Tag: Joe Laurita

The Surfers Who Shaped the History of the Board

Surfboard design has always been a very personal thing, which is why board-makers tend to be surfers themselves. As times changed, surfboards have evolved. As surfers tackled new ‘liquid terrain’, they needed their boards to trend along; and that required engineering as well as wave know-how. Ancient Hawaiian surfboards In ancient Hawaii, surfing was a […]

The Rich Island History of the Aloha Shirt

Hawaiian print shirts, which are actually called Aloha Shirts, tend to have a polarizing effect on people. You either love the colorful, loose fitting button down that evokes the Aloha spirit, or you think it should be kept in the closet while on the mainland, only to be taken out of the closet for that […]

Africa Becomes Apparel-Producing Hub

Direct foreign investments grew in Africa to $56 billion in 2013, according to a 2014 report by the United Nations. A young generation of leaders  in South Africa are increasingly committed to growing their economies with textile and clothing-focused industries. Why? Because in recent years, a reduction in bureaucracy has made easier to set up […]

HSN To Name July “Margaritaville Month”

Margaritaville will become a household name this summer as it comes to a channel near you — the Home Shopping Network (HSN) that is. On July 1st, the HSN digital campaign will launch a Margaritaville Apparel Brand landing page on the HSN website, kicking off “Margaritaville Month”. Visitors of the HSN site will be able […]

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