Alison A. Nieder

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CottonlinksCA: Luxury Blanks Produced Close-to-Home

Manufacturing

Robby Khalek has been producing apparel—domestically and overseas—for well-known brands for nearly 20 years. Recently, he saw a void in the market for a well-made blank T-shirt and launched CottonlinksCA.

Invista’s Cordura Introduces Ultra-Strong Nylon-6.6 Staple Fiber

Textiles

Invista, the Wichita, Kan.–based maker of Lycra and Cordura fibers, has introduced a new high-strength Cordura, made with the company’s T420HT fiber technology.

A&E Launches Reflective Thread

Textiles

American & Efird, the Mount Holly, N.C.–based industrial sewing thread maker, has introduced Anefil Reflector reflective thread.

Lenzing Launched Tencel Brand Shop at ShopStyle

Textiles

Lenzing, the Austrian company that makes Tencel fibers, has partnered with fashion search engine ShopStyle to open The Tencel Denim Shop.

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Change Is Good for Las Vegas Trade Shows

Change Is Good

Attendees returning to the Las Vegas apparel and textile trade shows found the landscape changed again.

Apparel Manufacturers, Textile Makers Take on Administration’s Hot-Button Issues

Import/Export

Julie Hughes, president of the U.S. Fashion Industry Association, and Augustine Tantillo, president and chief executive officer of the National Council of Textile Organizations, discussed their group members’ view on everything from a proposed border tax on goods coming from Mexico to the fate of the Trans-Pacific Partnership at a recent live webcast.

Fashion Bookstore in the CMC Hosts Biannual Sale

Retail

The Fashion Bookstore<, located in the lobby of the California Market Center, will host its biannual sale Feb. 27–March 1 during the Los Angeles International Textile Show.

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Verdad Fall/Winter 2017 on the Runway in New York

Verdad

Last season, Los Angeles designer Louis Verdad showed his new Verdad label in an installation setting during New York Fashion Week. For his Fall/Winter 2017 collection, the designer returned to the runway, showing on Feb. 12 at Pier 59 Studios in Chelsea.

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Z Supply's First Icons of Culture Collections Includes Ocean Pacific and Gotcha

Icons of Culture

For the launch of Z Supply’s new Icons of Culture brand, Greg Garrett went back to his roots.

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You Can’t Spell Apparel Without an App

Google recently announced new fashion/tech partnership with Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M that really focuses on the “app” in apparel.

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