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From Fashion to Fasteners, Responsible Offerings in Apparel Expand

By Dorothy Crouch | September 17, 2020

Steps toward creating a more-responsible fashion industry are being taken from all segments of the supply chain to clean up one of the most-pollutive industries on the planet and satisfy the demand of consumers.

Marquee Brands Names Neil Fiske CEO

Marquee Brands Names Neil Fiske CEO

Veteran fashion executive Neil Fiske will join Marquee Brands as its first chief executive officer, it was announced Sept. 8.

Through Creole Roots, House of Aama Grows Its Brand and Tells Its American Story

Through Creole Roots, House of Aama Grows Its Brand and Tells Its American Story

Maintaining their family’s proud history rooted in the Creole traditions from the southern United States is crucial for Rebecca Henry and her daughter, Akua Shabaka, who are the founders of the Los Angeles brand House of Aama.

Deep, Smoky Denim and Cool Blues Define Ética for Fall 2020

Deep, Smoky Denim and Cool Blues Define Ética for Fall 2020

Approaching its denim with fresh features added to basic styles, responsibly made brand Ética added unexpected details with its notions, pockets and surprising updates to its pieces for Fall 2020.

True Religion’s Jeffrey Lubell Back on the Scene With New Collection

True Religion’s Jeffrey Lubell Back on the Scene With New Collection

Returning to the industry with a new denim collection named Coût De La Liberté, Jeffrey Lubell reenters the market with a collection that is made with a message in Los Angeles.

Sustainability Continues to Drive the Apparel Industry

Sustainability Continues to Drive the Apparel Industry

As bricks-and-mortar businesses slowly open under new COVID-19 safety guidelines, e-commerce popularity has increased. During this time, shoppers gained more freedom to research brand commitment to sustainability, according to Marshal Cohen, chief industry adviser of the data and analytics company The NPD Group, Inc.

Los Angeles Apparel Reopens After Public-Health Closure

Los Angeles Apparel Reopens After Public-Health Closure

The Los Angeles County Public Health department gave a green light for Los Angeles Apparel to reopen after the blanks manufacturer had been officially closed for a few weeks.

Levi Strauss & Co.’s Anna Walker to Chair USFIA

Levi Strauss & Co.’s Anna Walker to Chair USFIA

Anna Walker, vice president of public affairs at Levi Strauss & Co., was elected as chair to the United States Fashion Industry Association, said Julia K. Hughes, president of the Washington, D.C., trade group, on July 27.

Artistic Milliners Takes Denim Production From the Earth to an Ecologically Sound Dye

Artistic Milliners Takes Denim Production From the Earth to an Ecologically Sound Dye

An innovator in the sustainable category of denim making, Artistic Milliners unveiled its most-recent advancement in ecologically sound practices.

Los Angeles Apparel Plant Closed by L.A. County Dept. of Public Health

Los Angeles Apparel Plant Closed by L.A. County Dept. of Public Health

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health ordered blanks manufacturer Los Angeles Apparel to remain closed after more than 300 of its workers were confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 and four employees died from the coronavirus.

AAFA Urges National Policy on Face Masks

AAFA Urges National Policy on Face Masks

The American Apparel & Footwear Association trade group sent President Donald Trump and other governmental groups a plea on July 10 to develop a national policy on usage of face mask standards for enclosed public spaces.

Lucky Brand Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Lucky Brand Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Lucky Brand Dungarees, LLC, one of Los Angeles’ leading denim companies, filed for a Chapter 11 bankruptcy on July 3 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Delaware, the 30-year-old apparel company announced.

Trinidad3 and Vidalia Mills Launch American Selvedge

Trinidad3 and Vidalia Mills Launch American Selvedge

As the United States prepares for its Fourth of July celebration of independence, a new selvedge denim is launching stateside in the City of Angels on July 4.

MII Launch Affords a Central Unifier for Greener Materials Development, Sourcing

MII Launch Affords a Central Unifier for Greener Materials Development, Sourcing

Transitioning into a mainstream rather than a specialty segment, ecologically sound approaches to apparel manufacturing can be found in brands that claim full sustainability and others that launch capsule collections based in greener practices. With each of these important steps toward manufacturing clothing that leads toward a healthier planet, advancements in producing materials that contribute to a sustainable supply chain are crucial.

Nina Fuhrman Named Chief Merchant for JustFab and ShoeDazzle

Nina Fuhrman Named Chief Merchant for JustFab and ShoeDazzle

TechStyle Fashion Group announced the appointment of Nina Fuhrman to Chief Merchant of its digital membership-based brands JustFab and ShoeDazzle.

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