By Deborah Belgum | July 17, 2014
Los Angeles blue-jeans makers may be headed to court over one little thing: the “Made in USA” label sewn inside their garments. Several Los Angeles denim makers have been hit with class-action lawsuits and legal letters challenging the accuracy of their labels because most of their raw materials are imported from Europe or Asia even though the jeans are sewn in California.
Tortoise uses an ozone process to alter the jean’s color
President John F. Kennedy inspired the denim line
The merging of two Los Angeles–based premium-denim companies is a done deal. Joe’s Jeans announced Oct. 2 that it had completed the $97.6 million acquisition of Hudson Clothing.
Opening a boutique at the Glendale Galleria
Big Denim Brands Turn Out for Isko Workshop
San Francisco–based Levi Strauss & Co. recently made several changes to the executive ranks of its Levi’s brand division.
Cotton Incorporated, The Denim Bank, Grace in LA, Invista, iSKO, Laken Kyra, People vs. West, Shol Textiles, Trim Networks Inc.
To keep up with demand for American-made selvage denim, Cone Denim is increasing capacity of selvage denim by 25 percent by installing several vintage selvage looms at its historic White Oak mill in Greenboro, N.C.
After a three-year hiatus, the Post’age denim label is being resurrected, banking on the “Made in USA” element to take it to the top.
Thomas Hill’s and Jackson Chandler’s goals
Shade 55 is the name of the deepest indigo color, said designer Paul Hagopian.
Aug. 1 was the official opening day for Levi Strauss & Co.’s new 7,000-square-foot store at 815 Market St. in San Francisco.
At a July 29 special meeting, True Religion shareholders approved the company’s acquisition by TowerBrook Capital Partners at $32 a share, or $824 million.
San Francisco–based Levi Strauss & Co. added a trio of regional presidents for the Americas, Europe and Asia as part of the company’s effort to “leverage the strength of its global brands.”
Joe’s Jeans Inc. signed a deal to acquire Hudson Clothing Holdings Inc. for $97.6 million.