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The Sustainable Fashion Forum Provides a Tech Focus for Green Apparel Manufacturing

By Dorothy Crouch | March 14, 2019

Working toward a cleaner and greener apparel industry was the mission of the Sustainable Fashion Forum, held at the California Market Center on March 7during the March 6–8 run of the LA Textile show.

The Doneger Group Appoints Michelle Evans to New EVP of Merchandising Role

Fashion- and retail-strategy firm The Doneger Group announced the appointment of Michelle Evans to the newly created role of executive vice president of merchandising.

New Executive Vice President of Sales at Jerry Leigh

Jerry Leigh, the Los Angeles apparel manufacturer and brand-management company, announced the promotion of Michelle Roback to the role of executive vice president of sales, juniors and the David Lerner brand.

S-Team: Looking for an Active Difference

S-Team: Looking for an Active Difference

When Leo Leedy founded S-Team in 2015, he thought the label should have something for everyone. So it was only logical that the Los Angeles brand would expand on its vast collection of eveningwear, ready-to-wear and accessories to design an activewear line to keep in step with the growing demand for that category.

Deckers Brands to Close Camarillo Distribution Center and Lay Off Nearly 100 Employees

Deckers Brands—parent company of footwear-and-lifestyle brands Ugg, Koolaburra by Ugg, Teva, Hoka One One and Sanuk—will permanently close its Camarillo, Calif., distribution center by Aug. 31.

Dirtymilk Label Rebounds With New Style and Attitude

Designer Daniel Antonio is breathing new life into his Dirtymilk label, which is being resurrected after being dormant for several years.

The Frances Austen Brand Elevates Ecologically Sound Classics to a Heritage Level

The Frances Austen Brand Elevates Ecologically Sound Classics to a Heritage Level

Launched by Margaret Coblentz in 2017, the Frances Austen brand was founded in San Francisco to provide responsibly crafted, classic cashmere pieces to consumers who are concerned about how their clothing is made.

Intimates Company ThirdLove Completes a $55-million Fundraising Round

San Francisco direct-to-consumer women’s intimate-apparel company ThirdLove announced the completion of a $55-million round of fund-raising.

Smartrac Brings Its Green Tag Program Initiative to LogiMAT

Following the January announcement that it would invest in producing greener products, Amsterdam-based RFID-product and IoT-solutions provider Smartrac,while exhibiting at the17th edition of LogiMAT, unveiledits plan to add environmentally friendly tag options to its offerings.

Edouard Macquin Appointed President of Lectra Americas

Lectra, the French information-technology and digital-solutions leader that produces software and hardware to facilitate fabric cutting, appointed Edouard Macquin as its new president of Lectra Americas.

A Cease-Fire in the Trade War Has the Apparel Industry Wondering What Will Happen Next

The recent lull in the trade war between the United States and China was good news for U.S. retailers, clothing manufacturers and importers who have seen their bottom line eroded by a 10 percent tariff on certain goods imported from China.

Sustainable Fashion Forum Will Examine How to Help the Environment

A one-day Sustainable Fashion Forum looking at solutions for designers, manufacturers, factories and retailers to reduce their environmental impact, cut waste and maximize their profits will be held March 7 at the California Market Center in downtown Los Angeles.

Splendid Names New Creative Director

The Los Angeles premium label Splendid, which was acquired by Delta Galil Inc. nearly three years ago, has named a new creative director to help grow the brand.

Xabi Jeans Helps Factory Focus on Rebuilding Local Denim Industry

Xabi Jeans Helps Factory Focus on Rebuilding Local Denim Industry

After leaving Mexico for the United States in 1987, Javier Marquez spent 19 years learning about Los Angeles’ local denim industry.

Beyond Yoga Hires Lynsey Cole to Lead Sales Strategy

Athleisure brand Beyond Yoga announced the hire of Lynsey Cole as the director of key accounts and sales strategy.