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Levi Strauss Reported to Be Planning an IPO

By Deborah Belgum | November 15, 2018

Levi Strauss & Co., the 145-year-old blue-jeans maker in San Francisco, is headed to the stock market to raise between $600 million and $800 million with an IPO next year.

Earnings Decline for Parent Company of Hudson Jeans and Robert Graham

The company that started Joe’s Jeans and now runs Hudson Jeans and Robert Graham reported that its third-quarter earnings results took a step down from last year’s result.

Avery Dennison’s Third Quarter Sales in Positive Territory

Avery Dennison, the Glendale, Calif., company that makes apparel labels and tags, RFID inlays, pressure-sensitive materials and specialty medical products, reported that its third-quarter sales ending Sept. 29 increased 4.8 percent over the same period last year to $1.76 billion. Net income was up 38 percent, to $150 million.

Cynthia Vincent Launches Baacal to Expand Her Reach in Apparel Manufacturing

Los Angeles designer Cynthia Vincent has returned to designing clothing, yet this time she has accepted a mission that blends two buzz-worthy initiatives: sustainability and large-size apparel.

Defining American Cotton’s New Role in the Global Market

Defining American Cotton’s New Role in the Global Market

During the biennial Sourcing USA Summit, global cotton-industry decision-makers, trade experts and government administrators convened at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess to discuss the current state and future of the industry.

Levi Strauss Reported to be Planning an IPO

Levi Strauss & Co, the 145-year-old blue jeans maker in San Francisco, is headed to the stock market to raise between $600 million and $800 million with an IPO next year.

Hudson Jeans Parent Company Provides Inducement to New CEO and Hires a New CFO

Centric Brands, the new name of the company that now owns the Hudson, Joe’s Jeans, Robert Graham and other labels, has hired a new chief financial officer and offered its new chief executive a hefty financial incentive package to remain with the company over the next three years.

SuitKits: Bringing Women’s Suits Up-to-Measure

SuitKits: Bringing Women’s Suits Up-to-Measure

Casual Friday did not kill the women’s suit, said attorney and entrepreneur Sierra Elizabeth, who goes by the name Sierra E.

J Brand Parent Company Brings New Sustainable Wash Process to Denim

The Japanese parent company of Los Angeles­–based J Brand and Japanese brand Uniqlo has developed a new nanobubbles-and-ozone-based wash process for its denim brands that will reduce water consumption by up to 99 percent.

Imbōdhi Owners Embody Sustainable Activewear Mission

Imbōdhi Owners Embody Sustainable Activewear Mission

In 2017, Carolina Saboya and Ariel Dubov, who are dancers and acrobatic yoga teachers, launched Imbodhi in San Francisco.

DC Shoes Founder Builds Up Latest Apparel Brand

DC Shoes Founder Builds Up Latest Apparel Brand

More than 20 years ago, Damon Way and Ken Block launched DC Shoes and built it into one of the skate category’s most influential brands. It was later acquired by Quiksilver, now called Boardriders, for $87 million.

Snapbac’s Performance Wear to Ice Down and Warm Up

Icing down sore muscles is part of a typical pain-management regimen.

Dame Launches to Blend Chic Fashion With a Sustainable Lifestyle

Dame Launches to Blend Chic Fashion With a Sustainable Lifestyle

Starting with a friendship that has grown for more than 10 years and apparel-industry experience that has spanned their entire careers, Alexx Monkarsh, Molly Levin and Wells Butler wanted to create a positive impact through clothing.

Differential Brands Group Now Has a New Name

Differential Brands Group, the Los Angeles apparel company whose labels include Hudson, Robert Graham and SWIMS, is changing its name to Centric Brands Inc. after acquiring a significant part of Global Brands Group’s licensing business in North America.

True Religion Names an Interim CEO

Los Angeles denim company True Religion said it has appointed Chelsea Grayson as its interim chief executive officer while a search for a permanent CEO takes place.

Forced Labor Targeted In New Agreement

Apparel is one of the industries marked by forced labor in its supply chain. Some prominent members of the industry recently took steps to protect migrant workers from forced labor in their supply chains as part of an effort to implement ethical standards.

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