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Textile Sale

ANNUAL GRAND SALE – 50% OFF – APRIL 10 – APRIL 17

Just in time for finishing your line for Fall 2013/ Spring 2014. Elliott Berman Textiles has launched an ass exclusive 50% off sale on their inventory. One you don’t want to miss.

 

Sping is in full affect so if your a designer that makes clothes per the season, or on clientle bases, this may also work for you.  Keep in mind the color trings for Spring 2013 PantoneSpring2013FashionColorReport

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History As We Know It

Each culture has a contribution to the world of fashion, dating back centuries. Across the world there are innovative companies preparing to introduce new textiles, cuts, tools, styles, and many other things. Such stands true as we celebrate black history.

We bring light to black pioneers that have changed the industry as we know it.  Jan Matzeliger, found something that need that needed to be perfected, and in 1880 he invented a model show machine.

Jan Matzeliger September 15, 1852 – August 24, 1889

Jan Matzeliger
September 15, 1852 – August 24, 1889

JanMatzeliger-workThe lasting-shoe machine was built out of hardware bits, and could produce shoes 10 times faster, then the amount of shoes that a hand lasters craftsmen could sew manually by hand. Which at the time was only 40 shoes per day.

Mr. Matzeliger was first offered $50 for his invention, and knowing it’s worth he declined the offer. He then begin working on a much larger machine, in which he was then offered $1,500. Which also he declinedJanMatzeliger-Invent2

In 1889 the demand for Jan Matzeliger shoe lasting machine sky rocketed, and companies grow internationally from his invention. In the late19th and early 20th centuries Lynn, Massachusetts became the shoe making capital of the world19th and early 20th centuries.

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Jan Matzeliger, died 6 years after his invention, but is still remembered as a pioneer that changed the productivity of fashion as we know it.  JanMatzeliger-Invent

Inauguration

2013 Presidential Inauguration

The nation celebrates our 44th President of the United, and the re-election of the first African American.

Barack Obama

for  the

2013 Presidential Inauguration

11 a.m. E.T. President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and their families will be seated on the podium.

11:35 a.m. Myrlie Evers-Williams, civil rights activist and widow of slain Mississippi civil rights leader Medgar Evars, delivers the invocation.

11:45 a.m. Vice President Biden repeats his oath of office. Supreme court Justice Sonia Sotomayor officiates.

11:50 a.m. Performance by singer James Taylor of America the Beautiful.

11:55 a.m. Obama repeats his oath of office as Chief Justice John Roberts officiates.

Noon Obama delivers his inaugural address.

12.21 p.m. Performance by singer Kelly Clarkson of My Country, ‘Tis of Thee.

12:26 p.m. Poet Richard Blanco reads his inaugural poem.

12:30 p.m. The benediction by Dr. Luis León, pastor of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C.

12:34 p.m. Performance by Beyoncé of the National Anthem.

Lunch break The Obamas and Bidens join members of the Supreme Court, Congress and the cabinet for lunch in the Capitol.

2:30 p.m. Obama reviews troops outside the Capitol.

2:36 p.m. The inaugural parade, featuring floats representing about 60 groups, begins.

5:30 p.m. The parade concludes.

6 p.m. The inaugural ball begins.

Give into the spirit

That’s right it’s the season of giving. There’s many ways to give from your heart to your beloved family, and friends (or even the UN-loved). Strangers (needy panhandlers) that you pass by throughout the year with a cup in hand, looking for spare change. We all may be guilty of acting like their  invisible, or we’re in such a rush  that taking one second to dig into our wallets  or pocketbooks would cost us our life.

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With so much going on in the world, even within our own lives, sometimes we forget to give back. Not always does it require monetary giving, but with budgets across the country being cut it’s up to us as a community to to help our non-profits survive.

Below are just a few organizations, offering many ways to donate as an individual or as a corporation. If your looking to make a difference in the lives of others, especially our youth, today is a good day to start.

Happy Holidays From

Style Freelance 360°

charity

Loaf Co.   

Local Atlanta Farm Company

Ways to donate: www.indiegogo.com/loafco

A More Excellent Way (MEW)

Serving Solano County

“Engaging the Faith Community to Improve the Breastfeeding Rates of African American Women”.

DIVAS with S.O.L

So Thankful, So Grateful

When:   December 22nd |  6:30-9:00

Location: Berkeley Mill Showroom

                    2830 7th Street

                    Berkeley, Ca. 94710

                    Donation: $20 Minimum

The Girls Group 

Serving the Los Angles and San Diego Areas

Location: 873 Citronella St.
                 Lemon Grove, CA 9194

Teens Rockin’ Things 

Launching in 2013

Teens Rockin’ Thing’s is an innovative Nonprofit Organization that is determined to physically, visually and mentally inspire YOUTH!

St Vincent de Paul – Alameda County

Please note that Style Freelance 360°, is not affiliated nor do we endorse any of the above Non-Profit Organizations listed on this post

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Indie Designers ~ Shopping Extravaganza

Looking for some unique, and worthwhile gifts this holiday season? Well  Haute Holiday’s just may be the answer, presenting you with a  one stop shop this Sunday December 2nd, 2013.

There will be many independent local designer at what is expected to a festive shopping extravaganza.

Designers:

Atousa
Coco Loco’s Organic Jewelry
Dr. Cory
Dee Find Shoes
Dreamtime
Elisa Gonsalves Designs
Halo Bender
Hipstirr Belts
Lauren Rassel
Miss Velvet Cream
Miranda Caroligne
Gita Salem (S & G Design)
Seasonal Apothecary
Silver Lucy Design
Skin on Skin
Sonas
Tamo Design
Tooth n’ Nail
Warrior Within

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