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Domestic Production Is Central to the TateJones Mission

By Dorothy Crouch | September 12, 2019

In September 2018, high school friends Shawn Harrison and Stacey Horton launched TateJones, a female-founded, Los Angeles–based luxury-basics brand made in the City of the Angels.

Eco-friendly Notions to Be Manufactured Stateside by YKK

Eco-friendly Notions to Be Manufactured Stateside by YKK

After five years of manufacturing its Natulon zippers from recycled materials, the Tokyo-based notions manufacturer YKK announced that it will bring production of these goods to the United States.

DuPont Sorona Makes a Sustainable-Apparel Connection With Farm-to-Table Food Sourcing

DuPont Sorona Makes a Sustainable-Apparel Connection With Farm-to-Table Food Sourcing

Through establishing parallels between the locally sourced, slow-food movement and the slowing down of apparel production from fast fashion, DuPont Sorona hosted an event on Sept. 11 to promote more-responsible approaches to fashion.

Boardriders Announces Slate of New Execs & New Campaigns

Boardriders Announces Slate of New Execs & New Campaigns

Boardriders, Inc. announced a number of initiatives on Sept. 18 that will put it on a path to growth, according to David Tanner, chief executive officer of the Huntington Beach, Calif.–based action-sports company.

Vans Announces $ 1 Million Donation, The Biggest in its History

Vans Announces $ 1 Million Donation, The Biggest in its History

On Sept. 11, Vans announced that it was donating $1 million to Imagination.org, a Los Angeles–headquartered nonprofit that produces programs to foster the creativity of youth.

Ring of Fire To Release First Sustainable Denim Line

Ring of Fire To Release First Sustainable Denim Line

With a name inspired by the 1963 Johnny Cash hit of the same title, Ring of Fire clothing has been selling graphic T-shirts and denim to better department stores for 12 years.

Helfenbein Steps Down from AAFA

Helfenbein Steps Down from AAFA

After 14 years of engagement with the American Apparel & Footwear Association, 10 as a member and four leading the organization, Rick Helfenbein announced that he will step down as the group’s president and chief executive officer. The Washington D.C.–based trade association represents more than 1,000 brands.

Garment Restitution Fund for Workers Receives $16.3 Million

Garment Restitution Fund for Workers Receives $16.3 Million

Some Los Angeles–area garment workers will finally be able to cash checks long denied to them.

Surf Industry and Other Fashion Groups Ride Wave Against Plastics Pollution

Surf Industry and Other Fashion Groups Ride Wave Against Plastics Pollution

Last week, 32 fashion companies joined a G7 Fashion Pact that calls for phasing out single-use plastics by 2030. The companies that signed the pact also vowed to achieve zero greenhouse-gas emissions by 2050 and restore biodiversity by helping to rejuvenate ecosystems.

John Eshaya Unveils New John Eshaya Brand of Women’s Sportswear

John Eshaya Unveils New John Eshaya Brand of Women’s Sportswear

John Eshaya has helped define the style for high-end T-shirts and sweatshirts in Los Angeles since the late 1980s, but the women who bought tees from his JET John Eshaya brand started asking for new styles of clothing in the past decade and his label changed.

Vuori Gets Big Investment from Norwest Venture Partners

Vuori Gets Big Investment from Norwest Venture Partners

Encinitas, Calif.–headquartered athleticwear brand Vuori recently announced a $45-million investment from Norwest Venture Partners, said Joe Kudla, Vuori’s founder and chief executive officer.

Authentic Brands Group Gets a $875 Million Investment

The Authentic Brands Group acquired the Costa Mesa, Calif., Volcom label and media property Sports Illustrated respectively in April and May of this year.

Gap Announces Renewable-Energy Partnership With New Sustainability Goals

Gap Announces Renewable-Energy Partnership With New Sustainability Goals

In an effort to increase its commitment to adopting more-sustainable operating strategies, Gap Inc. announced that it has partnered with Enel Green Power North America, a segment of the Rome-based renewable-energy firm Enel Green Power.

Steve Madden Acquires BB Dakota

After a 14-year run as an independent young-contemporary label, BB Dakota, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., announced Aug. 13 that it was acquired by the footwear-and-accessories company Steve Madden.

Surf Chiefs Challenged to be More Eco-Conscious at Waterman’s

Surf Chiefs Challenged to be More Eco-Conscious at Waterman’s

Supporting environmentalism is the main goal of Waterman’s, which is the annual fund-raiser produced by the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association.

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