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Reformation’s Fight Against Toxic Denim

By Andrew Asch | May 11, 2017

Los Angeles’ Reformation label is one of a handful of companies that has lifted eco-fashion from a cottage industry to a larger scale.

Gildan Activewear Gets Final Approval to Acquire American Apparel With Retail Stores Closing

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge on Jan. 12 gave Gildan Activewear the go-ahead to purchase the American Apparel name, some of the brand’s equipment as well as its wholesale merchandise following the Los Angeles clothing manufacturer’s bankruptcy filing in November.

Herschel Supply Co. Acquires LA Showroom, Starts Fashion Line

Herschel Supply Co. Acquires LA Showroom, Starts Fashion Line

Vancouver, Canada-based accessories brand Herschel Supply Co. is taking a bigger bet on Los Angeles--just as it launches its first apparel collection.

New Lines: Los Angeles Fashion Market Summer ’17

New Lines 2017

Michael Stars Merges With Its Lerner et Cie Showroom

For years, the cofounder of the Michael Stars clothing company in Los Angeles owned a separate showroom business called Lerner et Cie, which represented the Michael Stars collection as well as other brands.

Raj Swim Expands With New Brand and Top Executives

Raj Swim Expands With New Brand and Top Executives

Raj Swim, the largest swimwear manufacturer in Orange County, Calif., started out the new year with a bang.

American Apparel Acquired by Gildan Activewear

Gildan ups its offer and wins the bid for American Apparel.

Revel Rey: Focus on Fit, Fabric and Fun

Before launching Revel Rey at Miami Swim Week last July, designer Audrey Swanson wanted to perfect the look of her swimwear collection.

Courtney Allegra: Designed to Stand Out

Courtney Allegra’s collection includes everything from the tricot fabrications typically used for swimwear to an ultra-fine microsuede, which is quick drying and has a luxe, lightweight hand.

OAS: Swedish Roots, International Outlook

Swedish men’s swim line OAS is launching in the United States and looking to expand to women’s swim in 2017.

Bidders Line Up for American Apparel

As the deadline looms for buyers to submit their bids for bankrupt American Apparel, rumors are flying about who is thinking about making an offer.

PVH and Tommy Hilfiger Join UN’s Global Sustainability Initiative

In December, PVH Corp. and its Tommy Hilfiger brand signed on to the UN Global Compact, a massive initiative aimed at harnessing business’s role in global sustainability.

Forestry and Fashion: Apparel Brands, Retailers and Mills Looking to Combat Deforestation

The impact of deforestation might initially seem like a minor concern to apparel and textile businesses, but a recent report finds a link between revenue and deforestation for nearly 200 companies, including several high-profile companies in apparel, retail and textiles.

Volcom’s Net-Worth Project: Action-Sports Label is Looking to Save the Oceans One Bikini at a Time

Volcom’s Net-Worth Project: Action-Sports Label is Looking to Save the Oceans One Bikini at a Time

Action-sports label Volcom is looking to save the oceans one bikini at a time.

Surf Is Dead Looks for New Fashion Wave

Surf Is Dead Looks for New Fashion Wave

Chris Josol was surfing with some friends in 2015 when the conversation turned to the state of surfwear, which had seemed—to Josol and his friends—to have lost its rebellious, experimental spirit.

After Yogasmoga Bankruptcy, Its Sole-Surviving Store is in Southern California

Yogasmoga, the upstart East Coast manufacturer of yogawear, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in December, closing all its stores except one.