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MANUFACTURING

Velvet Heart’s Tsabag

By Alison A. Nieder | October 9, 2014

Moshe Tsabag spent 12 years building the Hot Kiss juniors label before selling it in 2008 and turning his attention to the contemporary market with his Velvet Heart label.

Made in LA Lingerie Is Just the Foundation

Made in LA Lingerie Is Just the Foundation

When twin sisters Bonnie Rae Boyes and Shelah Jean founded Noe Undergarments last year, they wanted to create a line that would fit in both lingerie stores and contemporary boutiques.

California Heritage, Classic Designs

California Heritage, Classic Designs

When Manuka Clarke purchased Farr West in January, she wanted to reinvigorate the company’s classic designs while keeping all production in the United States at the highest quality with ethically sound standards.

Serendipity at the Heart of Necessitees

Serendipity at the Heart of Necessitees

Necessitees came about 12 years ago when Hallie Shano was sitting in her self-named multi-line showroom at the California Market Center in downtown Los Angeles when a man in a baseball cap, T-shirt and shorts walked in and asked if she was interested in starting a T-shirt line.

Nester Hosiery: Diving into the U.S. Supply Chain Feet First

Nester Hosiery: Diving into the U.S. Supply Chain Feet First

A North Carolina sock manufacturer has fully embraced the “made in USA” trend and has taken it to the ultimate level. The company, Nester Hosiery, based in the textile region of Surry County, N.C., has achieved considerable success with its U.S.-centric supply chain.

San Francisco Clothing Label Isda Closes After 25 Years

Isda & Co., an updated misses line founded in 1989 by designer Isda Funari, has suddenly stopped operations and closed its doors after showing its Fall 2014 collection earlier this year in New York and Las Vegas.

Luxury Basics and LA-Made

Luxury Basics and LA-Made

Lanston is a Los Angeles–based luxury basics collection made from ultra-soft fabrications.

The Edgier Side of Boho

The Edgier Side of Boho

White Crow, the contemporary collection by Irvine, Calif.–based Z Supply Inc., has always had a few graphic tees in the collection. But for Spring ’15 and beyond, the company is giving the category a featured spot in the line.

Leggings and Beyond

Leggings and Beyond

When Cher Park launched her Poprageous collection in 2013, she had to persuade Los Angeles factories to take her small orders. So Park purchased her own sublimation printer and press, which is housed in her new two-room studio in downtown Los Angeles.

Yoga Gear for Fashion Lovers

Yoga Gear for Fashion Lovers

Established in 2010 originally just as a line of basic T-shirts, LVR has organically gained a strong following of loyal customers who embrace healthy, active lifestyles. Today, the brand offers full seasonal collections of flattering and functional yoga pants, shorts, tops, maxi and mini dresses, hoodies, wraps, and scarves.

Graphics-Driven Since the Start

Graphics-Driven Since the Start

Ever since sister brands Kersh and Press launched, the two collections have included graphic tees.

Customization Program Lets Customers Build Their Brand

Customization Program Lets Customers Build Their Brand

Alstyle Apparel & Activewear, the Anaheim, Calif.–based blanks provider, is putting the focus on its custom apparel program with plans to launch a Web application to help Alstyle clientele customize their orders by fabrics, color and style.

LA Maker of Lux Tees Expands to Menswear

LA Maker of Lux Tees Expands to Menswear

Michael Stars is branching out into menswear by launching a limited 34-piece collection for Fall in September and then a more extensive collection for Spring 2015.

From LeBron to the Hustlers

From LeBron to the Hustlers

In a major case of beginner’s luck, basketball star LeBron James posted an Instagram picture of himself wearing a crew neck T-shirt by novice Los Angeles brand I Am Nameless in January.

New Nostalgia

New Nostalgia

A typical career trajectory in modern fashion starts with an entrepreneur introducing an apparel line and, a few years later, launching an e-commerce store. But that is not the case with Heather Lipner, founder and creative director of apparel line Clashist. She turned the typical trajectory upside down.

Opening at LA Market

Opening at LA Market

After testing the U.S. waters over the last year, French denim brand Skylton is putting down roots with the opening of a new showroom at the California Market Center.