MADE IN AMERICA
By By Alyson Bender | January 15, 2015
After nearly 30 years making novelty jewelry in America, New York–based Winky & Dutch is restructuring the company, streamlining its pop culture–inspired collection and updating its back-end operations.
Moshe Tsabag spent 12 years building the Hot Kiss juniors label before selling it in 2008 and turning his attention to the contemporary market with his Velvet Heart label.
The styles inspired by the scene at the CBGB nightclub in mid-1970s New York, one of the world’s first punk clubs, made a big impact on global fashion, but the club closed in 2006. Los Angeles–based branding and licensing company Epic Rights plans to make CBGB a notable fashion name in the current era.
American Apparel Inc. has a new interim chief executive officer and a new chief financial officer following the resignation of John Luttrell, who took over the two positions in June after the company’s board asked founder Dov Charney to step down.
Josi Severson’s original prints feature mid-century graphics in a sunny palette. The Minneapolis-based designer has designed fabrics for companies such as Crate & Barrel, Thibaut, Joseph Abboud, Richloom Fabrics and Blu Dot.
After raids in the LA garment district revealed more than $90 million in cash has been allegedly laundered by apparel importers for Mexican drug cartels, federal officials are calling for a special order to reduce the dollar amount in cash transactions that can be done without having to report them to the government.
There’s no magic formula for striking the right balance between producing your own brand and producing private-label products for retailers. But having a mix of both can be a good strategy for growing a brand as you maintain a steady stream of production work.
Kelly Slater, surf champ and former public face of Quiksilver, announced his new brand, Outerknown, which will debut for Fall 2015.
Amanda Shi-Werts recently announced the debut of her self-named line, Amanda Shi. The Spring ’15 line is manufactured in Los Angeles and hopes to eventually sell across the globe.
On Labor Day, Sept. 1, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti proposed raising the city’s minimum wage to $13.25 in the next 2½ years.
Scores of federal and local law enforcement agents early Wednesday swarmed dozens of residences and apparel businesses in Los Angeles to crack down on a long-running money laundering scheme benefiting two drug cartels in Mexico.
Henry Duarte is joining the ath-leisure movement, but the Los Angeles designer is putting his signature rock ’n’ roll stamp on the growing trend.
Most outdoor athletes know that when the going gets tough, you start to heat up and have to shed layers of clothing.
When Mike Basteguian was growing up in Los Angeles, his family’s garment factory was one of 80 clothing contractors in the early 1990s. Today, there are only a handful of factories.
Greensboro, N.C.–based apparel giant VF Corp., in partnership with International Finance Corp., will provide up to $10 million in financing to VF vendor factories in Bangladesh.
Trend forecasters say there is a shake-up occurring in the denim world as we know it.