MANUFACTURING

Columbia Signs Licensing Deal With Dallas Cowboys

By Alison A. Nieder | August 28, 2014

Portland, Ore.–based Columbia Sportswear has inked a deal with the National Football League’s Dallas Cowboys for a collection of co-branded sportswear, outerwear and accessories for men, women and children.

Fashion Meets Function in New Men’s Collection Designed by Henry Duarte and Pepper Foster

Fashion Meets Function in New Men’s Collection Designed by Henry Duarte and Pepper Foster

Set to debut in September, the Monkey Sports menswear collection will include more than 200 styles, including denim, T-shirts, hoodies, jackets, woven shirts, sweats, shorts, track pants and underwear.

California-Made T-shirts

California-Made T-shirts

Laura Glover designs understated knit tees that combine both comfort and style into one. Her Los Angeles–based brand, Daydreamer, features soft tees that combine effortless, California style with a rock ’n’ roll, bohemian vibe.

Cherokee Strikes Alliances in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada, China

Sherman Oaks, Calif.–based Cherokee Inc. struck several new alliances that will take the company’s lifestyle brands further across the globe.

New Licensing Partners Announced for Saban Brands’ Julius Jr. Character

New Licensing Partners Announced for Saban Brands’ Julius Jr. Character

“Julius Jr.” is a new pre-school children’s TV series that debuted last September on Nick Jr., part of the Nickelodeon network. Saban Brands is signing agreements with a host of licensing partners this year and next to make tons of Julius Jr. products.

South Korean Thread Plant to Open in Costa Rica

With an eye on taking advantage of the free-trade agreement between Central America and the United States, a large South Korean apparel and textile company is building a $50 million thread mill in Costa Rica.

UPDATE: American Apparel Board Votes to Oust Founder

In a stunning move, the board of directors of Los Angeles–based American Apparel Inc. voted June 18 to suspend founder, President and Chief Executive Officer Dov Charney, naming John Luttrell as interim CEO.

American Apparel Board Votes to Oust Founder

The board of directors of Los Angeles–based American Apparel Inc. voted to suspend founder, President and Chief Executive Officer Dov Charney, naming John Luttrell as interim CEO.

New CEO at AAFA

The American Apparel & Footwear Association, the Arlington, Va.–based apparel and footwear association, named Juanita D. Duggan its chief executive officer, replacing Kevin M. Burke, who left AAFA in January after 13 years with the organization.

How Retro-Style Clothing Formed a Multi-Million Company

How Retro-Style Clothing Formed a Multi-Million Company

Inside a sewing factory in South Central Los Angeles, mounds of colorful fabric are piled high as the buzz of sewing machines punctuates the air.

New CEO at AAFA

The American Apparel & Footwear Association, the Washington D.C.–based apparel and footwear association, named Juanita D. Duggan its chief executive officer, replacing Kevin M. Burke, who left the organization in January after 13 years with the organization.

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Customized Denim for the Trade

Customized Denim for the Trade

Denim Lounge Inc. seeks to revolutionize the denim customization process for premium juniors buyers. Taking a two-pronged approach, Denim Lounge Inc. has launched a branded line, Denim Society, in addition to offering a Crafting Bar service.

Staking a Claim for Made-In-America Production in Inglewood, Calif.

Staking a Claim for Made-In-America Production in Inglewood, Calif.

When accessories designer Onna Ehrlich and her husband and business partner, Joel Bell, outgrew their studio space in nearby Culver City, the two looked south to Inglewood, where they recently opened a design studio and factory.

New Men’s Fast-Fashion Line Launches From LA

New Men’s Fast-Fashion Line Launches From LA

From a clothing factory in South Los Angeles, Eugene Kang is putting the finishing touches on his new fast-fashion line for young men who want style but don’t have a lot of cash languishing in their wallets.

Columbia Sportswear Completes Acquisition of Prana Apparel

For Prana, a Southern California company founded in 1993 as a yoga wear and climbing-apparel brand, the third time may prove to be the charm.