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Diplomacy to Donate All Proceeds From SS20 Peaceful Protest Capsule to The Bail Project

MANUFACTURING

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.

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CFDA Announces Plans to Make Fashion More Inclusive

FASHION

On June 2, the Council of Fashion Designers of America announced that would work to make fashion a more inclusive business.

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Remembering Mindy Lubell, Veteran Showroom Owner

OBITUARY

Mindy Lubell, a veteran Los Angeles showroom owner, passed away at her home in Los Angeles May 14 after a bout with cancer.

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Pol’ Atteu Beverly Hills Plans to Clean Up Following Looting Damage

RETAIL

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.

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Select Tommy Bahama Stores Announce June 7 Reopening

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.

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Eva Franco Seeks to Create Style for Pandemic Fashion

FASHION

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.

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Yarn Movement and Nicholas Mayfield Collaborate to Empower Girls

FASHION

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.

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Fashion Companies Show Support for Recent Protests

FASHION

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.

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Vans Custom Culture Competition Goes Digital

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.

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Los Angeles Retailers Clean Up As Looting and Vandalism Continue

RETAIL

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.

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As Demonstrations Continue, Some L.A. Fashion District Businesses Address Damage

RETAIL

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.

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Happy Socks x The Phluid Project Launch Pride Collection

MANUFACTURING

Through their second-annual Pride Month collaboration, Happy Socks and The Phluid Project are celebrating and fighting for LGBTQIA rights.

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New Designs for Astronaut Suits in Space X Launch

MANUFACTURING

On May 30, there’s going to be a first for the endeavor of commercial space travel…and for space suits.

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Fidelity Denim Founder Develops a Jean for the Modern American

Mission-minded Denim

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.

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U.S. Apparel Industry Relies on Collaborative Efforts to Remain Competitive

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.

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Businesses Navigate PPP Loans and Other Disaster Relief Sources

Finance

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.

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Informa to Ramp Up Virtual Trade Show With NuOrder

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.

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L.A. Mayor Gives Green Light To Reopen Retail

Retail

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.

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Consumers Buy Summer Clothes Despite Pandemic Freeze

Retail

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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