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Levi Strauss Expects Revenues This Year to Be Up Almost 10 Percent

By Deborah Belgum | July 12, 2018

Levi Strauss & Co. has been having a very good year, reflected by the fact that it now has 53 more company-operated stores than last year and plans to add approximately 50 more retail outposts by the end of this year.

New Owners of American Apparel Set Goal to Double Sales This Year

It has only been a little more than one year since Gildan Activewear acquired the intellectual-property rights of American Apparel, the decades-old Los Angeles apparel company that twice declared bankruptcy in a little more than one year.

Levi’s To Roll Out More Efficient, Eco-Friendly Process

Levi Strauss & Co. unveiled Project F.L.X. (Future Lead Execution), which the San Francisco denim giant described as a new operational model that will make the company more efficient and more eco-friendly

Boardriders Chief Eulogized With Paddle-Outs

The life of Pierre Agnes, chief executive officer of surfwear company Boardriders Inc., will be memorialized with a number of paddle-outs at sea.

7Diamonds Unveils First T-shirt Line

7Diamonds Unveils First T-shirt Line

Orange County, Calif., is the home to scores of action-sports brands that made their fortunes selling T-shirts, but 7Diamonds cut a different path from its neighbors.

Gap Brand President Steps Down

Jeff Kirwan, the president and chief executive officer of Gap Inc.’s namesake Gap brand, will leave the company, it was announced on Feb. 20.

Guess Chairman Stepping Down During Investigation of Sexual-Harassment Accusations

Guess Chairman Stepping Down During Investigation of Sexual-Harassment Accusations

Paul Marciano, a cofounder of Guess? Inc. and the Los Angeles company’s chairman and chief creative officer, is taking a leave from his day-to-day duties while an investigation is being conducted following sexual-harassment accusations by model Kate Upton.

Guess Chairman Stepping Down During Investigation of Sexual-Harassment Accusations

Paul Marciano, a cofounder of Guess? Inc. and the Los Angeles company’s chairman and chief creative officer, is taking a leave from his day-to-day duties while an investigation is being conducted following sexual harassment accusations by model Kate Upton.

Mad Engine Acquires Mighty Fine for Fourth Acquisition

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.

Drastic Shifts Seen in Endorsement Deals Between Celebrities and Fashion Labels

Product endorsements from Hollywood stars, professional athletes, pop stars and supermodels have always played a pivotal role in driving sales and generating visibility for fashion brands. In fact, over the past 20 years, the agreements under which celebrities were engaged to endorse brands in the fashion industry have remained rather stagnant in both form and substance.

Outerknown Settles Into Sustainability

Outerknown Settles Into Sustainability

When John Moore started a new gig at Outerknown, he didn’t think he was going to have to rethink all of his assumptions about design.

Is ‘Smart Clothing’ Set to Supercharge the Fashion Industry?

Fashion can be forgiving … sometimes. Forget fiddly watches, wireless earbuds that don’t stay put and unattractive virtual-reality glasses. “Smart clothing” is set to supercharge the fashion industry.

Boardriders Names New CEO to Replace Pierre Agnes

After Boardriders’ 54-year-old chief executive disappeared off the coast of southeast France on Jan. 30, the Southern California surfwear company has named his replacement.

Uprisal: Introduction to Patagonia’s Activism

Uprisal: Introduction to Patagonia’s Activism

Patagonia has made headlines with its unique mission of being an activist company.

Levi Strauss Sees Profitable Year After Turn-Around Campaign

Levi Strauss & Co. is planning to open 100 new stores this year, mostly outside of the United States, as it concentrates on international sales and building markets in China, India and the Americas.

Paige: From Premium Denim to a Lifestyle Legacy

Paige: From Premium Denim to a Lifestyle Legacy

At the beginning of the 21st century, the premium-denim market was buzzing with hot new brands that saturated the industry, driven by a consumer demographic comprising 20-something women willing to exhaust an entire week’s pay on one pair of jeans.