MANUFACTURING

Italian Denim House Candiani Opening R&D Center in Los Angeles

By Alison A. Nieder | November 5, 2015

Early next year, downtown Los Angeles will have a new center for denim research and development when Italian denim mill Candiani Denim opens a new showroom and office space.

Retailers, Brands Brave Snow to Scout Denim Trends at Kingpins

Retailers, Brands Brave Snow to Scout Denim Trends at Kingpins

Despite inclement weather, the boutique denim trade show was held at The Tunnel in New York’s Chelsea district.

New Exec at Levi's

Craig Nomura is moving from Williams-Sonoma Inc. to Levi Strauss & Co. as the new executive vice president and head of global retail.

2013 Year in Review: In Memoriam

Mel Matsui, denim expert and founder, Simply Blue, Christopher Blue, Indigo Hand and Pulp

Carlos Alberini Named New CEO at Lucky Brand Jeans

Just days after Fifth & Pacific Companies announced it was selling Lucky Brand Jeans to a Los Angeles private-investment firm, Carlos Alberini has been tapped to be the new chief executive.

Not Your Daughter’s Jeans Fetches Top Price

Los Angeles blue-jeans company Not Your Daughter’s Jeans has been sold to a group of New York investors in a multi-million-dollar deal that closes in early January.

True Religion’s New Owners Lay Off Scores of Employees

Seven months after being bought by a private-equity firm, True Religion has laid off at least 70 people—many of them department heads and production people.

2013 Newsmaker: European Union Denim Tariff

2013 Newsmaker: European Union Denim Tariff

At a time when the Obama administration has been trying to boost U.S. exports overseas, Europe this spring put a crimp in the president’s initiative.

Law Firm Gets UK to Strike Down Steep Tariff on Hudson Jeans

Law firm Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg has won a ruling in the United Kingdom that exempts Los Angeles–based Hudson Clothing from paying a steep 38 percent tariff on its women’s premium denim jeans made in the United States.

Halladay: Denim Built for Comfort

Halladay: Denim Built for Comfort

The owners of newly established women’s contemporary line Halladay, Greg Duzian and Azi Tchatalbachian, have worked in the fashion industry for more than 25 years. The two have covered everything from design to product development, sales and marketing, production, and sourcing.

Former Levi’s Exec Joins True Religion

Vernon, Calif.–based True Religion Apparel Inc. named Mary Alderete chief marketing officer, overseeing the brand’s marketing strategy for retail, wholesale, international and e-commerce.

Jacob Davis: Denim From Street to Stage

Jacob Davis: Denim From Street to Stage

Their double lives give them added insight into menswear market research.

True Religion Adds to Management Team

The new owners of True Religion, taken private nearly three months ago, have added two top management team members to the premium-denim company, based in Vernon, Calif.

True Religion Adds to Management Team

The new owners of True Religion, taken private nearly three months ago, have added two top management team members to the premium-denim company based in Vernon, Calif.

Tortoise Jeans: Getting More Wash Using Less Water

Tortoise Jeans: Getting More Wash Using Less Water

Tortoise uses an ozone process to alter the jean’s color

Kennedy Denim Co.: Premium Denim, Populist Price

Kennedy Denim Co.: Premium Denim, Populist Price

President John F. Kennedy inspired the denim line