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Lectra Exec Charts Path for U.S. Market: Tech Co. Looks to Nearshoring, Evolving Consumer Demands and the Need to Optimize

Technology

Jason Adams, with just a few months under his belt as president of Lectra North America, offers some positive impressions of his start at the cutting equipment and software specialist.

Axis and Capsule Team Up for Events in L.A. and New York

Trade Shows

The Capsule and Axis trade shows both announced plans recently to launch events in Los Angeles, and now the two shows are joining forces at LA market as well as in New York.

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WHY by Kingpins Branding Show Debuts in Amsterdam

WHY by Kingpins

During the April 13–14 run of the Kingpins denim supply chain show in Amsterdam, organizers launched a new sister trade show focused on the branding side of the supply chain.

Kingpins Amsterdam Show Draws International Crowd

Trade Shows

Kingpins returned to Amsterdam for its fifth run at the Westergasfabriek, where the trade show bowed alongside a new branding show organized by Kingpins as well as a consumer event called Denim Days, which gives retailers, brands and textile mills a chance to meet with end consumers.

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Consumers and Trade Mix at Amsterdam Denim Days

Denim Days

After the Kingpins trade show wrapped up its two-day run in Amsterdam, textile representatives, designers and denimheads got a chance to celebrate their love of all things denim at Blueprint, a two-day festival held during Amsterdam Denim Days, a week-long, city-wide event featuring workshops, seminars, sales and parties.

NW Materials Show Changes Fall Dates

Trade Shows

Because of a holiday in Asia, the NW Materials Show is pushing up the dates of its fall trade show by two weeks.

Deckers Names New President of Fashion Lifestyle

Manufacturing

Deckers Brands—the footwear and apparel company in Goleta, Calif., known for its Ugg boots, Teva and Sanuk footwear, and other labels—has appointed Andrea O’Donnell as president of fashion lifestyle.

Garment Factory Manager Found Guilty of Offering Bribe to Labor Inspector

Legal

The general manager of a Southern California clothing factory was found guilty on April 26 by a federal jury for offering to pay a bribe to a labor inspector to close down an investigation into back wages owed to factory workers, said the U.S. Attorney’s office.

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Marcianos Jump Back Into the Clothing Business

GM Studio

Georges and Armand Marciano have joined forces with designer Cinzia Simone to create a new upscale clothing brand called GM Studio that will partially launch in July with the full launch scheduled for September in time for the Fall 2016 season.

Kingpins Heading to Miami

Trade Shows

Kingpins, the boutique denim trade show, has added a new venue to its lineup, which includes New York, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

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Chan Luu Opens First U.S. Store

Retail

Los Angeles-based designer Chan Luu sets her first U.S. shop near the ocean.

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Vintage Fashions at Weekend Expo

Fashion

Vintage Fashion Expo at The Reef this weekend.

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BNKR Plans Grand Opening

Retail

BNKR to soon open its first U.S. flagship in downtown Los Angeles.

UBM Advanstar Buying BJI Fashion, Taking MAGIC to Japan

Trade Shows

Trade show giant MAGIC is getting even larger. UBM Advanstar, parent company of MAGIC, Project, Pooltradeshow, Coterie and Intermezzo, will expand its trade show holdings with the acquisition of Business Journals Inc., which produces the MRket, Stitch, Accessories The Show and Fame trade shows. UBM Advanstar also struck a deal to take the MAGIC show to Japan in 2017.

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Fashion Down Under Australian Designer Showcase

The Australian Consul General's home in Los Angeles provided a sun-drenched backdrop by a showcase of Australian designers.

Capsule Launching LA Show in October at the CMC

Trade Shows

The Capsule trade show is coming to Los Angeles.

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Denim With Less Water Demonstrated, Discussed at Calik Event at ECO PRK

Denim With Less Water

To get the perfect washed jean, denim makers put pants through multiple wash cycles.

Customs Officials Step Up Apprehension of Counterfeit items at the Border

Import/Export

Customs officials said they saw a 25 percent increase in the number of counterfeit goods they confiscated last year at the nation’s ports and at the border.

Industry Voices: How California’s Minimum Wage Increase Will Impact the Industry

Manufacturing

With the recent decision to increase California’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022, we asked industry watchers what they think the impact will be on the state’s apparel industry—the largest manufacturing center in the U.S.

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Grlfrnd Denim: Revolve Denim Has a Vintage Look With a Contemporary Fit

Grlfrnd Denim

E-commerce powerhouse Revolve clothing has added another line to its roster with the launch of Grlfrnd denim, a made–in–Los Angeles vintage-inspired denim collection that is produced by Alliance Apparel, the manufacturing business acquired by Revolve last year.