MANUFACTURING

UPDATE: Los Angeles Apparel Industry Could Grow With Hi-Tech Fabrics and Other Innovations

By Deborah Belgum | July 17, 2014

During the last decade, the number of people working in California’s apparel and textile manufacturing industry has shrunk some 43 percent as production of clothing and textiles has moved overseas.

New CEO at AAFA

The American Apparel & Footwear Association, the Washington D.C.–based apparel and footwear association, named Juanita D. Duggan its chief executive officer, replacing Kevin M. Burke, who left the organization in January after 13 years with the organization.

New Lines: Los Angeles Fashion Market Fall II/Holiday 14

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Customized Denim for the Trade

Customized Denim for the Trade

Denim Lounge Inc. seeks to revolutionize the denim customization process for premium juniors buyers. Taking a two-pronged approach, Denim Lounge Inc. has launched a branded line, Denim Society, in addition to offering a Crafting Bar service.

Staking a Claim for Made-In-America Production in Inglewood, Calif.

Staking a Claim for Made-In-America Production in Inglewood, Calif.

When accessories designer Onna Ehrlich and her husband and business partner, Joel Bell, outgrew their studio space in nearby Culver City, the two looked south to Inglewood, where they recently opened a design studio and factory.

New Men’s Fast-Fashion Line Launches From LA

New Men’s Fast-Fashion Line Launches From LA

From a clothing factory in South Los Angeles, Eugene Kang is putting the finishing touches on his new fast-fashion line for young men who want style but don’t have a lot of cash languishing in their wallets.

Columbia Sportswear Completes Acquisition of Prana Apparel

For Prana, a Southern California company founded in 1993 as a yoga wear and climbing-apparel brand, the third time may prove to be the charm.

Denim Report: Where Horse Meets Horsepower

Denim Report: Where Horse Meets Horsepower

Siblings Adam, Ania and Mark Taubenfligel make up Triarchy, a Los Angeles–based denim brand that combines the form and grace of equestrians with the edginess of motorcyclists.

J Brand Co-Founder Jeff Rudes Leaving for New Venture

An executive shuffle continues at J Brand with the denim company's co-founder Jeff Rudes leaving as the chief executive.

Denim Makers Look for Manufacturing Alternatives

Denim Makers Look for Manufacturing Alternatives

Designers for Tortoise jeans are wrapping up the final touches for their Holiday/Resort '14 women's line in their of­fices in Paramount, Calif., about 17 miles southeast of down­town Los Angeles.

Jeff Rudes Leaves J Brand for Next Venture

An executive shuffle continues at J Brand with the blue jeans company’s founder, Jeff Rudes, leaving as the chief executive.

Wellen Women Tries New Model In Product Launch

Wellen Women Tries New Model In Product Launch

Just after wrapping up its Free & Swell collaboration with global Japanese retailer Uniqlo, Los Angeles–headquartered label Wellen is getting ready to roll out its line for women aged 20 and up called Wellen Women.

Brand Building on Made in America Foundation

Brand Building on Made in America Foundation

When Gala Inc. founders Galina and Michael Sobolev began shifting their production for their contemporary line, Single, back to the United States about six years ago, there were several compelling reasons to bring manufacturing home.

Citron: American-Made Mission

Citron: American-Made Mission

For more than a decade, the owners of Citron, located in Los Angeles, have been making their printed silk blouses and tops in China because of the intricate prints, designs and fabric used.

Hips and Hair: California Lifestyle

Hips and Hair: California Lifestyle

Drawing inspiration from contemporary American pop culture while utilizing a hands-on approach to all stages of production, T-shirt line Hips and Hair has garnered an international following since its inception in 2008.

Sub_Urban Riot:  Grassroots Beginning, Hollywood Connection

Sub_Urban Riot: Grassroots Beginning, Hollywood Connection

Sub_Urban Riot is a fashion-forward lifestyle brand that feels luxury is no longer fueled by price point but the quality of life you live and the company you keep.