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Cotton for the Next Generation

By Alison A. Nieder | July 23, 2015

Spanish mill Hilaturas Ferre sets its sights on the U.S. market with recycled cotton

Authentic Brands Acquires Tretorn

Nearly a month after it acquired Frederick’s of Hollywood, Authentic Brands Group (ABG), announced it completed the purchase of Tretorn, a 124-year-old outdoor-lifestyle brand reportedly favored by tennis stars Bjorn Borg and Martina Navratilova.

New Hire at Matiere

Matiere, a menswear brand headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif., announced July 1 that Matt Feniger would join the company as a brand marketing manager for its Matiere and Strand collections.

Topher Gaylord Leaves Mountain Hardwear

After five years on the job, Topher Gaylord is leaving his position as president of Mountain Hardwear.

Flagship to Open Fashion District Showroom

After nine years of working out of a renovated kung fu cinema at the edge of downtown Los Angeles’ Chinatown, Flagship, a multi-channel showroom, will open a 3,000-square-foot satellite office located in the city’s Fashion District, said Christopher Josol, a Flagship partner.

Luxe Atelier Opens in Downtown Los Angeles

Luxe Atelier Opens in Downtown Los Angeles

The young couture and eveningwear designer threw a gala party on June 24 for the opening of his first physical atelier, the Walter Mendez Collection Store.

German Style, Made In Los Angeles

German Style, Made In Los Angeles

For recent German transplants Daniel Thies and Eva Napp, California manufacturing seems wide open with opportunity.

Obituary: Kristine Garrett, URU Designer


Kristine Garrett, who founded URU clothing nearly 40 years ago with her husband, Ken Brown, died on June 2 of cancer. She was 69.

Joe’s Jeans in Talks With Investment Group Over Acquisition

News sources are reporting that Joe’s Jeans, the Los Angeles premium blue jeans maker that bought Hudson Clothing nearly two years ago, is in talks to be acquired by an East Coast private equity firm.

Legal Action Between Dov Charney and American Apparel Heats Up

American Apparel chairwoman Colleen Brown, in an anti-SLAPP motion filed June 19 in Los Angeles County Superior Court against former CEO Dov Charney, maintained that Charney was fired in December for just cause after an investigation turned up dozens of lascivious and discriminatory events.

Velcro Cos. Acquires Fastener and Elastic Web Companies

Velcro Companies acquired two Belgium-based companies specializing in hook-and-loop fasteners and elastic and rigid webbing in a move the company says will broaden its product portfolio, expand its presence in Europe, and facilitate research and development “to speed the pace of product innovations.”

FineLine Introduces ‘As You Like It’ for RFID-Integrated Hangtags

FineLine Introduces ‘As You Like It’ for RFID-Integrated Hangtags

Atlanta-based RFID (radio frequency identification) tag provider FineLine Technologies Inc. has a new quick-turn program, dubbed “As You Like It.”

Findings & Trimmings Focus

Findings & Trimmings Focus

Findings & Trimmings Directory

The Gores Group Set to Sell Big Strike Clothing Company

After four years, The Gores Group is selling Big Strike.

The Door Revolves Again on the American Apparel Board

More than five months after taking over as chief executive of American Apparel, Paula Schneider now sits on the clothing company’s board of directors.

The Secret to Combining Costume Design With Fashion Design

The Secret to Combining Costume Design With Fashion Design

Costume designers and fashion designers are two separate worlds, but in recent years the two professions have begun to overlap.