WHAT'S IN STYLE

Two Pantone Colors of the Year Chosen
December 9, 2015 at 9:00 am

For the first time in its 16-year history Pantone LLC, the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, has chosen two shades—Serenity (Pantone 15-3919) and Rose Quartz (Pantone 13-1520)—as the Pantone Color of the Year selections for 2016. The colors evoke a mindset of tranquility and inner peace as…

Nike Unveils Uniforms for College Football Playoff Teams
December 9, 2015 at 9:00 am

The College Football Playoff semifinal matchups have been announced and that means new uniforms. Well, they're the same uniforms that all four teams normally wear, but they do have a shiny new Nike logo on them—plus players will be wearing new gloves. Clemson University, University of Alabama, Michigan State University and University of Oklahoma will…

These Clothing Lines Are Produced in Prisons Around the World
December 9, 2015 at 9:00 am

When it comes to ethical labor in the fashion industry, the conversation usually begins and ends with sweatshop labor practices. But how does fashion produced by prisoners fit into the equation? Inmates toiling over sewing machines in the most recent season of "Orange Is the New Black" isn’t just a scripted plot line, according to…

Malcolm X's Family Officially Launches Online Merchandise Store
December 9, 2015 at 9:00 am

Many around the world, especially the hip-hop community, have long worn apparel inspired by the legacy of cultural leader and human rights activist, Malcolm X. The long-awaited official online retail store for Malcolm X merchandise and curated lifestyle products launched on Black Friday. 2015 would have been his 90th birthday year and is the 50th…

3-D Printed Cape Warns When You're Being Watched
December 9, 2015 at 9:00 am

Behnaz Farahi is an architect obsessed with cyborgs. "I've been reading a lot of British philosopher Andy Clark and his theories about how we have already become cyborgs. Our iPads, our iPhones, our laptops have already made us cyborgs. I'm interested to explore that further," she said. The University of Southern California Ph.D. candidate—who also…

Adidas Will Pay High Schools to Change Offensive Mascots
December 2, 2015 at 6:09 pm

If you’re a high school with an American Indian mascot, Adidas AG will pay you to switch. The world’s second-largest maker of sporting goods recently announced a nationwide initiative to provide financial assistance and design resources to any U.S. high school open to a change. The company said there are roughly 2,000 schools that have…

Court Case Provides Opening for Counterfeit Jerseys
December 2, 2015 at 6:02 pm

Your kid wants an Ohio State University (OSU) football jersey for Christmas, specifically a replica of one worn by All-American defensive end Joey Bosa. One problem: OSU does not sell that jersey. Option B: Purchase a knockoff Bosa “97” jersey from an online outlet, likely based in China. But that apparel is counterfeit and not…

S&S Activewear Announces New Location in Kansas City
December 2, 2015 at 5:40 pm

Bolingbrook, Illinois-based S&S Activewear recently announced the addition of a fourth warehouse in the Kansas City metro area, complementing its existing locations in Bolingbrook, Ill.; Santa Fe Springs, Calif.; and Robbinsville, N.J. The new location will operate under the S&S Activewear brand and create 200 new jobs in the area. Opening in the spring of…

Kati Sportcap & Bag Releases 2016 Catalog
December 2, 2015 at 6:35 pm

Kati Sportcap & Bag, Houston, recently released its 2016 catalog. It features 363 headwear and bag styles from 20 brands. The catalog highlights new cap styles now available from Kati Sportcap & Bag, including: The Kati Unstructured Licensed Camo…

Reebok Releases Statement on Misprinted MMA T-shirt
December 2, 2015 at 5:55 pm

Reebok, the official apparel company of the UFC, faced another wave of online criticism on Tuesday when it was revealed a T-shirt designed to promote Anderson Silva and his Brazilian heritage instead referred to the former middleweight champion as 'Anderson Aldo.' The link to…