MANUFACTURING

Mad Engine Acquires Mighty Fine for Fourth Acquisition

By Deborah Belgum | February 15, 2018

Mighty Fine, a mostly juniors and children’s apparel maker based in downtown Los Angeles, has been acquired by Mad Engine. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The Leverage Releases Karter Collection

The Leverage Releases Karter Collection

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.

Creora and Bossa Team Up for Xplay

Korean fiber and yarn company Hyosung Corp. and Turkish denim mill Bossa are introducing a new collection of bi-stretch denim at the Nov. 14–15 run of Denim Première Vision in Paris.

Artisan Cloth’s New L.A. HQ Showcases International mix of Premium Denim

Artisan Cloth’s New L.A. HQ Showcases International mix of Premium Denim

Brad Alden Mowry and Danielle Lee are putting the finishing touches on the new 2,600-square-foot showroom space in downtown Los Angeles for their denim textile company, Artisan Cloth.

Cotton Citizen to Bring Burst of Color to Jeans

Cotton Citizen to Bring Burst of Color to Jeans

Since 2012, the Los Angeles–based Cotton Citizen brand has made a business of dyeing T-shirts and other high-end basics in bright and unique colors. Now the company will extend that color palette to jeans.

True Religion Exits Bankruptcy With Smaller Footprint

True Religion, the Los Angeles company whose jeans were constantly being knocked off by Chinese counterfeiters when the label was a must-have brand, exited Chapter 11 bankruptcy with a smaller retail footprint and cash to move forward.

Goldschmied Introduces Denim Capsule Made with Lenzing Refibra

Goldschmied Introduces Denim Capsule Made with Lenzing Refibra

At the Oct. 25–26 run of Kingpins Amsterdam, denim designer Adriano Goldschmied introduced a denim capsule collection made with Refibra, a newly launched fiber developed by Lenzing AG, the makers of Tencel.

Fields’ Top Five T-shirt Trends for Spring/Summer ‘18

Fields’ Top Five T-shirt Trends for Spring/Summer ‘18

Spring ’18 will be a time for bold-statement in details and trims.

Reformation’s New Denim Line

Reformation’s New Denim Line

After eight years of mostly making contemporary clothes with an ecologically sustainable edge, Los Angeles–headquartered Reformation recently introduced a denim collection; it will offer the same environmental ethos as its original label.

Crooks & Castles’ Calvero Plans Rebound

Crooks & Castles cofounder Dennis Calvero is aiming to get back in business.

Jomo Harajuku: Tailoring Suits for Millennials

Jomo Harajuku: Tailoring Suits for Millennials

The basic ingredients for the men’s suit have stayed the same since the late 19th century through the mid-1960s and on to the power suits of the Reagan era and present day.

1denim Hopes to Make Jeans for All

1denim Hopes to Make Jeans for All

People come in all shapes and sizes, but all too often denim brands do not outfit them all. That was what designer Elizabeth Bae thought when she decided to launch the 1denim brand with a mission to offer a wide and an inclusive range of sizes for men and women.

ITG Closing Cone’s White Oak Denim Mill

ITG Closing Cone’s White Oak Denim Mill

After 112 years in operation, Cone Denim’s White Oak mill in Greensboro, N.C., will close at the end of the year.

Hanes Acquires Alternative Apparel

HanesBrands—the Winston-Salem, N.C.–headquartered owner of basics brand Hanes, athletic band Champion and lingerie brand Maidenform—acquired better basics brand Alternative Apparel, headquartered in Norcross, Ga., it was formally announced on Oct. 18.

Kent Woman: Don't Compete With the Female Form

Kent Woman: Don't Compete With the Female Form

When she was going to fashion school in London, Stacy Anderson thought most lingerie had a hollow sex appeal. She wanted something different: underwear that felt special, that looked good but did not embrace a body shape that she thought was unattainable for most women.

Yummy & Trendy Launches Made-in-America Collection With Eco-Friendly Fabric

Veronica Rosas launched her new collection, Yummy & Trendy, with a mission to created premium activewear with high-performance fabrics.