MADE IN AMERICA
By Alison A. Nieder | February 12, 2015
Los Angeles–based STC-QST supplies products that provide the foundation of a garment, such as interlining, pocketing, shoulder pads and zippers. When STC-QST Chief Executive Officer Brian Weitman quietly launched a sourcing division 15 years ago, he began providing support for growing apparel makers and brands.
In December, the San Francisco–based company said it plans to open its first outlet store, which will be at the Outlets at Tejon in Tejon, Calif. The discount mall is a convenient stopping-off point for long-distance travelers driving north from Los Angeles through the San Joaquin Valley on Interstate 5.
Walk into the three-room Hollywood studio that serves as the MarcoMarco headquarters and you’re likely to find the five design assistants frantically stitching the final details to a costume that must be delivered immediately.
Kohl Crecelius, founder of Costa Mesa, Calif.–based Krochet Kids International, wants to steer consumers away from asking “who are you wearing” and instead have them consciously consider who made what they are wearing.
A Canadian shareholder who owns a minority stake in American Apparel stock is calling for the last two senior members on the clothing company’s board to resign.
Isko, the Turkish denim maker, scouts the globe year-round for denim and fabric trends to help it invent and improve on 300 different new fabric offerings per year.
After 28 years in business, Diamond Gusset jeans owner and co-founder David Hall says there is more happening with the Bon Aqua, Tenn.–based company than ever before.
As part of its overall five-year plan to outsource global services, Levi Strauss & Co. recently announced it would lay off 500 people from its offices around the world.
Los Angeles–based American Apparel, the largest apparel factory in the United States, continued to battle financial woes with its third-quarter net sales dipping 5 percent.
The Federal Trade Commission has fined two lingerie makers $1.5 million for their statements that their caffeine-infused shapewear would solve a multitude of weight and fat problems.
Levi Strauss & Co.’s new brand, Levi’s California introduced a collection designed by Nic Rendic, Levi’s global design director.
Ksubi is preparing for an LA comeback.
A recent federal judge’s ruling is making California apparel makers think twice about how they label their garments in the future.
U.S. Labor Department Finds Southern California Garment Workers Owed Millions in Back Wages and Overtime
A U.S. Department of Labor survey of 221 investigations in the last year found that more than 1,500 Southern California garment workers are owned more than $3 million in unpaid wages.
For nearly 23 years, the Shalom brothers have operated Basic Line Corp., a popular embroidery and embellishment company, out of a huge industrial building they own in Vernon, Calif.
Tucked into one of the many nondescript office parks in Irvine, Calif., is apparel manufacturer Z Supply Inc. Just a little over a year old, Z Supply is growing into a mini-powerhouse producing contemporary womenswear that is sold in 1,800 stores from coast to coast.