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The Leverage Releases Karter Collection

By Andrew Asch | November 9, 2017

After developing a host of brands for jeans and shorts, The Leverage recently introduced the Karter Collection, a men’s brand focusing on jackets, hoods and tops.

IndieSource Founders named to Forbes ’30 Under 30’

Indie Source founders Zack Hurley and Jesse Dombrowiak were recently named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30,” the publication’s annual list of rising stars under 30 years old in a host of industries.

Guess Inc. Faces Challenges in U.S. Market With Europe and Asia Taking the Lead

Guess?, Inc. was founded in Los Angeles nearly 40 years ago with its eye on the U.S. consumer, but its weakest market now is the United States and the Americas region.

Brazilian-L.A.Connection at Fashion Panel

It was a call that every American red carpet–gown label in America is waiting for: a personal request from an A-list star. But in this case, Sofia Vergara was calling a Brazilian label.

Paula Schneider Takes Over as Head of Susan G. Komen

After decades of working in the apparel industry, Paula Schneider is moving her career in a different direction by taking over as president and chief executive of Susan G. Komen, the world’s largest breast-cancer organization.

Lakers Star Invests In New Brand Butter Cloth

Former Los Angeles Lakers star Metta World Peace made sports headlines in October when he took a coaching job with the South Bay Lakers, the development team for the NBA organization.

Los Angeles Denim Factories Are Struggling to Stay Alive

Los Angeles has always been the epicenter for manufacturing blue jeans in the United States. Major labels such as True Religion, Lucky Brand, Hudson and 7 For All Mankind built their reputations on that “Made in the USA” cachet, which signaled quality and prestige in their premium-denim products.

Dreamgirl CEO Scharff Leaving Company

Christopher Scharff, chief executive officer of DG Brands, parent company of the costume and lingerie label Dreamgirl International, is leaving the company after 14 years to pursue other ventures, according to the company.

Owner of Hudson Jeans and Robert Graham Sees Net Loss in Third Quarter

Differential Brands, the Los Angeles parent company of Hudson Jeans, Robert Graham and SWIMS, reported that its third-quarter net loss was $183,000, down from a net loss of $2.82 million for the same time last year.

Apparel Marts Across the Country Are Figuring Out How to Adapt to Changing Times

Six months after Brookfield acquired a controlling interest in the California Market Center in Los Angeles, plans are still swirling around about how the half-century-old complex will be modernized and updated.

Creora and Bossa Team Up for Xplay

Korean fiber and yarn company Hyosung Corp. and Turkish denim mill Bossa are introducing a new collection of bi-stretch denim at the Nov. 14–15 run of Denim Première Vision in Paris.

Artisan Cloth’s New L.A. HQ Showcases International mix of Premium Denim

Artisan Cloth’s New L.A. HQ Showcases International mix of Premium Denim

Brad Alden Mowry and Danielle Lee are putting the finishing touches on the new 2,600-square-foot showroom space in downtown Los Angeles for their denim textile company, Artisan Cloth.

Cotton Citizen to Bring Burst of Color to Jeans

Cotton Citizen to Bring Burst of Color to Jeans

Since 2012, the Los Angeles–based Cotton Citizen brand has made a business of dyeing T-shirts and other high-end basics in bright and unique colors. Now the company will extend that color palette to jeans.

True Religion Exits Bankruptcy With Smaller Footprint

True Religion, the Los Angeles company whose jeans were constantly being knocked off by Chinese counterfeiters when the label was a must-have brand, exited Chapter 11 bankruptcy with a smaller retail footprint and cash to move forward.

Goldschmied Introduces Denim Capsule Made with Lenzing Refibra

Goldschmied Introduces Denim Capsule Made with Lenzing Refibra

At the Oct. 25–26 run of Kingpins Amsterdam, denim designer Adriano Goldschmied introduced a denim capsule collection made with Refibra, a newly launched fiber developed by Lenzing AG, the makers of Tencel.

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