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INDUSTRY ISSUES

Classic Elements Lead Trends to Support Sustainable Manufacturing

By Dorothy Crouch, Contributing Writer | March 7, 2024

California Apparel News asked leaders in fiber, yarn and fabrics: What trend in textiles do you feel will define this year as consumers seek change in many areas of their lives, including fashion and apparel?

LiCi Fit Uplifts Women With Colorful, Comfortable Activewear

LiCi Fit Uplifts Women With Colorful, Comfortable Activewear

After searching for gym apparel that would satisfy the vibrant, fun and fit needs of Liz Holtz and Cinée Goudaillier, the pair’s frustration plateaued and they decided to create their own solution—LiCi Fit.

Ruben Rojas Falls in Love With Sharing an Important Message on T-shirts

Ruben Rojas Falls in Love With Sharing an Important Message on T-shirts

With a message of choosing love over fear, Ruben Rojas is cultivating his art-inspired label to grow from its Los Angeles T-shirt roots into a global brand that makes an impact.

5Loc Promotes Cotton Transparency, Traceability 'From Field to Fabric'

5Loc Promotes Cotton Transparency, Traceability 'From Field to Fabric'

Responsible cotton has been Brent Crossland’s passion throughout the industry expert’s nearly 40-year career. After working with a number of companies including Wrangler and Bayer CropScience—where he created the e3 sustainable cotton program that affords guidelines to farmers—Crossland recently founded 5Loc Cotton.

AII Announces California-based Sustainability Program

AII Announces California-based Sustainability Program

Following its work to promote scalable environmental solutions in apparel sectors within countries including China, Vietnam and India, the Apparel Impact Institute announced the launch of its research to introduce its Clean by Design program, which works with clothing manufacturers to increase efficiency and renewables, into Los Angeles.

IDEO Selects Detria Williamson as Chief Marketing Officer

IDEO Selects Detria Williamson as Chief Marketing Officer

IDEO has selected Detria Williamson, who joined the leadership team in spring 2021, as its chief marketing officer.

Fashion-Forward Golf Apparel Continues to Become the Standard

Fashion-Forward Golf Apparel Continues to Become the Standard

Within the past year, the sport of golf has seen an extraordinarily high increase in players hitting the links to enjoy the activity as a fun outdoor hobby. Brands are updating traditional golf apparel to feature fashionable and playful takes on classic styles, while maintaining the comfort and function players expect.

Canopy Adds 29 Brands to Its Pack4Good Initiative to Save Forests

Canopy Adds 29 Brands to Its Pack4Good Initiative to Save Forests

With 29 new brands joining Pack4Good, the goal of saving the world’s ancient and endangered forests took another step in the right direction. Pack4Good, an initiative by the environmental nonprofit organization Canopy, is focused on eliminating controversial forest fibers from packaging such as take-out containers, shoeboxes and various other paper goods.

Cycora by Ambercycle Hopes to End Waste Through Textile Recycling

Cycora by Ambercycle Hopes to End Waste Through Textile Recycling

The Los Angeles-based brand Ambercycle is giving customers a new look into the lifecycle of their clothing.

Artistic Milliners and Retraced Partner to Ensure Traceability for Milliner Cotton

Artistic Milliners and Retraced Partner to Ensure Traceability for Milliner Cotton

Denim and garment manufacturer Artistic Milliners and blockchain-based supply-chain management-solutions provider Retraced have announced a partnership that will afford greater cotton traceability.

FABSCRAP Partners With URBN and Nordstrom, Eyes West Coast Expansion

FABSCRAP Partners With URBN and Nordstrom, Eyes West Coast Expansion

Promoting its mission to combat fabric waste, the textile recycling and reuse nonprofit FABSCRAP announced that it has secured partnerships with Philadelphia’s URBN and Seattle-headquartered Nordstrom, which includes major investments by the retailers.

NYDJ Debuts Shaping and Lifting Technology With ThighShaper Jean

NYDJ Debuts Shaping and Lifting Technology With ThighShaper Jean

NYDJ has released its new ThighShaper technology to great response. A high-stretch compression panel helps slim and shape women’s thighs, running along the seam of the jean to compress evenly.

Paul Van Doren, 90, Vans Founder

Paul Van Doren, 90, Vans Founder

Paul Van Doren, co-founder of Vans, one of the world’s most recognized California and skate-lifestyle brands, passed away on May 6 at home, surrounded by family.

O’Neill and Hyosung Take Eco-Friendly Approach with Blue Sustainable Collection

O’Neill and Hyosung Take Eco-Friendly Approach with Blue Sustainable Collection

With an eco-conscious approach, O’Neill has created the Blue sustainable collection, a women’s swimwear line with Hyosung’s Mipan regen nylon.

Nikki Reed Designs New Collection for Eco-Luxury Sneaker Brand Loci

Nikki Reed Designs New Collection for Eco-Luxury Sneaker Brand Loci

Nikki Reed recently partnered with eco-luxury sneaker brand Loci to create a capsule of classic styles using recycled ocean plastics.

Trina Turk Docks Its Swim Line at Lunada Bay

Trina Turk Docks Its Swim Line at Lunada Bay

As the swim season draws near, Trina Turk looks forward to new beginnings this summer while consumers seek the brand’s stylish options to enjoy sunny days.