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INDIGENOUS FABRICS

Traditional Fabrics Made by Handlooms Showcased at Apparel Sourcing Show in Guatemala

By Deborah Belgum | May 25, 2015

The Mayan Store was launched five years ago to help Guatemalan Indians find ways to use their colorful fabrics in contemporary ways.

Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet Opens First Downtown Store

Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet Opens First Downtown Store

Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th Opens in Heart of S.F.

Luxe Hotel Suite That Punk Rock Built

Luxe Hotel Suite That Punk Rock Built

Call it the suite that punk rock built. Vivienne Westwood, generally credited for outfitting the Sex Pistols with the safety pins and bondage looks in the mid-1970s, helped design a $25,000 a night suite at The London West Hollywood hotel, located in West Hollywood, Calif.

Buttoning Up a Kickstarter Campaign

Buttoning Up a Kickstarter Campaign

A Milan company has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its no-sew button repair product.

Burlington to Open Outlet in Downtown Los Angeles

Burlington to Open Outlet in Downtown Los Angeles

Burlington opening a discount store on Seventh Street.

Presidential Meets Promotional

Presidential Meets Promotional

Hillary Clinton is determined to be the frontrunner—in presidential candidate merch, that is.

Gypsy05 Sets Up Camp in Vegas

Gypsy05 Sets Up Camp in Vegas

Following the inspiration of its name, the Gypsy05 brand is on the move. After opening branded boutiques off of Robertson Boulevard in Los Angeles and in Malibu, the Los Angeles-area eco-label opened a store early this month in the home of the big jackpot, Las Vegas.

License to Rock

License to Rock

Kiss co-founder Paul Stanley will launch a new lifestyle brand called Paul Stanley: Royals & Rebels at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas in June.

Courage of Imagination Lives On

Courage of Imagination Lives On

Henry T. Segerstrom, founder of South Coast Plaza, was remembered with an installation called Courage of Imagination at South Coast Plaza. The installation will run until May 31.

Fish to Fabric

Fish to Fabric

An Alaska-based company, Tidal Vision, wants to recycle fishery waste products like fish skin and crab shells into textile products.

Seated in Style

Seated in Style

Recent design school grad Lucy Jones took her Parsons instructor's challenge to “design a project that could change the world” to heart.

Apparel Sourcing Show Opens in Guatemala

Apparel Sourcing Show Opens in Guatemala

Guatemala hoping to capture more U.S. apparel production.

Engineered Cool

Engineered Cool

Brrr! scarves and wraps are made with BrrrX, a proprietary fabric technology designed to keep the material permanently cool. The moisture wicking fabric also offers UV/SPF protection.

Planet Blue To Pop in East Hampton

Planet Blue To Pop in East Hampton

A mention of the town of East Hampton brings to mind images of playgrounds of Wall Street titans and artist colonies. It’s also going to be the first East Coast address for Planet Blue; a boutique which outfits California’s beach women in contemporary and boho-chic clothes. Planet Blue announced that it will open a pop-up boutique, called PB Guest House, in East Hampton on May 21.

 From Shanghai With Love: American Rag’s Chinese Designers

From Shanghai With Love: American Rag’s Chinese Designers

China became the manufacturer to the world this century, but the country also produces many innovative fashion designers. But Americans know nothing about them, This situation may be changing. On May 14, American Rag unveiled a shop-in-shop of Chinese fashion designers at its Los Angeles emporium.

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