MANUFACTURING

Sustainability, Transparency and ‘Clean’Denim Production at Kingpins Transformers LA Pane

By Alison A. Nieder | April 14, 2016

To kick off the opening of the new Candiani Design Center in Los Angeles, denim trade show Kingpins hosted an event for the city’s denim industry that focused on the challenges—and benefits—of sustainable denim production.

Rokit: Skate Meets Street Basketball

Rokit: Skate Meets Street Basketball

Rokit menswear line is a Los Angeles–based lifestyle brand that bridges the subcultures of skate and street basketball.

WHY by Kingpins Branding Show Debuts in Amsterdam

WHY by Kingpins Branding Show Debuts in Amsterdam

During the April 13–14 run of the Kingpins denim supply chain show in Amsterdam, organizers launched a new sister trade show focused on the branding side of the supply chain.

Kingpins Amsterdam Show Draws International Crowd

Kingpins returned to Amsterdam for its fifth run at the Westergasfabriek, where the trade show bowed alongside a new branding show organized by Kingpins as well as a consumer event called Denim Days, which gives retailers, brands and textile mills a chance to meet with end consumers.

Consumers and Trade Mix at Amsterdam Denim Days

Consumers and Trade Mix at Amsterdam Denim Days

After the Kingpins trade show wrapped up its two-day run in Amsterdam, textile representatives, designers and denimheads got a chance to celebrate their love of all things denim at Blueprint, a two-day festival held during Amsterdam Denim Days, a week-long, city-wide event featuring workshops, seminars, sales and parties.

Deckers Names New President of Fashion Lifestyle

Deckers Brands—the footwear and apparel company in Goleta, Calif., known for its Ugg boots, Teva and Sanuk footwear, and other labels—has appointed Andrea O’Donnell as president of fashion lifestyle.

Marcianos Jump Back Into the Clothing Business

Marcianos Jump Back Into the Clothing Business

Georges and Armand Marciano have joined forces with designer Cinzia Simone to create a new upscale clothing brand called GM Studio that will partially launch in July with the full launch scheduled for September in time for the Fall 2016 season.

Denim With Less Water Demonstrated, Discussed at Calik Event at ECO PRK

Denim With Less Water Demonstrated, Discussed at Calik Event at ECO PRK

To get the perfect washed jean, denim makers put pants through multiple wash cycles.

Industry Voices: How California’s Minimum Wage Increase Will Impact the Industry

With the recent decision to increase California’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022, we asked industry watchers what they think the impact will be on the state’s apparel industry—the largest manufacturing center in the U.S.

Grlfrnd Denim: Revolve Denim Has a Vintage Look With a Contemporary Fit

Grlfrnd Denim: Revolve Denim Has a Vintage Look With a Contemporary Fit

E-commerce powerhouse Revolve clothing has added another line to its roster with the launch of Grlfrnd denim, a made–in–Los Angeles vintage-inspired denim collection that is produced by Alliance Apparel, the manufacturing business acquired by Revolve last year.

Lord & Taylor Cited for Not Disclosing Payments to Fashion Bloggers

In the last decade, the fine line between paid advertising and commentary has grown more complicated as social-media sites and fashion blogs become the norm for getting out the word about a new product.

Textile Trends

Textile Trends

California Label Offering Woven RFID Labels from TexTrace

A Swiss company has developed a woven RFID (radio frequency identification) tag that can stand up to production processes such as stone washing, bleaching and enzyme finishing.

Collared Greens: Leveraging a Made-in-America Supply Chain for a Green Take on Preppy Menswear

Collared Greens: Leveraging a Made-in-America Supply Chain for a Green Take on Preppy Menswear

Collared Greens might be one of the catchiest names around for an apparel firm. Its play on words comes from its roots in the South, where everyone knows eating collard greens on New Year’s Day, along with black-eyed peas, brings good luck and fortune.

Alliance Apparel Moves Into LA Fashion District After Partnership With Online Retailer Revolve

Since Alliance Apparel was acquired last year by online retailer Revolve, the Los Angeles clothing company has seen things change at lightning speed.

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