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Manufacturing Respirator Masks


Monterey Mills and Eder Flag, team up to start manufacturing of much-needed respirator masks

Monterey Mills based in Janesville, WI is the largest textile mill of its kind in North America, and supplier of knitted pile fabric used in a variety of medical and air-filtration products. Eder Flag, based in Oak Creek, WI is the nation’s largest manufacturer of flags and flagpoles and is converting part of its flag-sewing operations to produce the barrier masks.
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Protective Masks for Covid-19 Pandemic


Protective masks for Covid-19 are being worked on by the apparel industry.

Hospitals across the country face dwindling supplies of medical equipment.  Hospitals have been rationing supplies and some have been asking staff to reuse masks until they become soiled.

Although factories already exist that produce protective apparel, they are clearly overwhelmed by the speed of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Several apparel industry companies are stepping up to help.

Also, craft stores are teaching us how to make protective masks at home.
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Hanes Face Masks


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, hospitals & first responders are facing shortages of personal protective equipment.

Hanes is retrofitting plants to make medical masks.

It has been reported that Hanes is sharing its design with Fruit of the Loom, SanMar, Beverly Knits and the National Council of Textile Organizations, as part of an effort led by yarn manufacturer Parkdale Mills America.

The Hanes design has apparently been approved by the Federal Drug Administration for use.
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Live Fashion Commerce and Conversation


Could this be the beginning of interactive commerce’s breakout moment?

Every week, Betabrand invites its fanbase to an interactive chat experience celebrating the company’s latest product launch. Recently, a new discussion thread has emerged: How are you feeling? 

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Whitney Cummings wears UNOde50


Whitney Cummings records a podcast while wearing UNOde50 earrings

Whitney Cummings wears earrings
The Good People actress spiced up her work from home outfit with UNOde50's Switch On Earrings ($100,

NINObrand Fashion



Late last year they got to collaborate with an amazing young artist who ended up treating and hand painting a few styles for us. Her name is Cassie O'Toole and this year we're working on something bigger and brighter together. Please keep an eye on a very limited capsule collection launching soon.

Understanding N95 & Surgical Masks


The FDA regulates surgical masks and surgical N95 respirators differently based on their intended use.

The Apparel Search Company is NOT an expert in regard to protective masks.  However, we did compile a bit of information that may be of help if you wish to further research face masks because of the COVID-19 illness.  As you have heard on the news, COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.

Below is partial information that we have found online.  Please review below but also do further research on additional websites for a more comprehensive understanding.  If you have specific question, you can possibly contact the FDA or CDC.

It is important to recognize that the optimal way to prevent airborne transmission is to use a combination of interventions from across the hierarchy of controls, not just PPE alone.

What is an N95 mask? 

An N95 respirator is a respiratory protective device designed to achieve a very close facial fit and very efficient filtration of airborne particles. Note that the edges of the respirator are designed to form a seal around the nose and mouth. Surgical N95 Respirators are commonly used in healthcare settings and are a subset of N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators (FFRs), often referred to as N95s. People with chronic respiratory, cardiac, or other medical conditions that make breathing difficult should check with their health care provider before using an N95 respirator because the N95 respirator can make it more difficult for the wearer to breathe. Some models have exhalation valves that can make breathing out easier and help reduce heat build-up. Note that N95 respirators with exhalation valves should not be used when sterile conditions are needed.  N95 respirators are not designed for children or people with facial hair. Because a proper fit cannot be achieved on children and people with facial hair, the N95 respirator may not provide full protection.
  • All FDA-cleared N95 respirators are labeled as "single-use," disposable devices.
What is a surgical mask?

surgical mask is a loose-fitting, disposable device that creates a physical barrier between the mouth and nose of the wearer and potential contaminants in the immediate environment. These are often referred to as face masks, although not all face masks are regulated as surgical masks. Note that the edges of the mask are not designed to form a seal around the nose and mouth.

While a surgical mask may be effective in blocking splashes and large-particle droplets, a face mask, by design, does not filter or block very small particles in the air that may be transmitted by coughs, sneezes, or certain medical procedures. Surgical masks also do not provide complete protection from germs and other contaminants because of the loose fit between the surface of the face mask and your face.
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Ruthie Davis announces the launch of the Mulan Warrior collection in celebration of Disney's "MULAN." Inspired by acclaimed filmmaker Niki Caro's epic depiction of the fierce and inimitable warrior whose courage shaped the legend, the Mulan Warrior collection embodies the fearless, inner strength of the film's protagonist. "MULAN" opens in U.S. theaters on March 27, 2020.

Mulan Shoes

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BHM Nike Sneakers 2020


BHM Sneakers

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High-tech Sustainable Solutions for Footwear


A virtual concept shoe made entirely of innovative BASF materials, a 3D printed shoe made from TPU, breathtaking creations by young designers - this and other product-related innovations will be presented by BASF at SIMAC, the international machine and technology fair for shoes in Milan. From February 19 to 21, 2020 visitors to Hall 14, Stand G 40, will be given an insight into sustainable, high-performance materials, pioneering shoe concepts and BASF's wide-ranging shoe expertise.
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Kollar Clothing Fall/Winter 2020 Collection


Canadian based designer David Kollar of Kollar Clothing, debuted his Fall/Winter 2020 Collection during New York Fashion Week: Men's, February 5, 2020 at 393 Broadway, New York. 

Kollar Fashion Week
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Fashion Industry AI


The Apparel Search board of directors has approved the use of two different forms of AI to manage the worlds greatest fashion website.  Effective immediately we will start using the following two forms of AI.

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Alien Intelligence
Stylish Aliens
If you have questions, you can consult with our fashion industry board of directors.
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Red Carpet Green Dress


In an exciting new step to expand its impact within the global fashion industry, Red Carpet Green Dress™ has collaborated with textile giant Lenzing’s new luxury brand TENCEL™ Luxe to launch a range of eco-couture textiles. The inaugural launch will deliver a game-changing solution to the fashion world, particularly red carpet fashion, which lacks a comprehensive range of natural material solutions.

Red Carpet Green Dress
Photo Credit: Jose Perez Photography

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Bonesman Polo


STITCH Golf announces the re-launch of the Bonesman Polo, originally released as a limited edition item in November, 2019, and brought back and expanded by popular demand.  

Bonesman Polo Shirt
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Valentine's Day 2020 Coming Soon


With Valentine’s Day in mind, show your love with the gift of UGG.

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Aleem Yusuf Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week



Couture Show

Collection SS 2020

during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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La Metamorphose Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week


Couture Show

La Metamorphose Fashion Week

Collection SS 2020

La Metamorphose during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week

With Guest Vaimalama Chaves

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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Adeline Ziliox Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week



Adeine Ziliox Fashion Week
Couture Show

Collection SS 2020

during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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Tighten, Sculpt, and Lift Skin : Beauty Tip Blog


Zooey Deschanel recently enjoyed an individualized skincare treatment from Sarah Akram and posted a behind-the-scenes photo of her facial. Known for her signature approach to skincare aimed to stimulate circulation, collagen production and the cell renewal process in order to tighten, sculpt, and lift skin, Master Esthetician Sarah Akram is fast becoming Hollywood's next go-to facialist and counts Sienna Miller, Billy Porter, Zoe Saldana and Angela Bassett as fans.

Zooey Deschanel
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February 2020 NYFW


Which fashion designers will present their collections at New York Fashion Week?

If you want to know when each fashion designer hits the runway, you can check the schedule at

Tracy Nicole at the Four Seasons


Earlier this week Tracy Nicole has expanded both her Tracy Nicole Clothing and SIMPLE by Tracy Collections to The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta. With over fifteen years of designing experience, Tracy Nicole has her finger on the pulse of every woman’s needs.  Her strategic and thoughtful approach to design has earned her several opportunities to showcase her designs including Department Stores, Essence Fest, the Atlanta Mayors Ball and most recently Paris Fashion Week 2019.  Tracy Nicole's unique pieces are intentionally crafted for a smooth transformation from casual to dressy. The Spa at Four Seasons Atlanta is known for their relaxation and touches of elegance, which makes the collaboration a natural transition for Tracy Nicole.  

“I wanted to create a collection where everything is SIMPLE and comfortable yet sexy and interchangeable” says Tracy Nicole.  “The very thing every woman wants.” The seamless infusion of Tracy Nicole into the Four Seasons would offer guests a versatile yet elegant solution for a range of fashion needs.

Tracy Nicole
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Luxurious Silk Fashion for 2020


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XX Chino


Meet the new Levi's® XX Chinos: they're soft, garment-dyed pants that look and feel premium. Because they are.

Levi's XX Chino comes in straight cropped pants, standard taper fit pants, and slim taper fit pants.

Learn more about the XX Chino at the Levi's website.

Kerry Bensimon Wears Jen7 by 7 For All Mankind


Kelly Bensimon shared a photo wearing Jen7 by 7 For All Mankind while traveling to Turks & Caicos!

The model jet set in style wearing Jen7 by 7 For All Mankind's Side Piping Ankle Skinny Jeans ($110;
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Fuzzette Slipper


Plush sheepskin adds softness and style to the Fuzzette, an indoor-outdoor slipper that’s equal parts cozy and airy. Featuring fluffy cross straps, sheepskin footbeds, and Treadlite by UGG™ outsoles, this year-round style pairs well with denim, sweats, or any of their apparel.

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