MADE IN AMERICA
By Alison A. Nieder | February 12, 2015
Los Angeles–based STC-QST supplies products that provide the foundation of a garment, such as interlining, pocketing, shoulder pads and zippers. When STC-QST Chief Executive Officer Brian Weitman quietly launched a sourcing division 15 years ago, he began providing support for growing apparel makers and brands.
Bella+Canvas started out as a company dedicated to making T-shirts in the United States—a business model that hasn’t changed much even as other manufacturers have headed overseas.
Keya, a Bangladesh-based producer of 100-percent cotton T-shirts and other knit apparel,is finding success in the U.S. market by using a North Carolina beachhead as its distribution point.
Saban Brands announced this month that its Macbeth property, which is headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., has struck two new licensing deals.
Original Paperbacks has program to offer retailers unique colors and quick-turn deliveries.
Nearly two months after Paula Schneider took over as the new head of American Apparel, she has fired the company’s long-time creativedirector, Iris Alonzo.
Iconic surf brand Hang Ten introduced a new hat collection at the MAGIC trade show in Las Vegas.
The surf and street brand, founded in Australia in 1999, introduced its Fall ’15 line at the Agenda trade show in Las Vegas Feb. 16–18 and at Axis.
Sometimes breaking up is hard to do. But Hudson Jeans founder Peter Kim is trying to do just that.
All signs point to the U.S. and California economy picking up speed in 2015 and 2016 and leaving the Great Recession in the dust.
Shearer recently introduced the T-shirt line In Heroes We Trust, which shares a name with the boutique she opened in July 2014, just off of Los Angeles’ high-profile Abbot Kinney Boulevard.
In January, at the Agenda trade show in Long Beach, Calif., Kennington introduced a line of men’s pants.
South Carolina–based Vapor Apparel, a provider of digital print-on-demand services and performance apparel manufacturing, saw sales rise by 30 percent in 2014 and company management projects another 20 percent in 2015.
Years ago, blue jeans made the unlikely leap from work pants to the realm of contemporary fashion. For Free Movement’s Andrew Suttner, it’s time for plain T-shirts to make the same leap.
Street artist Thierry Guetta was thrust into the spotlight in 2010 which kicked off a street-art career that led to Guetta’s own art exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York and London.