Presentation Topics

The CFA presents programs and seminars
on a variety of topics that affect the apparel industry.

 

California's Fashion Industry...a Current Snapshot!

TOPICS COVERED

  • Industry by the Numbers
  • Current Retail Patterns
  • Globalization
  • ‘Hot Button Issues’
  • California Fashion Manufacturing

PRESENTED TO:

  • Marcum Stonefield LLP, January 24, 2012
  • Moss Adams LLP, October 10, 2011

 

Coping with Prop 657 (Anti-Slavery Act)

TOPICS COVERED

  • Who is subject to the ACT?
  • Are you covered?
  • How to become compliant

PRESENTED TO:

  • Marcum Stonefield LLP, January 19, 2012

 

Current Economic Trends for the 'Creative Industries'

TOPICS COVERED

  • Current Retail Patterns
  • Industry Profile
  • Importance of Internet Sales
  • Globalization
  • US Import vs Export Issues
  • Rogue Piracy

PRESENTED TO:

  • Market Tuesday, April 2012

 

Do You Know Where Your Brand Might Be?

TOPICS COVERED

  • Recent True Religion ‘win’ in “Cybersquatting” Lawsuit
  •  IPR Legislation: current & pending
  • Case studies on brand infringement world-wide
  • Counterfeiting
  • Financial Ramifications of identity theft

PRESENTED TO:

  • CFA members, April 2012

 

Fashion Industry Business Realities

TOPICS COVERED

  • The Los Angeles Fashion Center
  • Apparel’s Retail Patterns
  • ‘Made in LA’ – Can we Make it Here?
  • Going Global – ‘Designed in LA’
  • ‘Hot Button’ Issues
  • Current Key Challenges
  • Trends and Predictions

PRESENTED TO:

  • Tradegood – February 25th, 2014
  • Fineman West & Co LLP & Union Bank – February 13th, 2014
  • CohnReznick LLP & Chase Bank – February 5th, 2014
  • The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, San Francisco – January 6th, 2014
  • The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles – January 2014
  • Moss Adams – October 2013

 

Financing Growth for Fashion Brands

TOPICS COVERED

  • Defining the Brand
  • Getting Your Data Right

PRESENTED TO:

  • STYLE FASHION WEEK at LA LIVE – October 14, 2013

 

HOT OFF THE RUNWAY! Business Trends and Legal Issues in the Fashion Industry

TOPICS COVERED

  • Industry Terms
  • New & Pending Legislation

PRESENTED TO:

  • LA Country Bar Association Entertainment Law & IP Section (ELIPS), – September 25, 2013

 

IPR Legal Issues in the Fashion Industry

TOPICS COVERED

  • Industry Terms
  • Proposed ‘Knock-Off’ Bill
  • Originality

PRESENTED TO:

  • California Lawyers for the Arts – January 14, 2014

 

The Los Angeles Fashion Industry

TOPICS COVERED

  • LA: Fashion Center & ‘Creative Economy’
  • Industry Business Models
  • A Global Industry
  • ‘Made in LA’ – Can we Make it Here?
  • ‘Hot Button’ Issues
  • Trends and Predictions

PRESENTED TO:

  • California State University, Los Angeles –  May 20, 2014
  • University of California Los Angeles – May 21, 2013
  • Woodbury University – April 2013
  • Southern California Leadership Council –  January 13, 2012

 

Maximize and Expand Your Brand Identity

TOPICS COVERED

  • Brand Management
  • Brand Extension
  • Finding and ‘Mining’ Deals

PRESENTED TO:

  • Los Angeles International Textile Show, March 2012

 

New Business Issues for Retailers

TOPICS COVERED:

  • Labeling
  • Trademarks
  • Staffing Rules

PRESENTED TO:

  • Market Tuesday, April 2012

 

Social Media- Retailing for the Future

TOPIC COVERED:

  • How retailers and brands apply the latest social media technologies to their business models

PRESENTED TO:

  • Market Tuesday, May 2012

 

State of the Manufacturing Industry for Fashion

TOPICS COVERED

  • Supply Chain
  • Globalization
  • Innovation

PRESENTED TO:

  • West Coast Manufacturing Conference, April 2012

 

'Switching Gears' - Manufacturing's Labor Gap

TOPICS COVERED

  • Required Student skill-sets for entry
  • Trends and Issues

PRESENTED TO:

  • VICA Business Forecast Conference, October 4, 2013

 

Your Future in Fashion

TOPICS COVERED

  • —The Southern California Fashion Center
  • —Training Requirements
  • —Demographics
  • —Licensing & Star Power
  • —Trends and Predictions

PRESENTED TO:

  • The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising – February 26th, 2014

 

* CFA members may request a copy of the full presentation (PowerPoint format) by contacting the CFA office.