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MANUFACTURING

The Sustainable Fashion Forum Provides a Tech Focus for Green Apparel Manufacturing

By Dorothy Crouch | March 14, 2019

Working toward a cleaner and greener apparel industry was the mission of the Sustainable Fashion Forum, held at the California Market Center on March 7during the March 6–8 run of the LA Textile show.

Levi Strauss Files IPO to Trade on New York Stock Exchange

Levi Strauss & Co. is going public with filing of IPO.

Levi Strauss Sees Substantial Growth in 2018

Levi Strauss & Co., the San Francisco clothing company known for its Levi’s jeans, had a solid year of growth with net revenues increasing a healthy 14 percent in its fiscal year ending Nov. 25, 2018.

Ashley Mason Rolls Out a New Denim Line

Michelle Mulleneaux started her Ashley Mason clothing company more than three years ago with her sights set on growing the venture with new lines and innovations.

Wiser Wash Provides Cleaner Production Opportunities for Denim Brands

Wiser Wash Provides Cleaner Production Opportunities for Denim Brands

While Los Angeles apparel-industry veteran and Tortoise Denim founder Kevin Youn is now dedicated to cleaning up the jeans-manufacturing industry, his long-term plan after graduating with a degree in Latin American literature from the University of California, Berkeley, didn’t include denim.

Amour Vert Brings a Green Side to Local Manufacturing

Amour Vert Brings a Green Side to Local Manufacturing

Before domestically made, sustainable apparel manufacturing became a major trend, San Francisco–based Amour Vert provided women with well-made clothing that combines style with sustainability, and it has ever since it was founded in 2010.

Vuori Hires First VP of Women’s Product Design

Four years ago, Joe Kudla, an athlete turned model turned finance person, started Vuori as a brand that made performance wear for men.

Madhappy: It Takes a Party to Start a T-shirt Brand

Ask Noah Raf how to build demand for a new T-shirt label and he’ll tell you to throw a party.

Volcom Starts Program To Boost Its Organic Cotton Supply Chain

Action-sports brand Volcom recently announced that it is participating in an initiative to increase the supply of organic cotton.

Le Frenchlab’s Emmanuelle Rienda to Launch Vegan Fashion Week in L.A.

Le Frenchlab’s Emmanuelle Rienda to Launch Vegan Fashion Week in L.A.

The reputation of cruelty-free, or vegan, fashion has generally not been synonymous with elevated, chic textiles and designs. Now, Emmanuelle Rienda is launching the inaugural Vegan Fashion Week to show the mainstream fashion industry how offerings in the cruelty-free category have evolved.

New Lines

New Lines

Coats Thread Company Acquires ThreadSol and Opens Innovation Hub

Coats, the British industrial-thread manufacturer who has been on an acquisition binge, recently acquired for $12 million ThreadSol, a cloud-based digital-applications provider, which becomes a part of Coats Global Services.

Hybrid Apparel Names New CEO

Hybrid Apparel, the Cypress, Calif., company that does all kinds of casual clothing, announced it has a new chief executive.

Fashion Star Simon Spurr to Lead 7 For All Mankind’s Design

Simon Spurr, a seasoned fashion designer who has worked at Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and Kent and Curwen, has been named global creative director of Los Angeles–headquartered denim brand 7 For All Mankind.

Apparel Makers Feel the Rush to Bring in Goods From China Early

With additional tariffs on Chinese imports being threatened, Los Angeles clothing makers are feeling the pinch to bring in goods earlier to save money.

The/Studio’s On-Demand Platform Wants to Reduce Turnaround Time for Apparel

The/Studio’s On-Demand Platform Wants to Reduce Turnaround Time for Apparel

Now in its fifth year, Los Angeles–based The/Studio is gaining momentum by streamlining apparel production with its product-development and on-demand manufacturing platform.