MANUFACTURING

Gildan Activewear Gets Final Approval to Acquire American Apparel With Retail Stores Closing

By Deborah Belgum | January 12, 2017

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge on Jan. 12 gave Gildan Activewear the go-ahead to purchase the American Apparel name, some of the brand’s equipment as well as its wholesale merchandise following the Los Angeles clothing manufacturer’s bankruptcy filing in November.

2016 Newsmakers: American Apparel Could be Sold Off in Pieces

For the second time in a little more than one year, American Apparel headed to bankruptcy court while it searched for a buyer.

Iconix names EVP and CMO

Jamie Cygielman has joined New York–based Iconix Brand Group Inc. as executive vice president and chief marketing officer.

American Apparel Workers Get a Slight Reprieve

American Apparel workers might have a few more days to work at the huge factory in downtown Los Angeles and two other facilities.

The People, Companies and Ideas that Made News in 2016

The People, Companies and Ideas that Made News in 2016

From high-profile bankruptcies in manufacturing, shipping and e-commerce to million-dollar development projects across the Southland, 2016 was a year of stark contrasts for the apparel industry.

American Apparel Employees Get a Slight Reprieve

Auction of American Apparel assets postponed a few days.

Differential Brands Hires Nordstrom Veteran as EVP for Business Development

Differential Brands Group Inc.—the parent company for Hudson, Robert Graham and SWIMS—has named retail veteran Tom Nevell executive vice president of business development.

American Apparel Factory Workers Given Notice of Layoffs, Hope for A Reprieve from New Owners

Hundreds of workers inside the American Apparel factory near downtown Los Angeles have been given written notices that they will have jobs until Jan. 7 and then they will be laid off unless the new buyer of the company decides to continue manufacturing in the building.

Lily Ashwell Tries Outerwear & Bridal

Lily Ashwell Tries Outerwear & Bridal

First it was her version of workwear. Now designer Lily Ashwell is going formal.

American Apparel Factory Workers Given Notice of Layoffs, Hope for a Reprieve from New Owners

Hundreds of workers inside the American Apparel factory near downtown Los Angeles have been given written notice that they will have jobs until Jan. 7 and then they will be laid off unless the new buyer of the company decides to continue manufacturing in the building.

Super DJ Aoki’s Garmento Heart

Super DJ Aoki’s Garmento Heart

Steve Aoki makes a mint every time he deejays at a Las Vegas mega-club or at a giant concert, but the guy has demonstrated that he has a garmento’s heart, and he’s upping his ante for the fashion game.

Carbon38 Pops Up on Robertson

Carbon38 Pops Up on Robertson

Temporary store showcases diverse mix of brands including Carbon38’s own Made–in–Los Angeles collections and designer collaborations.

Burlington Taps TJX Exec for Board

Burlington Stores Inc., the Burlington, N.J.–based discounter, has named Ted English, former president, chief executive officer and director of The TJX Companies Inc., to its board of directors.

Department of Labor Blasts So Cal Factories for Wage Theft

Eighty-five percent of Southern California garment contractors operated in violation of wage laws and were guilty of wage theft in the 2016 fiscal year, according to an investigation of the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division.

American Apparel Files 2nd Bankruptcy, Seeking Acquisition

American Apparel LLC has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time in just over a year.

Cuater: Putting Design Sizzle In Belts

Cuater: Putting Design Sizzle In Belts

The belt has been the wallflower of most people’s wardrobes, said Robbie McKnight, but the humble accessory has design possibilities that few have seen.