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Mayor Announces 'Designed/Made in LA' Logo Contest
Los Angeles is the second major apparel industry in American, after New York, with over 10,000 companies and $13 billion annually. To highlight the homegrown fashion, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced a competition for a hangtag logo to identify garments designed or made in LA. You can vote on the various logo submissions HERE.
Excerpt: "The 'Designed/Made in Los Angeles' program asked for designer submissions from locally based businesses including garment maker American Apparel, Youth Monument, marketing and events agency (No Subject) Los Angeles, fashion showroom and branding agency 722 Figueroa and the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, and 21 submissions have been posted online for the public to vote on through Friday.
'L.A. style is casual and low-key, but our design and manufacturing muscle is anything but,' said Mayor Villaraigosa in a statement released Oct. 5. 'The Designed/Made in Los Angeles initiative will help our thriving apparel industry grow with a unified brand.'
The winning logo, and additional details about the larger 'Designed/Made in Los Angeles' initiative are set to be announced at a press conference on Oct. 15. That’s the first day of L.A. Fashion Market week at the California Market Center, the twice-yearly event around which various and sundry Los Angeles Fashion Week events are traditionally clustered."