ANJELIKA KRISHNA-DAFTUAR (DESIGNER, A.D.O. CLOTHING)
2013 is a year of bubbling optimism. With President Obama in his second term, there will be focus on green energy and policies. As small businesses recover from terrible times, there is growing loyalty towards "made in the U.S.A." independent labels.
The recent fire in Bangladeshi factory should bring to the forefront the importance of fair trade practices and better labor laws. For A.D.O, 2013 will be year of collaborations and innovation in design and fabrics.