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New Company Formed to Help Evaluate Fashion Industry Sustainability

By Andrew Asch | May 16, 2019

The world’s fashion industry is falling behind in its goals to become sustainable and environmentally friendly, according to a manifesto released this week by several environmental fashion organizations including Global Fashion Agenda and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition.

Marine Layer Uses Old T-shirts for New Collection

Marine Layer Uses Old T-shirts for New Collection

To combat the scourge of apparel-manufacturing waste, San Francisco brand Marine Layer is working with consumers to produce a new collection of shirts produced completely from recycled T-shirts.

Clothing Manufacturer Three Dots Closes Doors

After nearly 25 years in business, Three Dots, a Southern California contemporary knit tops and womenswear company launched in 1995 by Sharon Lebon, has ceased operations.

Founders of Époque Évolution Bring Classic Style and Ease to Responsible Manufacturing

Founders of Époque Évolution Bring Classic Style and Ease to Responsible Manufacturing

During a trip to Morocco, Hannah Franco admired her friend Nancy Taylor’s ability to pack necessary clothing items that were stylish yet functional into a single backpack and wear them without the need for pressing or washing.

Aloha Brand Reyn Spooner Charts New Waters in Los Angeles

Since the late 1950s, the Reyn Spooner brand aimed to be an Aloha shirt that defied stereotypes.

As Trends Shift, Activewear and Athleisure Remain Relevant to Fashion

As Trends Shift, Activewear and Athleisure Remain Relevant to Fashion

As utilitarian looks and retro-style streetwear gain momentum, some in the fashion industry are declaring the end of activewear and athleisure.

Tech Experience Inspires Brandon Kawai to Become a Clothing Designer

The casual fashion style of the tech industry and its leaders has been critiqued as being too basic, but Brandon Kawai saw nothing but possibilities for this particular style when he interned two years ago at a startup tech company in downtown Los Angeles.

Expert Brand Introduces New Collection

Expert Brand, a longtime active lifestyle apparel and promotional clothing company based in Vernon, Calif., is celebrating more than 25 years in business by expanding its American MoCA collection with eight new styles, six for women and two for men.

Levi Strauss Reports Solid First-Quarter Earnings

Just weeks after going public, Levi Strauss & Co., based in San Francisco, reported that its first-quarter revenues for 2019 were up 7 percent to $1.435 billion over the same period last year. Net income in the first quarter was $147 million compared with a $19 million net loss during last year’s first quarter.

After Making a Splash in Custom Styles, Candice Cuoco Unveils Ready-To-Wear

After Making a Splash in Custom Styles, Candice Cuoco Unveils Ready-To-Wear

Candice Cuoco gained notoriety in 2015 by competing on the “Project Runway” TV show, where she defined herself as an artist designing made-to-measure styles with a Gothic and romantic edge.

Volcom’s Intellectual Property Sold to Licensing Company

Authentic Brands Group snaps up another California label.

Artisan Cloth Creates Greatest Innovation Show in L.A. Arts District

Bringing together brands, mills and denim veterans, Artisan Cloth, along with partner Lenzing, the sustainable Austrian manufacturer of Tencel, recently co-hosted The Greatest Showroom Innovation Celebration—a circus-themed combination of a party and sourcing event based on the film “The Greatest Showman”—in the Arts District of Los Angeles.

Karsan Stakes Claim for Refined Style in Men’s Basics

Rahim Karsan has had a dual life. During the week, he has been assembling marketing campaigns for growing tech and higher-education clients.

Art Institute Fashion Students Scramble After Their College Shuts Down

Art Institute Fashion Students Scramble After Their College Shuts Down

For 150 fashion students at the Art Institute of Hollywood, their future now hangs in the balance after their college closed without warning earlier this month.

Grayson Debuts as the More Affordable Sibling of Premium Shirting Brand Frank & Eileen

Upon the 10-year anniversary of her premium-shirting brand Frank & Eileen, Audrey McLoghlin wanted to create a new product exclusively for women who work hard for luxurious products but might not be able to spend $250 for a single shirt.

NCTO Elects Glen Raven CEO to 2019 Chairman Post

During its 16th annual meeting, the National Council of Textile Organizations elected its 2019 officers.