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MANUFACTURING

U.S. Apparel Industry Relies on Collaborative Efforts to Remain Competitive

By Dorothy Crouch | May 28, 2020

The movement to support domestic manufacturing in the United States was growing prior to the outbreak of COVID-19 at a slow yet steady pace. With supply chains disrupted and early shortages of personal protective equipment, apparel makers were faced with difficult decisions. One option was to become essential businesses by making the supplies necessary for essential workers and, eventually, the public.

Fidelity Denim Founder Develops a Jean for the Modern American

Fidelity Denim Founder Develops a Jean for the Modern American

Denim maker Jason Trotzuk sought to create a product that would reflect the voice of a new generation of customer that he had not yet reached. Through examining the issues that concern his new audience, he has focused on creating a better denim brand for those who embody the Modern American.

LAFD Fights Fire at Fabric Building

LAFD Fights Fire at Fabric Building

The Los Angeles Fire Department fought a fire at a downtown Los Angeles building owned by textile wholesale Lavitex earlier this week.

Centric Brands Files For Bankruptcy, Marquee Retakes BCBG License

Centric Brands Files For Bankruptcy, Marquee Retakes BCBG License

The latest company to be forced into bankruptcy due to the COVID-19 crisis is Centric Brands Inc., which owns labels such as Robert Graham, Hudson and Zac Posen. It also makes and sells products for more than 100 licensed brands such as Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Nautica and Under Armour.

Ace Rivington Steps Between Big Brands and Indie Denim Styles

Ace Rivington Steps Between Big Brands and Indie Denim Styles

Amid a new apparel landscape, Ace Rivington remains steadfast in its mission to deliver expertly crafted, made–in–Los Angeles denim, as it moves closer to launching new product that is just on the horizon for Fall.

California’s Face Mask Biz Becomes More Sophisticated

California’s Face Mask Biz Becomes More Sophisticated

A generation of California manufacturers and designers completed a crash course on making nonmedical face masks in the past two months, and they are currently striving to go beyond the basics.

L.A. Companies Make Face Masks Using Sustainable Practices

L.A. Companies Make Face Masks Using Sustainable Practices

Tour Image dba UStrive received a Global Organic Textile Standard certification in November, which gave the Los Angeles–area factory one of the highest ranks in sustainable manufacturing.

Apparel Industry Finds Opportunities to Do Good Making COVID-19 Masks

Apparel Industry Finds Opportunities to Do Good Making COVID-19 Masks

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, scores of Los Angeles designers and apparel companies have shifted gears and started making nonmedical face masks.

Taylor Stitch and Botanical Colors Join Forces for an Earth Day Collection

Taylor Stitch and Botanical Colors Join Forces for an Earth Day Collection

While the argument can be made that each day offers opportunities for making new choices to promote environmental responsibility, on April 22, Earth Day will bring the health of the planet center stage.

Under Armour Hires Industry Veteran Collier as CPO

Under Armour announced on April 15 that Lisa Collier was hired as its chief product officer.

Entrepreneur Charles Nelson Enters Athleisure Space With Willy California

Entrepreneur Charles Nelson Enters Athleisure Space With Willy California

According to serial entrepreneur Charles Nelson, co-founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes and the Pizzana restaurant, the men’s activewear segment is still underserved.

Vans and Tony Hawk Announce Global Partnership

Vans and Tony Hawk Announce Global Partnership

With a shared skateboarding legacy, Costa Mesa, Calif., action-sports brand Vans and skateboard legend Tony Hawk announced a new brand partnership.

Trinidad3 Answers Call to Serve With New Collection, COVID-19 Contributions

Trinidad3 Answers Call to Serve With New Collection, COVID-19 Contributions

As a United States Marine Corps veteran, Trinidad Garcia III still begins his day contributing to the armed services, as a contractor who provides marksmanship training for the United States Navy, but his calling to serve his country doesn’t end there.

Apparel Manufacturers Mobilized by Government to Fight Coronavirus

As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, government agencies and apparel manufacturers have started working together to compensate for a shortfall in personal protective equipment such as face masks and hospital gowns.

Unpublished Unveils Spring/Summer 2020, Adding a Bright Outlook to the Season

Unpublished Unveils Spring/Summer 2020, Adding a Bright Outlook to the Season

Taking a brighter approach to the Spring/Summer 2020 collection of Unpublished denim, founding designer Ya-el Torbati created pieces that help generate a luminous glow.

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