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True Religion Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

By Deborah Belgum | July 5, 2017

True Religion, once a high-flying premium denim brand so popular its blue jeans were constantly being knocked off by counterfeiters, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on July 5 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware.

Trade Protectionism and E-Commerce Are Top Concerns for Chief U.S. Fashion Industry Executives

With a new president in the White House, U.S. fashion manufacturers and retailers said their biggest concerns this year are about new trade barriers going up that would restrict apparel imports.

How the Apparel Industry Is Coping With Higher Minimum Wages

The introductory video on the Tianello website talks about how the Los Angeles clothing maker’s collection of Tencel and silk tops lovingly passes through 100 hands before ending up in someone’s closet.

Vuori’s Performance Clothes Are made with Versatility and Comfort

Vuori’s Performance Clothes Are made with Versatility and Comfort

Football, lacrosse, yoga. Joe Kudla was game for almost any sport and fitness regimen.

Edgemine Goes Premium with Evidnt Los Angeles

Edgemine Goes Premium with Evidnt Los Angeles

After more than 20 years in fashion, the Edgemine company launched its first denim line intended for a women’s premium-denim market.

Hundreds Get Final Pink Slips at BCBG Max Azria

As operations wind down at the bankrupt BCBG Max Azria Group, nearly 500 layoff notices have gone out to employees of the contemporary brand founded in Los Angeles nearly 30 years ago.

Vans Unveils New HQ

Vans Unveils New HQ

Footwear and apparel titan Vans recently unveiled a new headquarters in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Raj & Sports Illustrated Team for Swim Brand

For more than 50 years, the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue has been making headlines with its pictorials of supermodels posing in fashion’s most stylish swimwear in exotic locales.

Action Sports Vet Smith Joins Boardriders

Nate Smith was named president of the Americas region for Boardriders Inc., the Huntington Beach, Calif., parent company of Quiksilver, Roxy and DC Shoes.

Candiani, Albiate 1830 and Matias Showcase Italian Denim Innovation in L.A.

Candiani, Albiate 1830 and Matias Showcase Italian Denim Innovation in L.A.

Albiate 1830, the denim division of Bergamo, Italy–based Italian mill Gruppo Albini, and Italian denim mill Candiani joined forces to create FineFusions, a collection that showcases “top Italian heritage, cutting-edge thinking and a virtuous spirit.”

Latitude 10 Finds ‘In Between’ Niche

Latitude 10 Finds ‘In Between’ Niche

There is a time in a woman’s life where she wants to wear juniors styles and trends but she is looking for silhouettes and clothes that an adult woman would wear, said Leslie Gardner, a career designer.

Fashion Business Inc. Shutters After Nearly 20 Years

After helping start-up and growing apparel companies for nearly two decades, Fashion Business Inc. will shutter operations at the end of August.

BedHead Acquired by Komar

BedHead Pajamas, the nearly 20-year-old Los Angeles sleepwear company, has been acquired by Komar for an undisclosed price.

ThirdLove Seeks Best Bra Fit with FitFinder 2.0

Tech-enabled bra company ThirdLove recently introduced its Fit Finder 2.0 program, a new version of the San Francisco’s company proprietary sizing program.

Cone’s S Gene Tech Turns 10

Greensboro, N.C.–based denim mill Cone Denim is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its S Gene dual-core technology.

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