MANUFACTURING

Athleisure—Fad or Fashion for the Long Haul?

By Deborah Belgum | August 13, 2015

A fleeting trend or a cultural shift? That is the question everyone is asking about the popularity of athleisure clothing.

Vince Shows Softness in Second-Quarter Sales

Vince, the contemporary womenswear company born in Los Angeles and now headquartered in New York, reported some disappointing financial results for its second quarter.

Mara Hoffman Launches Activewear

Mara Hoffman Launches Activewear

Known for her colorful, signature prints and mystical aesthetic, Mara Hoffman has added activewear to her evolving lifestyle brand.

Re/Done: Denim Repurposed

Last July, founders Sean Barron and Jamie Mazur spearheaded Re/Done vintage denim.

Eco-Friendly Activewear: Wear It to Heart

The opportunity to interact directly with the activewear community provided Los Angeles–based activewear brand Wear It to Heart valuable customer feedback, which helped the company launch its wholesale business.

Is Quiksilver Shopping for a Buyer?

Over the last few years, the beleaguered California surfwear company Quiksilver has been bleeding massive amounts of money.

Threads 4 Thought: Activewear Made Out of Plastic Bottles

The market for clothes made for yoga, running and the gym grew 21 percent to become an $18.5 billion business in the 12-month period ending in June 2015, according to market-research company The NPD Group

O’Neill Partners With Cynthia Vincent on New Collection

O’Neill Partners With Cynthia Vincent on New Collection

O’Neill—the California brand known for its casual clothing, surfboards, swimsuits and wet suits—has tapped designer Cynthia Vincent for its second contemporary collaboration.

Mighty Purse: Charge It

HButler recently introduced the Mighty Purse collection of patent-pending “charge on the go” handbags.

Cake for Monarchs: Entrepreneur and Design Veteran Make RTW With Bespoke Style

Cake for Monarchs: Entrepreneur and Design Veteran Make RTW With Bespoke Style

Bespoke looks at affordable prices. That’s the promise of Los Angeles–headquartered line Cake for Monarchs, a menswear label that took its bow this month and is exhibiting at Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs in Las Vegas.

Park Named as Thomas Wylde Design Director

Thomas Wylde, the designer fashion label headquartered in Los Angeles, announced that Jene Park was named as its creative director. Since 2006, Park served as the label’s chief operating officer, said John Hanna, the label’s chief executive officer.

Siwy Taps Jimmy Taverniti as Creative Director

Denim designer Jimmy Taverniti has joined Siwy as creative director. The first collection under Taverniti’s direction will be Spring/Summer 2016

Kentwool’s New Performance Apparel Division Expands Its U.S.-Made Product Mix Beyond Golf and Socks

Location increasingly matters when it comes to where apparel products are made. One company experiencing this is Kentwool, a venerable South Carolina–based company that has become known in recent years for its high-end, high-tech golf socks.

Genetic Denim Has a New Owner

Genetic Denim, a Los Angeles premium jeans label started nearly a decade ago, was acquired recently by a small investment group that brought in veteran apparel executive Hubert Guez to help turn the company around. The acquisition price was not disclosed.

Fred Jackson Retiring as CEO of American & Efird

After nearly 20 years as head of the largest U.S. thread manufacturer, Fred Jackson is stepping down as the chief executive officer of American & Efird, effective Sept. 28.

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