Findings & Trimmings
To streamline in-store merchandising and marketing, the San Francisco–based customer relationship–management technology company Salesforce introduced its Consumer Goods Cloud as a tool to help brands work more efficiently with retail partners. Salesforce worked on developing the solution to also incorporate Einstein AI.
After five years of manufacturing its Natulon zippers from recycled materials, the Tokyo-based notions manufacturer YKK announced that it will bring production of these goods to the United States.
Through establishing parallels between the locally sourced, slow-food movement and the slowing down of apparel production from fast fashion, DuPont Sorona hosted an event on Sept. 11 to promote more-responsible approaches to fashion.
Daring to go darker for her Spring 2020 collection, Canadian-born, Los Angeles-based designer Dalia MacPhee recently unveiled her latest collection, which exudes notes of dark romance blended with a bit of fun.
Color authority Pantone, LLC, recently introduced 294 colors to its library, the first addition to its Pantone Matching System since 2016.
Boardriders, Inc. announced a number of initiatives on Sept. 18 that will put it on a path to growth, according to David Tanner, chief executive officer of the Huntington Beach, Calif.–based action-sports company.
The Week in Review
A new show director will helm Surf Expo. It was announced Sept. 18 that Nikki Houston Duroe was promoted to show director and will report to Roy Turner, a senior vice president at Emerald Exhibitions, which owns Surf Expo. Turner had previously served as show director.
Representatives of some of the newest trends in retail took the stage at the International Council of Shopping Centers' Western Conference & Deal Making convention, which ran Sept. 16–18 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in the city’s downtown.
Kornit Digital’s Presto S printer is about as big as a limousine and can function as a mini T-shirt factory, said Robert Zoch, a global content manager for the printer company, headquartered in Englewood, N.J.
Cute culture pioneer and licensing juggernaut Hello Kitty will celebrate its 45th anniversary this year, the cartoon character is coming to Los Angeles to celebrate with the Hello Kitty Friends Around the World Pop—Up Tour.
Business headlines have been dominated by forecasts of bankruptcy for fast fashion giant Forever 21. But that has not stopped the Los Angeles-headquartered retailer from opening a new store.
Dia De Los Muertos doesn’t come for its annual costume and horror show for another six weeks.
The Hundreds streetwear label produced the inaugural Family Style Food Festival at Television City Studios in Los Angeles’ Fairfax District on Sept. 15.
Business casual may not be the best defined style of office clothes, but to Robert Herjavec, business magnate and star of ABC program Shark Tank, it’s definitely not T-shirts and jeans.
Vans’ Record Contribution
On Sept. 11, Vans announced that it was donating $1 million to Imagination.org, a Los Angeles–headquartered nonprofit that produces programs to foster the creativity of youth.
Star swimwear designer Anne Cole served as a mentor and major fund-raiser for the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles’ Westchester section before she passed at age 90 in 2017. Just as the 2019–2020 academic year started, Anne Cole’s estate bequeathed $2.5 million to Otis.
What’s Checking: Beverly Hills
North Canon Drive never ranked as one of the premier fashion retail streets in Beverly Hills, Calif. It was always a place to dine at a restaurant or go to a hair salon, but the street is on course to develop a bigger fashion scene.
California is closer to becoming the first U.S. state to ban sales and the manufacture of fur.