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Dov Charney Files Two Lawsuits Accusing American Apparel and Hedge Fund for Defamation

By Deborah Belgum | May 13, 2015

In more legal shots fired in the ongoing battle over control of American Apparel, the dismissed clothing company’s founder has filed two lawsuits in less than one week accusing American Apparel and hedge fund investor Standard General of defaming his character in false accusations and letters.

Cozy Orange: Taking Eco Active Beyond the Gym

Cozy Orange: Taking Eco Active Beyond the Gym

Carlsbad, Calif.–based Cozy Orange launched in 2013 with a mission to fuse active apparel with a sustainability message. Today, the company continues to evolve its eco-active focus to position the brand as a fashion-driven lifestyle collection.

The Activewear Solution

The Activewear Solution

The last two years have seen streetwear shift from denim to activewear. Everywhere, women are sporting yoga pants, running tights and other clothing once reserved for the gym while running errands or even dressing them up with heels for evening.

New American Apparel Director on Board After One Board Member Resigns

Los Angeles–based American Apparel’s board of directors has had several members come and go in the wake of founder Dov Charney being suspended and later terminated as the president and chief executive.

Unicolors Wins Another Copyright Infringement Case Over Fabric Design


Unicolors Wins Another Copyright Infringement Case Over Fabric Design


Nearly one year after filing a lawsuit over a colorful fabric design, Unicolors Inc. has been awarded $164,400 in a case over copyright infringement.

Mall Giant Simon Makes Bid for Macerich

Simon Property Group Inc. continued its campaign to acquire The Macerich Co.

Otis Report: L.A.s’ Creative Economy Slowly Regaining Jobs, but Fashion Manufacturing Continues to Shrink

The Los Angeles County fashion industry is the second-largest sector in the local creative economy, right behind the entertainment industry and just ahead of the publishing industry.

Stance Raises $50 million in VC Funding

Stance, a San Clemente, Calif.­–based company that helped build a market for fashion socks at streetwear and surf and skate retailers, raised $50 million in venture capital funding, according to media reports.

Mission Showroom


Mission Showroom


Inside the Mission Showroom, the décor is minimalist, but the various brands are not. They range from clunky jewelry and fashion-forward sunglasses to colorful men’s socks and athletic streetwear.

Australian Fashion Labels

Australian Fashion Labels

In the days leading up to Los Angeles Fashion Market, the new U.S. team at Australian Fashion Labels was putting the finishing touches on the 4,100-square-foot headquarters and showroom space on the third floor at the Cooper Design Space in Los Angeles.

The GIG Showroom

The GIG Showroom

After representing high-profile underwear Spanx and Calvin Klein, GIG co-owners Stacey and Joel Gossman recently took on some denim and activewear clients. The additional clients demanded more space. GIG moved to a bigger showroom in the building.

Sandy Jang, Sweet Rain and Alice Blue

Sandy Jang, Sweet Rain and Alice Blue

Sandy Jang has been producing young contemporary fashions for 15 years under the labels Sweet Rain and Alice Blue. For the upcoming March 16–19 run of Los Angeles Fashion Market, Jang will introduce her eponymous premium collection.

Fighting for Greater Market Share

Fighting for Greater Market Share

Premium denim is a staple at LASC, but the West Hollywood, Calif., men’s boutique kept its offerings fairly narrow until recently, when the retailer began adding new labels to its mix.

A Solar-Powered Factory Helps Maintain Domestic Production

A Solar-Powered Factory Helps Maintain Domestic Production

Bella+Canvas started out as a company dedicated to making T-shirts in the United States—a business model that hasn’t changed much even as other manufacturers have headed overseas.

Bangladesh Blank T-shirt Maker Serves the U.S. Market Though Southeast Operation

Bangladesh Blank T-shirt Maker Serves the U.S. Market Though Southeast Operation

Keya, a Bangladesh-based producer of 100-percent cotton T-shirts and other knit apparel,is finding success in the U.S. market by using a North Carolina beachhead as its distribution point.