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.