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Downtown LA Garment Factories Cited for Labor-Law Violations

By Deborah Belgum | September 6, 2018

Six factories that allegedly were operating under one contractor’s license will have to pay $573,704 in fines for various violations cited by the state Department of Industrial Relations.

California Kills Assembly Bill 2379 as Similar Microfiber Initiatives Grow in Other States

California Kills Assembly Bill 2379 as Similar Microfiber Initiatives Grow in Other States

It might have led the charge for similar plastic microfiber bills in New York and Connecticut, but California’s Assembly Bill 2379 is off the table—for now.

San Francisco Passes Fur Ban

Joining West Hollywood and Berkeley, Calif., San Francisco implemented a similar ban restricting the sale of fur products following a unanimous 10–0 vote by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. At the forefront of the ban was Supervisor Katy Tang, who represents the city’s Sunset and Parkside neighborhoods.

The Big Issue of Microfibers in AB 2379

Last month, state Assembly member Richard Bloom introduced Assembly Bill 2379 to the California State Legislature. The bill would require manufacturers of clothing that comprises more than 50 percent polyester to include a label recommending consumers bypass the washing machine and handwash these items instead.

Two LA Textile Importers Plead Guilty to Laundering Money for Mexican Drug Cartels

Executives at Pacific Eurotex pleaded guilty to money laundering funds for Mexican cartels.

Kandy Kiss Alleges a Former Executive Stole Its Business With Target

The clothing business can be a cutthroat industry, especially in these times of retail challenges and shifting consumer shopping habits.

Kitson Founder Files New Lawsuit

Retailer Fraser Ross filed a lawsuit in July against its former executive Christopher Lee, lender Salus Capital Partners LLC, HGI Asset Management Holdings LLC and Spencer Spirit Holdings LLC.

CFA Breaks Down Intellectual Property Landscape

The California Fashion Association broke down an ever-widening field of intellectual-property issues for a group of apparel manufacturers and retailers at a recent strategy session featuring several legal and insurance experts.

Disabled Worker Wins Discrimination Case Against Citizens of Humanity

In a court case that took more than three weeks to argue, a 61-year-old employee who felt he was wrongfully dismissed after a shoulder injury limited his ability to work won a major verdict against his employer, Citizens of Humanity.

Apparel Manufacturer Sentenced to Federal Prison for Hiding Income in Israeli Banks

Masud Sarshar, known for taking a heritage workwear brand and converting it into a colorful pants collection under the Dickies Girl label, has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for hiding more than $21 million in income and $2.5 million in interest in Israeli banks and avoiding U.S. taxes.

New California Laws Alter Workplace Rules in 2017

A new year ushers in a host of new laws the state legislature passed and now take effect on Jan. 1.

Louis Vuitton Loses Copyright Appeal With Los Angeles Bag Company

The big French luxury handbag maker Louis Vuitton Malletier hasn’t had much luck convincing a judge that a California tote-bag company that parodies fancy designer handbags is violating copyright law.

Hanjin Shipping Files Legal Papers to Help Unload Cargo at LA Ports

Cargo containers stuck on Hanjin Shipping Co. vessels anchored beyond the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach could be unloaded soon.

Forever 21 Sues Brandy Melville for Copyright Infringement

In the world of copyright lawsuits, the tables have turned with Forever 21 stepping up to sue a fellow teen retailer for allegedly knocking off a fabric print that Forever 21 said it copyrighted nearly two years ago.

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against Zara for Allegedly Overcharging U.S. Shoppers


Walk into a Zara store in the United States and you will find that the price tags on the clothes are marked in euros, the currency for the European Union, with a sticker placed over it with the price in U.S. dollars.

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against Zara for Allegedly Overcharging U.S. Shoppers

A Los Angeles consumer has filed a $5 million-plus class-action lawsuit against Spanish retailer giant Zara maintaining that U.S. consumers are being charged incorrectly for Zara merchandise priced in euros.

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