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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.

Made-in-USA Capsule Collection Blends Heritage With High-End Details

Made-in-USA Capsule Collection Blends Heritage With High-End Details

Streetwear designer Karl Kani is coming home, so to speak. The Brooklyn native, who has been based in Los Angeles since the 1990s, recently launched an American-made capsule collection for men and women.

Buyout Firm Lion Capital Urges American Apparel Sale

The pressure keeps mounting for American Apparel to put itself on the auction block.

2014 in Review: More Apparel Production Returns to the United States

Everyone talks about making their clothes in the United States, but is it all talk and no action? Apparently not. According to a study by a Chicago management consulting firm

American Apparel Receives Bid to Buy the Company

On Dec. 22, American Apparel's board of directors said that it received a bid to acquire the Los Angeles clothing company for $1.30 to $1.40 a share. As of early morning on Dec. 22, the stock was trading at around $1.15 a share, almost double what it was trading for last week.

L.A. Made, Accessible to All

L.A. Made, Accessible to All

Music has been at the heart of the Mark and Estel brand since it was launched in 2005 by Mark Tango and Estel Day.

American Apparel Managers Write Letter Urging Board to Keep Charney On After Hiring New CEO

American Apparel Managers Write Letter Urging Board to Keep Charney On After Hiring New CEO

After American Apparel’s board announced its decision on Dec. 16 to fire Dov Charney as the clothing company’s president and chief executive, a group of 30 managers and directors wrote a letter saying they wanted the controversial founder to stay on in some capacity

American Apparel Fires Dov Charney, Hires New CEO

After months of deliberating, a special committee appointed by the American Apparel board of directors decided on Dec. 16 to fire company founder Dov Charney as its chief executive and president. He had been working as a paid consultant during the investigation, an arrangement

2014 Newsmakers: Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Minimum Wage Proposal

On July 1, the minimum wage in California increased from $8 per hour to $9 per hour, the first increase in California’s minimum wage since 2008. In 2016, the minimum wage will increase to $10 per hour,

2014 Newsmakers: The Controversy Over ‘Made in USA’ Labeling


2014 Newsmakers: The Controversy Over ‘Made in USA’ Labeling


A class-action lawsuit filed earlier this year has led to a lot of confusion lately about how California apparel companies cutting and sewing their garments locally should label their products.

2014 Newsmakers: Federal Raid in Los Angeles Fashion District Uncovers Drug-Money Laundering Scheme


2014 Newsmakers: Federal Raid in Los Angeles Fashion District Uncovers Drug-Money Laundering Scheme


Federal agents in September raided some 70 LA garment companies and residences in an investigation undercovering a Mexican drug money-laundering scheme that had been going on for years right in the heart of the Los Angeles Fashion District.

2014 Newsmakers: Dov Charney’s Fight With American Apparel

2014 Newsmakers: Dov Charney’s Fight With American Apparel

For American Apparel founder Dov Charney, it’s been a harrowing year.

American-Made Denim For Nearly 30 Years

American-Made Denim For Nearly 30 Years

After 28 years in business, Diamond Gusset jeans owner and co-founder David Hall says there is more happening with the Bon Aqua, Tenn.–based company than ever before.

Aussie Brand Makes Comeback With L.A. Knowhow

Aussie Brand Makes Comeback With L.A. Knowhow

Ksubi is preparing for an LA comeback.

California Apparel Makers Concerned About ‘Made in USA’ Label

A recent federal judge’s ruling is making California apparel makers think twice about how they label their garments in the future.

U.S. Labor Department Finds Southern California Garment Workers Owed Millions in Back Wages and Overtime

A U.S. Department of Labor survey of 221 investigations in the last year found that more than 1,500 Southern California garment workers are owned more than $3 million in unpaid wages.