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Le Frenchlab’s Emmanuelle Rienda to Launch Vegan Fashion Week in L.A.

By Dorothy Crouch | January 17, 2019

The reputation of cruelty-free, or vegan, fashion has generally not been synonymous with elevated, chic textiles and designs. Now, Emmanuelle Rienda is launching the inaugural Vegan Fashion Week to show the mainstream fashion industry how offerings in the cruelty-free category have evolved.

Madhappy: It Takes a Party to Start a T-shirt Brand

Ask Noah Raf how to build demand for a new T-shirt label and he’ll tell you to throw a party.

Volcom Starts Program To Boost Its Organic Cotton Supply Chain

Action-sports brand Volcom recently announced that it is participating in an initiative to increase the supply of organic cotton.

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Coats Thread Company Acquires ThreadSol and Opens Innovation Hub

Coats, the British industrial-thread manufacturer who has been on an acquisition binge, recently acquired for $12 million ThreadSol, a cloud-based digital-applications provider, which becomes a part of Coats Global Services.

Hybrid Apparel Names New CEO

Hybrid Apparel, the Cypress, Calif., company that does all kinds of casual clothing, announced it has a new chief executive.

Fashion Star Simon Spurr to Lead 7 For All Mankind’s Design

Simon Spurr, a seasoned fashion designer who has worked at Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and Kent and Curwen, has been named global creative director of Los Angeles–headquartered denim brand 7 For All Mankind.

Apparel Makers Feel the Rush to Bring in Goods From China Early

With additional tariffs on Chinese imports being threatened, Los Angeles clothing makers are feeling the pinch to bring in goods earlier to save money.

The/Studio’s On-Demand Platform Wants to Reduce Turnaround Time for Apparel

The/Studio’s On-Demand Platform Wants to Reduce Turnaround Time for Apparel

Now in its fifth year, Los Angeles–based The/Studio is gaining momentum by streamlining apparel production with its product-development and on-demand manufacturing platform.

The Most-Popular California Apparel News Stories of 2018

This year was filled with a raft of news about how U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods were affecting the U.S. apparel and textile industry, and that news occupied a lot of our readers’ attention.

Cherokee Announces Deal With the Batra Group for Tony Hawk License

Cherokee Global Brands, a Southern California brand-management company, announced it has signed a deal with the Batra Group for a licensing agreement to sell the Tony Hawk brand for apparel and accessories in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

New California Laws to Alter Workplace Rules

New California Laws to Alter Workplace Rules

Ringing in the new year means ringing in a whole set of new laws that are important for employers to know. Most of these laws go into effect Jan. 1, but the minimum-wage increase in Los Angeles doesn’t take effect until July 1.

Arming Women With a Strong Sense of Style is the Goal of Gertrud Founder

Arming Women With a Strong Sense of Style is the Goal of Gertrud Founder

Taking inspiration from venerable women of the Golden Era of Hollywood as well as art and music, Sarah LeRoy designed her new collection to bring wearable glamour to modern fashion.

Dept. of Labor Recovers More Than $1.5 Million for Southern California Garment Workers

More than $1.5 million in back wages and unpaid overtime were recovered for 668 Southern California garment-industry workers, the federal government announced.

L Brands Sells La Senza to Beverly Hills Private Equity Firm Regent LP

The parent company of Victoria’s Secret, Bath and Body Works and Henri Bendel has sold its La Senza lingerie-store chain.