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American-Made Denim For Nearly 30 Years

By By John W. McCurry | November 13, 2014

After 28 years in business, Diamond Gusset jeans owner and co-founder David Hall says there is more happening with the Bon Aqua, Tenn.–based company than ever before.

QST Introduces Online Waistband Design Tool

QST Introduces Online Waistband Design Tool

The international marketing director for QST Industries has a waistband wall, which is part of the Chicago-based company’s trade show booth. But, inevitably, designers at trade shows will pull off examples of the custom waistband treatments they want to use in their own collections.

Byer California Launching Retail and Fast-Fashion Items


Byer California Launching Retail and Fast-Fashion Items


In December, the San Francisco–based company said it plans to open its first outlet store, which will be at the Outlets at Tejon in Tejon, Calif. The discount mall is a convenient stopping-off point for long-distance travelers driving north from Los Angeles through the San Joaquin Valley on Interstate 5.

From Runway to Retail

From Runway to Retail

Walk into the three-room Hollywood studio that serves as the MarcoMarco headquarters and you’re likely to find the five design assistants frantically stitching the final details to a costume that must be delivered immediately.

Krochet Kids International Asks, ‘Who Made Your Clothing?’

Krochet Kids International Asks, ‘Who Made Your Clothing?’

Kohl Crecelius, founder of Costa Mesa, Calif.–based Krochet Kids International, wants to steer consumers away from asking “who are you wearing” and instead have them consciously consider who made what they are wearing.

Stockholder Demands Resignation of Two American Apparel Board Members

A Canadian shareholder who owns a minority stake in American Apparel stock is calling for the last two senior members on the clothing company’s board to resign.

Turkish Mill Reveals Denim Trends

Turkish Mill Reveals Denim Trends

Isko, the Turkish denim maker, scouts the globe year-round for denim and fabric trends to help it invent and improve on 300 different new fabric offerings per year.

Levi’s to Lay Off 500 Employees as More Outsourcing Takes Place

As part of its overall five-year plan to outsource global services, Levi Strauss & Co. recently announced it would lay off 500 people from its offices around the world.

American Apparel Sees Big Rise in Third Quarter Net Loss

Los Angeles–based American Apparel, the largest apparel factory in the United States, continued to battle financial woes with its third-quarter net sales dipping 5 percent.

Lingerie Companies Fined for False Claims on Caffeine-Infused Shapewear

The Federal Trade Commission has fined two lingerie makers $1.5 million for their statements that their caffeine-infused shapewear would solve a multitude of weight and fat problems.

Alternative Takes a Bow

Alternative Takes a Bow

Levi Strauss & Co.’s new brand, Levi’s California introduced a collection designed by Nic Rendic, Levi’s global design director.

Aussie Brand Makes Comeback With L.A. Knowhow

Aussie Brand Makes Comeback With L.A. Knowhow

Ksubi is preparing for an LA comeback.

California Apparel Makers Concerned About ‘Made in USA’ Label

A recent federal judge’s ruling is making California apparel makers think twice about how they label their garments in the future.

U.S. Labor Department Finds Southern California Garment Workers Owed Millions in Back Wages and Overtime

A U.S. Department of Labor survey of 221 investigations in the last year found that more than 1,500 Southern California garment workers are owned more than $3 million in unpaid wages.

Basic Line Corp. Selling Its Embroidery and Embellishment Company

Basic Line Corp. Selling Its Embroidery and Embellishment Company

For nearly 23 years, the Shalom brothers have operated Basic Line Corp., a popular embroidery and embellishment company, out of a huge industrial building they own in Vernon, Calif.

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