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On 80th Anniversary, Candiani Vows To Make A More Sustainable Denim Market

Candiani says it is the "greenest textile company in the Blue World." It held an 80th birthday party in L.A.

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Los Angeles Fashion Week: Fall/Winter 2018

Color Coded

Los Angeles Fashion Week 2018

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Social Marketplace Depop Opens First Physical store in L.A.

Bet on the jeans obsessive to know where to find the best denim. Rely on a high fashion fanatic to point you to where to find the most unique gown. If you think like Simon Beckerman, don’t stop until you can make a purchase from an inspired fashion nerd’s well curated collection.

New Chairman Elected for the National Council of Textile Organizations

Textiles

At its annual meeting, the National Council of Textile Organizations elected Marty Moran, chief executive of Buhler Quality Yarns Corp. in Jefferson, Ga., as its chairman. Previously, he had been the vice chairman of NCTO.

San Francisco Passes Fur Ban

Legal

Joining West Hollywood and Berkeley, Calif., San Francisco implemented a similar ban restricting the sale of fur products following a unanimous 10–0 vote by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. At the forefront of the ban was Supervisor Katy Tang, who represents the city’s Sunset and Parkside neighborhoods.

Tariffs on China Could Broadly Affect Clothing and Footwear Imports

Imports/Exports

With about 33 percent of all clothing and 72 percent of all footwear sold in the United States coming from China, President Trump’s latest volley to impose some $50 billion in tariffs on that Asian country could have a dire effect on the average consumer.

Guess Earnings Fall for Fiscal 2018

Manufacturing

Guess? Inc., the decades-old denim and lifestyle label, no longer counts on the United States for the bulk of its sales.

It’s All in a Name for Google’s Wearable Technology

Technology

One week before Baselworld, Europe’s leading watch and jewelry event, Google announced a change to its Android Wear, which will now be known as Wear OS by Google.

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A Return to Hollywood Glamour with Adrian

Hollywood Glamour

Last fall, the Adrian label was introduced as a revival of designer Gilbert Adrian’s work nearly 60 years after the founder’s passing. As a stylist for some of MGM’s most revered golden-age actors—including Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford and Judy Garland—Adrian laid the foundation for old Hollywood glamour.

NuOrder Extends Online Trade Show

Technology

At the beginning of the year, the NuOrder business-to-business e-commerce platform worked with the Agenda trade show to produce a digital extension of the event.

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Lira Finds More Business In the Wash

Creative T-shirts

Novelty has always been important to the T-shirt market, but in the past 12 months the Lira brand has been focusing more on the concept.

TalkShopLive Retails Through Live Streaming Video

Retail

The days of selling clothing on e-commerce with still photographs are considered boring to Tina and Bryan Moore, who recently launched the e-platform TalkShopLive.

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New Boutiques for Santa Monica

Main Street in Santa Monica, Calif. is a fashion boutique street. Some new boutiques have moved in.

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Sue Wong’s Career – On the Runway

After a career of making gowns inspired by empresses and gypsies, Los Angeles fashion veteran Sue Wong was honored with a lifetime achievement award from Art Hearts Fashion Week on March 16.

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HelpJess Unveils App at DTLA Event

The period of beta testing for the app of e-tailer HelpJess.com officially wrapped up on March 17. HelpJess founder Simon La Barrie produced a demonstration of his site’s ‘show & sell’ retail.

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Mr. Turk Teams Up With Jonathan Adler for Swimwear Capsule Collection

Fashion

Think cabanas and swimming pools with this collaboration

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Jacqueline Castillo Goes on Her Own

Fashion

A stark-white salon, a neon-light sculpture at the end of the runway and six beautifully coifed models was the scene for recently inducted hairstylist Jacqueline Castillo for her debut soirée at Ramos Carreon Salon on Beverly Boulevard.

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Beverly Center Remodel Continues With Farmhouse

Driving a Kubota tractor to the 3rd Street entrance of Los Angeles’ Beverly Center, Nathan Peitso signaled the March 15 opening of Farmhouse, his seed-to-farm restaurant.

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Art Hearts Fashion Changes Venue With Full Schedule

Game of Fashion

Los Angeles Fashion Week kicked off with Art Hearts Fashion, the first of two back-to-back, multi-day shows that filled the week with more than 35 designers on the runway.

February Retail Sales See Solid Jump

Retail

February was a very good month for sales. The National Retail Federation reported that retail sales last month rose 4.4 percent year-over-year as the economy continued to grow.