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Friedman Stroffe & Gerard represents Loomworks Apparel in acquisition by Delta Galil Industries

By Bryan Friedman, Partner, Friedman Stroffe & Gerard, P.C.

Branded and private label apparel products manufacturer Delta Galil Industries, an Israeli company, has agreed to acquire the P.J. Salvage brand and other assets from Irvine-based Loomworks Apparel for an undisclosed amount.  Friedman Stroffe & Gerard, P.C. partner Bryan Friedman and associate Jennifer Stroffe represented Loomworks Apparel in all legal aspects of the transaction.   Financial terms of the agreement will not be disclosed.
Loomworks Apparel, Inc., doing business as P.J. Salvage, manufactures and distributes loungewear and intimates for women.  It markets and sells its products through retail boutiques and department stores in the United States. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Irvine, California.  P.J. Salvage is known for its luxury fabrics that are available in leading high-end department store chains and specialty boutiques.
Per FSG shareholder Bryan Friedman, “We have represented a number of clients this year in M&A deals; the market has been very active.  We were pleased to help Loomworks Apparel achieve their legal objectives in this important transaction.”
According to Delta Galil CEO Isaac Dabah, "P.J. Salvage is one of the leading brands of fashionable pajamas, loungewear and intimates, with a style that transitions easily from nightwear to everyday wear, and is popular in key markets around the world."  The P.J. Salvage purchase is in line with the company's growth of its branded business.  In addition to the P.J. Salvage brand, the acquisition covers Loomworks' operations, including its brand names and trademarks, intangibles, working capital and certain liabilities.  Upon completion of the deal later this month, the acquired activities will operate as a part of Delta Galil USA.  The Israeli firm plans to increase P.J. Salvage availability in upper end retailers in the US and globally.  Founded in 1975, Delta Galil manufactures and markets branded and private label apparel products for men, women and children.
About the firm:  Friedman Stroffe & Gerard, P.C. is a full-service business law firm representing domestic and foreign clients (from corporations listed on national and regional stock exchanges to family owned businesses and individuals) in a wide variety of business transactions and litigation matters.  Members of the firm have worked as in-house attorneys or in other senior executive positions in the business arena and use that knowledge and "hands-on" experience to analyze and solve clients’ legal problems.  The firm’s practice groups include: Corporate & Business including Mergers and Acquisitions; Intellectual Property; Real Estate & Construction; Litigation; Employment & Labor; and Tax & Estate Planning.

Digital Gives Action Sportswear and Activewear Brands a Fashion Makeover

By Brien Rowe, Managing Director and Head of Apparel, Retail & Lifestyle Brands, Intrepid Investment Bankers

In a recent article, Intrepid explores the new face of acquisition and investment in the action sportswear and activewear markets. We discuss the investment buzz created by smart fabrics and wearable technology. We also dissect the omni-channel marketing approach successful brands employ, and address the recent consolidation of the traditionally fragmented action sportswear market.  

Over the past 12 months, the rise in eCommerce and private equity investments has fueled a strong increase in M&A activity in the industry. We detail the central role played by Southern California as a hotbed of fashion, digital media and fitness in this exciting transformation of lifestyle apparel. Click here to read the full article.

SIMA Webinar Series: Google Traffic Secrets, July 28th at 2:30 PM

By SIMA Staff, Surf Industry Manufacturers Association, SIMA

Join Tyler for an in-depth (but easy to understand) session on Google technology and proven, sustainable strategies for capturing more organic traffic from search engines.

Learn how to plan, prioritize, optimize, and leverage your existing website content and media to acquire higher positions and visibility in search. Benefit from his 13+ year track record of launching brands, analyzing, planning & executing ROI driven marketing programs for small, medium, and large websites to establish and maintain a successful marketing presence in large industries.

Tyler Collins is a digital entrepreneur and Internet marketing expert who has led numerous multi-million dollar online companies into success through digital marketing. For more information on how his team of 37 marketers can help your business, please visit www.ocseo.com or attend one of his seminars.

The SIMA Webinar Series is FREE for all SIMA members!

JULY 28, 2015 AT 2:30 PM PDT

New Show Neighbourhoods, New Brands

By Perry Pugh, General Manager, KNOWSHOW

Which way will you go?
New for the Spring Summer 2016 show, we are introducing a completely redesigned floor plan layout. 4 new category based neighbourhoods have been carefully crafted to make sure retailers have the best opportunity to catch key returning and exciting lines that are new to the show.

Click here to see the complete list of brands at the show.
Alora American Needle
Articles Of Society
Barney Cools
Elka Rainwear
Ella Moss
Fallen Broken Street
Forbes & Lewis
HS Sweden
Jackson Rowe
Life Is Good    
Lay Back Co.
MPG Sport
Nana Judy
New Standard Edition
Picture Organic
Seafolly Swimwear
The Pro Standard
Uppercut Deluxe
VNDL Collective
Wolfgang - Man And Beast
Wright And Ditson

Start your show days off right with a fresh coffee courtesy of Nixon. Head to the Nixon Coffee Bar in the Plaza Lounge between 8:30 - 10:00AM each show day to grab a free coffee from local brewers Timbertrain Coffee. If you get there early enough you might even snag a limited edition Nixon x KNOWSHOW coffee mug.

Download the KNOWSHOW app today.

Last Chance to Register for AGENDA:NYC, July 20th-21st, 2015

By Mike Carter, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, AGENDA Trade Show


July 20th – 21st, 2015
9am – 6pm

Javits Center - North Hall

One of the more intimate gatherings in scale, Agenda New York City takes place in the heart of Manhattan, and hosts around 250 brands across roughly 100,000 square feet. Agenda New York City mirrors the Long Beach show's diversity of product as well as overall experience, but in a more focused, concise package.

This unique show is Agenda's authentic presentation of the street, surf, skate and lifestyle cultures through the filtered lens of New York's polished men's fashion market. Given its geographic location, the New York show is a convenient place for European and east coast based buyers to interact with exhibiting brands and see new offerings.

Agenda New York is only 1 week away. Hurry and book your travel before we start to sell out! Save with special discounted Agenda rates on nearby hotels and top airlines for all show locations. Visit our New York City travel page for more info.


7 Must-Have Apps for On the Go Sales Reps

By Owais Farooqui, Marketing, NuORDER

While it may be true that salespeople are born, not made, there are tools that can build on their natural charm and nerves of steel with an overlay of organization and information management.

You’re juggling crucial bits and pieces of information, not only about your own company’s products but also about your customers, their schedules and even your own (super busy) calendar.

Never fear, friends and fellow warriors. In our latest blog post, we’ve compiled a list of seven awesome apps that you can’t live without.

We should know—this list came directly out of our own crackerjack sales team. So go ahead and click, download and see the results.


G&S Booksigning on Saturday, July 25th, 3-5 PM at SHACC

By Paul Strauch, Executive Director, SHACC

On Saturday July 25, please join us at SHACC from 3-6pm as we host Larry Gordon & Floyd Smith as they make a rare appearance to promote their book, "One Long Ride," the story of G&S.

Due to Larry's health, he won't be signing anything on the day of the event, however if you'd like a copy of the book signed by Larry, we are taking advance orders. This will be the ONLY WAY to obtain a signed copy! Be sure to order yours in advance, we'll have your book ready for pick up at the event. Sorry, no dedications, just Larry's signature, Floyd Smith WILL BE signing the books here in person.

We'll also have some G&S tees for sale, and we'll be raffling off a G&S Fibreflex Longboard Skateboard with YoYo Wheels and Paris trucks (value $250)! The event is FREE for SHACC members, $5 for non-members. Click here to order your signed copy.

KNOWSHOW Anniversary Boat Party & Skateboard Contest

By Perry Pugh, General Manager, KNOWSHOW

We're on a boat!
We wanted to do something big to celebrate our 10th year, and we couldn't think of anything bigger than a massive boat party during Vancouver's annual summer fireworks!  On Wednesday July 29th we’re heading out to sea for food and drinks with music supplied by some very special guests to get down and celebrate the last decade of working together with you all.

CLICK HERE to find out how to get on board!

Presented by KNOWSHOW, Transworld Skate and HITCASE Hit the Shield is a peer judged skate battle that takes place right on the floor of the KNOWSHOW. CLICK FOR MORE INFO

Agenda Long Beach is 1 Week Away!

By Mike Carter, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, AGENDA Trade Show



July 8th – 9th, 2015
9am – 6pm

Long Beach Convention Center

Agenda Long Beach is our flagship show with the most diverse product offering. Categories include lifestyle, streetwear, contemporary, women's, accessories, action sports, outdoor, footwear, and both surf and skate hardgoods. If you are only able to attend one trade show this year, it should be Agenda Long Beach!



Rows O & P

Rows F & G

Row E

Row K    

Row I    

Row B

View the floorplan on the AGENDA App



Welcome to Shanghai: ISPO With a Range of Attractive Events, July 2-4, 2015

By Dieter Tremp, Senior Associate, ISPO

Thursday, July 2nd is the premiere of ISPO SHANGHAI. Messe München, the organizer of the new fair in China’s power metropolis, has organized an extensive number of highlights and events. This includes a large offering in watersports, villages for running and action sports retailers, the ISPO Awards, the new BRANDNEW contest dedicated to the Asian markets and the ISPO ACADEMY tour.

The show runs July 2-4 and offers, for the first time ever, an overview of all critical product categories for sporting goods retailers in the Asia-Pacific region.