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IBM Blockchain Tracks Supply Chain for Covalent’s AirCarbon Products

SUSTAINABILITY

From its basic stages to the stockroom, Covalent AirCarbon material from Huntington Beach, Calif.’s, Newlight Technologies is now traceable along the supply chain using IBM Blockchain.

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Vans' 12th Custom Culture Competition Launches

EVENTS

Now in its 12th installment, the Vans Custom Culture 2021 event launched recently, affording an opportunity for students to work with the skate and action-sports brand and win prize money to benefit their schools' art programs.

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Artistic Milliners Expands With Denim-Laundry Acquisition

SUSTAINABILITY

Global denim firm Artistic Milliners announced Jan. 12 its acquisition of a Los Angeles wash-and-finish factory launched under the name Star Fades International as the company invests in design and production innovations.

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Emerald Acquires PlumRiver, Creator of the Elastic Suite Platform

Emerald Acquires PlumRiver

The business-to-business platform builder Emerald Holdings, Inc., announced its acquisition of the business-to-business e-commerce and digital-merchandising solutions provider PlumRiver to cultivate its software-as-a-service technology.

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Show-in-a-Box by Preface Provides Tactile Experience for Virtual Textile Event

Preface-in-a-Box

After a few years hosting a boutique-style textile show in New York, Preface launched its Los Angeles edition early in 2020 during January L.A. Market Week to a responsive group of attendees who were seeking a more-intimate fabric event. Since then, Betsy Franjola, founder of BFF Studio and Preface, began to cultivate a fresh approach to events during the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. By thinking outside the trade-show floor, Franjola developed a concept by thinking inside the box.

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Nathalia Gaviria’s Romantic Apocalypse Vision Reflected in NG Gold S/S 2021

Simpler Times

Nathalia Gaviria’s campaign for her Spring/Summer 2021 NG Gold collection nods to a romantic time prior to the obsession of modern technology, while providing commentary on environmental threats and hope for protection of the planet.

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Venmo to Begin Check-Cashing Service as Clients Receive Stimulus Payments

PAYMENT TECHNOLOGY

Social-payment application Venmo is entering the check-cashing business with its new Cash a Check feature.

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Wonder Woman-style Shoe Complements "Wonder Woman 1984" Release

FOOTWEAR

A collaboration between Warner Bros. Pictures Group and Biion Footwear has led to the release of a Wonder Woman-inspired shoe that aligned with the movie's Dec. 25 release.

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Supreme Acquisition Completed by VF Corporation

MANUFACTURING

Denver-headquartered VF Corporation, which owns Vans, Timberland, The North Face and Dickies announced Dec. 28 that it had completed its acquisition of New York-headquartered street-and-skatewear brand Supreme.

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Anderson Munger Family YMCA and FIDM Host Clothing Distribution

FASHION EVENTS

This holiday season, the Anderson Munger Family YMCA located in Los Angeles’ Koreatown distributed more than 2,000 new pieces of cold-weather clothing following a donation from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising’s FIDM Scholarship Foundation.

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