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Cotton for the Next Generation

By Alison A. Nieder | July 23, 2015

Spanish mill Hilaturas Ferre sets its sights on the U.S. market with recycled cotton

CIT Merging With OneWest Bank

CIT Group, the largest apparel factor in the United States, is merging with One­West Bank in Pasadena, Calif., in a deal worth $3.4 billion.

Montiel: Direct-to-Consumer Marketing and Sales

Maggie Montiel established her namesake activewear collection, Montiel, in 2013 with a mission to deliver high-quality, thoughtfully designed pieces at competitive price points.

Enlightened Energy-Inspired Activewear

Enlightened Energy-Inspired Activewear

Inspired by the Sanskrit word “dakini,” meaning sky dancer—the female embodiment of enlightened energy—Daquini was established in 2013 by Emese Antal.

P.J. Salvage Hires New Executive to Focus on International Expansion

P.J. Salvage—the Irvine, Calif., company that specializes in making fashionable loungewear, pajamas and women’s intimates—has hired Emma Wessman to make the venture more global.

Z Supply Hires New Chief Operating Officer

Z Supply hires on Heidi Muther as chief operating officer to further promote the company's aggressive growth path.

Levi’s Expands Recycling Program

Levi's, the San Francisco clothing company recently announced it has expanded its used-clothing recycling program to include all its stores instead of a limited number of outposts.

New CEO at Saban Brands

Los Angeles–based Saban Brands has named Janet Hsu as its chief executive officer effective Aug. 17.

OBITUARY: Burton Horwitch, Lingerie Manufacturer, 89

Burton Horwitch, who was president and chief executive of Deena Lingerie for more than 50 years and a founder of Kellwood Co., died at his Los Angeles home on June 18. He was 89.

Workwear Meets Streetwear

Workwear Meets Streetwear

The raw denim used in the 80-year-old workwear brand Ben Davis will make way for a contemporary ease of movement, and the mix of tough and loose will be featured in the capsule collection DC x Ben Davis, said Michael Le, global head of product, DC Apparel at DC Shoes.

New Chief Executive Joining Guess Inc.

Guess Inc. has hired a new chief executive who will be joining the Los Angeles clothing company in August.

Jill Granoff Stepping Down as CEO of Vince

Jill Granoff resigns as chief executive of Vince.

OBITUARY: Christian Audigier, Founder of Ed Hardy, 57

OBITUARY: Christian Audigier, Founder of Ed Hardy, 57

Christian Audigier, one of the more flamboyant clothing makers on the West Coast who launched the wildly popular Ed Hardy label, died Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from cancer. He was 57.

Joe’s Jeans Gets a Little Help From Its Creditors

Joe’s Jeans got a lifeline when two major creditors gave the Los Angeles blue-jeans manufacturer some more time to pay off some hefty loans—for a price.

American Apparel Cutting Workers and Costs to Improve Its Financial Pulse

Days after American Apparel announced it would be closing some stores and laying off workers, about 80 American Apparel workers rallied outside the company’s enormous factory near downtown Los Angeles to protest the way the company is being managed.

Luxe Fabrics Are the Foundation of a New Contemporary Collection

Luxe Fabrics Are the Foundation of a New Contemporary Collection

Ecotex owner Raphael Javaheri is launching a new contemporary apparel brand beginning with a luxury knits collection that will officially bow in August in Las Vegas.