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Miami Swim Week 2019 Offers Fresh Takes on Swimwear—and Everything Else

Miami Swim Week

As designers, brands, buyers and influencers descended upon south Florida for Miami Swim Week, there was much competition for business on the trade-event circuit plus newcomers making it to the runway.

Swim Week’s Swim the Globe Gains a Sustainable Component

Sustainability

During its third installment, Swim the Globe, which was held at the Sagamore South Beach July 11–14, hosted an eco-friendly component during Miami Swim Week.

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Gerber Technology Announces New Executive Appointments

Technology

Moving forward with a more customer-centric strategy as it continues to build its position as a leader in innovative integrated technologies and services, Tolland, Conn.’s Gerber Technology announced the promotion and hire of new executives.

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Farm Rio Launches L.A. Presence With Pop-up Shop at Westfield Century City

RETAIL

Expanding to the West Coast of the United States for the first time, Brazilian brand Farm Rio launched a summer pop-up shop at Westfield Century City.

E-commerce Brands Find Value in a Jump to Bricks-and-Mortar Locations

Retail

The move into bricks-and-mortar is becoming a sign of growth for smaller e-commerce brands such as Santa Barbara, Cal­if.–headquartered Catherine Gee, a womenswear brand that on July 1 launched a boutique shop located next to The Mill on the city’s burgeoning East Haley Street.

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Alkhemist Grows L.A. Apparel Industry and Cultivates Cannabis at its Center

Denim

With his sights set on the future of using hemp in a variety of goods, James Jeans founder James Chung unveiled one of the first fully licensed and legal cannabis-cultivation facilities in Los Angeles, which he is opening with college friend Conrad Yun.

ITL Commits to Social Responsibility Through Partnership With Surfer Shaun Tomson

Manufacturing

London-headquartered Intelligent Label Solutions and world-champion surfer Shaun Tomson have embarked on a common mission of goodwill. Through a new initiative, they hope to increase the quality of education and support communities around the world.

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F.A.K.E. Uses Museum Space to Reveal Beauty in Vegan Art and Fashion

EVENTS

To promote vegan fashion, Arsayo co-founder Jonathan Ohayon, followed up his May F.A.K.E. pop-up events by opening the F.A.K.E. Museum exhibition on Melrose Avenue to showcase cruelty-free apparel, art and beauty options.

Orta’s Sustainability Formula Blends Biology, Design and Technology

Textiles

Istanbul textile manufacturer Orta Anadolu is on a mission toward greater sustainable denim manufacturing, inviting industry leaders to hear about how the company is contributing to a more ecologically sound denim supply chain.

Hyosung Introduces Creora ActiFit Spandex With a Focus on Fashion and Function

Textiles

Addressing the demand for textiles that meet the needs of endurance-sports enthusiasts, Seoul, South Korea–headquartered Hyosung recently introduced its latest offering in high-performance fabric.

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