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With High-Ranking Certified B Corp Status, Frank & Eileen Becomes Mission Focused

By Dorothy Crouch | February 18, 2021

Building her brand upon a foundation of high standards for luxury shirting, Frank & Eileen founder Audrey McLoghlin had aligned her company with many of the principles required by B Corporation certification in corporate environmental and social awareness.

Newsmakers 2020: Tony Hsieh, Beloved Innovator, Dies From Injuries Sustained During Fire

Newsmakers 2020: Tony Hsieh, Beloved Innovator, Dies From Injuries Sustained During Fire

Tony Hsieh, the pioneering entrepreneur who was the former chief executive of the retail giant Zappos.com, died Nov. 27 after succumbing to injuries from a fire at a house in New London, Conn. Medical examiners have ruled his death an accident, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Newsmakers 2020: Fashion Industry Pivots Into PPE as It Awaits Relief Aid

Newsmakers 2020: Fashion Industry Pivots Into PPE as It Awaits Relief Aid

The U.S. government rolled out the largest relief package in American history after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down retailers and manufacturers earlier in 2020, with many businesses reopening on a scaled-back basis later in the year.

In Eco Category, Aura7 Activewear Is Focused on Sustainability, Local Manufacturing

In Eco Category, Aura7 Activewear Is Focused on Sustainability, Local Manufacturing

Approaching her new eco-activewear line Aura7 Activewear in the same manner as she lives her life, Franciska Bray-Mezey believes that performing good works will yield positive results. As an Orange County, Calif., yoga instructor and lifelong enthusiast of the discipline who has served the local community for 10 years, she began offering complimentary classes online to help her clients cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. After launching Aura7 Activewear in Orange County, Calif., in August, Bray-Mezey remains optimistic for the brand.

Railcar Fine Goods Opens New Factory and Headquarters

Railcar Fine Goods Opens New Factory and Headquarters

After 10 years in business, the denim brand Railcar Fine Goods is gambling on growth.

With Its Latest SustainaSole Collection, Sanuk Unveils Its Eco-friendliest Shoe Yet

With Its Latest SustainaSole Collection, Sanuk Unveils Its Eco-friendliest Shoe Yet

Founded on “good vibes” and promoting a mission of environmental responsibility, the Goleta, Calif., footwear brand Sanuk recently unveiled its second SustainaSole Collection of shoes for men and women.

Outerknown Finds a Natural Stretch Fabric For Its Iconoclast Jean

Outerknown Finds a Natural Stretch Fabric For Its Iconoclast Jean

The Outerknown brand was started by surf champion Kelly Slater and creative director John Moore in 2015 to introduce a new surfwear line to a market that had been dominated by a group of major brands for years by creating a brand that was devoted to sustainability.

As Golf Interest Booms, Kinona Welcomes Women to the Green

As Golf Interest Booms, Kinona Welcomes Women to the Green

As golf enjoys a skyrocket in popularity due to its outdoor, socially distanced structure, for its Fall 2020 campaign Kinona welcomed new players and remained authentic to the seasoned athletes who seek a female presence in the sport by featuring real golfers, such as Cindy Lohman, pictured above.

Transformers Foundation Releases Report That Reveals Supplier Challenges

Transformers Foundation Releases Report That Reveals Supplier Challenges

Established early in 2020, the Transformers Foundation was launched by Kingpins founder Andrew Olah of Olah Inc. to support denim supply-chain professionals by affording them opportunities to engage in discussions of creating more-responsible manufacturing.

Sustainable Fashion Forum’s Frank Talk on Diversity and Environment

Sustainable Fashion Forum’s Frank Talk on Diversity and Environment

Fashiondex, a New York–headquartered source-book publisher and consulting company, recently produced a series of Sustainable Fashion Forum panel discussions at the Oct. 7–9 virtual edition of the LA Textile trade show called CMC Uploaded.

Spirit Jersey Aims To Write a New Chapter in Love Letter to Los Angeles

Spirit Jersey Aims To Write a New Chapter in Love Letter to Los Angeles

After making signature tops for partners such as Disney, various top tourist destinations, as well as college sororities for more than two decades, the Los Angeles–based Spirit Jersey opted to make a solo project inspired by its hometown.

High & Mighty Plans to Elevate Big-And-Tall

High & Mighty Plans to Elevate Big-And-Tall

In the past few years, advocates of women’s plus-size fashions have demanded respect for their fashion category. Swet Tailor, a Los Angeles–based knits brand, has similarly demanded equal time for the men’s big-and-tall category.

Basketball Player Alex Stepheson Aims For Slam Dunk With El Crew PE

Basketball Player Alex Stepheson Aims For Slam Dunk With El Crew PE

Alex Stepheson has shot hoops for the Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies National Basketball Association teams as well as several overseas sports leagues. He has also started a clothing brand, El Crew PE, a label that doesn’t venture too far from his life on and off the court.

Em:body Works With the Human Body to Achieve Fitness Goals

Em:body Works With the Human Body to Achieve Fitness Goals

“Almost every single one of them either said something about their lower stomach, bloating or water weight, or it was about looking good naked,” Vollarth said. “There are waist trainers and waist belts, but they tried them and didn’t like the way they looked or they just felt too bulky.”

After Building Brand in Taiwan, Vast Hopes To Bring Back Business to USA

After Building Brand in Taiwan, Vast Hopes To Bring Back Business to USA

Growing up in Los Angeles, Sam Yang surfed and aspired to design his own surf-and-lifestyle brand that would be sold in California’s core shops in the category. He started a brand called Vast, which was inspired by the vastness of the oceans and exotic vistas where he hoped his travels would take him.

Intimates Brand Ruby Ribbon Welcomes Two New Hires

Intimates Brand Ruby Ribbon Welcomes Two New Hires

The intimates-and-athleisure brand Ruby Ribbon has announced the hiring of two executives to its Burlingame, Calif., company.