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Denim Defines the Clothing Trends for Back-to-School Apparel

By Deborah Belgum | August 17, 2017

Consumer spending on clothes and other items should definitely be in positive territory this fall as shoppers are feeling more confident about their economic condition and rising housing prices make people feel wealthier.

Billiam Jeans: Building High-End Denim One Jean at a Time

On a recent weekday afternoon, denim loyalists trickle into a small store in a nondescript strip shopping center in Greenville, S.C. They’ve come to be measured and fitted for custom-made jeans or they are anxiously waiting to pick up their finished product.

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.

Edgemine Goes Premium with Evidnt Los Angeles

Edgemine Goes Premium with Evidnt Los Angeles

After more than 20 years in fashion, the Edgemine company launched its first denim line intended for a women’s premium-denim market.

Candiani, Albiate 1830 and Matias Showcase Italian Denim Innovation in L.A.

Candiani, Albiate 1830 and Matias Showcase Italian Denim Innovation in L.A.

Albiate 1830, the denim division of Bergamo, Italy–based Italian mill Gruppo Albini, and Italian denim mill Candiani joined forces to create FineFusions, a collection that showcases “top Italian heritage, cutting-edge thinking and a virtuous spirit.”

True Religion Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

True Religion, once a high-flying premium denim brand so popular its blue jeans were constantly being knocked off by counterfeiters, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on July 5 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware.

Cone’s S Gene Tech Turns 10

Greensboro, N.C.–based denim mill Cone Denim is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its S Gene dual-core technology.

A New NAFTA Is Having a Ripple Effect in Los Angeles

With changes in the North American Free Trade Agreement in the wind, Los Angeles blue-jeans factories have been fielding more inquiries from denim labels thinking about switching production from Mexico to California.

Premium Denim Line Works With Skingraft Brand to Knock Homeless Crisis

Premium Denim Line Works With Skingraft Brand to Knock Homeless Crisis

Los Angeles County’s homeless crisis has skyrocketed in the past year, with 57,794 individuals counted as homeless by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. It’s an almost 23 percent increase over 2016.

Reformation’s Fight Against Toxic Denim

Reformation’s Fight Against Toxic Denim

Los Angeles’ Reformation label is one of a handful of companies that has lifted eco-fashion from a cottage industry to a larger scale.

Twin Dragon Introduces New Eco Initiatives for Denim

Gardena, Calif.–based Twin Dragon Marketing Inc. has introduced several new environmental initiatives for 2017 for the company’s denim facilities in Mexico and Asia.

Cone Highlights New Developments and S/S 2018 Denim Trends at Los Angeles Event

Cone Highlights New Developments and S/S 2018 Denim Trends at Los Angeles Event

Greensboro, N.C.–based Cone Denim—the heritage denim mill with operations in the U.S., Mexico and China—recently hosted an event in Los Angeles to highlight new developments and preview trends for Spring/Summer 201

Hudson Jeans Names New President

Starting April 10, Matthew Fior will take over as the new president of Hudson Jeans, based in Los Angeles.

Cohen & Sons Balances Vintage and New Moto Styles

Cohen & Sons Balances Vintage and New Moto Styles

Motorcycle fashions are perennially in style, from the classic looks of Steve McQueen and biker gangs such as the Hells Angels to the folks who race motorcycles.

New Owners Lay Off More People at 7 For All Mankind, Splendid and Ella Moss

Eight months ago, Israeli-based Delta Galil acquired three Los Angeles premium brands from VF Corp. and then laid off 105 people.

Coco Cooper: Taking a New Look at Size and Fit in Premium Denim

Coco Cooper: Taking a New Look at Size and Fit in Premium Denim

Jillian Nelson’s career as a model and fit model—in Hong Kong, at the Columbus, Ohio–headquartered Limited Inc., and in New York—has made her a fit expert.

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