MANUFACTURING

Gordon Brothers Buys Streetwear Retail Brand

By Deborah Belgum | July 5, 2018

Gordon Brothers, the Los Angeles restructuring and investment firm, announced it has acquired the Bench brand and all its related intellectual-property assets.

Levi Strauss Expects Revenues This Year to Be Up Almost 10 Percent

Levi Strauss & Co. has been having a very good year, reflected by the fact that it now has 53 more company-operated stores than last year and plans to add approximately 50 more retail outposts by the end of this year.

Simple Santa Barbara Luxury Inspires Catherine Gee

Originally from Nashville, Tenn., Catherine Gee launched her eponymous brand two years ago with California on her mind.

Welcome to the Sthenos Concrete Jungle

As an artist, personal trainer, fitness model and figure competitor, it was only natural that Johanna Stavrakaki would gravitate toward starting her own activewear line after she moved from Canada to Los Angeles in 2015.

Online Retailer Acquires Wellen Surf Brand

Huckberry, the online men’s retailer based in San Francisco, has acquired the LA premium men’s apparel brand Wellen, which gives a sophisticated look to casual surfwear.

Bricks & Wood’s Mission for South Central Los Angeles

In 2003, the Los Angeles City Council voted to officially change the name of South Central Los Angeles to South Los Angeles.

Circular Systems Hits Boot Camps to Learn Sustainability

Isaac Nichelson is on a mission. He wants to make the fashion industry more sustainable and deal with a predicted decline in the supply of natural fibers for textiles.

LA's Differential Brands to Acquire Majority of Global Brands’ North American Division

The $1.38 billion deal to close later this year.

Manhattan Beachwear Adds New Swim Labels

Manhattan Beachwear, one of the largest swimwear manufacturers in the United States, said it will be designing and distributing women’s swimwear for BCBGMax­Azria and BCBGeneration. The collection will launch globally for Fall 2018.

Clothing Company Sees New Business in Old T-shirts

Clothing Company Sees New Business in Old T-shirts

Kristy Caylor and Mary Saunders want to make fashion that not only looks good but will be good for the environment and society.

Paul Marciano to Resign as Guess Executive

After investigation into charges of sexual harassment, Paul Marciano stepping down from Guess as an executive.

Sustainability Goes Full Circle at The North Face

Maintaining its commitment to reduce waste, Alameda, Calif.–based activewear brand The North Face launched a pilot program that will promote a circular-fashion system through the sale of recycled products.

Activewear Brand Hylete Acquires GracedByGrit

For years, activewear brands Hylete and GracedByGrit were headquartered a couple of miles away from each other in Solana Beach, Calif., but now they are on the same team.

Cone Denim Introducing Sustainable Denim

As consumers are requesting more-sustainable options in their clothing, Cone Denim announced it is introducing a new denim fabric that will be made of Tencel andRefibra-branded lyocell fibers, which are among the most sustainable fibers available.

Volcom Names New Director for Global Men’s Design

Volcom picked label veteran Jeffrey James “JJ” Gonzales as its new director to lead the company’s global men’s design department.

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