MANUFACTURING

New Brand Is the Next Chapter for Lubov Azria

By Deborah Belgum | June 20, 2019

For more than 25 years, Lubov Azria was the creative force behind the well-known California contemporary label BCBGMaxAzria.

Going From Cocktail Dresses to T-shirts

Going From Cocktail Dresses to T-shirts

In 2006, Sarah Parker was designing the contemporary label DiSanto, a line of cocktail dresses carrying her maiden name, which was sold at high-end boutiques.

Three Dots Acquired by Los Angeles Manufacturer

Three Dots, the Southern California brand of women’s contemporary knit tops and other apparel that abruptly closed its doors in April, has been acquired by FAM Brands.

Gap Inc. Announces Water-Saving Initiative With Textile Supplier

Moving closer to the sustainable goals it set in 2018, Gap Inc. announced a new water-saving initiative with its sourcing partner Arvind Limited.

New Lines for Los Angeles Market Week

NEW LINES

New President Hired to Lead 7 For All Mankind

The parent company of 7 For All Mankind has hired Suzanne Silverstein to be president of the premium-denim brand.

Veteran L.A. Dye House to Release a High-End Basics Line

For 20 years, Premiere Laundry sewed blank tees, hoodies and sweats and developed intricate dyes for clients at its factory and dye house in Vernon, Calif.

Faster and Cheaper Digital Printing Shakes Up the T-shirt Business

Faster and Cheaper Digital Printing Shakes Up the T-shirt Business

For many T-shirt companies, business once solely revolved around the labor-intensive job of silkscreening a graphic onto a blank tee.

Guess Sees Net Loss With Revenues Increasing in the First Quarter

Carlos Alberini, the new chief executive of Guess?, Inc., was celebrating more than four months on the job with financial news from the Los Angeles company’s first quarter of 2020.

Tinctorium’s Natural Indigo Dye Receives Help From the Godfather of Denim

Tinctorium’s Natural Indigo Dye Receives Help From the Godfather of Denim

Michelle Zhu and Tammy Hsu, co-founders of San Francisco–based Tinctorium, are entering the apparel supply chain with a revolutionary natural product projected to transform sustainable indigo-dyeing methods in denim manufacturing.

Obituary: Carolyn Ajavananda, Designer at Maggie Barry

Following a long illness, Carolyn Ajavananda, a designer at Maggie Barry Company, passed away on June 3 after succumbing to complications from a stroke. She was 55.

Los Angeles Apparel Contractor Fined for Underpaying Employees

After a six-month investigation, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a nearly $54,000 fine against a Los Angeles garment sewing contractor for underpaying 21 employees.

True Religion Names a New Interim CEO

Another new interim CEO is named at True Religion.

Pocket Square Clothing Acquires Clothing Manufacturer With Expansion in Mind

Pocket Square Clothing Acquires Clothing Manufacturer With Expansion in Mind

Downtown Los Angeles’ Pocket Square Clothing started out doing business in 2011 making bow ties and pocket squares, eventually branching out to bespoke clothing.

L.A. Premium Denim and Twill Supplier Artisan Cloth Opens New NYC Showroom

Home to premium denim and twill textiles such as Kurabo and HW Textiles, Los Angeles–based supplier Artisan Cloth is expanding its presence in New York City.

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