Deborah Belgum

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Onda de Mar Hits the Runway at Colombiamoda

Fashion

Colombian swimwear maker Onda de Mar shows its latest collection on the runway at Colombiamoda.

UPDATE: L.A.’s Topson Downs Acquires Majority of Rachel Roy Label

Manufacturing

Topson Downs, a Los Angeles manufacturer established in 1971, announced on July 18 it had acquired a majority interest in the Rachel Roy brand from The Jones Group. No purchase price was listed.

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FIDM Students to Design Windows at Saks

Retail

FIDM students to enter content to design the display windows at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills.

L.A.’s Topson Downs Acquires Majority of Rachel Roy Label

M&A

Topson Downs, a Los Angeles manufacturer established in 1971, announced on July 18 it had acquired a majority interest in the Rachel Roy brand from The Jones Group.

Fred Segal Heads to Tokyo in Global Expansion

Retail

Fred Segal, the Los Angeles nameplate launched in 1961 by denim guru Fred Segal, is setting up stakes in Tokyo with its first retail complex outside of the United States.

Love Culture Retail Chain for Sale After Filing for Bankruptcy

Retail

Love Culture, the Los Angeles–based retail chain founded by two former Forever 21 executives, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Cargo-Container Volumes Surge at Local Ports

Import & Export

With contract negotiations still going on with West Coast longshore workers, apparel importers and retailers were pushing to land their goods before a potential work stoppage or port strike takes place.

Controversy Over the ‘Made in USA’ Label

Manufacturing

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.

UPDATE: Los Angeles Apparel Industry Could Grow With Hi-Tech Fabrics and Other Innovations

Manufacturing

During the last decade, the number of people working in California’s apparel and textile manufacturing industry has shrunk some 43 percent as production of clothing and textiles has moved overseas.

Los Angeles Apparel Industry Could Grow With Hi-Tech Fabrics and Other Innovations

Manufacturing

Report shows that California's manufacturing sector is shrinking but is still the largest in the country.

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