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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.

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.

Levi Strauss Files IPO to Trade on New York Stock Exchange

Levi Strauss & Co. is going public with filing of IPO.

Levi Strauss Sees Substantial Growth in 2018

Levi Strauss & Co., the San Francisco clothing company known for its Levi’s jeans, had a solid year of growth with net revenues increasing a healthy 14 percent in its fiscal year ending Nov. 25, 2018.

Ashley Mason Rolls Out a New Denim Line

Michelle Mulleneaux started her Ashley Mason clothing company more than three years ago with her sights set on growing the venture with new lines and innovations.

Wiser Wash Provides Cleaner Production Opportunities for Denim Brands

Wiser Wash Provides Cleaner Production Opportunities for Denim Brands

While Los Angeles apparel-industry veteran and Tortoise Denim founder Kevin Youn is now dedicated to cleaning up the jeans-manufacturing industry, his long-term plan after graduating with a degree in Latin American literature from the University of California, Berkeley, didn’t include denim.

Amour Vert Brings a Green Side to Local Manufacturing

Amour Vert Brings a Green Side to Local Manufacturing

Before domestically made, sustainable apparel manufacturing became a major trend, San Francisco–based Amour Vert provided women with well-made clothing that combines style with sustainability, and it has ever since it was founded in 2010.

Vuori Hires First VP of Women’s Product Design

Four years ago, Joe Kudla, an athlete turned model turned finance person, started Vuori as a brand that made performance wear for men.

Madhappy: It Takes a Party to Start a T-shirt Brand

Ask Noah Raf how to build demand for a new T-shirt label and he’ll tell you to throw a party.

Volcom Starts Program To Boost Its Organic Cotton Supply Chain

Action-sports brand Volcom recently announced that it is participating in an initiative to increase the supply of organic cotton.