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Before Making Bespoke Suiting For Celebs, Richfresh Founder Bounced Back From Homelessness

By Andrew Asch | November 14, 2019

There has been an uptick in interest in bespoke suiting over the past decade, and one of the players in this game calls himself “Fresh.”

Vans Names New Exec

The Costa Mesa, Calif.–headquartered Vans brand named Michel Bilodeau as vice president and general manager for Vans’ Europe, Middle East and Africa regions.

Mitchell Evan Brand Looks at New Directions With Women’s Styles

Mitchell Evan Brand Looks at New Directions With Women’s Styles

When men’s high-end basics line Mitchell Evan planned to release a women’s collection, the Los Angeles–headquartered brand’s executives did not want to take a one-silhouette-fits-all approach, said creative director Jarret Levin.

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New Lines

Hyden Yoo Brings Back Pioneering Brand Gotcha

Hyden Yoo Brings Back Pioneering Brand Gotcha

Men’s clothier and streetwear designer Hyden Yoo hopes to write a comeback story for the pioneering action-sports brand Gotcha.

Figs Injects Fashion Into Medical Scrubs

Figs Injects Fashion Into Medical Scrubs

For years, the $10-billion medical-uniform business was dominated by a handful of companies making loose, boxy scrubs for personnel in the operating room or caring for the infirm. Fashion was an afterthought.

Sustainable Apparel Coalition Makes New Executive Appointment

Sustainable Apparel Coalition Makes New Executive Appointment

The board of San Francisco’s Sustainable Apparel Coalition has appointed Amina Razvi to the role of executive director.

Nike Reportedly Exploring Hurley Sale

Surprise registered in the surf world July 25 when Reuters published a story that athleticwear giant Nike Inc. was exploring a sale of Hurley International, which it acquired for an undisclosed amount in 2002.

Mega Fashion Club Says Its Mega Wrap Will Live Large

Mega Fashion Club Says Its Mega Wrap Will Live Large

The activewear market continues to grow on a foundation of well-known styles such as leggings, sweats, racer-back tops and track jackets.

Alkhemist Grows L.A. Apparel Industry and Cultivates Cannabis at its Center

Alkhemist Grows L.A. Apparel Industry and Cultivates Cannabis at its Center

With his sights set on the future of using hemp in a variety of goods, James Jeans founder James Chung unveiled one of the first fully licensed and legal cannabis-cultivation facilities in Los Angeles, which he is opening with college friend Conrad Yun.

Obituary: Stan Tendler, founder of Kennington men’s shirts

Stan Tendler, the founder of the men’s shirting brand Kennington Ltd. and a charter member of the MAGIC trade show, died of esophageal cancer at his Los Angeles home on July 1 at the age of 88, said his son, Lance Tendler.

Fast Retailing Treating Denim Jeans in Southern California With Water-Saving Techniques

Fast Retailing Treating Denim Jeans in Southern California With Water-Saving Techniques

Fast Retailing, the Japanese parent company of Uniqlo, recently launched its Southern California denim innovation center to announce it is very close to eliminating the use of water from its denim-treatment process.

Levi Strauss & Co. Sees Revenues Rise in Second Quarter

Levi Strauss & Co. reported that second-quarter revenues were up across all brands, regions and key product categories with sales rising 5 percent to $1.3 billion.

ITL Commits to Social Responsibility Through Partnership With Surfer Shaun Tomson

London-headquartered Intelligent Label Solutions and world-champion surfer Shaun Tomson have embarked on a common mission of goodwill. Through a new initiative, they hope to increase the quality of education and support communities around the world.

Los Angeles Sock Maker Increases Production With Licensed Socks

When Alex Ryu founded Soxnet Inc. in 2002, his main business came from making private-label socks for big retail chains and brands including Forever 21, Old Navy, Aeropostale, Gap, Calvin Klein, Costco, Target and JCPenney.

L.A. Streetwear Brand Tests Limits of Language in Trademark Case

Streetwear brands have a long history of placing parody and anti-authoritarian viewpoints on T-shirts.