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MADE IN AMERICA

Winky & Dutch: Novelty Metal Jewelry Made in the USA

By By Alyson Bender | January 15, 2015

After nearly 30 years making novelty jewelry in America, New York–based Winky & Dutch is restructuring the company, streamlining its pop culture–inspired collection and updating its back-end operations.

Joe’s Jeans CEO Resigns

Marc Crossman has resigned from his position at chief executive officer of Joe’s Jeans Inc.

Style and Structure Meet Comfort and Versatility

Style and Structure Meet Comfort and Versatility

Lime & Vine, which is based a mile away from the corporate headquarters of surf giant Quiksilver Inc. in Huntington Beach, Calif., introduced a full collection for the Fall 2014 season and is set to debut its Spring 2015 collection.

Kellwood Names New CEO

On Jan. 19, the New York–headquartered Kellwood announced that Joseph Lombardi, the former chief financial officer of Barnes & Noble, a major bookseller, was named the fashion company’s chief executive officer. Lombardi will assume his responsibilities helming Kellwood immediately.

Prana Names New Director of International Sales

Prana, the lifestyle and yoga line headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., is going more global with the appointment of Pacho Bedoya as its new director of international sales. He begins his new job on Feb. 2.

Fusing Sport and Street to Encompass an Active Lifestyle Brand

Fusing Sport and Street to Encompass an Active Lifestyle Brand

Garbe Luxe is a contemporary activewear lifestyle brand headquartered, sourced and manufactured adjacent to downtown Los Angeles.

Eco & Art-Driven

Eco & Art-Driven

There’s another world, hidden in plain sight, said Lily Chehrazi and Benedict Barrett, owners and designers of the fashion brand Together California.

Ingear Fashions Introducing Licensing Swim Line Based on the Popular Beer

Ingear Fashions Introducing Licensing Swim Line Based on the Popular Beer

Constellation is upping the ante for marketing the popular beer, and its next step will be rolling out a women’s swimwear line bearing the Corona logo produced by Ingear Fashions Inc.

 Brand Buiding Starts With the Hat

Brand Buiding Starts With the Hat

Eventually, Sunset.Vintage.Flex will offer all categories of clothes, said Rico Curry, the Los Angeles–area line’s founder. Yet since it started in 2013, the nascent brand’s focus is on headwear.

Made-in-USA Capsule Collection Blends Heritage With High-End Details

Made-in-USA Capsule Collection Blends Heritage With High-End Details

Streetwear designer Karl Kani is coming home, so to speak. The Brooklyn native, who has been based in Los Angeles since the 1990s, recently launched an American-made capsule collection for men and women.

Made-to-Measure for the 21st Century

Made-to-Measure for the 21st Century

Custom made-to-measure clothing has been a luxury few could afford until recently, when a renewed interest in craftsmanship over disposable fashion gave rise to another side of the fashion industry: companies that offer made-to-measure tailoring and custom design at relatively affordable prices and timely turn times.

Buyout Firm Lion Capital Urges American Apparel Sale

The pressure keeps mounting for American Apparel to put itself on the auction block.

New California Laws Will Change Some Workplace Rules in 2015

A new year means a flurry of new workplace laws that go into effect.

2014: Year in Review

2014: Year in Review

As 2014 draws to a close, the editors of California Apparel News take a look back at the year’s significant news from key industry sectors such as retail, trade shows and international trade agreements. We also take a look at the burgeoning interest in made-in-America manufacturing and some of the most-read stories of the year. Plus, we remember some California industry notables in our in memoriam section.

2014 in Review: More Apparel Production Returns to the United States

Everyone talks about making their clothes in the United States, but is it all talk and no action? Apparently not. According to a study by a Chicago management consulting firm

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