By 2017, The North Face plans to have all its down 100 percent certified and responsibly sourced using the Responsible Down Standard, a third-party standard.
Barneys New York is alive and well at The Americana at Brand shopping center in Glendale, Calif.
Stanford Shopping Center, a Simon-owned mall located across the street from Stanford University, is in the midst of a big renovation.
In preliminary results for its second quarter, American Apparel reported it reduced its net loss over last year even though revenues were relatively flat.
After a career designing bags for other people, Michelle Queza will debut her own bag line. It’s called Simone Michele.
When twin sisters Bonnie Rae Boyes and Shelah Jean founded Noe Undergarments last year, they wanted to create a line that would fit in both lingerie stores and contemporary boutiques.
When Manuka Clarke purchased Farr West in January, she wanted to reinvigorate the company’s classic designs while keeping all production in the United States at the highest quality with ethically sound standards.
Made in America
It is relatively easy to get into the T-shirt business, said Eric Byrne, who spent a good part of his career selling T-shirts. You just need screen-printing equipment and some blank T-shirts. The hard part is making good-quality shirts and putting the right graphics on them.
Necessitees came about 12 years ago when Hallie Shano was sitting in her self-named multi-line showroom at the California Market Center in downtown Los Angeles when a man in a baseball cap, T-shirt and shorts walked in and asked if she was interested in starting a T-shirt line.
New York–based Simparel Inc. has hired Lawrence Mora as senior project manager.
ICIX has introduced Direct Test, a cloud-based application to help retailers and manufacturers collect and manage third-party product test results to meet safety and regulatory requirements.
WFXOnDemand, a software solutions provider for the apparel and consumer-goods industries, has launched WFX BI, a business intelligence platform to help customers manage and share data across internal teams and departments.
Import & Export
China and Vietnam are still the top two providers of apparel and textiles to the United States, but Vietnam is growing quickly as an apparel powerhouse.
Import & Export
U.S. apparel and textile importers are rallying to push back a new proposal that would require more stringent record-keeping requirements to bring in goods under the so-called “First-Sale Rule,” which went into effect more than 25 years ago.
A North Carolina sock manufacturer has fully embraced the “made in USA” trend and has taken it to the ultimate level. The company, Nester Hosiery, based in the textile region of Surry County, N.C., has achieved considerable success with its U.S.-centric supply chain.
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As contract talks between West Coast longshore workers and their employers continued into their 14th week, importers were playing it cautious and bringing in as much merchandise as they could to fill holiday orders.
The makers of Uggs, Tevas, Sanuks and other footwear goes all out in constructing its new headquarters in Goleta, Calif.
With its old motto “Youth Against Establishment” retired, Volcom has been rolling out its new brand tagline “True To This.” To mark the occasion, Volcom has released some short films.
The Singer sewing machine was patented on Aug. 12, 1851.
Park City–based iStabilizer has introduced “the perfect selfie creator,” a monopod and a shutter remote system that lets you take your own photo without the fisheye look that comes with an extreme closeup.