Augie T Goes Big with Hilo Hattie

Hilo Hattie  has the world's largest aloha shirt

Hilo Hattie – The Store of Hawaii

Augie T Finds the world's largest aloha shirt

Augie T Finds Hilo Hattie at Ala Moana Center

We hope you have as much fun watching it as we had making it. Reminding all that Hilo Hattie has stores on every island with aloha fashion options for toddlers through 7XL. Aloha comes in all sizes!”

— Donald Kang, President & CEO of Hilo Hattie

HONOLULU, HAWAII, UNITED STATES, February 18, 2020 / — Augie T showed off his comedic charm in the “Think Big” video skit at Hilo Hattie’s Ala Moana store today. For nearly 60 years, Hilo Hattie has been known as the world’s largest manufacturer, distributor and retailer of Made-in-Hawaii fashions and gifts. Currently, Hilo Hattie holds the Guinness World Record for the largest aloha shirt — 400XL. Slightly smaller versions, 200XL, are featured in its stores.

“We hope you have as much fun watching it as we had making it,” said Donald Kang, President & CEO of Hilo Hattie. “Reminding Kama‘aina that Hilo Hattie has stores on every major island with aloha fashion and family matching options for toddlers through 7XL, is really important to us. Aloha comes in all sizes!”

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Farmers can tap into America’s fast-growing hemp and CBD industry at this one-day workshop

Would-be hemp leaders have an amazing opportunity to master the aspects of the emerging and recently legal hemp industry and better understand this soon-to-be major American agricultural crop.”

— Jeffrey Friedland

DES MOINES, IOWA, UNITED STATES, February 18, 2020 / — FC Global Events is continuing its series of 2020 Hemp Boot Camps in key agricultural states throughout the U.S., to educate interested entrepreneurs and growers on the fast-growing hemp and CBD industries.

The next stop of the Boot Camp tour is a one-day intensive session that will be held at the Embassy Suites Downtown in Des Moines, Iowa from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M on Saturday, February 29, 2020.

These workshops are geared toward farmers and entrepreneurs interested in learning more about the business of growing hemp and diversifying their crop offerings. Jeffrey Friedland, CEO of FC Global and Boot Camp instructor, helps attendees obtain the tools and knowledge to succeed in America's newest agricultural industry.

“Hemp had an important role in America’s history and now modern farmers are interested in learning how they too, can process, produce and market this crop, said Jeffrey Friedland, CEO of FC Global Events and leader of the Hemp Boot Camps. “Would-be hemp leaders have an amazing opportunity to master the business and agricultural aspects of the emerging and recently legal hemp industry and better understand this soon-to-be major American agricultural crop.”

The one-day Hemp Boot Camp covers the following topics:

Hemp Crop 101: Seeds, clones, fiber, biomass, fertilizer, pesticides, mandated testing, harvesting, decortication, and watering needs. The difference in cultivars for growing hemp for seeds, fiber, or CBD.
Business Opportunity: The market for fiber, hemp seeds, hemp seed oil, and CBD is projected to reach $10.6B in annual sales by 2025. We'll explore the economic future and share how to capitalize on this industry within a strategic five-year timeline.

Rules & Regulations: Federal and state legal status of hemp, and how to comply with regulations regarding registration, transportation, and sale of hemp and hemp derivatives (including seeds, hemp, seed oil, fiber, and CBD).

CBD Category Potential: The production and sale of food, beverages, nutritional supplements and cosmetic products that include hemp seed oil or CBD.

American Industrial Demand: Hemp fiber and its uses for construction, animal feed, manufacturing, biofuel, fiber for fabric and clothing, alcoholic beverages, rope, pulp, and paper.

Continental breakfast and lunch are included. Admission prices start at $175 and seats can be purchased at

About the Hemp Boot Camps 2020 National Tour

Hemp Boot Camps are sponsored by FC Global Events, a subsidiary of FC Global Strategies.

They are held in key agricultural states throughout the United States where the growing and processing of hemp is legal at the state level or likely to be legal in the near future. The 2020 national tour schedule of upcoming Hemp Boot Camps continue to the following cities:

Saturday, March 14, 2020 – Wichita, Kansas
Saturday, March 28, 2020 – Indianapolis, Indiana
Saturday, April 4, 2019 – Springfield, Illinois​​
Saturday, April 25, 2020 – Columbia, Missouri

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Hemp Boot Camps are sponsored by FC Global Events, a subsidiary of FC Global Strategies. FC Global Strategies provides services and programs to early-stage, and entrepreneurial growth-oriented companies in the US and globally. The firm’s primary focus is on the cannabis, hemp, CBD, renewable energy, and technology sectors. FC Global Strategies publishes FC INSIGHTS, videos and articles providing news, commentaries and most importantly opinions on the cannabis, hemp and CBD industries. FC Global Strategies also publishes its FC Global’s State Hemp and CBD Tracker, which provides current information regarding state regulations affecting the hemp and CBD industries. FC Global Strategies is headed by Jeffrey Friedland, the author of Marijuana: The World’s Most Misunderstood Plant, which is available in print and Kindle editions on

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Global Textiles Home Decor Market to Hit Around USD 173.24 Billion By 2026 – Zion Market Research

Textiles Home Decor Market

Textiles Home Decor Market

Global Textiles Home Decor Market expected to reach USD 173.24 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 6.6% between 2019 and 2026

Global Textiles Home Decor Market expected to reach USD 173.24 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 6.6% between 2019 and 2026”

— Zion Market Research

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, February 17, 2020 / — Zion Market Research has published a new report titled “Textiles Home Decor Market By Product (Rugs, Bath Linen, Bed Linen, Kitchen, and Dining Linen, Curtains, Living Room Linen, Floor Carpets, and Others), By Application (Indoor, Outdoor, and Others), and By Distribution Channel (Hypermarkets/Supermarkets, B2B, E-Commerce, Specialty Retail, and Others): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2018–2026”. According to the report, the global textiles home decor market accounted for USD 103.50 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach USD 173.24 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 6.6% between 2019 and 2026.

Home decoration means making the interior space of the house more attractive and presentable for the inhabitants. Textile home décor, thus, refers to the home decoration materials like curtains, bed sheets, table covers, kitchen textiles, etc., which improve the overall appearance of a room. The textiles home decor market is expected to show significant growth over the forecast time period, owing to the increasing consumer demand for home decoration materials. The growing urbanization and rapid modernization are also influencing people to upgrade their standards of living, which is another prime growth driver of the textiles home decor market. Improvements in the distribution facilities will further drive the textiles home decor market. However, the increasing cost of raw materials may limit the textiles home decor market.

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The textiles home decor market is fragmented based on the product, application, and distribution channel. The product category includes bath linen, rugs, bed linen, curtains, kitchen and dining linen, floor carpets, living room linen, and others. Bed linen dominates the market with about 35% market share globally and is expected to dominate in the future, owing to the developing hospitality sector over the last few years. Due to the increasing urbanization and modernization, kitchen linen and floor carpets are expected to show substantial growth in the years ahead.

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On the basis of application, the textiles home decor market includes indoor, outdoor, and others. The indoor segment dominates the market and is expected to continue its dominance in the years ahead, owing to its maximum application in bedrooms, kitchens, and living rooms of homes. The outdoor segment is also expected to show reasonable growth over the forecast timeframe.

By distribution channel, the textiles home decor market comprises specialty retail, B2B, hypermarkets/supermarkets, e-commerce, and others. Hypermarkets/supermarkets are expected to show sustainable growth in the future, as a majority of the population still prefers offline shopping to online shopping. Alternatively, the e-commerce segment covers more than one-third of the market share, due to the increasing number of smartphones and tech-savvy consumers.

North America and Europe are expected to be the dominating regions in the textiles home decor market globally, due to the increasing urbanization, modernization, and high disposable income of the regional populations. The Asia Pacific textiles home decor market is expected to show substantial growth over the forecast time period, owing to the rural population migrating to urban areas and adopting the modern lifestyle.

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Some major players in the textiles home decor market are Inter Ikea Systems, Kurlon Enterprise, Leggett & Platt, Mannington Mills, Berkshire Hathaway, Williams-Sonoma, Mohawk Industries, Ashley Furniture Industries, Mittal International, and American Textile.

This report segments the global textiles home decor market into:

Global Textiles Home Decor Market: Type Analysis

Bath Linen
Bed Linen
Kitchen and Dining Linen
Living Room Linen
Floor Carpets

Global Textiles Home Decor Market: Application Analysis


Global Textiles Home Decor Market: Distribution Channel Analysis

Specialty Retail

Global Textiles Home Decor Market: Regional Analysis

North America
The U.S.


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Latin America

The Middle East and Africa

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Global Industrial Tape Market projected to Reach USD 77 Billion By 2026: Market Resarch by Facts & Factors

Industrial Tape Market

Industrial Tape Market

Global industrial tape market expected to reach USD 77 Billion by 2026 and is expected to grow over CAGR of 6% from 2020 to 2026.

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, February 17, 2020 / — Facts and Factors has authored “Industrial Tape Market By Type (Filament Tapes, Aluminum Tapes, and Others), By Backing Material (Polypropylene, Fabrics, Paper, Medical Grade Cloth, Polyimide, Fiberglass, Polyvinyl Chloride, Glass Cloth, PTFE, Polyester, And Others), By Sales Channel (Retail, Distributor, and Online), By Application (Masking/ Protective Application, Specialized Application, Electrical And Electronic Application, Packaging Application, And Others), By End-User (Construction, Electrical & Electronics, Manufacturing, Automotive, Aerospace, and Others), and By Region: Global Industry Perspective, Market Size, Statistical Research, Market Intelligence, Comprehensive Analysis, Historical Trends, and Forecasts, 2019–2026”.

According to the research report, the global industrial tape market in 2019 is over USD 51 Billion and is expected to reach around USD 77 Billion by 2026. The anticipated CAGR for the global industrial tape market is above 6% from 2020 to 2026.

Polymers, petroleum-based byproducts, natural & silicone rubber, and several chemical solvents are the key ingredients used in manufacturing industrial tapes. These tapes are primarily used for binding purposes owing to their durability; strong adhesive strength; and resistance to moisture, toxic chemicals, & temperature variation compared to normal tapes. Industrial tapes have a wide array of applications in the automotive, construction, and aerospace sectors. Some of the major consumers of industrial tapes are General Motors Company, Bechtel, General Electric, and Royal BAM Group.

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Key Market Drivers:

Rapid industrialization flourishing the global industrial tape market

Industrial tapes are widely used in the number of industrial sectors. Therefore, rapidly surging industrialization, which includes the establishment of industrial, automotive, construction, and manufacturing sectors in different regions across the globe, synchronously fuels the demand for industrial tapes, thereby pushing the global market.

Growing demand for the double-sided tapes propels the industrial tape market

Double-sided tapes, owing to high adhesive strength, are used to efficiently bind two bodies with textured surfaces. These tapes have a wide range of applications in industrial and manufacturing operations. Therefore, these tapes are considered as the most versatile product of the market.

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Key Market Restraints:

Fluctuations in the raw material prices impact the industrial tape market

The cost of raw materials is increasing at a steady rate owing to the volatility in the oil and rubber market. As oil and rubber-based products are the key ingredients used in the manufacturing industrial tapes. Therefore, shortage and price hike of oil and rubber market is going to hamper the industrial tape market.

Filament type segment likely to sustain the leading position in the global market

The global market is bifurcated into filament tape, aluminum tape, and others, based on the type segment. Among the three, the “filament tape” category dominates the global industrial tape market by holding almost two-third revenue share. Moreover, the category would sustain the leading position for the upcoming several years, as the category’s anticipated CAGR is highest throughout the forecasted period.

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By Region, Asia Pacific holds the major revenue and volume share in the global market

Asia Pacific region has generated over USD 24 Billion in revenue and over 25 Billion Square Feet in volume in 2019 and attained the dominating position in the global industrial tape market. The regional market is projected to boom during the forecast period owing to the fast-growing economies such as China.

Key market players

Some of the key players driving the global industrial tape market are Saint-Gobain SA, Avery Dennison Corporation, Lintec, Von Roll Holding AG, 3M, H.B Fuller, Henkel AG & Company KGaA, Nitto Denka, Ashland Inc., Eastman Chemical Company, Tesa, The Dow Chemical Company, and Sika AG, among others.

In March 2019, Eastman, one of the global leading specialty materials-manufacturing firms, revealed its plan to launch an advanced innovative technology to recycle polymer waste, which is not possible using the current methods and technologies. These non-recyclable wastes are at present either liberated into water bodies or gathered in landfills.

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The global industrial tape market is segmented as:

Global Industrial Tape Market: Type Segmentation Analysis

Filament Tapes
Aluminum Tapes

Global Industrial Tape Market: Backing MaterialSegmentation Analysis

Medical Grade Cloth
Polyvinyl chloride
Glass Cloth

Global Industrial Tape Market: Sales ChannelSegmentation Analysis


Global Industrial Tape Market: ApplicationSegmentation Analysis

Masking/ protective application
Specialized application
Electrical and electronic application
Packaging application

Global Industrial Tape Market: End-UserSegmentation Analysis

Electrical & Electronics

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Pioneering Contemporary Brand SEVENCRASH Returns to New York Fashion Week with A/W 2020 Collection “EVOLUTION”

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NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, February 15, 2020 / — New York, NY – On February 12, 2020, SEVENCRASH returned to New York Fashion Week: The Shows Official Schedule at Spring Studios with a runway presentation of its "EVOLUTION" collection for the Autumn/Winter 2020 season. From possibilities of survival on a future planet (GLIESE 581D planet series) to the adventurous spirit of exploring the micro-quantum world (QUANTUS series), and most recently the Spring/Summer 2020 series (THE LAB), which utilizes environmentally-friendly textiles to express the importance of sustainability for the future, the brand continues to explore new territory. This Autumn/Winter “EVOLUTION” collection seeks to inspire meditations on the role and impact of technology in the future.

Backstage at Spring Studios after the show, brand CEO Jason Yao said, “As a disruptive brand, we believe in progress and staying ahead of the curve, in the current climate, sustainability needs to be and will be every brand’s number one priority. Every season we have been devoting more and more of our resources to researching and developing sustainable textiles and increasing the role they play in our design process. This is our mandate and an integral part of our corporate culture.”

Bidding farewell to 2019 and entering the 21st century’s ‘20s, the once unreachable future has arrived, bringing with it rapid changes generated by science and technology. The convenience of real-time communication, the transformation of personal finance and mobile payment – new wonders such as these and more signal the onset of potentially radical development. SEVENCRASH's inspiration this season derives from the accelerated technological advancement that inspires people to pause, reflect, adjust, and connect.

The year 2065 is imagined, where technology has led to an overexploited earth, and artificial intelligence has brought on an existential crisis. These dystopian phenomena are explored through the collections’ three series – from prosperity to decay and, finally, to nirvana.

The rapid progress of science and technology, and artificial intelligence, has advanced the human process, and enabled people to live convenient and fast-paced lifestyles. The PROSPEROUS series used exaggerated large-scale silhouettes and futuristic biotechnology green to portray thriving states of the lives of humans. The series extensively employs technology to blend colors, the collision of color polished rod fabric to show future geological features, and the combination of three-layer woven fabric with transparent TPU to ensure temperature balance.

DECAY Series
Humans of future earth may well find themselves surrounded by destruction and chaos. Excessive urban development could result in a general barrenness and population-decline. Due to the dangerous atmosphere created by the development of artificial intelligence, the few remaining humans on earth have to find new means to survive. Inspired by pollution and destruction, the DECAY series uses the “destructive” spray washing/finishing process and carbon pollution color digital printing to express the atmosphere of earth's imminent destruction. The ingenious use of orderly interlaced weaves of filled plume, with tangled tassels running through and under them, mapped out the future of technology and how its development will likely take human civilization to an incalculable plane.

The true meaning of "love" and "life" is to achieve a balance between technology and ecology. The NIRVANA series incorporates the demand for freedom within a mix of novelty and dissonance. Garment silhouettes were disproportionately combined to form explosive stacks and kits, forming a harmonious new silhouette born of conflict. The same amalgamation applies to the fabric and decoration. The abstract camouflage printed fabric, the complete three-dimensional structure, the reorganization of the collection of clean and large outline shapes, with the various items carried in the removable backpack, demonstrate a glimpse of hope for a better future.

SEVENCRASH endeavors to galvanize the collective human fear for a dystopian future with sartorial musings on an alternate possibility — the possibility of perseverance.

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Interior Designer Karen Rapp to Join Wiseman & Gale Interiors

Karen Rapp Wiseman & Gale Interiors

Karen Rapp, founder of Karen Rapp Interiors, will join Wiseman & Gale Interiors

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Wiseman & Gale Interiors is pleased to announce that Karen Rapp, of Karen Rapp Interiors, will join the firm as a full-service interior designer in Scottsdale.

I'm delighted to announce Karen Rapp’s decision to join Wiseman & Gale. The real winners will be our clientele, who’ll now be able to take advantage of Karen’s tremendous talent, taste and experience.”

— Scott Burdick, Managing Partner, Wiseman & Gale Interiors

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA, UNITED STATES, February 14, 2020 / — Wiseman & Gale Interiors (, of Scottsdale, Arizona, is pleased to announce that, effective March 1, Karen Rapp, of Karen Rapp Interiors (, will join the firm as a full-service interior designer.

As a part of her move, Rapp, for decades one of Arizona’s leading interior designers, will close Karen Rapp Interiors. Notably, she will continue to serve her clients under the new partnership with Wiseman & Gale, which offers comprehensive operations to support its designers on staff.

“I couldn’t be more delighted than to be announcing Karen Rapp’s decision to join Wiseman & Gale,” noted Scott Burdick, the design firm’s Managing Partner. “I’ve known for a long time the synergies Karen’s firm and ours share, so, in every imaginable respect, Karen joining our firm represents a ‘win-win’ for us and for her.” He added, “And almost needless to say, the real winners in this new arrangement will be our clientele, who’ll now be able to take advantage of Karen’s tremendous talent, taste and experience.”

About Karen Rapp
Rapp graduated from Arizona State University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree, with an emphasis in Interior Design. In 1987, she founded Karen Rapp Interiors, which grew into one of Arizona’s most highly respected residential interior design firms. Over the past three decades, many home and business owners have attested to the dedicated vision and pure professionalism of Karen Rapp Interiors. Rapp’s work has been featured in numerous publications, including Luxe, Phoenix Home & Garden, Arizona Foothills and Gardens Southwest. In March 2009, Rapp was named a Master of the Southwest by Phoenix Home & Garden magazine.

While Rapp has thoroughly enjoyed building her namesake brand into a highly respected interior design presence in the Phoenix community, she is thrilled with her decision to join Wiseman & Gale. “It will give me an opportunity to collaborate and work alongside some of Arizona’s most talented design professionals, and allow me to focus even more on serving the design needs of my cherished clients,” she said.

“This transition is all about my growth into the next phase of my career,” Rapp added. “As a building and business owner these past many years, I’ve been missing the design and client-side experience. Now I can spend more time doing exactly what I enjoy.”

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Wiseman & Gale Interiors was established in Scottsdale, Arizona, in 1965 by founders George Wiseman and Anne Gale. Their legendary partnership and successful early business greatly influenced the taste, style and creative process of the generation of designers who followed them. Through the years, the underlying principles of Wiseman & Gale’s approach have remained its foundation: commanding scale, luxury fabrics, bold colors, interesting compositions, subtle details and an emphasis on comfort and timeless beauty. The Wiseman & Gale design team comprises some of the Southwest’s premier designers, all of whom carry forward the commitment to excellence begun by its founders.

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Whimzy Tees Garners a Win

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Mr Hydde Collage

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Whimzy Tees announces an exciting artist collaboration resulting in an exclusive new line of clothing and accessories: Mr Hydde.

Whimzy Tees + Mr Hydde is the perfect marriage of art and fashion. It doesn't get better than this. We both fully embrace this union and collaborate so well. If only all relationships were this easy.”

— Anita Davenport

LOS GATOS, CALIFORNIA, USA, February 14, 2020 / — Metadata Keyword: Graffiti, Pop Art, Artist Collaboration, Exclusive, Limited Edition, Mr Hydde, RAW Artist, Street Art, Syren, Carnivale, Eclectic, Urban Art, Contemporary Art, Body Art, Face Painting


Last month, Whimzy Tees appeared at a RAW Artist premiere in San Francisco with their wares in tow and a few models to work the floor and showcase their unique prints. Whimzy Tees featured two brand new lines including Syren (graffiti art-based female heroines) and Carnivale (scenes from under the big top) plus a few favorites including their ever-popular Pinup Girls. Sexy was the name of the game and the models were well equipped for exposure, wearing oversized sweatshirts as mini-dresses. Alongside Whimzy's eclectic fashions, other artists also presented their work. The RAW platform provides national exposure for featured artists and also allows for networking opportunities with industry experts as well as other artists.


After a very successful showing and sales of their garments in their mini pop-up store at RAW, Whimzy Tees seized upon the public awareness and reached out to visual artists around the globe for possible collaboration. One such artist, Mr Hydde is the first collaboration of its kind for this uber-unique shop where art is turned into fashion on a daily basis. The partnership will result in new collections (with some already hitting the airwaves) available exclusively at Whimzy Tees for limited engagements only (6 weeks or less). Mr Hydde is a Toronto-based visual artist whose work celebrates pop art and graffiti in paintings for the home and outdoor spaces.


With this collaboration, Whimzy Tees is making art not only wearable but affordable for the masses. As not everyone's budget allows for purchasing original art in the thousands of dollars ($$$$), Whimzy Tees offering of the Mr Hydde collection will allow his fans (current and new) to purchase and make use of his art without breaking the bank. The collaboration while being the first for Whimzy Tees, will not be its last as other collaborations are already in the pipeline. Keep on the look out for collaborations not just with visual artists but with body paint aficionados who will bring their talents to showcasing not just their master of body art application but the illustrations and designs only available at Whimzy Tees.


Under the collection moniker, Mr Hydde, there will be several sub-collections built around a particular work of art. The clothing will be entirely designed by Whimzy Tees and sold exclusively in their online store. It's a perfect marriage between similar design styles (pops of bright colors), use of unique shapes/patterns, and Whimzy Tee's new direction brought forth by its graffiti-based Syren collection. An exciting array of clothing options and accessories like travel mugs, laptop sleeves and phone cases will be available for the art collectors among us.

The exclusive sub-collections currently available include: Love You, Prayer in the Dark, and Okinawa FLOWRZ. The Mr Hydde collection on Whimzy Tees features elements of modern art, pop art, and graffiti art to reflect the sensibilities of both entities. Mr Hydde, a pseudonym for the Toronto artist, has expressed a love for Whimzy Tee's “design brilliance” and how they're able to take his original works and expound on them with coordinating colors and contrasting patterns and create new expressions of art. These art-based collections are available for a limited time with this first set closing come March 15, 2020. At such time, new collections will roll out and the campaign will be capped off by an auction of one-of-a-kind hoodies from the aforementioned groupings for the avid art collector.


The new Mr Hydde @ Whimzy Tees collection captures the collaborative spirit of this new artist partnership. Fans of Whimzy Tees are already familiar with their enthusiasm for vintage and modern art styles. Many of their clothes and accessories boast a dazzling spectrum of color and pattern. All of the designs available in their online store accentuate their love for bold color combinations and unconventional pattern pairings. The result is a line that brims with shades of violet, blue, and orange as well as Picasso-esque shapes and patterns that lend a marvelously dizzying aesthetic to each item.

Shop for items in this collection such as sweatshirts, tees, mugs, scarves, dresses, and more. Many of the items are unisex. As with all Whimzy Tees purchases, a portion (5%) of each sale goes to one of six charities of the purchasers' choosing. Take time to explore this exciting new collection that’s currently available on the Whimzy Tees website.


Whimzy Tees continues to set itself apart from its competitors with its focus on incorporating vibrantly-colored art, a mis-match of patterning (sometimes combining four or more patterns/backgrounds into one garment); and sourcing non-mainstream designs. Because items are made to order and not mass produced or warehoused, Whimzy Tees is able to keep its carbon footprint small and offer fresh selections every few weeks. A love of art and artistic expression is clear throughout their store; and of course, a love of all things whimsical. They believe clothing should not only be practical but fun as evidenced by their Dog Dayz, Carnivale, and Cat-e-chism lines. It's textile/applied arts on steroids that appeals to a particular niche market who appreciates art, bold colors, and unique patterning not found elsewhere. And, their new collaboration with Mr Hydde is further testament to their eye to the unusual…the unique…the colorful world that is art.

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Global Powder Coatings Market 2020 Key Players, Trends, Sales, Supply, Demand, Analysis and Forecast 2023 adds “Powder Coatings Global Market Report 2020” reports to its database.

PUNE, MAHARASTRA, INDIA, February 14, 2020 / — Powder Coatings Market:

Executive Summary

The powder coatings market consists of sales of powder coatings. Powder coatings is a finishing process and keeps the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form.

The global powder coatings market was worth $ 24.2 billion in 2019. It is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11% and reach $36.18 billion by 2023.

The powder coatings market has been geographically segmented into North America, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe, South America and Middle East & Africa. Asia Pacific accounts for around 55% of the market.

The powder coatings market covered in this report is segmented by type into thermoset, thermoplastic. It is also segmented by end-user application into appliances, automotive, architectural, furniture, agriculture, construction, & earthmoving equipment (ACE), general industrial, others

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Powder coatings release negligible amount of Volatile Organic compounds (VOC) when compared to solvent-based coatings. VOCs are carbon compounds that become gas at room temperature and become the main reason for air pollution. Governments across the world are trying to enforce different regulatory acts to reduce the emission of VOC. For instance, to reduce the emission of VOC, Hong Kong government has implemented a regulation that restricts products exceeding the standard emission of VOC in the country. Thus, limitation on products that generate high VOCs promote the sales of powder coatings thereby driving the market.

Powder coating is an energy intensive process that consumes more energy during curing process. Curing is a chemical process where paint is allowed to dry and harden. The high consumption of energy increases the operating expenses of manufacturing companies. For example, in Sweden there are nearly 350 powder coating plants and using more than one metric ton of coating powder, that accounts for the total energy usage of 525 GWh/year, corresponding to 1.5 GWh/year per plant. Thus, high consumption of energy in powder coating restrains the growth of the market.

Companies are now focusing on a new coating technology for heat sensitive substrates such as medium density fiberboard (MDF). This technology consumes low power as the curing process is done in lower temperature compared to the conventional method. For instance, IGP-RAPID released by IGP are based on new raw materials combined with IGP technology and enables a low-temperature powder coatings at 266°F (130°C) and curing times of 3 minutes. This technology is ecological, enhances product design, and provides long-term functional protection.

In October 2018, Akzo Nobel N.V., a Netherlands-based chemical manufacturing company that manufactures specialty chemicals such as decorative paints and coatings, surfactants, polymer, and other chemical products acquired Fabryo Corporation S.R.L. for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition helped AkzoNobel in becoming a leader in the Romanian decorative paints market. Fabryo Corporation S.R.L. is a Romania-based company that specializes in producing products such as paints, lacquers, enamels, and powder coatings.

Major players in the market are AkzoNobel N.V., PPG Industries, Sherwin Williams , BASF SE, Axalta Coating Systems , Kansai Nerolac Paints Limited , Jotun, IFS Coatings, The Valspar Corporation, Asian PaintsPowder Coatings Market Global Report 2020 from The Business Research Company provides the strategists, marketers and senior management with the critical information they need to assess the global powder coatings market.


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Sheguang Hu Stunned A/W 2020 New York Fashion Week

Chinese-Dutch designer Sheguang Hu and supermodel Carmen Dell’Orefice greet audience together at finale while other models wear black T-shirts with “Stay Strong China! Stay Strong Wuhan” logo

Sheguang Hu presented his stunning collection at A/W 2020 NYFW shows at Pier 59 on Feb 11

Sheguang Hu’s A/W 2020 New York Fashion Week show, in conjunction with Bestune, took place at Pier 59 of New York on Feb 11

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, February 13, 2020 / — (Manhattan, New York) Internationally recognized Chinese-Dutch designer Sheguang Hu, known in fashion circles everywhere for his boldness of style and imaginative, completely original creativity, showed his AW20 collection in conjunction with Bestune, a leading Chinese automobile brand, at Pier 59 Studios – one of the most prominent New York Fashion Week venues –on the evening of February 11th, 2020, in New York City.

Subverting the stereotype of conventional cognition regarding clothing and fashion, designer Hu's Silk Road-Bestune collection showcased his AW20 collection in keeping with the international theme of "Silk Road · Bestune.” Sheguang Hu derived his inspiration for this line from Bestune T77, seeking to demonstrate for the show’s audience spectacular combinations of industrial and clothing designs. The comfort, security, elegant appearance, and personalized internal space of Bestune T77 Hu interpreted by means of his fashion design. Drawing upon the influence of Guochao (国潮), a popular trend among domestic Chinese young consumers, the collaboration between Sheguang Hu and Bestune T77 brings a new and completely original fashion perspective enhanced and influenced by automotive design.

“The design inspiration of this show came from the 2019 Fashion Festival hosted by Toutiao, a leading Chinese news platform,” Hu explains. "The amazing appearance of Bestune T77 caught my eye. The beautiful color and high-end modeling of the car, the details pertinent to Chinese culture and its Guochao fashion theme touched me significantly. It’s that unforgettable moment that led to this collaboration.” Hu made it clear that this runway show, with its myriad elements of science and technology, was born from that “love at first sight.”

The show treated its audience to big surprises throughout. At the outset, Sheguang Hu overturned the tradition of runway. He appeared together with the world's oldest supermodel, Carmen Dell'Orefice. Their powerful runway appearance amazed the audience the moment the pair appeared. Born in New York in 1931, American supermodel Carmen began her fashion career by appearing on the cover of Vogue Magazine in 1945, and, following that precocious accomplishment, worked with several top international photographers and graced the cover of Vogue magazine six times in total. At the Pier 59 show, Carmen, adorned in elegant Chinese red lace silk cheongsam personally fabricated by Sheguang Hu, opened the runway show with him, accompanied by specially selected music from well-known DJ Jan Willen from Holland. Hu’s collection not only conveyed the vivid design concept of the show, but also served as an opportunity for traditional Chinese culture and art to integrate with fashion and be presented on an international stage.

More than 30 international models walked the runway, with cultural diversity pre-eminently evident—cultural exchange and collision, in other words, the most essential spirit of the collection. Each dress is a precious ambient object of art, reflecting the concept of "Silk Road · Bestune.” The interpretations provided by the models who walk the world's four major fashion weeks suited the occasion ideally.

To be specific, Sheguang Hu chose the texture of patent leather as the showing’s main fabric, which he regards as the perfect embodiment of the sense of science and technology in industrial design. But at the same time, he made it fashionable.

In terms of color, the theme of Guochao was interpreted via the main color yellow of Bestune T77. Green was featured also, symbolizing the healthy life advocated by Bestune T77 and the car’s all-important attribute of environmental protection and energy-saving. Finally, the color black, reflecting the abstract art of the West, added a cultural blend.

“I never design just for clothes,” Hu acknowledged. “Instead, my core of design is always based on the people, just like the self-expression spirit of Bestune T77, which pays attention to and celebrates a free attitude toward life." Sheguang Hu added that each of his three collections of designs echoes the unique shape design of the Bestune T77.

Bestune T77 features a highly recognizable front-end design with a hexagonal rhinestone forward net and an impressive new logo design highlighting the window of the world in the middle. Sheguang Hu took the inspiration from these accoutrements and used the raindrop-like six-faceted cutting crystal as the ornament on the front surface of his designs. The ornament, illuminated by the runway lighting, radiated brilliant light and colors. The overlay of the coat and sleeve resembled the tail lamp of the Bestune T77; the wide cuff represented the vehicle’s unique LED front lamp design; the black bottom skirt, with gorgeous block-woven colorful flowers, suggested abstract Western art works, and the models appeared to have stepped directly from the painting. Their grace brought to the audience a cross-border art-exchange experience. A close look at the models’ belt-like chest-ornaments that splashed diagonally across the body brought to mind the safety-belt that guards the careful driver, and the blooming flowers served to represent guidance along the way ahead. The silk Organza, together with the black patent leather, echoed the design of Bestune T77’s airbag, another staple of security, and the sense of happiness within a high-end lifestyle.

Yang Dayong, deputy general manager of FAW Car Co. Ltd., described Guochao as the combination of technological progress, art, and Chinese culture. The reason Guochao is so strongly favored by young people is not only because it’s trendy, but also because it provides its wearers with a profound self-identity. As an innovative car-maker, the new Bestune functions similarly, exemplifying the young and creative aesthetic by means of innovative technology and design. Young people fall in love with Bestune, which proudly adheres to the core value of new Bestune: "smart manufacturing, happy Bestune.” Although the technology will continue to advance, the art will remain young forever.

Sheguang Hu said that once design developed into an expression of lifestyle and distinct fashion attitude, it became the common language of all mankind, which helped and continues to help the communication between people and people,, between people and things, between people and the environment, and everything that coexists with people.

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Military Taggant Technology Now Being Used to Ensure Traceability and Retail Interactivity of Down Insulation

smart mirror future of down

The future of down

allied smart mirror in store

allied smart mirror in store

The world’s leading provider of down is now utilizing taggant marking technology in a cutting edge retail interface to ensure traceability of down.

We knew it was necessary to develop a tool that would engage the purchaser of a down product to help them make more informed decisions.”

— Daniel Uretsky

NEDERLAND, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, February 13, 2020 / — In what is being hailed as the next generation of traceability and accountability in down insulation for bedding and garments, ALLIED Feather & Down announces the introduction of the first-ever Optix iMirror — an immersive retail experiential tool with the ability to read and verify down inside garments.

The Optix iMirror powered by NOBAL Technologies is the first interactive retail tool of its kind. An imbedded scanner can read an organic taggant signature impregnated on the down insulation inside each ALLIED filled garment to offer the consumer a unique educational experience. The “Optix iMirror” Smart Mirror was developed by Allied Feather & Down in partnership with NOBAL Technologies and Optix technology to provide the next generation of multi-channel, real-time traceability for down insulation in garments. As the co-creators of the Responsible Down Standard and inventors of, ALLIED always knew something beyond paper certifications and hang tags would be necessary to ensure complete traceability and accountability across the supply chain and through to the finished product and retail experience.

This tool for retailers is now an Outdoor Retailer Innovation Award Winner, a coveted designation announced at the OR + Snow Show, on January 30, 2020. This award recognition comes on top of last year’s ISPO Gold Award for Allied’s unique online traceability and education platform.

A life-size, real-time interaction with is at the heart of this brand new consumer experience, elevating down from a misunderstood commodity to a premium ingredient that can be instantly traced back to its source to ensure animal welfare and the highest level of environmentally sensitive and performance-preserving handling and treatment.

The Optix iMirror is available to retail locations and ALLIED partner-brand flagship stores now. The iMirror was launched and piloted with the Beauty & Youth brand and featured in select stores throughout Japan in November 2019.

The iMirror will also be able to tie into a store or brand’s inventory and offer further product suggestions, show colorways, and even allow purchases right through the iMirror itself. This type of technology has been recognized as truly the future of multi-channel retail.

Consumers can have their garment read in real time in front of the Optix iMirror and interact and discover where their down comes from, what its performance characteristics are, how to care for it after purchase, and even see other colors and styles of the product that might be in stock (as well as how good they look).

“The industry and brands are doing a lot of work on issues of traceability, but often it is not conveyed directly to the consumer in an engaging experiential way. The RDS, for example, does nothing to communicate any information beyond the fact that it has been certified as responsibly sourced. It could be processed horribly with much damage to the environment. This is where our TrackMyDown tool came in, that was the recipient of the ISPO Gold award last year. The Optix iMirror, however, interacts directly with the jacket, reading a reflective finish on the down through the fabric, and will tell you everything you want to know about the down inside. It will be a critical tool for any brand as both a consumer education tool as well as a device that can offer authentication and make material impossible to counterfeit,” says ALLIED Creative and Marketing Director Matthew Betcher.

“ALLIED has spent millions of dollars and countless hours ensuring our position as industry leaders in animal welfare and sustainable processing methods, and that includes an investment in retail technology and innovation for our brand partners, as well as consumer-facing traceability down to the very batch,” said Daniel Uretsky, President, ALLIED Feather & Down.

“We knew it was necessary to develop a tool that would engage the potential purchaser of a down product to help them make more informed decisions, and we continue to be at the forefront of global issues such as Palm Oil Free Certification and reduction of microplastics in the environment,” continued Uretsky. “We always saw the RDS and other standards as the foundation for the real work, and now we are able to communicate source complexities, environmental benefits and cleanliness to the consumer directly and through our brand partners at point of purchase.”

We are happy to provide media with more information, tours and demonstrations of these technologies and processes.

About ALLIED Feather & Down
Founded in Vernon, Calif. in 1987, ALLIED has been responsibly sourcing and sustainably processing down while simultaneously driving innovation within the insulation market for over 30 years. The family owned and operated business has earned the reputation as the largest, most reliable and most responsible supplier of raw material in the industry. Through the creation of programs such as the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) and Track My Down, ALLIED is committed to safeguarding the welfare of animals while protecting the environment. ALLIED remains a family owned company with facilities worldwide and is proud to produce the highest quality down technologies demanded by the most discerning brands in the outdoor, hospitality and fashion marketplaces. To learn more about ALLIED, please visit

About NOBAL Technologies
NOBAL Technologies, producers of the The iMirror, believes in reimagining and reinventing the human experience by enhancing the physical world through seamless and engaging technology. With retail currently in the midst of massive change, both online and offline, retailers are looking for innovative technologies that will help connect customers and provide them with a shopping experience that leverages the best of the physical and online shopping. The iMirror is successfully connecting both of these channels by bringing the best of e-commerce to life in brick-and-mortar stores, helping shoppers connect with products in new and innovative ways, and helping to convert physical shoppers into omni-channel customers.

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