New California Laws Change Workplace Rules

By Deborah Belgum | December 28, 2017

Starting off the New Year means getting to know the new laws recently passed by the state Legislature. Most of them go into effect on Jan. 1.

Fair Trade Fashion Event Raises $31,000 for Anti-Trafficking Organization

Fair Trade Fashion Event Raises $31,000 for Anti-Trafficking Organization

The Fair Trade Fashion Show, held July 29 at CTRL Collective in downtown Los Angeles, raised $31,000 for Free the Slaves, an international nonprofit organization that helps anti-trafficking efforts in Haiti, Ghana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Nepal and India.

CFA Breaks Down Intellectual Property Landscape

The California Fashion Association broke down an ever-widening field of intellectual-property issues for a group of apparel manufacturers and retailers at a recent strategy session featuring several legal and insurance experts.

Japan’s Edwin Denim brand to Unveil Adriano Goldschmied Line for US

Japan’s Edwin Denim brand to Unveil Adriano Goldschmied Line for US

In its 70th anniversary year, Japanese denim powerhouse Edwin Co. Ltd. opened a U.S. creative studio and is bringing in jeans legend Adriano Goldschmied to design a collection for the U.S. market.

Patrick DiLascia Launches Patrick Brand

Patrick DiLascia Launches Patrick Brand

A new bricks-and-mortar store is the center of Patrick DiLascia’s new fashion venture.

Callaway Hopes for Hole-in-1 With TravisMathew

Callaway Golf Co. recently announced that it had acquired Huntington Beach, Calif.–headquartered apparel brand TravisMathew, LLC for $125.5 million in an all-cash transaction.

Selectiv: Post-Corporate Business Casual

Selectiv: Post-Corporate Business Casual

After spending years working in corporate environments, specifically digital departments for entertainment companies, Daniel Sakai and Calvin Lim came to a conclusion: Men’s office clothes had become a dull uniform, even in the era of business casual.

Wvs Brgde: Minimalistic Action Sports Aesthetic

Pastels and neon colors might as well be white noise to Brian Boles.

New BCBG Owners Outline Their Plans for Moving the Brands Forward

When Michael DeVirgilio and Cory Baker were figuring out whether they wanted to acquire the BCBGMaxAzria label and its sister brands, they quizzed retailers about whether they were still willing to carry the decades-old brands in their stores. They were happy to find that the labels weren’t on life support yet.

Prana Chief Executive Leaving in Mid-August

After being with the company for nearly nine years, Scott Kerslake is leaving Prana as its chief executive to take another job.

Klarety: A Clear Vision for Womenswear

Klarety: A Clear Vision for Womenswear

Shortly after graduating from the University of Southern California, Tina Lo used her degree in economics and communications to immerse herself in the corporate world as a commercial insurance underwriter.

Cotton Prices Holding Stable as China Continues to Sell Off Its Reserves

Cotton prices should remain on a level playing field and even decline a bit next year as farmers around the world plant more acreage.

Reyn Spooner’s New Direction, New Leadership

Heritage aloha brand Reyn Spooner has been traveling a steady course for decades, but its new creative and executive team plans to steer it toward bigger things.

New Owners Take Over BCBGMaxAzria and Other Labels

On Aug. 1, Marquee Brands announced it had acquired the entire portfolio of brands once owned by the BCBG Max Azria Group, the Los Angeles fashion house that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Feb. 28.

Bankruptcy Court Judge Denies Lubov Azria’s Latest Move to Receive $7 Million in Compensation

In the latest saga in the bankruptcy case of BCBG Max Azria Group, a federal judge has denied Lubov Azria’s attempt to receive nearly $7 million in lost wages and a payout known as a golden parachute.

Trade Protectionism and E-Commerce Are Top Concerns for Chief U.S. Fashion Industry Executives

With a new president in the White House, U.S. fashion manufacturers and retailers said their biggest concerns this year are about new trade barriers going up that would restrict apparel imports.