Christine Duff

Christine wants to live in a world filled with cutting edge fashion, beautiful words and and an endless supply of leather jackets and boots. A product development grad of FIDM, she was the Editor-in-Chief of MODE Magazine where she reignited her love of storytelling. She has diverse experience within the industry with trend research, art direction and styling editorial spreads. She gained her most notable experience working in Los Angeles at the satellite operation for GQ and Vogue Thailand. Christine is passionate about social science and the role it plays in the consumer goods industry and apparel in particular.

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New Year, New Global Economy? New Year, New Global Economy?

2017 was a rough year for retail, the economy, the geopolitical landscape and more. News headlines of the doomed state of trade agreements and weakening currencies loomed. But, while it was circling the drain, things started turning around. We closed...

  • Apparel Textile Sourcing MiamiApparel Textile Sourcing MiamiNext stop- Miami! For Apparel Textile Sourcing that is. The ATS brand experienced exponential growth at their Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada (ATS-C) trade show, sparking the idea of expansion. After much deliberation JPC Communications and ATS have decided to bring...
  • Holiday 2017: Record-Breaking Sales Followed by Record-Breaking ReturnsHoliday 2017: Record-Breaking Sales Followed by Record-Breaking ReturnsIt was a very Merry Christmas for retail. Cyber Monday on Nov. 27, 2017 was dubbed the, “largest online shopping day in history.” The first three weeks in November scored retailers 18% more in sales than 2016. And, the icing on...
  • Nordstrom Tests New Retail ConceptNordstrom Tests New Retail ConceptOver on the corner of Melrose Avenue and Melrose Place in Los Angeles mannequins in avant-garde window displays beg you to come in and peruse the new offerings. A dress here, a bag there, and across the way is a...
  • Colors of Christmas: how nature, religion and Coca-Cola shaped our holidayThe Colors of ChristmasThere are very few color associations as ubiquitous as red and green are with Christmas and the entire season it encompasses. Perhaps before we have even developed object permanence, that connotation has forged its way into our subconscious. Okay maybe...
  • 2017 gave us a lot of things: the dancing Snapchat hot dog, Salt Bae, the solar eclipse and so much more. One thing that won’t fade out once the clock strikes midnight and we enter 2018 is the term “Retail Apocalypse.”  If 2017 was the ‘Retail Apocalypse,’ 2018 will be the ‘Retail Metamorphosis’2017 gave us a lot of things: the dancing Snapchat hot dog, Salt Bae, the solar eclipse and the term “Retail Apocalypse.”  We wrote about it time and time again, it appeared countless times at many other publications and Fashionista...
  • Southeast Asia E-Commerce Market to BoomSoutheast Asia E-Commerce Market Set to BoomEveryone wants to be on the pulse of what is about to happen. When it comes to e-commerce, businesses are keeping close watch over who will have the next boom. At this time, it looks like all signs point to...
  • Google Shopping Giving Amazon a Run for Its (Your) MoneyGoogle Shopping Giving Amazon a Run for Its (Your) MoneyThere are many questions that plague the American people. Do you prefer coke or Pepsi, dogs or cats, or YouTube or Netflix? If that wasn’t hard enough, now it seems that the line is becoming less clear on who favors...
  • Markdowns: How Much is Too Much?Markdowns: How Much is Too Much?It’s a tale as old as time….the story of the consumer and the markdown. It is a love story so great that it has its own holiday in its honor- the infamous “Black Friday.” In addition, consumers have become so...
  • Mauritius Next to Increase Minimum WageMauritius Next to Increase Minimum WageThe newest global trend that’s beginning to take hold is an increase in the minimum wage. While the U.S experiences a steady increase every year or so, many other places in the world have seen theirs remain stagnant over the...
  • Mexico: North America's New Manufacturing Hub?Mexico: North America’s New Manufacturing Hub?Where to manufacture product is a pivotal question each company must answer. In North America, manufacturing has declined in some sectors and increased in others such as aerospace and engineering. But, for many companies outside of those, the costs of...
  • Straight Outta LA: Ports Set to Reach Zero-Emissions by 2035Straight Outta LA: Ports Set to Reach Zero-Emissions by 2035Sustainability has been at the forefront of the news the last couple months with attention being brought to pollution within different industries, China’s new dedication to the environment and more. Another new step has been brought to us straight outta...
  • Riverblue Brings to Light Fashion’s Pollution Problem Riverblue Brings to Light Fashion’s Pollution Problem To anyone within the industry, it is no secret that fashion is a wasteful one. To consumers it is less apparent as many are not all too informed of the apparel production process. What has become news for both parties...
  • And the Results Are In… Cyber Monday Beat Black Friday SalesAnd the Results Are In… Cyber Monday Beat Black Friday SalesFor those who were able to pull themselves off the couch and fight through their weekend long Thanksgiving food comas to shop, it was one of the most successful weekends in years for retail. Interestingly enough, this year was the first...
  • Dollar Stores' Retail Growth is Red HotDollar Stores’ Retail Growth is Red HotWhether it is Dollar General, Dollar Tree or Family Dollar… discount stores are one of the hottest retail spaces in your local strip mall. And, actually now in the entire retail sector. In fact, off-price general merchandise stores and closeout...
  • The Origins of Black FridayHow did you spend this past holiday weekend? As American Thanksgiving stereotypes would say you either A.) Ate turkey and mashed potatoes until you couldn’t see straight. B.) Argued with family over politics/avoided uncomfortable questions about your future C.) Watched...
  • Amazon to Venture into Athleisure with New Private-Label LineAmazon to Venture into Athleisure with New Private-Label LineThere became a time in the last few years that catapulted active wear into full blown athleisure. Was it when the Lululemon-clad Los Angeleneos decided to do more than just get their green juice in their new cut-out leggings. Or...
  • Bangladesh gets help from World BankWorld Bank Plans to Make $457 Million Investment in BangladeshMany of our garments from fast fashion to mass retailers bear the inscription, “Made in Bangladesh.” While the nation is second behind China as the largest exporter of apparel, they are looking to create infrastructure to create jobs beyond the...
  • Iconasy's releases new version of softwareIconasys Releases Shutter Stream Software 4.0 for Product PhotographyIconasys, has done it again. Your professional photography equipment specialist has come out with the newest edition of their Shutter Stream Product Photography Software. Version 4.0 is here and it intends to make the process of shooting in-house photography more...
  • Single's Day Breaks Records, Not HeartsSingle’s Day Breaks Records, Not HeartsIn the United States the holy grail of retail sales is Black Friday, with Cyber Monday doing the same for the e-commerce sector. While Americans wake up at ungodly hours and fight with other shoppers in the parking lot over places...
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New Year, New Global Economy? New Year, New Global Economy?

2017 was a rough year for retail, the economy, the geopolitical landscape and more. News headlines of the doomed state of trade agreements and weakening currencies loomed. But, while it was circling the drain, things started turning around. We closed...