Expanding its commitment to social causes, Diplomacy Worldwide announced that 100 percent of proceeds from its SS20 Peaceful Protest capsule collection will be donated to The Bail Project.
On June 2, the Council of Fashion Designers of America announced that would work to make fashion a more inclusive business.
Mindy Lubell, a veteran Los Angeles showroom owner, passed away at her home in Los Angeles May 14 after a bout with cancer.
Pol’ Atteu Beverly Hills was one of the scores of boutiques that were looted in Beverly Hills, Calif.’s luxury Golden Triangle retail district last week.
Some retailers have announced reopening of bricks-and-mortar operations after a few months of remaining closed to slow the spread of COVID-19. Tommy Bahama announced that it would open select stores on June 7.
When the economic freeze from the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the Eva Franco brand had to figure out what to do with the estimated 4,000-square feet of high-end fabrics in its warehouse and offices in downtown Los Angeles.
Blending their distinctive fashion backgrounds, designer Nicholas Mayfield and Yarn Movement founder Shantelle Brumfield, who designs under the name S. Ladybug, dig back into their own childhoods to release a collection of T-shirts and beanies that afford the comfort of grandma's house, while sending a strong message that leads girls to succeed.
Many fashion brands and retailers have made shows of support to groups such as Black Lives Matter and have encouraged a national conversation on race and police brutality recently.
The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way people live, and it also changed the way that Vans brand has run its Custom Culture High School competition.
Shopkeepers cleaned up vandalized stores May 31 after a weekend of rioting and looting on high-end retail streets in downtown Los Angeles, the city’s Fairfax District, Hollywood neighborhood and Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Following the May 25 death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died while in police custody in Minneapolis, protests have sprung up across the country in major cities including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. During the night of May 29 and early morning of May 30, businesses in downtown Los Angeles were looted as violence followed protests in several major American cities.
Through their second-annual Pride Month collaboration, Happy Socks and The Phluid Project are celebrating and fighting for LGBTQIA rights.
On May 30, there’s going to be a first for the endeavor of commercial space travel…and for space suits.
Denim maker Jason Trotzuk sought to create a product that would reflect the voice of a new generation of customer that he had not yet reached. Through examining the issues that concern his new audience, he has focused on creating a better denim brand for those who embody the Modern American.
Making it in America
The movement to support domestic manufacturing in the United States was growing prior to the outbreak of COVID-19 at a slow yet steady pace. With supply chains disrupted and early shortages of personal protective equipment, apparel makers were faced with difficult decisions. One option was to become essential businesses by making the supplies necessary for essential workers and, eventually, the public.
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Payment Protection Program distributed billions of dollars in loans in the past months to companies with less than 500 employees that were hurt by the COVID-19 economic shutdown. According to Tom Waldman, a shareholder in the law firm of Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, opportunities remain to get SBA loans.
Informa Fashion x NuOrder
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, trade shows have been postponing physical events, but that has presented opportunities for business in a virtual-trade-show setting.
After weeks of being required to shut down operations because of the COVID-19 pandemic, boutiques and independent shops were given the green light on May 27 by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to reopen.
Purchasing summer clothing is creating some bright spots in the economic gloom caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data released by The NPD Group on May 28.
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