After years of suffering through a celebrity based culture, there are some signs of hope this fall. Orders here are up for content instead of image -- we are selling a lot more technical publications on grading and pattern specifics! Could it be a sign that hard brain work instead of total glamor is now considered the way to go? The recession is a disaster for sure but out of every crisis comes a new more realistic approach and when it comes to garment manufacturing, going to work and learning to build a better product never fails. Glamor sells but performance brings the customer back and you can't make living without that. Hats off to the Portland Garment Factory, where you can get the job done.