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American Apparel Managers Write Letter Urging Board to Keep Charney On After Hiring New CEO

By Deborah Belgum | December 17, 2014

After American Apparel’s board announced its decision on Dec. 16 to fire Dov Charney as the clothing company’s president and chief executive, a group of 30 managers and directors wrote a letter saying they wanted the controversial founder to stay on in some capacity

More Services Jump In to Bring Apparel Production Back to Los Angeles

More Services Jump In to Bring Apparel Production Back to Los Angeles

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.

VF Collaboration Pledges $10 Million to Building and Safety Upgrades in Bangladesh

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.

Denim Trends: How Unskinny Can Denim Get?

Trend forecasters say there is a shake-up occurring in the denim world as we know it.

Luxury From Fit to Fabric to Finished Details

Luxury From Fit to Fabric to Finished Details

A photo shoot brought swimwear designer Leah Shlaer and swimwear model Alyssa Smith together, and the two discovered a shared background in dance and a passion for luxury swimwear.

Columbia Signs Licensing Deal With Dallas Cowboys

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.

New Direction for Barbara Lesser as Company Revamps

Designer Barbara Lesser, who for more than 20 years ran the Barbara Lesser and Fibers by Barbara Lesser labels with her husband, Mark Lesser, is restructuring the company to a smaller model.

Remembering Lip Service and Kill City Founder

Remembering Lip Service and Kill City Founder

Bernstein, who died on Aug. 18, was the founder of the Lip Service collection of punk rock, Goth and fetish apparel; Kill City, the edgy contemporary men’s and women’s line; goth line Widow and graphics-driven 24 Hours.

Avery Dennison RBIS Joins Forces with Chinese Knitwear Manufacturer

Avery Dennison RBIS—which specializes in apparel-industry branding, labeling, packaging, embellishments and RFID solutions—and Ningbo Shenzhou Knitting Co., a vertically integrated knitwear manufacturer in China, announced a joint venture to facilitate heat-transfer innovations.

Lip Service, Kill City Founder Drew Bernstein, 1963-2014

Lip Service, Kill City Founder Drew Bernstein, 1963-2014

Drew Bernstein, the founder of the Lip Service and Kill City brands, died on Aug. 18 in Los Angeles. He was 51 years old.

Big Star: European Heritage, Los Angeles Design and Environmental Philosophy

Big Star: European Heritage, Los Angeles Design and Environmental Philosophy

Established in 1974 in Europe, Big Star denim has been Los Angeles–based since Koos Manufacturing picked up the line in 2003, first as a licensed brand but now as one of Koos’ company-owned trademarks, which also include AG Adriano Goldschmied.

Fashionable Fitness Gear for the Active Minimalist

Fashionable Fitness Gear for the Active Minimalist

A fan of minimalist home design and fashion, designer Kaili Lickle was turned off by standard offerings of highlighter-hued tank tops and complicated leggings she saw when shopping for activewear clothes.

FIDM Students Get Advice, Inspiration from Some of Denim’s Best

FIDM Students Get Advice, Inspiration from Some of Denim’s Best

Denim pioneer François Girbaud is credited with a lot of firsts in the industry—from stonewash finishing and industrial washing to stretch denim and new silhouettes such as the baggy jean, the pedal pusher and engineered fit.

North Face Sets 100 Percent Certified Down Goal

By 2017, The North Face plans to have all its down 100 percent certified and responsibly sourced using the Responsible Down Standard, a third-party standard.

Barneys New York Opens at the Americana at Brand

Barneys New York is alive and well at The Americana at Brand shopping center in Glendale, Calif.

American Apparel Announces New Board Member and Quarterly Results

In preliminary results for its second quarter, American Apparel reported it reduced its net loss over last year even though revenues were relatively flat.