las Vegas 
Halloween Show 
  Page 3

Ask the Gozooko Guys
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Ask Andy
Page 3

The International Lingerie
Show Continued 
Page 4

Honey's Place Now 
Carrying NS Novelties
Page 4

The Addict Expose -
Why Start a Lingerie Boutique? – An Interview 
with Sarah Wizemann of Lille Boutique
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Adult Wholesale Distributors Releases 2012 Generic Party 
Plan Catalog
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Phil Varone Rocks Romantix
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Hot Products
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June 1, 2012                                        Issue # 314

                              Intimate Apparel

Garment Workers in
   Cambodia Strike
Talks to try to end an 11-day strike at a Cambodian supplier that makes garments for international brands including Gap, Levi's and H&M broke down on May 22 after a day of negotiations.
More than 1,500 workers at Singapore-owned garment maker SL Garment Processing (Cambodia) Company have taken action to demand more pay and better working conditions.
Workers from the garment maker's SL1 and SL2 factories marched to the Cambodian Ministry of Social Affairs Ministry in the capital Phnom Pento demand intervention, but eight hours of negotiation failed to net an agreement.
According to Ath Thorn, president of the Coalition of Cambodia Apparel Workers Democratic Union (C.CAWDU), who represented for the workers at the talks, the workers rejected the factory's offer of a combined transport and living allowance of $7 per month.
Instead, they are calling for an allowance of $10 a month, having dropped this from an initial level of $25. They have also lowered their attendance bonus demands from $12 per month to $10, but the factory is offering just $8. 
Other demands have also been rejected by factory managers.
The strike will continue until an agreement is reached, Ath Thorn added.
SL Garment Processing (Cambodia) Ltd is a subsidy of Singapore-based SL International Holdings Pte Ltd, which was founded in 1998 and has 5,000 workers. The company also supplies clothes to brands such as Zara, Banana Republic and Decathlon.

The International Lingerie
      Show & Las Vegas
  Halloween Show Virtual

This video is a compilation of many of the exhibitors at the International Lingerie Show and the Las Vegas Halloween Show in March 2012.  If you would like contact information on any of the companies show, please email
                       Video by NandoVision

Tia Lyn Lingerie 17/24 Watch Tia Lyn's NY Fashion Show with beautiful models of ALL SIZES!
Inditex Expands to Ecuador
Inditex, the world's largest clothing retailer and owner 
of the Zara, Pull&Bear, Bershka and Stradivarius chains, 
has entered Ecuador for the first time by opening a number 
of stores in the country.
The Zara, Pull&Bear and Bershka stores opened on May 24, 
while the first Stradivarius outlet opened May 26.
The shops are located at Quito's upscale Quicentro 
shopping center.
  Fashion Photo
 Laurie is wearing Bettie Page
photo by Jerome Hamilton of Studio Time Photography
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14/24    CLICK HERE to watch Risque's Video on YouTube

Honduras Labor Complaint
The US Department of Labor is to review alleged failures by the government of Honduras to enforce its labor laws under the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement.
The move follows a complaint made in March by the US union federation AFL-CIO and more than two dozen Honduran worker organizations.
The groups allege that the Honduran government's actions - or lack thereof - denied workers their rights in a number of sectors including apparel manufacturing. This includes freedom of association, the right to organize, the right to bargain collectively, child labor, and acceptable conditions of work.
They also claim the government amended the labor law in late 2010 to allow employers to hire up to 40% of their workforce on temporary, part-time contracts for work that is full-time permanent work. However, they point out this also weakens workers' rights.
The Labor Department says its review aims to gather information so it can better understand the allegations and publicly report on the US government's views.
A report of the review process along with any findings and recommendations is expected to be issued within 180 days.

Intimate Payments

Online Shopping Increases
                in UK
Shopping online for clothing has reached a new high with nearly nine out of ten UK consumers now shopping for apparel online, according to research from Cotton Council International.
The study found 44% of British shoppers surveyed go online at least once a month or more to buy clothes, with 3% doing this daily. In addition, some 13% of British shoppers buy most of their clothes online - up 10% on two years ago.
Although over half of British shoppers have less money to spend compared to a year ago, 60% of shoppers prefer to spend more on better quality products.
Stephanie Thiers-Ratcliffe, international marketing manager for Cotton Council International, said: "Our research reveals that there has been a marked uplift for people going online to research and buy clothing, but not at the expense of quality. This trend has seen retailers across the board take more of an interest in their online clothing offering - ensuring the customer experience, delivered both on and offline, is second to none."
The research also reveals 42% of consumers now use the internet to compare products and prices across stores. 
Only 10% of consumers spent more than GBP500 (US$783.91) on clothes last year, with the average spend being GBP230.
Thiers-Ratcliffe added: "Today's shoppers are more vigilant than ever - thinking harder about their clothing purchases and examining what and how much they need to buy.


A Look at Alegro
Affordable luxury; contemporary yet sophisticated styling; matched to unquestionable fit and comfort, Alegro has been designed for the full busted and plus sized woman and her need for femininity, comfort, fit and style.
To read the complete article and see more photos of Allegro go to page 2 of the McPete Sez Lingerie Newsletter.  

French Lingerie Found Nowhere Else in the US
Lingerie is a centuries old tradition, founded in the corset trade of old. The genre looks to the Burlesque 1920’s era where the corset evolved into the brassiere, and then to the subsequent decades that witnessed the diversification of undergarment silhouettes.
From this heritage, two sisters have created a European boutique that brings the romance and sophistication of French Lingerie to the US. But Laure and Caroline Gilleron sought not just any old bra and panty sets, but chose to reveal three rare and exclusive labels. Only the best, the handmade and the up-and-coming are worthy of Antoinette Paris.To read the complete article and see more photos of Antoinette Paris go to page 3 of the McPete Sez Lingerie Newsletter. 


Cotton Planting Drops 
         10% in China
Cotton planting in China has dropped by 10% in major growing regions as labor costs increased, cutting profits, according to reports.
The Yangtze River and Yellow River areas, which account for more than 60% of the country's output saw the largest declines, Bloomberg said.
Planting in China may drop by 9.2% in 2012 as high costs and falling prices have cut its appeal, China Cotton Association vice president Gao Fang said. The government has said it will continue to buy new crop cotton at above-market prices to boost planting.
It will continue to stockpile locally produced cotton to stem the decline in prices and protect farmer interests. 
It will buy new crop cotton at CNY2,400 a ton.

The International Lingerie
       Show Overview

                    Video by NandoVision 

Alvanon Studio Fashion 
           Fit Tool
Apparel fit specialist Alvanon has launched a technical fit mannequin for small companies and designers based on its 'US Missy Standard' generated from 3D body scans of real US consumers.
With a realistic human body shape, posture and balance, the AlvaForm Studio will be available in two styles, including a dress form and a torso form.
The new fashion tool will initially be available in North America and Canada, with plans to launch the European shape equivalent later in the year.
Crafted in 3D, every detail of the body is considered to ensure the fit form works well for pattern making, draping and fitting. The Studio forms are made in Alvanon's self-healing, skin soft memory foam, wrapped in stretch cotton weave that is easy to pin.
They also feature measurement lines for the chest, under-bust, high hip and low hip to help consistently identify critical points of measurement for garment fit accuracy. These lines extend around the body to help users identify the location of key landmarks as they create and develop patterns and styles.

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