TIME: 11:30 AM Wednesday,
November 19th, 2008.
LOCATION: The Fashion Theatre at The
California Market Center
The Textile Association of Los
TALA, is extremely pleased to announce our 52th
Annual Scholarship Luncheon.
This year's event is bigger and better than
ever! We have expanded to 8 colleges, including
extending our reach south to
San Diego, making our awards include all of
TALA invites colleges to present to
our industry judges six of their most exceptional
students. Scholarships are awarded
to every school for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.
Additionally, one student from each school is
awarded a scholarship for best use of
textiles. And only one student from all the
colleges will be awarded The Betty Baumgartner Award
for the best of the
This year's luncheon features two
terrific and dynamic speakers: Cynthia Ruiz, the
Fashion Ambassador from the mayor's
office of the City of Los Angeles; and Henry
R. Mandell, former president and COO of Christian
Audigier, makers of the
Ed Hardy and Christian Audigier labels.
Participating colleges are: Art
Institute Hollywood; Woodbury University; OTIS;
FIDM; West Valley Occupational
Center; Los Angeles Trade Technical
Institute; Fashion Careers College; California State
University Los Angeles
On exhibit during the luncheon will
be all the designs from all the students.
Last year the event exceeded 300 people for
the textile, apparel, and related industries; we
anticipate a heavy turnout this
year as well. Many will be taking a close
look at the students as potential new employees.
For further information, please
contact Sue Flannagan of the TALA office at
213-627-6173, [email protected]
TALA is the longest standing textile
organization in the world and is membership-based
group of professionals engaged
in textile sales, manufacturing, and related
products and service to the apparel industry. The
resource information, education, networking,
scholarship, and industry support.
TALA wishes to express it sincere
appreciation to our event chairs, April Booth of
Eclat Textile and Eileen Ellis of Jelly
Kelly. We would like to extend our warmest
thanks to our sponsors. Their support makes the
luncheon and scholarships
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