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.
2018 Retrospective: Rising Minimum Wage Contributes to Decline in California’s Apparel-Factory Employment
As the minimum wage continues to rise in Los Angeles County and the rest of the state, more apparel manufacturers are opting to move production elsewhere.
During the move toward more athleisure-focused collections, many apparel brands have sacrificed technical features in favor of comfortable styling.
Adriano Goldschmied—known for his luxury denim at brands such as Diesel, Citizens of Humanity and AG Jeans—has been quietly building a new Los Angeles venture over the last five years.
With major design houses such as Chanel, Versace and Michael Kors abandoning the use of fur in their collections, the legislative movement toward prohibiting the sale of these controversial garments gained a lot of ground in California during 2018.
As the #MeToo anti–sexual harassment movement gained momentum, women across all industries came forward to share their stories and formally accuse the men they say harassed them.
If fashion had one theme in 2018 it was sustainability. While some who are unfamiliar with the concept are confused by the term “sustainability,” a sustainable-fashion industry is able to support itself through conservative manufacturing methods that limit harm to the environment and sourcing based on reuse.
For decades now, Ilse Metchek has been the go-to person if you want inside information on anything going on in the California apparel world.
For years, AST Sportswear operated under the radar in Orange County, Calif.
The surf industry sailed into uncharted waters earlier this year when two of its top brands and historic rivals joined forces.
Findings & Trimmings
During last week’s Kingpins NYC show, held Nov. 28–29 at Pier 36/Basketball City in New York, integrated-fiber company Invista unveiled the new patented Lycra FreeF!t technology to its North American audience.
The idea behind Julie Habelmann’s recently launched Noble Sands line is this: One piece of fabric can do it all.
After a 2016 launch that grew into a vertically integrated manufacturing operation for activewear and athleisure clothing, Touché LA has changed its name to LA Collective.
The American Apparel & Footwear Association, a trade organization in Washington, D.C., representing hundreds of the country’s largest manufacturers, named the recipients of its annual American Image Awards, which will be presented April 15 at the Plaza Hotel in New York.
Lingerie either is trying too hard to be sexy or it is dull and utilitarian, said Vy Nguyen, founder, designer and chief executive officer of Lolli, a Laguna Beach, Calif.–headquartered swimwear brand.