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TORONTO, ON – Made-in-Canada apparel manufacturer Redwood Classics Apparel is investing in the future of Canadian fashion, thanks to their involvement with the Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation.

President and Founder Kathy Cheng is set to serve as a judge for the cycle 5 edition of the program which, in conjunction with Ryerson University, is designed to accelerate Canadian start-ups in all fashion-related fields, including design, production, technology and professional services.

“At Redwood Classics, we believe in investing in the future of Canadian fashion and innovation,” said Cheng. “As a domestic manufacturer that’s been producing in Canada for nearly three decades, we hope to share our business acumen with the next generation of innovators.”

The 18-month acceleration program provides a 360-degree approach to mentorship that will best position emerging entrepreneurs for real world success. Applications are being accepted until July 27, 2017.

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The crew at Redwood Classics Apparel is celebrating #Canada150 in style.

Their made-in-Canada apparel is handcrafted in Toronto – and now it’s being modeled by some of their favourite people!

Redwood Classics invited the crew at McCabe Promotional Advertising to take part in a photo shoot that celebrates all things Canuck. Take a peak at some of the shots here, and stay tuned to the Redwood Classics Facebook page for more.

 

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It’s no secret that reshoring – the term used for a resurgence of homegrown manufacturing – is a hot topic. And no one knows more about it than Kathy Cheng, President of Redwood Classics Apparel.

As Redwood Classics leads the push for reshoring apparel manufacturing here in Canada, Kathy is often asked to provide her thoughts on why this is such an important movement. Recently, she chatted with Now Toronto about George Brown College’s brand new sustainable fashion program.

“Brands are finding there’s quality control in being made locally. Communication is easier, problems are solved more quickly, shipping time and the use of fossil fuels in getting the product to you are reduced,” Kathy told Now Toronto.

Read more about reshoring – and why Kathy believes it’s the future of apparel – right here.

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