MANUFACTURING

American Apparel and Los Angeles Apparel: A Tale of Two Labels Starting From Ground Zero

By Deborah Belgum | April 13, 2017

As part of his apparel comeback, Dov Charney recently signed an exclusive partnership with TSC Apparel in Cincinnati, Ohio, to distribute his Los Angeles Apparel collection to screen printers and embroiderers in need of well-made blanks.

Delta Apparel Sells Junkfood Clothing

Twelve years after buying Los Angeles–based Junkfood Clothing Co. for more than $22.5 million, Delta Apparel is selling the T-shirt brand for about $28 million to JMJD Ventures.

US Supreme Court Strengthens Fashion Copyright

The fashion business might become more litigious, thanks to a recent Supreme Court decision, according to a discussion about the court’s decision at law firm Freeman Freeman & Smiley LLP in Los Angeles’ Century City district.

U.S. Textile and Apparel Industry Inching Forward After Steep Asian Competition

The U.S. textile and apparel industries have seen revenues slowly rise over the last seven years as free-trade agreements and rising Asian prices have given local textile and clothing makers a bit of a reprieve.

Alvanon and BodiData Partner Up to Help Apparel Industry With Sizing

How many times have customers praised a designer for a pair of perfectly fitted blue jeans and then snapped them up without glancing at the price?

Cohen & Sons Balances Vintage and New Moto Styles

Cohen & Sons Balances Vintage and New Moto Styles

Motorcycle fashions are perennially in style, from the classic looks of Steve McQueen and biker gangs such as the Hells Angels to the folks who race motorcycles.

BCBG Max Azria Lays Off More Employees Following Bankruptcy Filing

The BCBG Max Azria Group, which filed for bankruptcy protection on Feb. 28, gave notice on March 13 that it will lay off another 116 people, effective May 11. This comes after the Los Angeles contemporary label laid off 123 people last November and another 71 people one year ago.

Chupakabra Found In a T-shirt Line

There’s the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot and, since the mid-1990s, chupacabra. It sounded like the perfect starting-off point for a T-shirt line for Eric Martin, the founder of The Park Showroom in downtown Los Angeles.

Disabled Worker Wins Discrimination Case Against Citizens of Humanity

In a court case that took more than three weeks to argue, a 61-year-old employee who felt he was wrongfully dismissed after a shoulder injury limited his ability to work won a major verdict against his employer, Citizens of Humanity.

Future State in 2017

Future State in 2017

When the Future State brand started in late 2014, it offered an array of women’s T-shirts and placed the new line in retailers such as Urban Outfitters.

Buhler Yarns Acquired

U.S. yarn spinner Buhler Quality Yarns has been acquired by Samil Spinning Co. Ltd. in an all-cash deal for an undisclosed amount.

Byer California Closes Northern California Warehouse to Concentrate on Southern California Distribution Center

Byer California, the long-time juniorswear manufacturer headquartered in San Francisco, is laying off 99 employees as it consolidates its Northern California warehouse with its Los Angeles distribution center.

Co-Working Creative Space to Open This Summer in the California Market Center

Construction workers are just starting to put up the walls for a new co-working area by IgnitedSpaces, which will take up an entire floor in one of the California Market Center buildings.

Apparel Manufacturer Sentenced to Federal Prison for Hiding Income in Israeli Banks

Masud Sarshar, known for taking a heritage workwear brand and converting it into a colorful pants collection under the Dickies Girl label, has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for hiding more than $21 million in income and $2.5 million in interest in Israeli banks and avoiding U.S. taxes.

Lubov Azria Exits BCBGMaxAzria as Company Restructures

With the BCBGMaxAzria Group trying to restructure its business after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection days ago, the Los Angeles contemporary clothing company has replaced its chief creative director, Lubov Azria, whose husband founded the company.

Sunrise Brands Partners With Eva Longoria for New Collection

Sunrise Brands Partners With Eva Longoria for New Collection

Eva Longoria, the actress known for her years on the TV series “Desperate Housewives,” is no stranger to fashion. Her role in the long-running nighttime soap opera portrayed her as a former model who was always elegantly dressed—even when she was living in the suburbs.