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Fit and Fair

Athleta, the fitness apparel division of San Francisco–based Gap Inc. is adding fair trade-certified styles to its collection of activewear.

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Home of American Rag Owner Up for Sale

Fashion

Mark Werts puts his house near Griffith Park up for sale.

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Up for Some ‘Light Laundry’?

Jeanologia, the Spanish developer and distributor of laser-finishing equipment for jeans and other apparel, and Lenzing, the maker of Tencel, have joined forces to showcase the benefits of “laser laundry technology” on Tencel fabrics and garments.

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Banana Republic to Pop With Olivia Palermo Next Week

Retail

Banana Republic to highlight Spring collection during New York Fashion Week, when everyone else is showing Fall.

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New Era Unveils One-of-A-Kind L.A. Flagship

LA Live and Staples Center are places to grab a bite to eat, see a game, a concert, a movie, and maybe check out some music history at the Grammy Museum. Not so much a place to shop. But the story changed on Jan. 26. New Era unveiled its one-of-a kind New Era D- Lab shop in downtown Los Angeles.

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Fete for Female Filmmakers

Glamour magazine and Girlgaze recently hosted an intimate lunch celebrating “Films Powered by Women” at the Sundance Film Festival, where directors, editors and actors had an opportunity to meet, mingle and toast the work of female filmmakers.

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U.S. Economy Fuels the Conversation at Premiere Vision New York

Premiere Vision NY

The U.S. economy was a major point of discussion at thePremière Vision New York international textile show, which hosted its 34th edition Jan. 17–18 at Pier 94 in Manhattan, two days before the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

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Ontario Mills Gets Ready for Chinese New Year

Retail

Ontario Mills will have a host of activities for the start of Chinese New Year.

Wet Seal, Sears Announce Job Cuts

Retail

Irvine, Calif.–based retail chain The Wet Seal LLC notified the State of California’s Employment Development Department Jan. 23 that it is planning to cut 148 jobs.

Bills Khakis Fully Acquired by NEJ

Manufacturing

American-made menswear brand Bills Khakis has been acquired by NEJ Inc., a Connecticut company that supplies excess inventory to specialty stores and offprice retailers.

PVH Strikes Deal With Peerless for Tommy Hilfiger Tailored Menswear

Manufacturing

New York–based PVH Inc. has struck a licensing deal with Peerless Clothing International Inc., which will begin producing tailored menswear under the Tommy Hilfiger label in 2018.

ASICS Names Two Execs

Manufacturing

ASICS America Corp., the U.S. operations of Japanese footwear and athletic apparel brand ASICS, has named two new executives to the team, based in Irvine, Calif.

Owen Exits Banana Republic

Retail

After a two-year run as president of Gap Inc.’s long-suffering Banana Republic division, Andi Owen will leave the company, according to a Jan. 24 announcement.

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Mika Jaymes: Brand Wants New Look For Tees

Mika Jaymes

Roddy Javahery hopes to right a wrong against men’s fashion—starting with T-shirts.

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Despite So Cal Floods and Rain, ISS Show Grows

ISS

In defiance of the harsh weather, crowds still found their way to the Imprinted Sportswear Show at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif., Jan. 20–22.

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Chinese Clothing Makers See Good and Bad News With Trump at HK Fashion Week

HK Fashion Week

Inside the halls that house Hong Kong Fashion Week, many of the exhibitors were rejoicing that President Donald Trump had put the kibosh on the free-trade agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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Hong Kong Fashion Week Takes to the Catwalk With Asian Designers

HKFW

Hong Kong Fashion Week has always been a bright spot to highlight the talents of young designers and accomplished artisans.

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Standard General Sues American Apparel Lenders

Manufacturing

As American Apparel is shuttering its downtown Los Angeles clothing factory and laying off thousands of workers, hedge-fund investor Standard General is suing the various lenders that bailed the garment company out of bankruptcy for the first time last year.

Obituary: Lunada Bay Chief Susan Crank

Swim/Surf

Lunada Bay Chief Executive Officer and President Susan Crank died on Jan. 23 after battling cancer.

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AG to Fashion Island, Sweaty Betty to Lido Marina

AG is scheduled to open at Fashion Island. Sweaty Betty is scheduled to open at Lido Marina Village.