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The Leverage Releases Karter Collection

By Andrew Asch | November 9, 2017

After developing a host of brands for jeans and shorts, The Leverage recently introduced the Karter Collection, a men’s brand focusing on jackets, hoods and tops.

Shafer Exits Agave

Jeff Shafer, the founder of Agave, a premium-denim line that has been sold at retailers such as Nordstrom, recently announced that he was leaving the label after a 15-year run.

FBI’s Harder Among the New Team at Yonduur

Frances Harder has a new gig. The founder and president of Fashion Business Inc., the fashion nonprofit that recently shuttered after nearly 20 years, has joined the board of advisors at Yonduur, an online marketplace for closeouts, overstock and excess inventory.

Nifty Genius: Menswear and Retail for All Seasons

Nifty Genius: Menswear and Retail for All Seasons

The Nifty Genius menswear label takes the term “lifestyle brand” very seriously.

Groceries Apparel Looks to Build a Natural Dyehouse in Southern California

In a rapidly changing fashion market, Matt Boelk and Rob Lohman basically want to build a new segment from the ground up.

Z Supply Taps Maui and Sons for Icons of Culture

Z Supply Taps Maui and Sons for Icons of Culture

After taking a look at classic surf heritage brands Ocean Pacific and Gotcha, Irvine, Calif.–based Z Supply LLC has unveiled the next brand in its Icons of Culture series: Maui and Sons.

Zimberg Launches Luxe Men’s Leather Line

Zimberg Launches Luxe Men’s Leather Line

Designer Arnold Zimberg and his brother Bruce Zimberg debuted their new men’s leather jacket collection under the label Jakett/Arnold Zimberg at the recent run of Liberty in Las Vegas.

Differential Brands Sees Sales Grow in the Second Quarter

Differential Brands Group—the Los Angeles company whose labels include denim label Hudson, Robert Graham and SWIMS—reported net sales growth for its second quarter but a net loss.

Billiam Jeans: Building High-End Denim One Jean at a Time

On a recent weekday afternoon, denim loyalists trickle into a small store in a nondescript strip shopping center in Greenville, S.C. They’ve come to be measured and fitted for custom-made jeans or they are anxiously waiting to pick up their finished product.

Fair Trade Fashion Event Raises $31,000 for Anti-Trafficking Organization

Fair Trade Fashion Event Raises $31,000 for Anti-Trafficking Organization

The Fair Trade Fashion Show, held July 29 at CTRL Collective in downtown Los Angeles, raised $31,000 for Free the Slaves, an international nonprofit organization that helps anti-trafficking efforts in Haiti, Ghana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Nepal and India.

CFA Breaks Down Intellectual Property Landscape

The California Fashion Association broke down an ever-widening field of intellectual-property issues for a group of apparel manufacturers and retailers at a recent strategy session featuring several legal and insurance experts.

Japan’s Edwin Denim brand to Unveil Adriano Goldschmied Line for US

Japan’s Edwin Denim brand to Unveil Adriano Goldschmied Line for US

In its 70th anniversary year, Japanese denim powerhouse Edwin Co. Ltd. opened a U.S. creative studio and is bringing in jeans legend Adriano Goldschmied to design a collection for the U.S. market.

Patrick DiLascia Launches Patrick Brand

Patrick DiLascia Launches Patrick Brand

A new bricks-and-mortar store is the center of Patrick DiLascia’s new fashion venture.

Callaway Hopes for Hole-in-1 With TravisMathew

Callaway Golf Co. recently announced that it had acquired Huntington Beach, Calif.–headquartered apparel brand TravisMathew, LLC for $125.5 million in an all-cash transaction.

Selectiv: Post-Corporate Business Casual

Selectiv: Post-Corporate Business Casual

After spending years working in corporate environments, specifically digital departments for entertainment companies, Daniel Sakai and Calvin Lim came to a conclusion: Men’s office clothes had become a dull uniform, even in the era of business casual.

Wvs Brgde: Minimalistic Action Sports Aesthetic

Pastels and neon colors might as well be white noise to Brian Boles.