MANUFACTURING

American Apparel Announces New Board Member and Quarterly Results

By Deborah Belgum | August 14, 2014

In preliminary results for its second quarter, American Apparel reported it reduced its net loss over last year even though revenues were relatively flat.

How a Growing Economy Affects Financing for Apparel Manufacturers

With interest rates still hovering in single-digit territory, the cost of borrowing money should be cheap, cheap, cheap. But it’s more than low interest rates that determine how much apparel manufacturers pay for a loan.

Building Your Brand: Authenticity and Consistency Are Key to Keeping an Edge in the Market

Building Your Brand: Authenticity and Consistency Are Key to Keeping an Edge in the Market

Social media has given consumers a front-row seat and an inside look into their favorite brands, but it has also changed the traditional dynamic between brand and audience.

L.A.’s Topson Downs Acquires Majority of Rachel Roy Label

Topson Downs, a Los Angeles manufacturer established in 1971, announced on July 18 it had acquired a majority interest in the Rachel Roy brand from The Jones Group.

Economy on Strong Footing to Grow, But Apparel Sales Challenged

For once, economists are in agreement. The financial outlook for California and the rest of the nation is bright for the rest of the year.

Maria Contino Joins Rosenthal & Rosenthal

Rosenthal & Rosenthal of California announced it has hired Maria Contino as its new senior vice president and business development officer.

Los Angeles Retail Rents Rise With the Economy

Start looking for that new store location now before rents go up even more, because the retail market is heating up.

Columbia Sportswear Completes Acquisition of Prana Apparel

Oirtland, Oregon-based Columbia Sportswear completed its purchase of Carlsbad, California-based Prana on May 30.

Quiksilver Posts 9 Percent Drop in Net Revenue

Surf giant Quiksilver Inc. reported declines of 9 percent in net revenue for its second quarter for its fiscal 2014 year, which it released on June 2.

How This Year’s Economy Will Affect Apparel Sales

After a harsh winter put a chill on the national economy, warmer weather is putting a spring back into consumer activity, which should translate into higher retail sales and apparel purchases for the rest of the year.

How Apparel Manufacturers and Retailers Are Coping With the E-Commerce Threat

These are tough times for traditional retailers. Many big store chains and specialty stores are finding their business is being swept away by websites that make it easier for people to shop any time of the day or night without even moving from the couch.

What Buyers Are Looking for in an Apparel Company

This year could be a very good year for apparel companies that have a “For Sale” sign hanging outside their front door.

Kellwood and Meister Split

David Meister had operated under the Kellwood umbrella for 15 years under a licensing agreement that will not be renewed.

New Mart Owner Donates $15 Million to LA Jewish Home

Many know Joyce Eisenberg-Keefer as the force behind The New Mart building, recently made a donation of $15 million to the Los Angeles Jewish Home.

James Campbell Brands Acquired by Hampshire Group

Los Angeles–area menswear maker James Campbell Brands has been acquired by New York–based Hampshire Group Ltd. from Maverick J LLC, a Rick Solomon Co.

Bond Holders Pressure American Apparel to Repay Hundreds of Millions

According to press reports, American Apparel has hired lawyers Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP to provide restructuring advice on $206 million it owes bondholders.

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