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ACCESSORIES BRANDS DONATE TIME AND MERCHANDISE TO ACCESSORIES COUNCIL’S AC CARES INITIATIVE

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‘Tis the season to give back, and that’s exactly what 144 altruistic accessories brands did this week. On Tuesday night, the Accessories Council hosted its first annual AC Cares/Beads of Love event and by all measures, it was a rousing success. Over 30 volunteers from the accessories industry showed up to teach …

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India Starts New Initiative to Become World Leader in Leather Manufacturing

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New York—The Government of India recently launched a new initiative—“Make in India,” where all sectors of manufacturing from agriculture to automobiles have been de-licensed and deregulated. One industry that stands to gain from the deregulations is Indian leathergoods which already amounts to some $11 billion a year. India’s Council of …

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Accessories Council’s 19th Annual ACE Awards Gala

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New York—The 19th Annual ACE Awards Gala “Accessories Council Excellence” was held Monday night to an overflow crowd at Cipriani and a star-studded red carpet. “The ACE Awards was established to established to celebrate our industry’s remarkable brands’ talent and leadership,” said Karen Giberson, president of the Accessories Council. “It’s …

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Accessories Council Inducts Luxottica Luxury Retail’s Ed Jankowski into Hall of Fame

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Ed Jankowski, who leads Luxottica’s North American Luxury Retail division, received the Accessories Council’s Hall of Fame Award last night. The ceremony followed the Accessories Council’s first ever Accessories Summit, held at L.I.M. College. “Ed Jankowski embodies all of the characteristics that our Hall of Fame awards were intended to …

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Accessories Council Hosts 16th Annual Next Generation Awards

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The Accessories Council is looking toward the next generation of accessories designers with the 16th Annual Next Generation Awards, held recently at the Fashion Institute of Technology and open to FIT students. The event featured 10 category sponsorships made possible through Collection XIIX, FGX International, Haskell Jewels, Global Brands Group, …

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See You at the ACE Awards! Save the Date: Nov 3, 2014

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New York—the Accessories Council’s 18th Annual ACE Awards will honor its latest round of industry stars on Monday, November 3, 2014 at New York’s stunning Cipriani restaurant on W. 42nd Street. The glittering (and always well-accessorized!) event honors the best of the best in the industry, including designers, retailers, journalists, celebrities and emerging …

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Next Generation Award Winners Revealed April 29 at FIT

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New York—The Accessories Council, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to nurturing accessories design in America, once again is joining forces with the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in support of the next generation of fashion designers and industry professionals by hosting its annual Next Generation Awards. The awards program will take …