MANUFACTURING

After Years Making Shoes, Hi-Tec Tries Apparel

By Andrew Asch | May 24, 2018

Cherokee Global Brands’ Hi-Tec footwear division is stepping into apparel.

St. John Knits Makes Top Executive Changes as CEO Retires

After 15 years at the luxury label known for its women’s knit suits, Bruce Fetter has retired as St. John Knits’ chief executive officer, president and chief operating officer. He has been replaced by Eran Cohen, who joined the company May 1.

Sophia Denim Opens a Pop-up Store at Fred Segal

After spending time designing handbags and women’s ready-to-wear, Sophia Tezel-Tzelepis last year decided to branch out to denim with a label called Sophia.

Tellason: A Rare Find in the Denim Industry

Tellason: A Rare Find in the Denim Industry

Ever since the brand was launched in San Francisco nearly 10 years ago, Tellason has been one of those rare clothing companies that only uses American raw materials for its collection of menswear blue jeans.

Hudson Jeans Names New President

New president comes from Thakoon LLC.

New CEO Named for 7 For All Mankind and Splendid

After an executive search, Delta Galil names a new CEO for its Los Angeles labels.

Closer Lead Times in Apparel Is Benefiting Los Angeles Knitters, Dyers and Finishers

The stainless-steel vats that populate the factory floor at Swisstex California churn out ribbons of damp, recently dyed knit fabric that piles up in large plastic carts before being sent to the finishing machines.

Ziran Travels Across the Ocean for Sustainability

Ziran Travels Across the Ocean for Sustainability

Sustainable fashion has long been criticized as being unable to go beyond the category of basics. Kelly Wang Shanahan hopes that her sustainable brand Ziran can bust that theory.

Former Liz Claiborne CEO Named to Deckers Brands Board of Directors

William McComb, who headed up Liz Clairborne for eight years and was there when the label changed its name to Fifth & Pacific Companies, has been named to the board of directors of the California shoe company Deckers Brands.

Designer Candice Cuoco Sees Inspiration in Her Move to Los Angeles

In the past, Candice Cuoco’s connection to Los Angeles was when she traveled down from her native Bay Area eight times a year, spending two weeks in the city during each visit to source materials. Now a place she calls home, Los Angeles provides a lot more than valuable manufacturing and fabric sourcing.

A Clothing Label to Fill In the Gaps

After years of being surrounded by pixels and algorithms in the tech industry, Scott Carter was ready for a change. His next career move was to transition to the fashion industry and start a new label called Kiln.

Upcycle Stands Up for Sustainable Manufacturing

Upcycle Stands Up for Sustainable Manufacturing

After 16 years at American Apparel, Tabitha Vogelsong and John Chung were on a mission to create a responsible apparel brand.

Mountain Hardwear Names New Marketing Director

Mountain Hardwear, the Northern California outdoors wear company owned by Columbia Sportswear, has named a new head of marketing.

Guess? Inc. Joins the Movement to Make Better Denim Jeans for the Environment

As an apparel brand whose denim products represent 20 percent to 25 percent of its business, Guess? Inc. hopes to reduce the environmental threats that often result from making its jeans.

Maui and Sons Announces American Eagle Collaboration Line

With the help of Maui and Sons, American Eagle Outfitters is going surf.

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