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NY Textile Trends

NY Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Hyosung Strikes Deal With Best Pacific Textiles

Textiles

South Korea–based Hyosung, maker of Creora spandex, has partnered with knit mill Best Pacific Textiles to create a series of smart fabrics.

Unifi Expands Repreve Production to Vietnam, Distribution in Asia

Textiles

Vietnam is the next stop for Repreve, according to Greensboro, N.C.–based Unifi Inc., which produces the fiber made from recycled materials including plastic bottles.

Lenzing Opens New Tencel Facility in the U.S.

Textiles

Lenzing is expanding its U.S. operations for production of Tencel fibers in Mobile, Ala. The new facility will have a capacity of 90,000 tons of fiber and represents an investment of nearly $300 million.

Ralph Lauren Issues New Sourcing Policy for Wood-based Fabrics

Textiles

The Ralph Lauren Corp. has a new sustainable sourcing policy for its use of wood-based fabrics such as viscose and rayon.

Michael Stars Merges With Its Lerner et Cie Showroom

Manufacturing

For years, the cofounder of the Michael Stars clothing company in Los Angeles owned a separate showroom business called Lerner et Cie, which represented the Michael Stars collection as well as other brands.

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Raj Swim Expands With New Brand and Top Executives

Raj Swim

Raj Swim, the largest swimwear manufacturer in Orange County, Calif., started out the new year with a bang.

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Agenda Busy, Vendors Say

Agenda

Tina Rani helped launch basics line GCK in August, and, because the brand was new, she did not expect much from its first trade-show outing at Agenda, which ran Jan. 5–6 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif

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Lolli Swim Collab With Target

A new capsule collection by California swim line Lolli Swim just bowed at Target.com.

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Hail Mary Boutique Shutters

Independent boutique Hail Mary recently announced that it would shutter its doors in Santa Monica, Calif. This, after a two year run of serving as a multi-line, contemporary shop.

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Obituary: Anne Cole, Swimwear Designer, 90

Swim/Surf

Swimwear designer Anne Cole, who came from a family of apparel and swimwear makers, dies at the age of 90.

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The Hundreds' New Logo

Move over Adam Bomb. There’s a new logo at prominent Los Angeles streetwear brand The Hundreds.

American Apparel Acquired by Gildan Activewear

Manufacturing

Gildan ups its offer and wins the bid for American Apparel.

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The Limited Stores No More

Company Closed 250 Stores

The Limited announced on Jan. 8 that it was closing all of its 250 of its brick-and-mortar stores and laying off 4,000 employees. The company will continue to operate its online store.

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Nordstrom Rack Moving to New Long Beach Exchange Shopping Area

Retail

A new shopping venture rising up in Long Beach gets a commitment from Nordstrom Rack.

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Broken Homme Buys Factory

Broken Homme is one of a handful of footwear labels made in Los Angeles County, and the label’s local roots have grown deeper.

Manhattan Beachwear: Building a 21st-Century Swim Business

Swim/Surf

Kevin Mahoney’s spacious corner office at the Manhattan Beachwear headquarters is still sparsely decorated since his arrival in August. But in one corner stands an artistic homage to his 18 years as the youngest president of The Arrow Shirt Co.

Waterwear Textile Trends

Textiles

Textile Trends

Revel Rey: Focus on Fit, Fabric and Fun

Swim/Surf

Before launching Revel Rey at Miami Swim Week last July, designer Audrey Swanson wanted to perfect the look of her swimwear collection.

Courtney Allegra: Designed to Stand Out

Swim/Surf

Courtney Allegra’s collection includes everything from the tricot fabrications typically used for swimwear to an ultra-fine microsuede, which is quick drying and has a luxe, lightweight hand.