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

By Dorothy Crouch | July 16, 2020

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

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.

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.

Fidelity Denim Founder Develops a Jean for the Modern American

Fidelity Denim Founder Develops a Jean for the Modern American

Denim maker Jason Trotzuk sought to create a product that would reflect the voice of a new generation of customer that he had not yet reached. Through examining the issues that concern his new audience, he has focused on creating a better denim brand for those who embody the Modern American.

U.S. Apparel Industry Relies on Collaborative Efforts to Remain Competitive

U.S. Apparel Industry Relies on Collaborative Efforts to Remain Competitive

The movement to support domestic manufacturing in the United States was growing prior to the outbreak of COVID-19 at a slow yet steady pace. With supply chains disrupted and early shortages of personal protective equipment, apparel makers were faced with difficult decisions. One option was to become essential businesses by making the supplies necessary for essential workers and, eventually, the public.

LAFD Fights Fire at Fabric Building

LAFD Fights Fire at Fabric Building

The Los Angeles Fire Department fought a fire at a downtown Los Angeles building owned by textile wholesale Lavitex earlier this week.

Centric Brands Files For Bankruptcy, Marquee Retakes BCBG License

Centric Brands Files For Bankruptcy, Marquee Retakes BCBG License

The latest company to be forced into bankruptcy due to the COVID-19 crisis is Centric Brands Inc., which owns labels such as Robert Graham, Hudson and Zac Posen. It also makes and sells products for more than 100 licensed brands such as Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Nautica and Under Armour.

Ace Rivington Steps Between Big Brands and Indie Denim Styles

Ace Rivington Steps Between Big Brands and Indie Denim Styles

Amid a new apparel landscape, Ace Rivington remains steadfast in its mission to deliver expertly crafted, made–in–Los Angeles denim, as it moves closer to launching new product that is just on the horizon for Fall.

California’s Face Mask Biz Becomes More Sophisticated

California’s Face Mask Biz Becomes More Sophisticated

A generation of California manufacturers and designers completed a crash course on making nonmedical face masks in the past two months, and they are currently striving to go beyond the basics.

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