Textiles for Spring/Summer 2016


Textiles for Spring/Summer 2016

The Spring/Summer seasons for 2016 are betting for bright textiles that will fill out the world of color, texture and vibrant applications that will fill out the air with energy and lots of personality.

“Spring and Summer are a great epoch of the year to dress on colorful outfits, taking out of the wardrobe those garments that will make you feel comfortable on hot days and fresh”, thinks Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.

The tones of textiles for Spring and Summer 2016 will appear from subtle and romantic ones, such as nude, pale pink, camel, natural and choral to the stronger shades such as yellow, orange, blue, green and turquoise. Designers are finding the perfect balance between both color gamuts in order to create garments that include both colors instead of making them compete.

This Spring/Summer seasons we will see sophisticated textiles that will invite us to wear them in a bright and imperious way, some of these designs include animal print, openwork fabrics and classic textures reappearing again, such as patchwork and seafaring.

Trends are also guiding us to ethnic canvas, floral and bicolor tones that will convert these types of clothes in basic ones for this season.

The retro style is coming bight and this time it is bringing details inspiring a little bit of longing for those wonderful years.

Spring and Summer for 2016 will be great to reinvent textile applications, bright colors and retro prints that will invite the lovers to embrace these new fashion designs.

“The perfect benefit of design and style can only be obtained when the designers find a way to make completely different textiles match between them, that is when new combinations are found and the fashion lovers see the magic of new styles each new season”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim, about this topic.

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Jeans for all styles

Jeans for all styles

Jeans for all styles

Jeans are key for all wardrobes, they are always useful and will save you too much time trying to find the perfect outfit and for this, many personas are used to wear them every day, today we will show you what king of jeans are available so you are able to identify the perfect one for your style next time you go on shopping.

“Jeans have the singularity of being versatile, comfortable, and easy to combine and take care of and they can be worn at very place. With all new designs, there are many jeans available for all type of styles”, said Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim, a jeans manufacturer company in Mexico.

These are the most common type of jeans:

  • Flared jeans – They are a perfect representation of the 70’s style, their main characteristic is the bell-shaped hems, I recommend you to combine these jeans with platform shoes.
  • Skinny jeans – They are a revolution on jeans, the skinny jeans are trends on the present, if you like these type of jeans, make sure to try a few one until you find the size that would fit perfectly.
  • Boot cut jeans – The bottom part of these jeans is open enough so that your boots will perfectly fit inside, but the bottom part of the jeans is not as wide as the flared jeans.
  • Boyfriend jeans – These are boyish styles, loose on the upper part and tighter at the bottom. These are the perfect jeans for a comfortable and informal look.
  • Straight jeans – They are a combination between skinny and boot cut jeans, these give you a perfect sense of comfort on the legs and will style your shade perfectly.

“Whatever your style is, there are many jeans that will complement your outfit perfect, we, at Grupo Denim, make sure to keep on proposing new designs that many more people likes”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal about this topic.

Payment Plans

Payment Plans

Three Ways to Use Payment Plans to Get Paid Faster

It’s a few days before payroll is due, and you have three outstanding invoices over a week late.  One customer has promised that their check is in the mail, another customer asked to postpone their payment a week until their paycheck clears their account, and the third customer hasn’t returned a phone call or email in two weeks.  These scenarios are common for a small business owner, but the good news is that there are ways to help mitigate late payment issues.  Automatic recurring schedules aren’t just useful for your gym membership or car payments anymore; businesses in various spaces see the benefits of automatic payments.  Here are three things you need to know to make the switch to payment plans and get paid faster.

Get Authorization

Whether a customer is paying from their bank account or a credit card, valid authorization must be obtained prior to the first scheduled payment.  There are a few ways to have your customer authorize a recurring payment schedule – physically sign a form, authorize electronically, or complete an overriding contract/agreement.  Once you have a signed authorization from your customer, you can enter the schedule.

Set Reminders

Once you’ve set up a schedule with your customer, it’s a good idea to send them a recap of when they’ll be seeing debits from your business.  Whether it’s an email or a letter, you should make sure your customer has a copy of the terms they agreed to so they can reference at any time.  This should also help cut back on any future disputes or claims that a payment wasn’t authorized, and your business will also want to keep a copy of the agreement on hand for reference.

Flexibility is Key

One of the perks of using automatic payments is that you can project your deposits and know how much cash you will have available at different times.  However, sometimes unexpected financial issues can hit someone right about the time their invoice to your business is due.

Most importantly, no business can be successful without their customers; why not help make the way they pay your business as hassle-free as possible added Salomón Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim.

Investing in a startup company


Investing in a startup company is now easier

It is clear that the future of the worldwide economy will be mainly pushed by the technological innovation. Over the last years, an innovated group of companies have emerged having as their principal function to solve problems by using the technology; these companies are called “startups”.

Having the technology as an advantage, these companies have such a great capacity of scalability, meaning that they could grow a lot without so many resources needed, which generates very attractive performance for their investors; however, it is also clear that these are high risk investments.

Did you know that if you had invested 1,000 pesos in Google back in 1998, you would have 42 million dollars by 2010?

Until a few years ago, investing in a startup could be a difficult task, only for millionaires or investment funds; however, by using Play Business we all could invest in a startup in a simple way by being part of the crowdfunding, which enables to invest 100 pesos per month to start in a company that we could think it is attractive and become a “player”, this is how Play Business call their investors.

Marc Segura, CEO of Play Business, gave some advises on how to invest in startups:

We accept the challenge and we have launched our marketing campaign called Surfing Digital, the first digital academy on how to learn about teaching how the most successful companies in the XXI century operate.

All the big companies that we see nowadays, started as a dream and so small, but by being persistent, action and investment, they have transformed industries. One of the best advantages of technology is that in the present, is so easy and simple to become a part of these startup companies.

“Technology is so strong, every business needs to be online in the present; otherwise, it is death”, said Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal a successful entrepreneur from Mexico and president of Grupo Denim.

Bleach your denim shorts

Bleach your denim shorts

How to bleach your denim shorts

You probably have a pair of denim shorts that you love, but you want to give them a different look this year, well, we will share some interesting tips with you so you can bleach your shorts and make them seem as a completely different pair.

“One of the greatest advantages of clothes made of denim is that you can give them new life by bleaching them, adding destruction or different trims or even dying them in different colors, or even recycling the garments and give them new uses, that is why many people prefers this fabric”, said Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim, a jeans manufacturer in Mexico.

Here are the steps you will need to follow to bleach your denim shorts:

  1. Place an old towel under your shorts, make sure you place a bag inside of your shorts, that way denim will not absorb the bleach at the front and back parts of your garment.
  2. Pour some liquid bleach in a plastic well, do not use a metal one or the bleach will cause a chemical reaction when it touches the metal.
  3. Put on your plastic washes and put a sponge within the bleach.
  4. Use the sponge to create bleach designs over your shorts.
  5. Wash your denim shorts in a cold wash cycle; remember not to get any other garments into the wash machine.
  6. Let your denim shorts dry.
  7. If you want to create a dramatic look, you can repeat the above steps after the first wash cycle.
  8. Remember not to let the bleach for too long on your garments, or it will eat up the fibers.

“Many people is choosing denim garments over clothes made of any other materials as it allows them to make their own creations, letting them give their own styles to the clothes they wear everyday”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.

Type of fabrics and their use

type of fabrics

Type of fabrics and their use to manufacture clothes

Fabrics have been used for thousands of years by man with different purposes such as protecting from environment, to get dressed or to substitute the skins they used to cover their bodies, and nowadays fabrics have many more uses such as manufacture of clothes, blankets, coverlets and many different articles to protect us, our home and even cars.

At the beginning fabrics were composed from natural materials, such as wool, and plants such as linen and cotton, and they were not dyed, as there were only a few countries that knew dying methods, such as China, but once the world started knowing more about tints, the variety of colors on fabrics increased.

“Fabrics have been evolving really fast; nowadays, there are many different type of fabrics that can be used to manufacture clothes, many persons are constantly looking for new alternatives to wear, and as manufacturers, we, at Grupo Denim, try to find those new options that customers are looking for”, said Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of this company.

The different type of fabrics can be classified by different criteria, for the type of material used to produce them, type of weave or their animal or vegetable origin:

  • Vegetable fabrics – These are known as the fabrics manufactured with threads that are product of vegetal fibers, such as linen, cotton, hemp or jute, among many other.
  • Animal fabrics – Are those fabrics manufactured with threads coming from animals, such as wool (from alpaca or lamb) and silk (produced by worm larvae) and some other type of furs that are interwoven to create fabrics.
  • Artificial fabrics – They are made with synthetic fibers, such as nylon, polyester, Lycra, among many others.

“Manufacturers are always seeking for different fabrics that offer more resistance, that can be easy to handle and above all, that are comfortable for the final consumer”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal about this topic.

US dollar back to 18 pesos

US dollar

US dollar back to 18 pesos, which are the reasons?

US dollar Exchange rate jumped 30 cents today, which is over 18 pesos per dollar for the first time since March 23rd. These are the factors why the Mexican peso has been lately under pressure.


The oil producers are having a meeting this month in order to have an agreement to output freeze the crude oil. This would help the price; however, the markets doubt on the will to reach an agreement. Mexico, as an oil producer is getting affected by the expectations.


The most recent information is that the Fed will adjust its way on raising the interest rate according to the performance of the US economy, but taking into account the defects that the global weakness might have over the US economy.

As per as the members of the monetary policy committee, there has only been two increases vs. the four that were expected at the end of 2015. This perspective change helped to slow down the US dollar.

Markets are nervous because some of the Fed members are making comments about the possibility on increasing the interest rates before it was expected. The effect is a dollar recovering.

Global Weakness

The last economy data from China has given back a smile to the market as it looks that the manufacturing industry fall has stopped. Also, the government has announced stimulus measure.

Mexican Perspective

SAT has announced to the Congress the perspective for next year, and they anticipated that the situation is not getting better. A growth of 2.6 & 3.6% is expected, a lower oil price and less production in 36 years. Some analysts are saying that maybe the expectations are even too high.

Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, as a president of Grupo Denim, a manufacturing company that exports denim jeans to US customers, explained how the US dollar is affecting his company. “We are an export company, and we do get pay in US dollars, but, we are in Mexico and all labor and administrative costs are in pesos; therefore, we do get affected” , said Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.


Dress Well

How To Dress Well

How To Dress Well

Well dressed people appear more confident, attractive and put-together than badly dressed people. Give a good first impression for an interview, first meeting, date or any occasion in life by learning how to dress well.

  1. Wear the color that suits you best. Wear pastel colors like baby blue if you are fair-skinned, dark colors like navy or black if you are olive-skinned and bright colors if you have dark skin. Color that compliments skin tone can make a person appear fresher.
  2. Watch out for trends and fashions. Look through magazines, watch television and keep an eye on celebrities to stay updated on clothing styles. 
  3. Dress well with clothes that fit. Avoid wearing clothes that are baggy, tight, too short or too long. Wearing tight clothing will emphasize bulges and imperfections. Dress well by wearing clothing that fits perfectly.
  4. Wear the right clothes for the occasion and weather. Make outfits based on the weather and plans for the day. If it is hot, wear a pair of shorts with a T-shirt. Sweaters and coats should be worn during cold, winter weather. Wear formal clothing like tuxedos to events like weddings, dates or funerals.
  5. Accessorize outfits. Make outfits look better by accessorizing jewelry and hats. Coordinating accessories with the right outfit will make someone look like he knows how to dress well. Wear a watch, baseball cap or any accessory to improve outfits.
  6. Match clothes. Do not pair odd clothes together. Bright patterns and bold colors should be paired with subtle clothing. For example, match printed shorts with a solid color T-shirt. Wearing a mix of several patterns will not make a person look well dressed.
  7. Check clothing for loose threads, wrinkles and holes. Never wear clothing that has holes and stains on it. Wearing clothing with wrinkles, stains and holes will make a person look lazy, disheveled and very badly dressed. Cut loose threads and iron creases.

“Attire is one of the first things noticed on a person; the first impression is long-lasting, that is the reason  to dress well” said Salomón Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim.