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Fashion Scoops

Fashion Nova Sees 300-Plus Workers Fall Ill With COVID-19

As the pandemic drags on, still more retail and warehouse workers in L.A. are falling ill with the coronavirus.

clock February 10, 2021Kali Hays

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Business Features

Brands Seen Acknowledging Importance of Synergistic Partnership With Suppliers, Survey Say

If brands and their suppliers share long-term strategies and values, it’s a win-win match, Long Term Partners say.

clock February 4, 2021Martino Carrera

Arturo Castaneda of Storytellers & Creators Mfg. Co.

Business Features

A Hybrid Manufacturing Operation Grows in Brooklyn

The Brooklyn, N.Y.-based company recently started using social media to show off its work.

clock February 1, 2021Rosemary Feitelberg

TPH by Taraji Henson

Beauty Features

Former Coty Exec Joins Beauty Manufacturer Maesa as CEO

Maesa makes Drew Barrymore’s Flower Beauty, as well as TPH by Taraji P. Henson and Kristin Ess’ hair line.

clock January 28, 2021Allison Collins

Gravitas is trying to keep Garment Center employees working.

Business Features

Gravitas Launching the Factory Project Collection to Help New York’s Garment Center

The New York-based company is committed to strengthening the Garment District.

clock January 27, 2021Rosemary Feitelberg

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Beauty Features

San Francisco Equity Partners Acquires Natural Beauty Manufacturing Business

SV Labs specializes in bath bombs and shower tablets, but also makes skin care and other natural beauty products.

clock January 25, 2021Allison Collins

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Social Impact

Canada Goose Responds to Union-Busting, Unsafe Workplace Allegations

Canada Goose workers allege union-busting and unsafe work in the brand’s Winnipeg facilities in a new campaign.

clock January 19, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

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Business

Short Takes: Are Pressure Tactics Gaining New Traction?

No longer do pressure tactics for cruelty-free leather and fair pay fall on deaf ears, as consumers are continuing their values mind-set.

clock December 23, 2020Kaley Roshitsh

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Business

Everlane, Reformation Respond to Callouts in Remake Transparency Report

Brands are walking the line of transparency, but to what end? Everlane, Reformation and industry react to Remake’s transparency report.

clock December 9, 2020Kaley Roshitsh

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Social Impact

Can ‘Fashion Makes Change,’ Change Fashion?

New brand-led community promises solutions for “equalizing” status of garment workers while tackling the climate crisis with collaboration.

clock November 17, 2020Kaley Roshitsh

A glimpse of an installation from the Fabric festival.

Fashion Features

Fabric 2020 Readies to Open, Plays Up Collective Creativity

Beyond a community-building cultural event, Fabric 2020 offers a prototype of how to celebrate international ties and the arts during a pandemic.

clock October 15, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

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Materials

Short Takes: Fashion Embraces Apple Leather, Traceable Cotton, Reusable Packaging

Sustainable material development is sparking curiosity in apple leather, fully traceable cotton, reusable packaging.

clock October 7, 2020Kaley Roshitsh

The garment district, like other New York City neighborhoods, has homeless people living on the streets.

Business Features

CFDA Celebrates Manufacturing Day With Three Key Efforts

Strengthening local manufacturing is a priority for the CFDA.

clock October 2, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

28 April 2020, Berlin: Mouth and nose masks from the Maisonnoee label are sewn in the fashion label's studio. The masks are currently offered in different patterns in the online shop. A charity sweatshirt is also being sold, 60 percent of the proceeds of which will be donated to associations, small businesses and needy individuals. Photo by: Jens Kalaene/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

Technology

Suite of Product Launches in Store at Higg Co.

The new product module tool is said to build on sustainability work by the European Commission, offering cooperation in the value chain.

clock September 18, 2020Kaley Roshitsh

3108466 05/23/2017 A state garment factory in Mleha in Damascus suburbs. Mikhail Voskresenskiy/Sputnik  via AP

Government and Trade

Garment Worker Protection Bill Defeated in California

Supporters of a bill aimed at protecting wages for garment workers are vowing to bring it to the legislature again next year.

clock September 2, 2020Kali Hays

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