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Thermore Introduces Ecodown Fibers Light and Ecodown Fibers 2.0

Since it started business in 1972, sustainability has been a focus for Thermore, a Milan-headquartered premium thermal insulation company, which specializes in making padding and insulation for apparel and outerwear.

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California Companies Receive CFDA-Vogue Fashion Fund Lifelines

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Fashion companies looking for lifelines from the COVID-19 economic freeze found assistance with grants from A Common Thread CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund for COVID-19 Relief.

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New Anti Social Social Club Collection to Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles

MANUFACTURING

On July 4, to support mental-wellness initiatives that benefit local youth, Los Angeles streetwear brand Anti Social Social Club will launch a collaborative collection with Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles.

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ThirdLove Seeks To Build Diversity in Executive Ranks With The TL Effect

EVENTS

ThirdLove recently announced The TL Effect. The program is aimed to support new, consumer-focused companies run by women of color.

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Taryn Cossette’s Baroque, Cowgirl Styles

FASHION

With inspirations from vintage Western wear and the baroque fashions of 18th century European aristocracy, designer Ariel Taryn set a template for her brand Taryn Cossette, which started business in October 2019.

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USMCA Takes Effect, Replaces NAFTA

IMPORT/EXPORT

As a replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement was implemented July 1.

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Intimates Line Eats Lingerie Makes Its Debut

FASHION

Sales of lingerie have not taken as much of a hit as other categories in the apparel industry since the COVID-19 shutdown began in March, said Gemma May, creative director and designer for Eats Lingerie, a new Los Angeles brand of intimate pieces.

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Trinidad3 Partners With Vidalia Mills for Independence Day Launch of New American Selvedge

MANUFACTURING

As the United States prepares for its Fourth of July celebration of independence, a new selvedge denim is launching stateside in the City of Angels on July 4.

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Hi-Tec Venture Series’ Hoodie With Built-in Mask

MANUFACTURING

The hoodie has served as part of uniform for youth in the past decade, a billboard for brand slogans and art, and, with the new Hi-Tec Venture Series of performance apparel, the hoodie is fashion that features a built-in mask.

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LAPD Continues Investigations of Looting and Other Crimes During Recent Unrest

RETAIL

Following the unrest that spread across downtown Los Angeles and high-end retail streets around other city neighborhoods at the end of May and earlier this month, the Los Angeles Police Department and its law enforcement partners on June 29 gave updates on investigations and prosecutions of crimes committed during rioting.

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Pantone Colors for the Shelter-in-Place Set

MANUFACTURING

The COVID-19 pandemic has had such a far-reaching impact that it even changed the way that Pantone delivers its statements on colors to use in fashion.

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DTLA Independent Boutiques Start To Reopen

RETAIL

Retail has been slowly opening after the COVID-19 shutdown. A wave of reopening includes downtown Los Angeles fashion boutiques which were looted a month ago.

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State Senate Bill Seeks To End Garment-Industry Standard of Piece-Rate Pay

LEGAL

On June 25, SB 1399: Garment Worker Protection Act passed the California Senate in a 25 -11 vote.

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Gap Inc. Partners with Kanye West on Yeezy Gap Collection

FASHION

Gap Inc. announced that it has partnered with entertainer Kanye West on a Yeezy Gap collection that will debut in 2021.

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Serious Buyers Head to L.A. Market, Order Comfort and Easy Clothing

TRADE SHOWS

With trade-show calendars stunted and events canceled during the second quarter of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, apparel-business owners had time to strategize before L.A. Market Week, which ran June 14–18 in the Los Angeles Fashion District.

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75 Fashionable years - 2020

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California Apparel News - 2020

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75 Fashionable years - 2010s

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California Apparel News - 2010s

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75 Fashionable years - 2000s

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California Apparel News - 2000s

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75 Fashionable years - 1990s

California Apparel News - 1990s

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75 Fashionable years - 1980s

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California Apparel News - 1980s

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