By Deborah Belgum | May 18, 2017
In 2015, some 747,600 people in California were directly employed in creative-industry jobs, a 13.5 percent increase from 2010, according to the “2017 Otis Report on the Creative Economy of California,” released on May 18 by the Otis College of Art and Design.
As 2015 draws to a close, the editors of California Apparel News take a look at several key economic indicators to assess how California’s fashion industry navigated the slowly recovering economy over the past year.
The largest clothing factory in the United States had a mountain of debt that pushed it into bankruptcy court in October, filing for Chapter 11 protection.
The people and events that made the news in 2015.
It was a topsy-turvy year for Joe’s Jeans, the Los Angeles premium-jeans maker launched in 2001 by designer Joe Dahan.
The long-awaited moment may be here. The U.S. government is expected to boost federal interest rates this month.
Classic styles with a touch of fashion have been the mainstay of J.McLaughlin, a small specialty-store chain founded in New York by two brothers in 1977.
Oaktree Capital Management, the Los Angeles–based investment firm, is ramping up its effort to buy Quiksilver Inc. out of bankruptcy.
Nearly 200 apparel-industry executives turned out to discuss brand-building strategies that ranged from social-media practices and licensing opportunities to gauging when to seek outside investment.
Ron Garber, who most recently was the executive vice president and regional manager of First Capital Co., has been named an exclusive consultant with the Los Angeles office of Merchant Factors Corp.
Financial woes throw American Apparel into bankruptcy court.
We recently caught up with several finance-industry executives to talk about merger-and-acquisition opportunities and the challenges of balancing a business in the current economic environment.
The economy is gearing up for a major shift as the huge baby boomer generation enters retirement and the even larger millennial generation begins taking a greater position in the workforce.
Rosenthal & Rosenthal Inc., a privately held domestic factoring and financing firm, has hired Martin Eckstein as vice president of business development.
California’s economic outlook for the remainder of the year is good, but it’s not exactly time to pop the champagne cork because the forecast is served with a helping of caution.
With the economy still ticking along, the unemployment rate in California and the rest of the country will continue to drop through 2016, according to the latest UCLA Anderson Forecast.