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MANUFACTURING

A Solar-Powered Factory Helps Maintain Domestic Production

By By Julie Gallego Contributing Writer | February 26, 2015

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.

Bangladesh Blank T-shirt Maker Serves the U.S. Market Though Southeast Operation

Bangladesh Blank T-shirt Maker Serves the U.S. Market Though Southeast Operation

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.

Macbeth Introduces Apparel

Saban Brands announced this month that its Macbeth property, which is headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., has struck two new licensing deals.

Original Paperbacks: Custom Dyed in So Cal Facility

Original Paperbacks: Custom Dyed in So Cal Facility

Original Paperbacks has program to offer retailers unique colors and quick-turn deliveries.

American Apparel Fires Creative Director and Adds Two New Executives

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.

Hang Ten Headwear Introduces New Fall Collection

Hang Ten Headwear Introduces New Fall Collection

Iconic surf brand Hang Ten introduced a new hat collection at the MAGIC trade show in Las Vegas.

Insight’s Fall ’15 Shows New Way for Brand

Insight’s Fall ’15 Shows New Way for Brand

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.

Hudson Jeans Founder Fights to Get His Company Back

Sometimes breaking up is hard to do. But Hudson Jeans founder Peter Kim is trying to do just that.

California Economy on a Sound Footing for the Next Two Years

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.

In Heroes We Trust

In Heroes We Trust

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.

After Decades as a Shirt Maker, Kennington Tries on Pants

After Decades as a Shirt Maker, Kennington Tries on Pants

In January, at the Agenda trade show in Long Beach, Calif., Kennington introduced a line of men’s pants.

Vapor Apparel Opening New Cut-and-Sew Facility to Meet Made-in-America Demand

Vapor Apparel Opening New Cut-and-Sew Facility to Meet Made-in-America Demand

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.

Security Sourcing: Made in LA and Under the Radar

Security Sourcing: Made in LA and Under the Radar

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.

Free Movement Finds Bespoke Tailoring in Tees

Free Movement Finds Bespoke Tailoring in Tees

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.

Mr. Brainwash and House of T-shirts

Mr. Brainwash and House of T-shirts

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.

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