APEC Volunteer Uniforms by Hawaii company Tori Richard

Honolulu, Hawaii, July 26 (DHN) – A local Hawaii business won the right to design and produce the volunteer uniforms for the 2011 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Tori Richard, a garment design and manufacture company based in Honolulu, will be responsible for outfitting the multitude of volunteers that will be working during APEC 2011 Leaders’ Week this November.
Tori Richard was started in Honolulu back in 1956. Founded by Mort Feldman, Janice Moody and pattern maker Mitsue Aka, the company’s philosophy was to bring sophistication to women’s resort wear. The company evolved into Aloha Shirts after Mort successfully lobbied the Hawaii State Legislature to declare every Friday between Memorial Day and Labor Day as “Aloha Friday” in 1966. The company has evolved into one of Hawaii’s best-known sportswear labels. While Mort Feldman passed away in 2004 at the age of 83, his son Josh Feldman continues to run Tori Richard in the role of President of the company.

Unique APEC Aloha Shirt

In an ode to all of the 21 APEC members, the uniform print will consist of the national flowers of each government. These special Aloha Shirts will also feature an authentic Hawaiian Kapa motif that will most certainly make these stylish shirts into collector’s items. Of course, if you are visiting Hawaii (but not for APEC)  and would like to check out Tori Richard’s clothing line, you can visit their store at Ala Moana Mall, Hilton Hawaiian Village, Hyatt Regency Waikiki or at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. If you are visiting Maui, the company even has shops at Whalers Village and The Shops at Wailea. Held from November 7th through the 13th, APEC Leaders’ Week is forecasted to bring over 20,000 attendees to the conference. Honolulu, and Waikiki, will be thrust into the international spotlight as the 21 leaders of the APEC nations meet to further trade across the Pacific. All content, unless otherwise noted, is created by and for Discover Hawaii News, a wholly owned subsidiary of Discover Hawaii Tours. © 2011

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