MANUFACTURING

BedHead Recalls Children’s Pajamas

By Deborah Belgum | April 17, 2014

BedHead Pajamas Inc. of Los Angeles has recalled 800 pairs of children’s pajamas because they fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear.

Kellwood and Meister Split

David Meister had operated under the Kellwood umbrella for 15 years under a licensing agreement that will not be renewed.

New Lines

The following new lines and new showrooms will be available during the March 16–20 run of Los Angeles Fashion Market. (Note: Not all showroom buildings are open all days. Please check Apparelnews.net for correct start and end dates for each building.)

Le Frenchlab

Le Frenchlab

Le Frenchlab launched in August and is distributing and marketing the “new generation” of French designers, said founder Emmanuelle Rienda.

Noella Showroom

Noella Showroom

She had worked for the Cooper-based Simon Showroom since 2010, and, when Vets decided to start her own multi-line showroom in August 2013, she had her heart set on staying at the Cooper.

The Village Showroom

The Village Showroom

Tina Fleming and her partner Shanon Martin have branched out to their own 1,200-square-foot showroom on the eighth floor of The New Mart.

Amuse Society: Fry and Rapp Announce Name of Their New Surf Brand

Amuse Society: Fry and Rapp Announce Name of Their New Surf Brand

Surf-industry luminaries Mandy Fry and Summer Rapp made waves when they joined new fashion label Stokehouse Unlimited in January. They recently released a few more details about their project for the Costa Mesa, Calif.–headquartered Stokehouse.

James Campbell Brands Acquired by Hampshire Group

Los Angeles–area menswear maker James Campbell Brands has been acquired by New York–based Hampshire Group Ltd. from Maverick J LLC, a Rick Solomon Co.

Swimwear Label Bleu/Rod Beattie Sold to Amerex Group

The California swimwear label is only 3 years old, but already Bleu/Rod Beattie has changed hands, being sold by New York swimwear manufacturer A.H. Schreiber Co. to Amerex Group.

Swimwear Label Bleu/Rod Beattie Sold to Amerex Group

Bleu/Rod Beattie has been sold by New York swimwear manufacturer A.H. Schreiber Co. to Amerex Group.

California Economy Predicted to Improve Next Year and Grow Modestly

California’s economy next year should be on a positive path, growing slightly more than the U.S. economy as the housing market and other industries forge ahead and grow, according to a recent economic forecast released by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.

Juniorswear Label Launches Medical Scrubs Collection

Juniorswear Label Launches Medical Scrubs Collection

HeartSoul is joining up with Strategic Partners to make HeartSoul Scrubs, workwear designed for young women who want to look fashion-forward while at their jobs in the healthcare industry.

Private Party: Hip-Hop-Inspired

Private Party: Hip-Hop-Inspired

Music plays a huge influence in Private Party’s ethos, which features graphics produced from a fan’s point of view.

Mine Is Yours: Art in Every Strand

Mine Is Yours: Art in Every Strand

When launching Mine Is Yours last autumn, it was very important to Megan Dorien, artist and founder, to be responsible about her impact on the earth when starting a business.

Crown Jewel: Fit and Fabric Are the Secret Ingredients

Crown Jewel: Fit and Fabric Are the Secret Ingredients

If you happened to see Detective Kate Beckett wearing a form-fitting T-shirt on the television show “Castle,” it just might have been made by Crown Jewel, a 10-year-old T-shirt and lifestyle brand that makes all its clothes in Los Angeles.

The Inspiration of Kelly Cole

There’s a million ways to break into a fashion career. For Kelly Cole of the Kelly Cole USA brand, entry was the vintage concert T-shirt.