Apparel Magazine to Honor Its 2015 Top Innovators at Executive Forum

Apparel magazine will honor its 2015 Top Innovators at its 15th Annual Apparel Executive Forum, taking place Sept. 28-30, 2015 in New Orleans.

The Innovators will be recognized at a special reception and dinner for the first time, and several of the winning firms also will take part in a panel discussion focused on not only their achievements, but their innovative cultures.
The 2015 Innovators, 36 companies in all, were chosen based on a variety of achievements.

"This year's honorees are being recognized for innovations and accomplishments in areas ranging from marketing and merchandising, to mass one-to-one customization, to unique partnerships, to product development to technology advancements," said Apparel's editor in chief, Jordan Speer.  "Each one has a unique story to tell that can serve as inspiration."

With a theme of "Fashion's Winning Formula: Innovation + Technology," the Forum is open to senior-level executives representing apparel retailers, brands and manufacturers and a select group of progressive solution and service providers. The networking-rich agenda includes high-level keynotes, interactive panel discussions, AEF University and One-On-One structured networking meetings with fellow attendees.  Scott Beaumont, CEO, Lilly Pulitzer, will deliver the Opening Keynote Address.

Apparel's 2015 Innovators are: Acustom Apparel, Aerosoles, Ascena Retail Group, Betabrand, Brooks Brothers, Buffalo Exchange, bumbrella, Canada Goose, Chico's, Dragon Crowd, Everything But Water, Francesca's, Garmatex, Harry Rosen, Hatley, in the pink, JustFab, Kathmandu, Kokatat, Koos Manufacturing, L. L. Bean, Lands' End Business Outfitters, Macy's, Mitchells, Mizuno Running, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Performance Scrubs, Rebecca Minkoff, RG Barry, Stantt, SustainU, Timberland, Topson Downs, Twice as Nice Uniforms, Under Armour and Vestagen Technical Textiles.

Complimentary registration for the Forum is available to qualified apparel retail, brand and manufacturing executives.  Visit or contact Lacey Berdela at [email protected]. For sponsor information for the Forum and the dinner, contact Susan Nichols at [email protected].

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