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Reformation’s Fight Against Toxic Denim

By Andrew Asch | May 11, 2017

Los Angeles’ Reformation label is one of a handful of companies that has lifted eco-fashion from a cottage industry to a larger scale.

Funko Acquires So Cal–based Fashion Accessories Company Loungfly

Pop-culture consumer products company Funko LLC has acquired Loungefly, a Southern California–based contemporary fashion accessories company that produces products under licensed brands such as Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Sanrio and Pokémon.

Leading the Los Angeles Fashion District in a New Era

Every day, seven tons of trash are collected in the Los Angeles Fashion District, up from six tons a day last year.

S.M.N. Plans To Offer the ‘Real’ Premium

S.M.N. Plans To Offer the ‘Real’ Premium

S.M.N. Studio sells men’s denim that retails from $200 to $600, but the pricing is not a repeat of the go-go days of Los Angeles’ premium-denim business from a decade ago when denim labels typically asked consumers to pay hundreds of dollars for a pair of jeans, according to Jazmin Kim, cofounder of S.M.N.

The Leverage Makes Millions from Overlooked Market

During a time when conventional wisdom says that retailers are not making big merchandise orders, The Leverage fashion house reported making millions of dollars from an overlooked boutique market.

Key Industry Issues on the Agenda at AIMS360 Empowerment Conference

Don Nunnari first began working with True Religion when the premium-denim brand was in its infancy.

Mad Engine Acquires Neff

In April, Danish Gajiani, chief executive officer of Mad Engine LLC, a designer and distributor of licensed apparel, said that his company would acquire more branded apparel and accessories labels.

Twin Dragon Introduces New Eco Initiatives for Denim

Gardena, Calif.–based Twin Dragon Marketing Inc. has introduced several new environmental initiatives for 2017 for the company’s denim facilities in Mexico and Asia.

Sister Act in Creating the Fenini Collection

Sister Act in Creating the Fenini Collection

When Fei Yang was a little girl growing up in Taiwan, she was constantly drawing on anything that had a flat surface—napkins, notebooks, newspapers and walls.

Joyce Azria: Market Upheaval Is Good Time to Launch

Joyce Azria: Market Upheaval Is Good Time to Launch

Joyce Azria is a child of Los Angeles’ fashion industry. Azria talked to California Apparel News on introducing a new fashion label during a time of great change, leadership and why she chose to do business with Macy’s when the retailer is cutting back.

Paula Schneider Steps Down as CEO of Three Contemporary Brands

Paula Schneider no longer CEO at 7 For All Mankind, Splendid and Ella Moss.

Cone Highlights New Developments and S/S 2018 Denim Trends at Los Angeles Event

Cone Highlights New Developments and S/S 2018 Denim Trends at Los Angeles Event

Greensboro, N.C.–based Cone Denim—the heritage denim mill with operations in the U.S., Mexico and China—recently hosted an event in Los Angeles to highlight new developments and preview trends for Spring/Summer 201

Noon Goons: From SoCal Punk to High End Design

Noon Goons: From SoCal Punk to High End Design

SewCal is a production company in downtown Los Angeles’ Fashion District. Its founder, Kurt Narmore, moonlights as the designer for high-end men’s contemporary line Noon Goons, which is moving from an inspiration of Southern California concrete to a continental sophistication.

LRG Acquired by Mad Engine

Lifted Research Group, a popular Irvine, Calif.– headquartered urban streetwear brand was acquired by licensed apparel company Mad Engine LLC.

Azrias Lose Out in Contract Dispute With BCBG

A bankruptcy judge rules against Azrias in their contract dispute with BCBG.

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