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Ralph Lauren Announces Restructuring, Job Cuts

09/23/2020

Ralph Lauren Corporation announced a major company overhaul that would emphasize digital commerce and result in layoffs of 15 percent of the global workforce for the pioneering fashion brand, which made $6.3 billion in revenue for fiscal 2019, according to a company announcement.

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Dockers Teams Up With Waves For Water

09/23/2020

Recently, Dockers, a division of Levi Strauss & Co., announced that it would partner with non-profit organization Waves for Water on a campaign named “Work Forward".

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Toubassy to Help Spearhead Spotlight Brands

09/22/2020

Ramez Toubassy, a Los Angeles–based executive who helped guide the retailer Wet Seal’s transition into a digitally focused fashion company, announced a new venture recently.

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Mango Adds Junior Styles to Mango Kids

09/22/2020

Adding to its portfolio, Barcelona's Mango is introducing to its Mango Kids line, juniors looks for preteens and teenagers aged from 11 to 15 years.

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L.A. City Council Votes to Support Garment Worker Protection Act Before Bill Reintroduction

09/21/2020

Just a week after a legislative timeline ran out for the Garment Worker Protection Act, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to give a statement of support to the bill.

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Macy’s To Unveil The Pink Shop for Breast Cancer Research

09/21/2020

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Department store giant Macy’s hopes to do its part to raise funds for breast cancer research by producing The Pink Shop.

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H&M Votes x Blanks Artist Features L.A.'s Reality To Idea by Joshua Vides

09/18/2020

Launching Sept. 22, H&M Votes x Blanks Artist collaboration celebrates National Voter Registration Day by featuring a collection of apparel designed by artists from the United States, including Los Angeles' Reality To Idea by Joshua Vides.

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Italist: From Italy with Love and a Deal

09/18/2020

E-tailer Italist's Italy-born chief executive officer, Diego Abba, works with more than 200 Italian boutiques to offer discounts on luxury ready-to-wear and accessories.

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Dickies Unveils First Global Marketing Campaign

09/17/2020

After almost 100 years of making clothing for workers laboring at the country’s grimy jobs, Dickies has become fashionable. Riding on this prominence, the workwear brand recently unveiled its first global marketing campaign.

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New in Knits: Cozy Layers in Luxurious Fabrications and Ethical Materials

09/17/2020

This season, knits are layered and wrap us in minimalist luxury, creating a comforting cocoon adapted to the current context.

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From Fashion to Fasteners, Responsible Offerings in Apparel Expand

09/17/2020

Steps toward creating a more-responsible fashion industry are being taken from all segments of the supply chain to clean up one of the most-pollutive industries on the planet and satisfy the demand of consumers.

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NYFW Supports Designers Through a Next-Gen Showcase

09/17/2020

For the September 2020 edition of New York Fashion Week, Tadashi Shoji invited viewers into a filmed showcase of his Spring/Summer 2021 collection that was set in a fantastic tropical forestland as models appeared in finely detailed pieces from the designer.

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Recent Innovations in Fiber Composition and Dyeing Serve Ecological Purposes

09/17/2020

Recently, manufacturers of materials made from and processes used to treat fibers that are used in outdoor, active and athleisure apparel have made advancements that allow consumers to feel more confident that their purchasing decisions will look good and also contribute to a healthier earth and potentially reduce threats to the environment.

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Industry Focus: Finance--How the Apparel Industry Can Hold On for the Holidays

09/17/2020

As business restrictions stemming from COVID-19 continue to ease across the United States and unemployment has fallen into the single digits at 8.4 percent, yet employment remains at 11.5 million jobs below February’s figures, and the gross domestic product in the country also decreased at an annual rate of 31.7 percent during the second quarter.

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Zyper Aims To Build Brand Communities Through Technology

09/17/2020

As digital commerce becomes more crucial to retailers, companies offering an edge in the digital competition for consumer attention and wallets are reporting growth.

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Cabi Finds A Lifeline With Cabi Front Row Platform

09/17/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit every business that relies on in-person events, but direct-to-consumer retailer Cabi found that it was in a good position to react to that reality.

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AAFA’s Lamar Testified on Stopping Chinese Forced Labor

09/17/2020

Steve Lamar, the president and chief executive officer of the trade group American Apparel & Footwear Association, testified Sept. 17 on steps American fashion-and-apparel companies can take to stop forced labor in China’s Xinjiang province.

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California Apparel News Retail Editor Andrew Asch Recognized by L.A. Press Club

09/17/2020

During an Aug. 29 video broadcast, the Los Angeles Press Club hosted its 62nd annual Southern California Journalism Awards.

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Surf Expo Virtual Show Works to Capture the Spirit of In-person Show

09/17/2020

Surf Expo was the latest trade show to produce a virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns.

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Informa Markets Fashion Makes a Successful Move to Digital During Launch

09/17/2020

Launching Sept. 1, Informa Markets Fashion allowed the show to go on with its digital trade event that saw its MAGIC anchor and sibling shows run online through the NuOrder platform.

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