Hanes and Champion Launch New Hanes4Education Program
October 14, 2015

Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based Hanes Branded Printwear, a Hanesbrands Inc. supplier of T-shirts, sport shirts and fleece to the decorated-apparel industry, recently announced the launch of the new Hanes4Education program, which allows screen-print suppliers and their customers to help support K-12 schools through a unique cash-rebate offer.

Timothy Roger Szubinski, 55, is charged with selling counterfeit goods bearing the labels of John Deere, Monster Energy Drink and Under Armour, and logos for NFL and MLB teams, according to court records.

Hundreds of items confiscated by law enforcement reflect the eclectic nature of the stores, including hats, baseball caps, T-shirts and sweatshirts.

The parents of a Manhattan student, who was 7 years old when she entered a T-shirt-design contest, is suing for the rights to her design, which her parents signed away when she entered the contest, organized by clothing company LittleMissMatched.

U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Woods said that a previous decision to prevent a suit by the student was “unconscionable," according to Courthouse News.

Ralph Lauren Stepping Down as CEO, Turns Job Over to Old Navy's Stefan Larsson
October 7, 2015

The executive who was a key architect of Old Navy’s recent hot streak is leaving the company to take the helm of another apparel industry heavyweight. Stefan Larsson, Old Navy’s global brand president since 2012, has been named chief executive of Ralph Lauren, that company said Tuesday. The company’s iconic designer-founder, Ralph Lauren, remains on board as executive chairman and chief creative officer, meaning he’ll still play an influential role in shaping the aesthetic and vision of the brand, which pulled down $7.5 billion in sales last year.

The T-shirt, designed by Major League Baseball and emblazoned with the logo "The West Is Ours," features a silhouette of the Dallas skyline as the backdrop. MLB designed a series of shirts and sweatshirts for teams in the postseason featuring city skylines.

For the Rangers, headquartered in Arlington since they arrived in Texas in 1971, this presents something of an issue. Arlington doesn't feature a prominent cityscape skyline.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Reached
October 7, 2015

On Monday, the U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim nations agreed to the largest regional trade accord in history, a potentially precedent-setting model for global commerce and worker standards that would tie together 40 percent of the world’s economy, from Canada and Chile to Japan and Australia.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership still faces months of debate in the U.S. Congress and will inject a new flashpoint into both party's presidential contests.

But the accord is a potentially legacy-making achievement for President Barack Obama and the capstone for his foreign policy “pivot” toward closer relations with fast-growing eastern Asia.

American Apparel Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
October 5, 2015

American Apparel, Los Angeles, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The company released a statement, announcing that it is implementing a pre-arranged financial restructuring agreement with 95 percent of its secured lenders.

Atlantic Coast Cotton Adds Bella+Canvas to Its Collections
September 23, 2015

Atlantic Coast Cotton, Gainesville, Va., recently announced that it will add Bella+Canvas, Los Angeles, to its premium collections of apparel products. Bella+Canvas joins Gardena, California-based Next Level Apparel and Los Angeles-based American Apparel at Atlantic Coast Cotton.