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American Apparel Launches Crowdsourcing Campaign for New Ideas
May 6, 2016 at 5:08 pm

Los Angeles-based American Apparel has launched a crowdsourcing campaign for its made-in-the-U.S. products, according to a press release. Recently, the company announced it might begin outsourcing a portion of its manufacturing to another U.S. clothing maker. Now, American Apparel is asking vendors for proposals pertaining to U.S.-made goods retailing…

Gildan Activewear Acquires Alstyle Apparel
May 5, 2016 at 12:16 pm

Gildan Activewear, Montreal, Quebec, announced yesterday that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent of the equity interest in Alstyle Apparel and its subsidiaries, which constitute the apparel division of Midlothian, Texas-based Ennis Inc., for a total cash purchase price of $110 million. Alstyle Apparel manufactures and markets activewear products, such as T-shirts and…

SanMar Adds Alternative Apparel Items
April 29, 2016 at 2:29 pm

SanMar, Issaquah, Wash., a supplier of apparel and accessories, announced the availability of Los Angeles-based lifestyle clothing brand Alternative Apparel. SanMar is carrying 41 Alternative Apparel styles, including 11 exclusive, unique designs developed in a collaboration between the two companies. “With the addition of this highly desirable retail brand, customers now have a full range…

Royal Apparel Aims to Increase Eco-friendly Collection
April 28, 2016 at 5:07 pm

Royal Apparel, Hauppauge, N.Y., announced its initiative to increase its selection of eco-friendly knitwear in the marketplace. It currently has more than 50 eco-friendly styles in women's, men's and children's styes, and continually is adding styles. In addition to all these styles, the company is expanding its sustainable fabrications, using organic cotton, recycled polyethylene terephthalate,…

Minnesota Residents Flood Market with Prince Merch
April 28, 2016 at 4:51 pm

The world lost a musical and cultural icon when Prince passed away. From the outpouring of grief and tributes, it was obvious that he left a lasting impact on so many people…

Hanesbrands Inc. Acquires Pacific Brands Limited
April 28, 2016 at 3:48 pm

Hanesbrands Inc., Winston-Salem, N.C., announced yesterday that it has acquired Pacific Brands Limited, an Australian underwear and intimates manufacturer, in a cash transaction valued at $800 million. According to a press release, Pacific Brands Limited's portfolio includes Bonds, a men's and women's basics brand; and Berlei, a women's undergarment brand. It includes three business units—Underwear,…

Outfit of the Week: Company Picnic
April 27, 2016 at 5:58 pm

With spring in full bloom and summer around the corner, our calendars are starting to fill up with outdoor activities. Annual company picnics are a great way for employees to interact outside of the office, but keeping it professional while being comfortable can be tricky. Looking polished and staying cool at a corporate picnic is the topic of this week's…