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How this couple created the all-in-one travel jacket that is nearing $ 2 million on Kickstarter

Learn the story behind this successful Kickstarter campaign that took the Internet by storm.

Hiral Sanghavi is a smart dude. At 29, he’s already started multiple businesses, won several robotics competitions and is studying for his MBA at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. But that doesn’t mean he’s not forgetful.Sanghavi, who grew up in India and ...

by Catherine Clifford  | July 31, 2015 10:00:00
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Be amaize-d

Is it possible for corn fiber to replace cotton when manufacturing clothes? This business proves that corn could be an ideal alternative to cotton.

What’s softer than cotton? Amaize Clothing claims it’s their corn fiber.Benjamin Ilagan, 22, co-owner of the children’s clothing line, acknowledges that there is a lack of familiarity with alternative fabrics in the country. “It’s a barrier we’ve had to overcome when we ...

by Larissa Joson  | December 09, 2014 12:00:00
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Edgy baby apparel is a hit with parents

Quirky couple initially designed clothes for their children, but edgy designs proved a hit with other parents.

Edgy, vintage, and quirky, are three words people don’t usually associate with baby apparel. But AJ and Audrey Dimarucot’s baby clothing line, googoo&gaga, carries infant garb with the most unexpected designs such as electric guitars, winged skeletons, and electro shades. [related|post]What is ...

by Karmina De Ungria  | February 27, 2012 07:00:00
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Investing in the basics

Casual wear brand to open in Manila soon.

The local retail scene is about to get hotter with the coming of Japanese retail giant, UNIQLO as it opens its first location in the country at the SM Mall of Asia this June. This is good news for consumers who can ...

February 23, 2012 05:00:00
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Shifting from supplier to brand owner

A dedicated supplier worked his way to become owner and CEO of long-time clothing brand.

There is nothing like wearing your school color on your sleeve, two decades after graduation, especially when that color reminds you of the sleepless nights doing your thesis requirement and of terror professors who wanted nothing less than perfection.[related|post]That is exactly how ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | January 25, 2012 02:00:00
Startup Tips

Designing uniforms for your business

A uniform, if designed well, is functional, fashionable, builds employee morale, customer relationships, and brand awareness.

Clothing communicates. From the green apron of the friendly barista asking for your name to the gas attendant handing you your receipt, a uniform, if designed well, is functional, fashionable, builds employee morale, customer relationships, and brand awareness.[related|post]When creating a uniform for ...

January 16, 2012 06:00:00
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From Tiangge to Mall: The Meg Success Story

It all started with a stall in the tiangge, now Meg is one of the brands sought after by the big malls

Meg started at the famous Greenhills tiangge in San Juan City in 2000. It started as a repository of goods that its owners, a globetrotting couple, gathered from their trips.Maricar Tuason, who owns the women’s clothing company, says that she and her ...

March 07, 2011 08:00:00
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Smooth Sailing

New management at clothing business Regatta works out a smooth transition that now helps propel the reinvigorated brand towards steady growth

Regatta, a clothing line that started out in 1989 as a pet project of two leading Manila socialites, Mia Borromeo and Lizzie Zobel, is one of the few select homegrown labels that have withstood the changing tides of Filipino fashion. The wide ...

March 01, 2009 12:00:00