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Ka‘ana Mana‘o: Fashion technology a growing industry for Hawaii

July 28, 2013
By CLYDE SAKAMOTO , for The Maui News

Fashion is serious business. According to a recent article in The Pacific Business News, the fashion industry in Hawaii is already generating "more than $750 million in annual sales, $20.4 million in tax revenue and 3,630 jobs." It goes on to quote Melissa White, co-founder of the Hawaii Fashion Incubator and co-chair of Hawaii Fashion Month: "The state sees that the fashion industry is a creative industry that can basically create jobs along the entire production cycle. And, it can be exported. It's a great industry base for the state."

 
 

 

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