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AST Sportswear Takes Over Where American Apparel Left Off

By Deborah Belgum | April 12, 2018

When American Apparel went bankrupt and laid off some 3,500 employees last year, another company was waiting in the wings to take over the title of the largest vertically integrated T-shirt venture in the United States.

LA Apparel Contractor Ships ‘Hot Goods’ to Charlotte Russe Prompting Restraining Order

Apparel subcontractor cited for not paying minimum wage for goods destined for Charlotte Russe.

Levi Strauss Shows Strong First-Quarter Revenue Gains

Levi Strauss & Co., that venerable denim brand founded in San Francisco in 1853, has been on a revenue roll recently as it diversifies its products and targets the international market for growth.

Haggar Acquires Louis Raphael

Men’s clothier Haggar Clothing Co. announced it purchased certain assets of San Francisco Bay Area menswear company Kizan International Inc., whose label is Louis Raphael.

Women’s Golf Wear Takes Shape in Los Angeles

Women’s Golf Wear Takes Shape in Los Angeles

In the world of active apparel, women are often met with options that don’t fit properly, lack support and don’t transition well from the playing field to everyday life.

Hudson’s Parent Company Sees a Net Loss in 2017

Revenues keep growing for Differential Brands Group—the parent company of Hudson jeans, Robert Graham and SWIMS—but that hasn’t translated into a profit yet

Fields Predicts Spring 2019 Trends

On the fashion radar for juniors next year will be brightly colored T-shirts, pops of Glen-plaid designs printed on key items and more distressed denim.

Socialite Introduces Denim Line

Socialite Introduces Denim Line

With little fanfare, veteran denim designer Eero Gathers recently joined the Los Angeles label Socialite and was given the job to create a denim line for the 8-year-old womenswear collection.

Rebranding at Bella Dahl Includes Reimagining Denim

Over the past eight years, Bella Dahl became a source for women’s apparel that embraced the Southern California lifestyle of trendy pieces that are comfortable to wear.

Versatility is the Key to This Fashion Label

When Nicole Frank had a real-estate business, she found her days were long and her wardrobe options were short.

Billabong Shareholders Agree to Boardriders Merger

Shareholders of Billabong International Limited approved a merger with rival Boardriders Inc., putting an end to protests by Billabong’s dissident shareholders.

Z.Cavaricci Invests Deeper Into Comeback

Z.Cavaricci Invests Deeper Into Comeback

When you think of fashion from the 1980s and 1990s, the Z.Cavaricci brand might come to mind.

Guess Earnings Fall for Fiscal 2018

Guess? Inc., the decades-old denim and lifestyle label, no longer counts on the United States for the bulk of its sales.

Lira Finds More Business In the Wash

Lira Finds More Business In the Wash

Novelty has always been important to the T-shirt market, but in the past 12 months the Lira brand has been focusing more on the concept.

Law Firm Steps Down From Paul Marciano Investigation

A little more than three weeks after Guess? Inc. cofounder Paul Marciano relinquished his day-to-day duties following sexual-harassment allegations, the law firm that was investigating the accusations is stepping aside.

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