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Skecher | Photo by Betsy Zanjani
Betsy Zanjani, Contributing Writer | Thursday, September 1, 2022
Held August 23-24 at Pasea Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach, California, this edition featured over 600 brands and attracted over 400 registered retailers. “Since arriving at Paséa, buyers have really appreciated the intimate setting and the quality of the exhibitors,” said Devon Ranger, associate director of the show.
Hector Tamayo, Retail Manager for Rancho La Puerta in Mexico, made Active Collective “My only buying trip every year. It’s the main show for me to meet and work with vendors in person,” he said.
Skechers launched its new line as a complement to its shoes, renaming itself “the brand of comfort”. Brad Meyer, Key Account Executive, explained, “We cater to the 50-60 year old customer who has been underserved. Our clothes are for the everyday person, not necessarily for training. High waisted leggings at $18-$26 were top sellers.
Vuori entered the market as a premium men’s brand and later added women’s brands. The performance jogger has quickly become the “reliance piece”. With currently 22 company-owned retail stores, it is launching its first international store in London. Dream knits feature a soft, silky feel while delivering the same performance qualities the brand is known for. The Daily Drawstring Leggings are priced at $42.
Koral presented its latest collection, featuring special fabric effects such as eyelet, flocking and snakeskin textures. Vice President of Sales Sarah Choufani said, “Buyers come to us for our fashion.” Her new style, the $43 tennis skort, was very well received.
spiritual mobsterthe brainchild of Ian Lopatin, who as a yoga teacher brought hip-hop into his classes, set a cool vibe for the activewear line.
sweaty bettywith a loyal international customer base, has now focused its growth plans on the US specialty market with its attributes of butt sculpting, sweat licking and COOLMAX fabrications.
The start of…, formerly a textile company, has made inroads with its sustainable, chemical-free line. Its 3D textures are strategically placed for maximum shaping. The company is currently working with key retailers on private label programs.
Arrazantty works in tandem with Texneo to streamline the yarn-to-garment process, providing a competitive advantage over Asian production. This Brazilian-made alternative offers less transit time, is environmentally friendly and affordable.