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Concept Combines Retail, Restaurant and Made-in-America Manufacturing

By Alison A. Nieder | January 7, 2016

Shore is a mixed-use restaurant and retail compound, where both businesses share an interest in sustainability and the active lifestyle.

Turkish Manufacturer GCK Heads to Orange County to Launch New Basics Line

Turkish Manufacturer GCK Heads to Orange County to Launch New Basics Line

From an office park by John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif., a Turkish company hopes to make a splash in the American market.

Carbon38 Pops Up on Robertson

Carbon38 Pops Up on Robertson

Temporary store showcases diverse mix of brands including Carbon38’s own Made–in–Los Angeles collections and designer collaborations.

Revice: Fast Premium Denim Direct to Consumer

Revice: Fast Premium Denim Direct to Consumer

Founded earlier this year, Revice is aiming to be the go-to brand for premium denim for women and men, utilizing a fast-fashion format of manufacturing to offer limited quantities of each vintage-inspired style.

Year of Ours:  Athleisure as the New American Sportswear

Year of Ours: Athleisure as the New American Sportswear

Los Angeles–based Year of Ours wants to put its mark on women’s sportswear with an in-house production facility and made-in-America craftsmanship.

U.S. Dyehouse Start-Up Sets Sights on Technical Textile Market

Saco River Dyehouse, a startup company formed in Biddeford, Maine, four years ago to dye yarn skeins for the home knitting industry, has moved into a new facility and has invested heavily in new equipment as it broadens into assorted technical textiles markets.

Thursday Finest: Tapping Into 3D for Made-in-America Fashions

A Brooklyn, N.Y.–based husband-and-wife team is seeking to disrupt the traditional business model for textile and apparel manufacturing with a startup company that produces neckties, socks and scarves on a custom-order basis using the latest 3-D knitting technology.

American Rootswear: Tapping Into the Made-in-America Movement

Although Ben Waxman grew up in a family involved in New England’s woolen fabric business, he never figured on making a living in textiles. But after a career in politics and working with labor unions, that is exactly what he is doing in his hometown of Portland, Maine.

St John Knits: Searching for the Magic Formula

St John Knits: Searching for the Magic Formula

St. John, the venerable Southern California luxury label that is a staple in many well-heeled shoppers’ closets, has been on an odyssey in recent years.

Building a Domestic Shoe Business From the Insole Out

Building a Domestic Shoe Business From the Insole Out

"It takes 36 pairs of hands to make one shoe,” says designer Calleen Cordero, who makes shoes and accessories by hand in her North Hollywood, Calif., factory.

Darner: L.A. Company Seeks to Build a Better Sock From Scratch

Darner: L.A. Company Seeks to Build a Better Sock From Scratch

Los Angeles is known as a denim and T-shirts town, but when a handful of well-connected manufacturers were asked about producing socks in Los Angeles, most said that they knew little and/or had not heard much about the manufacturing of socks in their hometown, which is one of the bigger manufacturing centers in the United States.

Stitches Technology Begins Training Sewing Technicians

On Dec. 1, the second group of students is scheduled to begin a six-month training program in technical sewing at Stitches Technology, the nonprofit run by Clotee McAfee.

Broken Homme Aims To Crack Tough Made-in-L.A. Niche: Footwear

Broken Homme Aims To Crack Tough Made-in-L.A. Niche: Footwear

Southern California is a center for the design of casual footwear—think slip-ons and flip-flops—but Broken Homme, an emerging label headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., is waiting to see if the region is ready for manufacturing for a more complex footwear: work boots with a fashion edge.

Eve Denim: Inspired by Vintage, Made in L.A.

Eve Denim: Inspired by Vintage, Made in L.A.

Native New Yorker Adelaide Bourbon moved to Los Angeles in 2008 and had the good fortune to meet and work for Joie co-founder Serge Azria just as he was launching his Equipment label.

Clade Introduces Rock Looks for Women

Clade Introduces Rock Looks for Women

Maya Reynolds, downtown Los Angeles designer for CLADEman, used her line, worn by male rock stars such as Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Perry Farrell and Chris Martin from Coldplay, as an inspiration for her new line, CLADEwoman

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