Free Video Clips Offered
at ILS Specialty Trade Shows along with McPete Sez and NandoVision are once again sponsoring a video session
at the upcoming International Lingerie Show, September 10-12, 2012.
All exhibitors will have the option of having their models included in the free video shoot. Each model
will be filmed for approximately 5 minutes to be converted to a short video clip, similar to
NandoVision's very popular virtual catalogs.
Each participating exhibitor will also be able to submit their logo to be included in their segment and
will receive the final video compilation to be used on their website and social media platforms.
US Retailers Warned of
Port Strike Threats
US-based retailers are being urged to set up contingency plans ahead of the crucial holiday season to ensure
merchandise makes it into stores on time, amid fears that dock workers at East and Gulf Coast ports will go ahead
with strike threats.
Talks on new contracts covering issues such as overtime rules and container royalties broke down last week,
meaning workers could walk out when their current contract expires on September 30.
The National Retail Federation (NRF) is calling on labor and management to return to the negotiating table - saying
retailers will be forced to divert cargo elsewhere in a matter of days.
"Failure to reach agreement will lead to supply chain disruptions which could seriously harm the US economy,"
warned NRF president and CEO Matthew Shay.
"We are facing a critical time," he added, noting that retailers using the ports will be forced to execute
contingency plans within the next week to meet in-store holiday deadlines.
"These plans carry great expense but they are necessary to avoid disruptions that will add costly delays to our
members' supply chains."
Shay's comments came in a letter sent last week to the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) and the
United States Maritime Alliance (USMX), the two parties taking part in the negotiations. The talks broke down
after the ILA walked away over USMX's insistence to negotiate on terminal efficiency
Shay said lack of a contract could drive shippers away from East and Gulf Coast ports.
"Without such certainty, retailers and others will surely re-evaluate their supply chains and the short-term and
long-term reliance on these ports."
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wearing J Valentine Photo by Jerome Hamilton of Studio Time Photography
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watch Risque's Video on YouTube
CETI To Run Forums The European Center for Innovative Textiles (CETI) has announced that it will run a series of forums alongside
its opening on October 11.
The forum will consider new fibers, how collaboration accelerates the innovation process, the potential for
nonwovens, and the future of innovative textiles.
More than 400 researchers, company managers, marketing managers, product managers and R&D managers from France,
the US, Canada, Japan and Europe are set to attend.
CatalystCon Announces Fundraiser for Scarleteen
CatalystCon creator Dee Dennis has chosen Scarleteen as the recipient of a fundraiser to be held during the conference weekend. Dennis is a supporter of Scarleteen and the important work they do. As a mother she knows firsthand the lack of sex education available to children and knows the very important need for financially supporting Scarleteen and making it possible to continue the very important work they do. CatalystCon will be held at the Long Beach Hilton Executive & Meeting Center in Long Beach, CA, September 14-16, 2012.
Scarleteen provides millions of people in their teens and twenties with progressive, inclusive and original sexuality, sex and relationships education, information and support every year. Established in 1998, and continued since despite no federal, state or institutional funding, Scarleteen operates primarily via its popular, award-winning website -- consistently the highest ranked sex education site specifically for young people since its debut -- which includes articles, in-depth advice columns, external resources, and direct, one-on-one services which allow users to ask or talk about anything they need to, like their busy, moderated message boards and their SMS service. "Scarleteen's model has always been strongly unschooling and youth-focused, both in what information is provided and how they provide it, but also within their organization itself: they make sure the majority of their staff and volunteers are always under thirty. At Scarleteen, young people are afforded the respect to be leaders, either within their organization or their own lives, including their sexual lives.
Dennis’ passion for sparking change and sharing knowledge with others means showcasing Scarleteen at CatalystCon to generate more fans as well as donations. “Scarleteen operates on a very limited budget and is funded entirely by donations,” says Dennis, who notes Scarleteen’s “amazing work providing a safe place for
young adults to get the sex education our school systems and many parents are not providing.”
CatalystCon attendees will not only be able to possibly win two nights at the Hilton Long Beach and two registrations to CatalystCon 2013 but will also be financially supporting Scarleteen. Dennis on behalf of CatalystCon will match funds raised up to $500.
Dennis is excited at the opportunity to introduce Scarleteen to CatalystCon attendees and encourage them to contribute to its mission of sexual health, wellness and personal responsibility: “I personally feel funding Scarleteen and making it possible for them to continue the work they do is extremely important.”
For more information, please contact http://catalystcon.com/
and http://www.scarleteen.com/ Go to
to register today.
Follow CatalystCon on twitter @catalystcon and visit facebook.com/catalystcon. About CatalystCon: CatalystCon will be making its debut at the Hilton Long Beach & Executive Meeting Center in
Long Beach, California, September 14th through September 16th. CatalystCon creator Dee
Dennis regards this conference as a “melting pot of sexuality” that will unite sex educators,
sexologists, sex workers, writers, activists, and anyone with a passion for creating change.
"Knowledge is power, and sharing that knowledge is the first spark in igniting change." This is
the fundamental principle behind CatalystCon. Attendees to this groundbreaking event will
benefit from important discussions on a wide variety of subjects, such as sex work,
polyamory, sexism in hip hop, senior sex, sex and religion, sex education, and much more.
8/24 WTO Complaint Filed
Against Argentina The United States and Japan have filed complaints against Argentina at the World Trade Organization, slamming what
they describe as the country's widespread use of trade restrictions against foreign goods - including footwear,
textiles and apparel.
The filings, which were made separately on August 21, call for WTO consultations with the Argentinean government over
measures such as its system of non-automatic import licensing, which "restrict imports and discriminate
between imported and domestic goods."
These "do not appear to be related to the implementation of any measure justified under the WTO Agreement",
according to the complaints.
US Trade Representative Ron Kirk said: "Argentina's protectionist measures adversely affect a broad segment of
US industry, which exports billions of dollars in goods each year to Argentina.
"Through these measures, Argentina appears to have acted inconsistently with its WTO obligations."
Argentina's restrictions have progressively worsened over the last few years. The import restrictions imposed on
apparel, footwear and textiles range from import quotas and non-automatic import licenses (NAILs) to minimum
pricing and intentionally slow and thorough processing of imports.
Each industry in Argentina must export precisely as many dollars as it imports and products that could be produced
locally will not get an import permit at all.
Argentina's NAILs system, which previously affected only footwear and apparel products, has now been expanded to
almost 600 product categories of imports.
These measures not only affect US-branded product trying to enter Argentina, but also exports of US-made product to
Argentina, says the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA).
US apparel and textile exports to Argentina equal $69.8m for the year-ending June 30, 2012, an increase of
34.6% since 2008.
"As the US apparel and footwear industry continues to seek out new markets in which to sell world famous US apparel
and footwear brands, we have expressed considerable concern over Argentina's onerous import licensing
restrictions," said AAFA president and CEO Kevin Burke.
"I applaud Ambassador Kirk for his leadership in bringing Argentina to account through the WTO in an effort to
ensure Argentina plays by the rules of the global trading system."
Under the WTO's provisions, if the matter is not resolved through consultations within 60 days, the US may request
that a WTO dispute settlement panel is set up.
The US and Japan are following in the steps of the European Union, which requested WTO consultations on
Argentina in May of this year.
This year, I have a scheduling conflict that will make it impossible for me to attend
ILS. I am so sad about this! Since I can't make it, I want to live vicariously through you all, and the best way to do it, I think, is to make a game of it! I feel like I've been in an Oprah-esque mood with tons of giveaways, so here's another!
I am going to make ILS (International Lingerie Show) Bingo... And the funny thing is, most of the things on the list you might just be able to find on the strip since ILS takes place in Vegas! Take pictures of the following items and send them to the email posted below, and the person with the most points will get a Lipgloss & Lace prize!
- a lace garment - Lingerie as outerwear
- a leather garment - A garment made of feathers
- Stilettos with a heel of 5" or taller
- An item you HAVE TO HAVE
- Men's novelty underwear
- Fishnet stockings - Someone doing a shot at Voodoo
- Sequins - A lingerie-themed/bustier purse
- A garment with leather, lace, AND feathers!
- A body-painted model
- An eco-friendly toy
- Interesting pasties
- Something "50 Shades of Grey"-Inspired
- A clever way to practice safe sex
- Something that makes you blush
- A vibrator disguised as something else
- Something brand new
- An example of a brand that re-defined itself
- A pin-up girl
- Naked British Royalty
- Lipgloss & Lace!
I can't wait to see your pictures! If there is anything I missed that you feel like I should see, feel free to send that along as well! I am so sad that I am going to miss all the fun, and seeing all my friends that I unfortunately only get to see twice a year (or this year, once!)! I am also so sad that I am going to miss out on all the goodies that I usually collect!
Have fun on my behalf, and do a shot at Voodoo for me! I will be living vicariously through you at a different (and much more boring, I'm sure) tradeshow in Chicago!
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