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Billiam Jeans: Building High-End Denim One Jean at a Time

Manufacturing

On a recent weekday afternoon, denim loyalists trickle into a small store in a nondescript strip shopping center in Greenville, S.C. They’ve come to be measured and fitted for custom-made jeans or they are anxiously waiting to pick up their finished product.

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Fair Trade Fashion Event Raises $31,000 for Anti-Trafficking Organization

Fair Trade Fashion

The Fair Trade Fashion Show, held July 29 at CTRL Collective in downtown Los Angeles, raised $31,000 for Free the Slaves, an international nonprofit organization that helps anti-trafficking efforts in Haiti, Ghana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Nepal and India.

DSTLD Plans Second Round of Crowd-Funding, Pop-Ups and Other Events Planned

Retail

DSTLD, the direct-to-consumer contemporary brand for men and women, is preparing to open up its second round of crowdfunding.

CFA Breaks Down Intellectual Property Landscape

Legal

The California Fashion Association broke down an ever-widening field of intellectual-property issues for a group of apparel manufacturers and retailers at a recent strategy session featuring several legal and insurance experts.

New Non-profit Twice New Aims to Turn Event Waste Into Charitable Opportunity

Events

Crystal Ortiz and Christina Rosenberg spent years planning and producing large-scale, big-budget events such as corporate parties at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and South by Southwest. With their latest project,—the nonprofit organization Twice New—the two are focused on the less-glamorous side of event planning: what to do with all that food and other items left over after the guests have gone home.

Le Box Blanc’s Neighborhood Store in DTLA

Retail

For the past two years, Le Box Blanc has been delivering contemporary fashions to people all over America from its e-commerce shop .

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Reef Founder Aguerre Brings Wild Style to Waterman’s

Waterman’s

Reef brand founder Fernando Aguerre ushered in the irreverent sartorial style of the annual Waterman’s when he arrived at the inaugural event in 1993 wearing a sarong and a 1920s-era vintage dinner jacket.

Agenda Festival to Return

Trade Shows

Agenda Festival, the consumer day of the streetwear-focused Agenda trade show, made an inaugural run last month.

Westfield Century City Announces New Stores

Retail

Westfield Century City recently announced another slate of retailers scheduled to join the sprawling mall, which is undergoing a $1 billion remodel.

Odain Brand Opens 1st Shop

Retail

Odain Watson relaunched his Odaingerous brand in 2016, and on Aug. 17 he is scheduled to open a shop, also called Odaingerous, at 719 S. Main St. in downtown Los Angeles. It will be the emerging brand’s first shop.

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Japan’s Edwin Denim brand to Unveil Adriano Goldschmied Line for US

Edwin Denim

In its 70th anniversary year, Japanese denim powerhouse Edwin Co. Ltd. opened a U.S. creative studio and is bringing in jeans legend Adriano Goldschmied to design a collection for the U.S. market.

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Patrick DiLascia Launches Patrick Brand

Patrick Brand

A new bricks-and-mortar store is the center of Patrick DiLascia’s new fashion venture.

Callaway Hopes for Hole-in-1 With TravisMathew

Manufacturing

Callaway Golf Co. recently announced that it had acquired Huntington Beach, Calif.–headquartered apparel brand TravisMathew, LLC for $125.5 million in an all-cash transaction.

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Selectiv: Post-Corporate Business Casual

Selectiv

After spending years working in corporate environments, specifically digital departments for entertainment companies, Daniel Sakai and Calvin Lim came to a conclusion: Men’s office clothes had become a dull uniform, even in the era of business casual.

Wvs Brgde: Minimalistic Action Sports Aesthetic

Manufacturing

Pastels and neon colors might as well be white noise to Brian Boles.

New BCBG Owners Outline Their Plans for Moving the Brands Forward

Manufacturing

When Michael DeVirgilio and Cory Baker were figuring out whether they wanted to acquire the BCBGMaxAzria label and its sister brands, they quizzed retailers about whether they were still willing to carry the decades-old brands in their stores. They were happy to find that the labels weren’t on life support yet.

Prana Chief Executive Leaving in Mid-August

Manufacturing

After being with the company for nearly nine years, Scott Kerslake is leaving Prana as its chief executive to take another job.

Hollywood in Focus at WWDMAGIC’s Event Lineup in Las Vegas

Trade Shows

WWDMAGIC, the trade show for women’s apparel and accessories, has a big lineup of activities for its Aug. 14–16 event at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

ILWU Officially Votes to Extend Labor Contract by Three More Years

Import/Export

It’s official. Some 67 percent of the members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union have approved a three-year extension to their five-year contract with the Pacific Maritime Association, which means their contract won’t expire until July 1, 2022.

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Klarety: A Clear Vision for Womenswear

Klarety

Shortly after graduating from the University of Southern California, Tina Lo used her degree in economics and communications to immerse herself in the corporate world as a commercial insurance underwriter.