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For Better, Not Worse: Apparel With a Purpose

By Sarah Wolfson | May 19, 2016

With every For Better, Not Worse (FBNW) shirt sold, a bag of groceries goes to a child in need.

California Market Center Makes Big Push to Add More Exhibition Space

The California Market Center—the biggest apparel showroom complex in the Los Angeles Fashion District—is undergoing a metamorphosis by adding more mammoth exhibition space and consolidating showrooms onto fewer floors.

Third-Quarter Revenues Slip for American Apparel

Third-Quarter Revenues Slip for American Apparel

Just days after American Apparel was cleared to exit bankruptcy, the troubled Los Angeles clothing maker filed its third-quarter earnings results showing the company is bleeding money.

Paul Frank Returning to the Company He Founded

Paul Frank Sunich, the man who invented Julius the Monkey and founded Paul Frank Industries—only to be forced out from his namesake venture—is back with the label.

Letter to the Editor: Charney Responds to the Bankruptcy Court Decision

Dov Charney Responds to the Bankruptcy Court Decision

Quiksilver Announces Bankruptcy Exit

Surf giant Quiksilver Inc. plans to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy by Feb. 8, it was announced on Jan. 28. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware confirmed the Huntington Beach, Calif.–headquartered company’s plans for reorganization. The bankruptcy was declared in September 2015.

Dov Charney Loses in American Apparel Takeover Bid

Dov Charney Loses in American Apparel Takeover Bid

A U.S. bankruptcy judge rejects Dov Charney's bid to take over American Apparel.

American Apparel and Charney Testify in Bankruptcy Court

American Apparel founder Dov Charney, current Chief Executive Office Paula Schneider and others vying for a stake in the future of the Los Angeles–based apparel manufacturer and retailer recently appeared before U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Brendan Shannon in Wilmington, Del.

Crew Knitwear Hires Former Kellwood Exec as CEO

Los Angeles–based Crew Knitwear, maker of the Bobeau and H.I.P. brands, has hired Tricia Franklin as chief executive officer.

Showroom Profile: The NTWRK Agency

The NTWRK Agency is on the move. In December, the showroom started a massive remodel of its space in the “B” wing of the California Market Center. It also embarked on an expansion. A wall of the adjacent showroom, B-405, was knocked down and The NTWRK added additional real estate.

AAFA Names Helfenbein as New President and CEO

The American Apparel & Footwear Association, the trade group in Washington, D.C., comprising 530 apparel and footwear members representing 1,000 brands, has selected apparel and footwear veteran Rick Helfenbein to become the new president and chief executive of the organization.

Showroom Profile: Now Showroom LA

Couture, contemporary and ready-to-wear styles from designers around the world fill the new Now Showroom LA, opened recently by Natasha Greizen, a Los Angeles jewelry designer and entrepreneur.

Showroom Profile: Mystree

On Jan. 1, Jerry and Judy Wexler moved into their new showroom on the sixth floor of The New Mart. At 1,200 square feet, the new space is more than 400 square feet larger than their previous location on the second floor of the California Market Center.

Showroom Profile: Succarra

The Succarra showroom is in New York, Dallas and Atlanta, but until six months ago it did not have a home in Los Angeles. That changed with the opening of the newest Succarra location at the Cooper Design Space.

New Lines: Los Angeles Fashion Market Summer 2016

New Lines: Los Angeles Fashion Market Summer 2016

T-Shirts: Life Clothing Co.

T-Shirts: Life Clothing Co.

After a gig selling lingerie, Bobby Banafsheian shifted fashion gears. He started T-shirt and basics line Life Clothing Co. Since its 2009 debut, some of his styles have sold at Urban Outfitters, Topshop, Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s.