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Columbia Signs Licensing Deal With Dallas Cowboys

By Alison A. Nieder | August 28, 2014

Portland, Ore.–based Columbia Sportswear has inked a deal with the National Football League’s Dallas Cowboys for a collection of co-branded sportswear, outerwear and accessories for men, women and children.

Announcing Outerknown Brand

Announcing Outerknown Brand

Kelly Slater, surf champ and former public face of Quiksilver, announced his new brand, Outerknown, which will debut for Fall 2015.

What a Proposed $13.25 an Hour Minimum Wage Would Mean for LA’s Apparel Industry

On Labor Day, Sept. 1, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti proposed raising the city’s minimum wage to $13.25 in the next 2½ years.

UPDATE Feds Raid LA Garment Companies in Mexican Drug Money-Laundering Scheme

Scores of federal and local law enforcement agents early Wednesday swarmed dozens of residences and apparel businesses in Los Angeles to crack down on a long-running money laundering scheme benefiting two drug cartels in Mexico.

Duarte Gives Activewear a Fashionable Edge

Duarte Gives Activewear a Fashionable Edge

Henry Duarte is joining the ath-leisure movement, but the Los Angeles designer is putting his signature rock ’n’ roll stamp on the growing trend.

Patagonia Introduces New Nano-Air Products That Are Extremely Light

Patagonia Introduces New Nano-Air Products That Are Extremely Light

Most outdoor athletes know that when the going gets tough, you start to heat up and have to shed layers of clothing.

More Services Jump In to Bring Apparel Production Back to Los Angeles

More Services Jump In to Bring Apparel Production Back to Los Angeles

When Mike Basteguian was growing up in Los Angeles, his family’s garment factory was one of 80 clothing contractors in the early 1990s. Today, there are only a handful of factories.

VF Collaboration Pledges $10 Million to Building and Safety Upgrades in Bangladesh

Greensboro, N.C.–based apparel giant VF Corp., in partnership with International Finance Corp., will provide up to $10 million in financing to VF vendor factories in Bangladesh.

Denim Trends: How Unskinny Can Denim Get?

Trend forecasters say there is a shake-up occurring in the denim world as we know it.

Luxury From Fit to Fabric to Finished Details

Luxury From Fit to Fabric to Finished Details

A photo shoot brought swimwear designer Leah Shlaer and swimwear model Alyssa Smith together, and the two discovered a shared background in dance and a passion for luxury swimwear.

New Direction for Barbara Lesser as Company Revamps

Designer Barbara Lesser, who for more than 20 years ran the Barbara Lesser and Fibers by Barbara Lesser labels with her husband, Mark Lesser, is restructuring the company to a smaller model.

Remembering Lip Service and Kill City Founder

Remembering Lip Service and Kill City Founder

Bernstein, who died on Aug. 18, was the founder of the Lip Service collection of punk rock, Goth and fetish apparel; Kill City, the edgy contemporary men’s and women’s line; goth line Widow and graphics-driven 24 Hours.

Avery Dennison RBIS Joins Forces with Chinese Knitwear Manufacturer

Avery Dennison RBIS—which specializes in apparel-industry branding, labeling, packaging, embellishments and RFID solutions—and Ningbo Shenzhou Knitting Co., a vertically integrated knitwear manufacturer in China, announced a joint venture to facilitate heat-transfer innovations.

Lip Service, Kill City Founder Drew Bernstein, 1963-2014

Lip Service, Kill City Founder Drew Bernstein, 1963-2014

Drew Bernstein, the founder of the Lip Service and Kill City brands, died on Aug. 18 in Los Angeles. He was 51 years old.

Big Star: European Heritage, Los Angeles Design and Environmental Philosophy

Big Star: European Heritage, Los Angeles Design and Environmental Philosophy

Established in 1974 in Europe, Big Star denim has been Los Angeles–based since Koos Manufacturing picked up the line in 2003, first as a licensed brand but now as one of Koos’ company-owned trademarks, which also include AG Adriano Goldschmied.

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