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Riata Capital Group Announces Closing of WSS Sale to Foot Locker

09/22/2021

Riata Capital Group, a Dallas-based private-equity investment firm, has announced the closing of the sale of West Coast–based WSS, a premier specialty retailer of athletic, fashion, and work-related footwear and accessories, to Foot Locker for $750 million in cash subject to customary agreements.

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TravisMathew Launches Eco Collection

09/21/2021

Men’s lifestyle brand TravisMathew has launched an eco-friendly collection that will lead company-wide sustainability efforts.

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Moss Adams Announces Planned CEO Change

09/21/2021

Moss Adams, one of the largest accounting, consulting and wealth-management firms in the United States, recently announced the selection of Eric Miles as the next chairman and chief executive officer effective April 1, 2022.

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H&M Premieres Short Film in Support of Climate Week

09/20/2021

Fashion retailer H&M has revealed a new short film in support of Climate Week NYC, which runs from Sept. 20 through Sept. 26.

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eBay Offering Chance to Win Rare Sneakers

09/17/2021

Inspired by eBay’s sneaker buying and reselling community, the website is launching Inside Drop, an exclusive opportunity for sneakerheads to obtain rare pairs of shoes.

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SONSON Launches New Collection Celebrating Creatives and Trailblazers

09/16/2021

SONSON has announced its new Winter/Spring '22 capsule collection, Excellence. The collection celebrates creatives and trailblazers who excel in front and behind the scenes, ones who create a buzz throughout the world and break metaphorical glass ceilings.

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Tailored Brands Announces New Chief Technology Officer

09/16/2021

Menswear-retail holding company Tailored Brands, Inc.,headquartered in Houston and Fremont, Calif., and includes in its portfolio Men’s Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank, Moores Clothing and K&G Fashion Superstore, has announced Scott Vifquain as its new executive vice president and chief technology officer.

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Textile Trends

09/16/2021

Textile Trends

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Heading East, California Designers Shine During NYFW

09/16/2021

As the fashionable set returned to the runway for New York Fashion Week’s Spring 2022 hybrid on-site and virtual events, California designers shone through with Golden State style during in-person shows and filmed presentations.

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Fabric Alternatives PLNT FIBER and FRUT FIBER Introduced by Pangaia

09/16/2021

Seeking to combat the negative impacts of pollutive textiles in the fashion industry, materials-science company Pangaia unveiled its latest innovations in the fabric space. Manufactured from plant fibers, Pangaia’s PLNT FIBER and FRUT FIBER were introduced as the company commits further to a mission of moving apparel manxufacturing away from nonorganic cotton and synthetics created from petrole...

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Buyers and Exhibitors Converge at FMNC for Immediates, Spring Styles

09/16/2021

During its most-recent edition, Fashion Market Northern California hosted its trade event at the Embassy Suites South San Francisco as buyers who value local shows met with exhibitors who were ready to take orders on Immediates and Spring. According to FMNC Executive Director Mary Taft, the show is continuing to grow with 25 to 30 new stores in attendance during each edition.

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Boma Jewelry Awarded B Corp Certification

09/16/2021

Boma Jewelry, a Seattle-based jewelry brand, was recently awarded B Corp Certification status, meeting the highest standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. Boma becomes the only jewelry brand in Seattle, as well as one of less than 20 jewelry brands worldwide, to be awarded the certification.

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Resale App Sea n’ Soul Helps Environment, Users Earn Cash

09/16/2021

Sea n’ Soul is here to help Mother Earth. As an avid surfer and environmentalist, John Kozlowski spends most of his days at the beach and in the ocean. As a professional, Kozlowski has spent years as an executive in the retail, fashion and apparel industry with roles at Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren and GQ magazine.

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Inside the Industry

09/16/2021

Inside the Industry

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Tiffany Brown Designs Bring Purple to NYFW

09/16/2021

In a return to in-person runway shows, Tiffany Brown Designs debuted its Spring/Summer ’22 collection at New York Fashion Week showcasing a menswear and womenswear collection in 50 different shades of purple.

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Kornit Commits to Water Conservation and Greenhouse-Gas-Emissions Reduction

09/14/2021

Digital-textile production-technology company Kornit Digital Ltd. has released its “2020 Impact and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report,” which reaffirms Kornit’s commitment to achieving specific ESG goals.

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VF and Redress Announce 2021 Winner of Sustainable-Fashion Competition

09/14/2021

VF Corporation, a leader in branded clothing, footwear and lifestyle accessories, in partnership with the environmental charity Redress announced the winner of the 2021 Redress Design Award, which reflects VF’s ongoing effort to innovate and drive the next generation of environmentally conscious designers.

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Pacsun Launches Dedicated Gender-Neutral Collection

09/14/2021

Pacsun launched its first fully dedicated gender-neutral collection, Colour Range, featuring t-shirts, sweatpants, cargo, and slim-fit pants in solid and tie-dye prints for adults and kids.

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Subskription Launches Custom Product-Drop Platform for Fashion Influencers

09/14/2021

An innovative new platform aims to help influencers better serve and capitalize on their followers by creating custom monthly drops that bypass traditional brand partnerships.

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Tukatech and FABFAD Announce Collaboration

09/13/2021

Fashion-technology provider Tukatech, and FABFAD, the Los Angeles-based digital and full-service microfactory, have announced a collaboration that connects TUKA3D Designer Edition to more than 100,00 unique fabric prints designed and sourced by FABFAD.

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