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Shoes for Sea Turtles

Philanthropic footwear company TOMS is teaming up with Oceana in support of the Washington D.C. organization’s mission to protect sea turtles and other marine life.

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Los Feliz Store Closing Its Doors

Retail

Una Mae's Los Angeles has a going-out-of-business sale with 35 percent off.

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Nicolas Felizola Takes L.A. Bow

The gowns and red carpet looks of the Nicolas Felizola Collection have graced the runways of Miami Fashion Week and the Latin Grammys in the past, designer Nicolas Felizola held the first Los Angeles area viewing of his styles Jan. 9 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. Take a look.

Bid to Return Charney to American Apparel Made More Attractive

Manufacturing

At the last minute, two investment companies that bid in late December to buy American Apparel out of bankruptcy and return founder Dov Charney to the company have sweetened the deal to make it more enticing.

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Speedo USA Dives Into Innovation and Technology

Manufacturing

Speedo USA has gone through a lot of changes lately.

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For Love & Lemons: Contemporary Swimwear With Lingerie-like Details

Swim New Resource

Sexy, low-cut dresses have been a specialty of Los Angeles–based brand For Love & Lemons, said Laura Hall, one of the designers for the brand, which has been sold at high-end specialty stores such as American Rag Cie, Elyse Walker and Planet Blue.

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Giejo: Sustainable Fashion With an Edge

Swim New Resource

Gabby Sabharwal took her fashion marketing and public-relations experience and applied it to launch a swim brand, Giejo which mixes runway inspiration with street style to create pieces that can be worn on and off the beach.

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Hackwith: Swimwear That Embraces All Shapes

New Swim Resource

When Lisa Hackwith launched her swimwear company, Hackwith Design Co., in 2013, she had a mission to produce quality, sustainable, locally made clothing.

N.Y. Textile Preview Textile Trends

Textiles

N.Y. Textile Preview Textile Trends

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Gala Opening for Mark Zunino Atelier

It was Mark Zunino's dream to give Los Angeles a grand, full service atelier for red carpet gowns and eveningwear. On Jan. 7, he unveiled his dream with a gala event at the Mark Zunino Atelier at 181 N. Robertson Blvd.

Billabong USA President Stepping Down

Manufacturing

The president of Billabong USA, Ed Leasure, is leaving the company at the end of January.

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Agenda & Merchant Factors Talk Scholarships

Last year Merchant Factors endowed a scholarship for Agenda trade show. Agenda and Merchant Factors extended its scholarship program for Agenda’s upcoming trade show in Miami, Fla. It was announced recently that the winners of the program were the Valley High women’s streetwear label and Oscar x Frank.

Macy’s Reports Soft Holiday, Announces Closing Irvine and Sacramento Stores

Retail

Department-store giant Macy’s Inc. reported a soft holiday sales season.

Alternative Proposal Submitted to Buy American Apparel

Manufacturing

In the continuing American Apparel saga, two investment funds guided by Dov Charney submitted a proposal shortly before New Year’s Day to buy the Los Angeles apparel manufacturer out of bankruptcy.

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It’s Not Easy Being (Neon) Green

In the wake of Pantone’s announcement of its color of the year (two, actually—“Rose Quartz and “Serenity”), print-on-demand site Spoonflower released its own 2016 Color to Avoid.

Schoeler Adds West Coast Sales Manager

Textiles

Swiss textile maker Schoeller Textil added a new member to its U.S. team with the addition of Fawn Knadler as West Coast sales manager.

Prosperity Textile Shifts to Better Cotton

Textiles

Chinese denim mill Prosperity Textile will begin using Better Cotton for all its lightweight cotton denim fabrics beginning with the Spring/Summer 2017 season.

Global Merino Showcasing Wool Blends With Creora Eco-Soft

Textiles

At the January 2016 edition of the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City, Global Merino Inc. is showing new fabrics made from blends of Merino wool and Creora Eco-Soft, a spandex engineered to maintain a soft hand and good drape when mixed with heat-sensitive fibers, including natural fibers such as cotton, wool and silk as well as cellulosics such as rayon, Modal and Tencel.

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Concept Combines Retail, Restaurant and Made-in-America Manufacturing

Shore: Brand

Shore is a mixed-use restaurant and retail compound, where both businesses share an interest in sustainability and the active lifestyle.

CMC Rebrands and Expands Shape Show to Become ALT

Trade Shows

Shape, the activewear and athleisure show launched last year by the California Market Center, is changing its name and expanding its focus in 2016.