MANUFACTURING

Quality Basics Is the Idea Behind November Six

By Deborah Belgum | August 9, 2018

The idea of basic clothes made of quality material was the impetus behind November Six, a new Los Angeles label sold exclusively online by two sisters who felt their clothing could fill a niche.

Upcycle Stands Up for Sustainable Manufacturing

Upcycle Stands Up for Sustainable Manufacturing

After 16 years at American Apparel, Tabitha Vogelsong and John Chung were on a mission to create a responsible apparel brand.

Mountain Hardwear Names New Marketing Director

Mountain Hardwear, the Northern California outdoors wear company owned by Columbia Sportswear, has named a new head of marketing.

Guess? Inc. Joins the Movement to Make Better Denim Jeans for the Environment

As an apparel brand whose denim products represent 20 percent to 25 percent of its business, Guess? Inc. hopes to reduce the environmental threats that often result from making its jeans.

Maui and Sons Announces American Eagle Collaboration Line

With the help of Maui and Sons, American Eagle Outfitters is going surf.

Orange Coast College Launches an Apparel Sustainability Program

The future of the fashion job market is green, said Lauren Becker, the fashion department coordinator at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Calif.

LA Apparel Contractor Ships ‘Hot Goods’ to Charlotte Russe Prompting Restraining Order

Apparel subcontractor cited for not paying minimum wage for goods destined for Charlotte Russe.

Levi Strauss Shows Strong First-Quarter Revenue Gains

Levi Strauss & Co., that venerable denim brand founded in San Francisco in 1853, has been on a revenue roll recently as it diversifies its products and targets the international market for growth.

AST Sportswear Takes Over Where American Apparel Left Off

AST Sportswear Takes Over Where American Apparel Left Off

When American Apparel went bankrupt and laid off some 3,500 employees last year, another company was waiting in the wings to take over the title of the largest vertically integrated T-shirt venture in the United States.

Haggar Acquires Louis Raphael

Men’s clothier Haggar Clothing Co. announced it purchased certain assets of San Francisco Bay Area menswear company Kizan International Inc., whose label is Louis Raphael.

Women’s Golf Wear Takes Shape in Los Angeles

Women’s Golf Wear Takes Shape in Los Angeles

In the world of active apparel, women are often met with options that don’t fit properly, lack support and don’t transition well from the playing field to everyday life.

Hudson’s Parent Company Sees a Net Loss in 2017

Revenues keep growing for Differential Brands Group—the parent company of Hudson jeans, Robert Graham and SWIMS—but that hasn’t translated into a profit yet

Fields Predicts Spring 2019 Trends

On the fashion radar for juniors next year will be brightly colored T-shirts, pops of Glen-plaid designs printed on key items and more distressed denim.

Socialite Introduces Denim Line

Socialite Introduces Denim Line

With little fanfare, veteran denim designer Eero Gathers recently joined the Los Angeles label Socialite and was given the job to create a denim line for the 8-year-old womenswear collection.

Rebranding at Bella Dahl Includes Reimagining Denim

Over the past eight years, Bella Dahl became a source for women’s apparel that embraced the Southern California lifestyle of trendy pieces that are comfortable to wear.

Versatility is the Key to This Fashion Label

When Nicole Frank had a real-estate business, she found her days were long and her wardrobe options were short.