MANUFACTURING

Quality Basics Is the Idea Behind November Six

By Deborah Belgum | August 9, 2018

The idea of basic clothes made of quality material was the impetus behind November Six, a new Los Angeles label sold exclusively online by two sisters who felt their clothing could fill a niche.

DSTLD: Big Dreams From Small Investors

The forces behind the denim line DSTLD dream in black and white and believe that less is more until it comes to crowdfunding.

Surfwear Wades Through Questions on Diversity

Surfwear Wades Through Questions on Diversity

During the past decade, the surfwear business has been soul-searching after some high-profile bankruptcies, new fashion trends and a rapidly changing retail landscape that has challenged the category’s prominence.

Wolven Threads: Eastern Art, Sustainable Focus

Wolven Threads: Eastern Art, Sustainable Focus

For Kiran Jade, training as a yoga teacher also served as her market research for a new line.

Levi Strauss Expects Revenues This Year to Be Up Almost 10 Percent

Levi Strauss & Co. has been having a very good year, reflected by the fact that it now has 53 more company-operated stores than last year and plans to add approximately 50 more retail outposts by the end of this year.

Simple Santa Barbara Luxury Inspires Catherine Gee

Originally from Nashville, Tenn., Catherine Gee launched her eponymous brand two years ago with California on her mind.

Gordon Brothers Buys Streetwear Retail Brand

Gordon Brothers, the Los Angeles restructuring and investment firm, announced it has acquired the Bench brand and all its related intellectual-property assets.

Welcome to the Sthenos Concrete Jungle

As an artist, personal trainer, fitness model and figure competitor, it was only natural that Johanna Stavrakaki would gravitate toward starting her own activewear line after she moved from Canada to Los Angeles in 2015.

Online Retailer Acquires Wellen Surf Brand

Huckberry, the online men’s retailer based in San Francisco, has acquired the LA premium men’s apparel brand Wellen, which gives a sophisticated look to casual surfwear.

Bricks & Wood’s Mission for South Central Los Angeles

In 2003, the Los Angeles City Council voted to officially change the name of South Central Los Angeles to South Los Angeles.

Circular Systems Hits Boot Camps to Learn Sustainability

Isaac Nichelson is on a mission. He wants to make the fashion industry more sustainable and deal with a predicted decline in the supply of natural fibers for textiles.

LA's Differential Brands to Acquire Majority of Global Brands’ North American Division

The $1.38 billion deal to close later this year.

Manhattan Beachwear Adds New Swim Labels

Manhattan Beachwear, one of the largest swimwear manufacturers in the United States, said it will be designing and distributing women’s swimwear for BCBGMax­Azria and BCBGeneration. The collection will launch globally for Fall 2018.

Clothing Company Sees New Business in Old T-shirts

Clothing Company Sees New Business in Old T-shirts

Kristy Caylor and Mary Saunders want to make fashion that not only looks good but will be good for the environment and society.

Paul Marciano to Resign as Guess Executive

After investigation into charges of sexual harassment, Paul Marciano stepping down from Guess as an executive.

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