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BedHead Recalls Children’s Pajamas

By Deborah Belgum | April 17, 2014

BedHead Pajamas Inc. of Los Angeles has recalled 800 pairs of children’s pajamas because they fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear.

Ortiz Industry: Performance Gets Professional

Ortiz Industry: Performance Gets Professional

Ortiz Industry has the sophisticated look of a contemporary men’s and women’s line but is engineered to perform.

New CEO at Not Your Daughter’s Jeans

On Jan. 7, Robert C. Skinner Jr. was appointed the new CEO of Not Your Daughter’s Jeans, a blue-jeans company now called NYDJ and based in Vernon, Calif.

FactoryLA Incubator Closes Its Doors

After running an indie operation that championed the cause of locally designed and produced clothing and accessories, FactoryLA has closed the doors to its store and fashion incubator, located in the heart of the LA Fashion District.

The United States Is Manufacturing More Apparel Than in Recent Years

Apparel production in the United States saw an 8.5 percent jump in 2012 over 2011 as American shoppers focused more on buying domestically made clothing.

Industry Voices: 10 Immigration Tips for California Employers in the Fashion Industry

It’s no secret that the fashion industry is a labor-intensive business in California that is fueled by the availability of foreign workers in various sectors of the industry.

Cross Colours Bringing the Brand Back

Cross Colours Bringing the Brand Back

Carl Jones will officially relaunch Cross Colours at the Jan. 7–8 run of the Agenda trade show in Long Beach, Calif.

2013 Year in Review: In Memoriam

Mel Matsui, denim expert and founder, Simply Blue, Christopher Blue, Indigo Hand and Pulp

New California Laws Will Affect the Workplace in 2014

Ringing in the new year means ringing in a raft of new employment laws that take effect on Jan. 1.

Carlos Arias Joins Walter Wilhelm Associates

Most people know Carlos Arias as the blue-jeans guy. For several years, he was president of Guatemala-based American Denimatrix, the largest blue-jeans manufacturer in Central America.

Carlos Alberini Named New CEO at Lucky Brand Jeans

Just days after Fifth & Pacific Companies announced it was selling Lucky Brand Jeans to a Los Angeles private-investment firm, Carlos Alberini has been tapped to be the new chief executive.

LA’s Alameda Square Adds E-commerce Site GoJane

Alameda Square—the business complex in downtown Los Angeles that houses American Apparel, Splendid and Ella Moss, Groceries Apparel, and HauteLook’s photo studio—has added another fashion tenant: Los Angeles–based e-tailer GoJane.

Economic Indicators for 2013 Show Signs of Recovery and Continued Struggle

Economic Indicators for 2013 Show Signs of Recovery and Continued Struggle

The editors of California Apparel News look at the top indicators for the past year to distill the industry’s recovery by the numbers.

2013 RETROSPECTIVE Employment: Apparel and Textile Jobs Decline in 2013

2013 RETROSPECTIVE Employment: Apparel and Textile Jobs Decline in 2013

California may be the apparel manufacturing center of the country, but the region continued to shed apparel manufacturing and textile jobs in 2013.

Not Your Daughter’s Jeans Fetches Top Price

Los Angeles blue-jeans company Not Your Daughter’s Jeans has been sold to a group of New York investors in a multi-million-dollar deal that closes in early January.

AAFA's Kevin Burke Stepping Down as President and CEO

The American Apparel & Footwear Association, the giant trade group in Arlington, Va., that represents apparel and footwear companies as well as retailers, announced on Monday that its president and chief executive, Kevin Burke, will be resigning on Jan. 21 to take a new job.