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Gap Inc. Names New Head of Gap Brand

By Dorothy Crouch | June 14, 2018

Neil Fiske, who has held top executive positions at Billabong International and Eddie Bauer, has been named the new president and chief executive officer of the Gap brand, a role he will assume at the San Francisco company on June 20.

Paul Marciano to Resign as Guess Executive

After investigation into charges of sexual harassment, Paul Marciano stepping down from Guess as an executive.

Sustainability Goes Full Circle at The North Face

Maintaining its commitment to reduce waste, Alameda, Calif.–based activewear brand The North Face launched a pilot program that will promote a circular-fashion system through the sale of recycled products.

Activewear Brand Hylete Acquires GracedByGrit

For years, activewear brands Hylete and GracedByGrit were headquartered a couple of miles away from each other in Solana Beach, Calif., but now they are on the same team.

Cone Denim Introducing Sustainable Denim

As consumers are requesting more-sustainable options in their clothing, Cone Denim announced it is introducing a new denim fabric that will be made of Tencel andRefibra-branded lyocell fibers, which are among the most sustainable fibers available.

Volcom Names New Director for Global Men’s Design

Volcom picked label veteran Jeffrey James “JJ” Gonzales as its new director to lead the company’s global men’s design department.

After Years Making Shoes, Hi-Tec Tries Apparel

Cherokee Global Brands’ Hi-Tec footwear division is stepping into apparel.

St. John Knits Makes Top Executive Changes as CEO Retires

After 15 years at the luxury label known for its women’s knit suits, Bruce Fetter has retired as St. John Knits’ chief executive officer, president and chief operating officer. He has been replaced by Eran Cohen, who joined the company May 1.

Sophia Denim Opens a Pop-up Store at Fred Segal

After spending time designing handbags and women’s ready-to-wear, Sophia Tezel-Tzelepis last year decided to branch out to denim with a label called Sophia.

Tellason: A Rare Find in the Denim Industry

Tellason: A Rare Find in the Denim Industry

Ever since the brand was launched in San Francisco nearly 10 years ago, Tellason has been one of those rare clothing companies that only uses American raw materials for its collection of menswear blue jeans.

Hudson Jeans Names New President

New president comes from Thakoon LLC.

New CEO Named for 7 For All Mankind and Splendid

After an executive search, Delta Galil names a new CEO for its Los Angeles labels.

Closer Lead Times in Apparel Is Benefiting Los Angeles Knitters, Dyers and Finishers

The stainless-steel vats that populate the factory floor at Swisstex California churn out ribbons of damp, recently dyed knit fabric that piles up in large plastic carts before being sent to the finishing machines.

Ziran Travels Across the Ocean for Sustainability

Ziran Travels Across the Ocean for Sustainability

Sustainable fashion has long been criticized as being unable to go beyond the category of basics. Kelly Wang Shanahan hopes that her sustainable brand Ziran can bust that theory.

Former Liz Claiborne CEO Named to Deckers Brands Board of Directors

William McComb, who headed up Liz Clairborne for eight years and was there when the label changed its name to Fifth & Pacific Companies, has been named to the board of directors of the California shoe company Deckers Brands.

Designer Candice Cuoco Sees Inspiration in Her Move to Los Angeles

In the past, Candice Cuoco’s connection to Los Angeles was when she traveled down from her native Bay Area eight times a year, spending two weeks in the city during each visit to source materials. Now a place she calls home, Los Angeles provides a lot more than valuable manufacturing and fabric sourcing.

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