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New Company Formed to Help Evaluate Fashion Industry Sustainability

By Andrew Asch | May 16, 2019

The world’s fashion industry is falling behind in its goals to become sustainable and environmentally friendly, according to a manifesto released this week by several environmental fashion organizations including Global Fashion Agenda and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition.

Boyish Founder Jordan Nodarse Releases Spring 2019 Collection With Sustainability in Mind

Boyish Founder Jordan Nodarse Releases Spring 2019 Collection With Sustainability in Mind

Los Angeles–based brand Boyish recently launched its new 30-piece Spring 2019 collection as a testament to its progress toward more eco-friendly jeans.

By Marta Goldschmied Leads the Bad Girl of Denim Into the Temptation of Vinyl

With a new brand but same rebellious spirit, Marta Goldschmied is ready to forge her own path in the apparel industry.

Delta Galil Sees Sales Rise in First Quarter

Delta Galil, the Israeli-based apparel company whose California labels include 7 For All Mankind, Splendid, Ella Moss and P.J. Salvage, reported a 9 percent increase in sales for the first quarter of 2019.

Global Denim Brings Its Manufacturing Expertise to Los Angeles

Global Denim Brings Its Manufacturing Expertise to Los Angeles

As a 25-year-old denim manufacturer, Global Denim knows about navigating changes within the apparel industry. Committed to using more ecologically sound production, the Mexico City–based company adheres to a policy of using aniline-free indigo dye, which yields a product that is less abrasive to sensitive skin and less harmful to workers during the production process.

Octavio Carlin Makes Ready-to-Wear Comeback in Los Angeles

Octavio Carlin Makes Ready-to-Wear Comeback in Los Angeles

Los Angeles designer Octavio Carlin is getting theatrical with his latest venture.

Brokedown Clothing Finds Success With Quirky Phrases

When Jodi Benavidez started her clothing company, Brokedown Clothing, her collection of T-shirts, tanks and sweatshirts was known for its buttery fabrics and clever graphics that had a beach vibe or a Western feel.

Reyn Spooner and Southern Tide Partner on a Coast-to-Coast Collection

Hawaiian–style apparel label Reyn Spooner has entered into a partnership with Greenville, S.C., coastal lifestyle brand Southern Tide.

VF Corp. Separates Denim Labels Into a Separate Business, Including Rock & Republic

VF Corp. announced it is separating VF Jeanswear from its parent company and making it a part of a new company called Kontoor Brands, Inc.

UpscaleHype Co-founder Named Artistic Director of True Religion

Los Angeles apparel brand True Religion announced the hire of luxury-streetwear expert Allen Onyia as its artistic director.

Hamabla Experiences Bricks-and-Mortar Success With Beach Pajamas

Following the successful 2017 launch of her direct-to-consumer beach-lifestyle brand called Hamabla, Joelle Maynard decided to introduce the Beach Pajamas collection during the Fall/Winter 2018 season.

Eco-Collaboration Promoted During First Sustainable Apparel Coalition Event in L.A.

Bringing together experts and apparel-industry veterans, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition hosted its first Los Angeles event at the California Market Center on April 24. The organization works within the apparel industry to lead sustainable, ethical initiatives by limiting environmental impact and promoting social welfare for garment workers.

Sene Studio Takes Custom-Made Suits in a New Direction

Athleisure apparel has been at the forefront of a trend that has swept across the country for the past several years.

What Kinds of Blue Jeans Are Women Buying?

Blue jeans never fade away, but they come and go in popularity. In recent years, blue jeans have faced increasing competition from activewear and athleisure pants that have more stretch and are extremely comfortable as well as versatile.

Second Generation Sells Its Juniors Labels to L.A. Company

Second Generation, a juniorswear company founded in Los Angeles in 1996, has sold its three juniorswear labels to a Los Angeles company associated with Star Fabrics.

E-Commerce Brand Naked Wardrobe Launches Denim Capsule at First Pop-Up Shop

E-Commerce Brand Naked Wardrobe Launches Denim Capsule at First Pop-Up Shop

With a successful family business that launched in 2012, the Kaviani sisters—Shideh, Shida and Shirin—are further expanding their affordably priced e-commerce apparel company, Naked Wardrobe.

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