MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
May 2015

California Fashion Association (CFA) is a non-profit organization providing information for business expansion and growth to the apparel and textile industry of California. CFA's mission is to define the industry's economic impact and to outline export opportunities and global sourcing options.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brian Weitman
CEO
 
 
 
 
Paul Minestrella
Vice President of Sales
& Marketing
 
 
 
 
STC-QST is the leading supplier of interlinings, pocketing, embroidery backing and other quality inner construction materials to California’s apparel and hospitality industry.

Security Textile Corp was a family-owned, Los Angeles-based business, founded in 1970. It was always well known for its high level of customer service.  In 2008 STC merged with QST, the 128 year old global leader in quality construction components, to form STC-QST LLC.

STC-QST is positioned to service the dynamic needs of today’s apparel manufacturers, both domestically and overseas. Whether customer’s process  is totally import, or totally manufactured domestically (or any blend in between), STC-QST adds value to all products, with the capability to house inventory in Los Angeles or any of the 38 global locations.

For more information, contact Paul Minestrella at 213.746.0850 or paulm@stc-qst.com.
 
 
 
 
Jen Menchaca
Creative Director

"I held two jobs as long as I could, but eventually, Nation LTD became so big that I had to leave the TV biz and I'm still reaching for the stars."


 
 
 
Founded by designer Jen Menchaca in 2005, Nation LTD is the women's brand of soft, relaxed products that inspire confidence and make sexy effortless. The Los Angeles-based company has grown from a small basics line into a prominent high-end women's knitwear brand.

With a degree in Marketing, Jen worked in television production for contemporary sitcoms before venturing into the world of fashion merchandising. Satisfying her own personal fashion style, she came up with the perfect vintage white v-neck t-shirt for women...and her online customers wore it.

To learn more, contact Jen at 213.622.6186 ext. 310 or jen@nationltd.com.
 
 
 
 
 
Jack Ribakoff
President

"We understand that in today's competitive retail environment it is style, quality and fit that sets you apart."
 
 
 
 
SSI Apparel is a Los Angeles-based, full service apparel manufacturing company, catering to the better contemporary market for both men’s and women’s high end production. They provide a broad range of development and production solutions using the best factories domestically and overseas. 

SSI Apparel’s in- house development team uses state of the art technology to perfect the fit and construction of each piece.

With clients ranging from small start-ups to global apparel brands, SSI’s services and expertise are tailored to meet the individual and specific needs of every client.

For more information, contact Jack Ribakoff at 213.746.0850 or jack@ssiapparel.net.
 
 
 
 
Luis Antonio
Aspillaga
CEO
 
 
 
 
World Textile Sourcing Inc. (WTS) specializes in Pima Cotton and fine specialty fibers (modal, viscose and alpaca) knitwear sourced from Peru. With more than 25 years experience in the Peruvian market, WTS partners with the best factories, spinning and fabric mills.

The WTS team includes: designers, fit technicians, customer service specialists, experienced production and QC professionals, with a dedicated lab to test all fabrics in-house. Merchandise is delivered directly to the customer’s warehouse.

WTS specializes in working with our customers to develop the best product to each client’s specification.

With showrooms in LA and NYC,  WTS experts work face to face with clients to present the latest fashion developments of Peru and custom develop specific products for each client.

For more information, contact Luis Antonio Aspillaga at 011 (51) 998 125 700 or laaspillaga@wts.com.pe.
 
 
 
 
 
 
JUNE

June 7-10:
LA Fashion Market /
The New Mart, California Market Center, Cooper Design Space

June 7-10:
LA Kids Market / California Market Center

June 8-10:
SELECT Contemporary Tradeshow /
California Market Center

June 8-10:
TRANSIT LA Shoe Show / California Market Center

June 8-10:
SHAPE Athleisure Lifestyle Tradeshow / California Market Center

June 9-11:
Licensing International Expo / Mandalay Bay Convention Center,
Las Vegas (more info)


 
 
 
 
JULY

July 15-20:
LA Gift & Home Market / California Market Center

July 21-22:
Kingpins Show /
New York



 
 
 
 
AUGUST

August 2-5:
LA Fashion Market /
The New Mart, California Market Center, Cooper Design Space

August 16-19:
MAGIC Market Week / Sourcing at MAGIC,
FN Platform, WWD MAGIC, WSA@MAGIC, Playground
(more info)

August 17-19: MAGIC Market Week / MAGIC Men's, Project, ENKVEGAS, The Tents @ PROJECT, MVMNT, Pool, Playground (more info)
 
 
 
 
OCTOBER

October 5-7
LA Majors Market / California Market Center

October 11-14:
LA Fashion Market /
The New Mart, California Market Center, Cooper Design Space

October 11-14:
LA Kids Market / California Market Center

October 12-14:
SELECT Contemporary Tradeshow /
California Market Center

October 12-14:
TRANSIT LA Shoe Show / California Market Center

October 12-14:
SHAPE Athleisure Lifestyle Tradeshow / California Market Center
 
 
 
 
 
California Fashion Association
444 South Flower Street, 37th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071
P: 213.688.6288 | F: 213.688.
6290 | E: info@calfashion.org | W: CalFashion.org
 
 
                        
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