MANUFACTURING

Aloha Brand Reyn Spooner Charts New Waters in Los Angeles

By Andrew Asch | April 18, 2019

Since the late 1950s, the Reyn Spooner brand aimed to be an Aloha shirt that defied stereotypes.

Eco-Collaboration Promoted During First Sustainable Apparel Coalition Event in L.A.

Bringing together experts and apparel-industry veterans, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition hosted its first Los Angeles event at the California Market Center on April 24. The organization works within the apparel industry to lead sustainable, ethical initiatives by limiting environmental impact and promoting social welfare for garment workers.

Sene Studio Takes Custom-Made Suits in a New Direction

Athleisure apparel has been at the forefront of a trend that has swept across the country for the past several years.

What Kinds of Blue Jeans Are Women Buying?

Blue jeans never fade away, but they come and go in popularity. In recent years, blue jeans have faced increasing competition from activewear and athleisure pants that have more stretch and are extremely comfortable as well as versatile.

Second Generation Sells Its Juniors Labels to L.A. Company

Second Generation, a juniorswear company founded in Los Angeles in 1996, has sold its three juniorswear labels to a Los Angeles company associated with Star Fabrics.

E-Commerce Brand Naked Wardrobe Launches Denim Capsule at First Pop-Up Shop

E-Commerce Brand Naked Wardrobe Launches Denim Capsule at First Pop-Up Shop

With a successful family business that launched in 2012, the Kaviani sisters—Shideh, Shida and Shirin—are further expanding their affordably priced e-commerce apparel company, Naked Wardrobe.

Marine Layer Uses Old T-shirts for New Collection

Marine Layer Uses Old T-shirts for New Collection

To combat the scourge of apparel-manufacturing waste, San Francisco brand Marine Layer is working with consumers to produce a new collection of shirts produced completely from recycled T-shirts.

Clothing Manufacturer Three Dots Closes Doors

After nearly 25 years in business, Three Dots, a Southern California contemporary knit tops and womenswear company launched in 1995 by Sharon Lebon, has ceased operations.

Founders of Époque Évolution Bring Classic Style and Ease to Responsible Manufacturing

Founders of Époque Évolution Bring Classic Style and Ease to Responsible Manufacturing

During a trip to Morocco, Hannah Franco admired her friend Nancy Taylor’s ability to pack necessary clothing items that were stylish yet functional into a single backpack and wear them without the need for pressing or washing.

As Trends Shift, Activewear and Athleisure Remain Relevant to Fashion

As Trends Shift, Activewear and Athleisure Remain Relevant to Fashion

As utilitarian looks and retro-style streetwear gain momentum, some in the fashion industry are declaring the end of activewear and athleisure.

Tech Experience Inspires Brandon Kawai to Become a Clothing Designer

The casual fashion style of the tech industry and its leaders has been critiqued as being too basic, but Brandon Kawai saw nothing but possibilities for this particular style when he interned two years ago at a startup tech company in downtown Los Angeles.

Expert Brand Introduces New Collection

Expert Brand, a longtime active lifestyle apparel and promotional clothing company based in Vernon, Calif., is celebrating more than 25 years in business by expanding its American MoCA collection with eight new styles, six for women and two for men.

Levi Strauss Reports Solid First-Quarter Earnings

Just weeks after going public, Levi Strauss & Co., based in San Francisco, reported that its first-quarter revenues for 2019 were up 7 percent to $1.435 billion over the same period last year. Net income in the first quarter was $147 million compared with a $19 million net loss during last year’s first quarter.

After Making a Splash in Custom Styles, Candice Cuoco Unveils Ready-To-Wear

After Making a Splash in Custom Styles, Candice Cuoco Unveils Ready-To-Wear

Candice Cuoco gained notoriety in 2015 by competing on the “Project Runway” TV show, where she defined herself as an artist designing made-to-measure styles with a Gothic and romantic edge.

Volcom’s Intellectual Property Sold to Licensing Company

Authentic Brands Group snaps up another California label.

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