Could Nanotechnology Dramatically Reduce Clothing's Environmental Impact?
October 28, 2015 at 2:22 pm

If washing and drying clothes is a major culprit in the environmental waste wars, then what if there were more natural fabrics that repelled stains, resulting in fewer washings? One such solution, introduced by Kelby & Co. at the Fashion Tech Lab incubator demo day this summer, is being rolled out in the market next…

Orwell Estate's Legal Threat Over '1984' T-shirt Is Most Orwellian Thing Ever
October 28, 2015 at 2:10 pm

If you're looking for the ultimate definition of irony, look no further. It arrived Tuesday, when news broke that George Orwell's estate had tried to shut down sales of a T-shirt that reads "1984 is already here." Eric Arthur Blair, aka Orwell, died in 1950, a few years before the first screen-printed T-shirt companies began…

Why Does this ‘Star Wars’ T-Shirt Have Fans So Mad?
October 21, 2015

George Lucas is notorious for tinkering with, and changing his "Star Wars" movies. And most of the time, not for the better. Now, the merchandizing side of things is getting in on the game, and fans don't like it one bit. Some might call "Star Wars" history sacred. But those people obviously don't work for the company manufacturing Target's novelty T-shirt line. There is a new boys T-shirt hanging on store racks, and it makes a significant change to a key scene early on in the first movie, "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope."

Back to the Future Day: Nike Teases Launch of Self-lacing Sneakers
October 21, 2015

Along with the hoverboard and self-drying jacket, the self-lacing shoes Marty McFly puts on in "Back to the Future: Part II" have become one of the most recognizable products in film history—and on the date that McFly time-traveled to in the 1989 film, Nike could be about to make them a reality.

The man who designed the shoes for the film, legendary Nike designer Tinker Hatfield, revealed in January that his team was working hard on a pair of Nike Air MAG sneakers with Power Laces, which he hoped would launch some time in 2015.

The Los Angeles company predicts that its reorganization plan—designed to shed heavy debts and interest payments—will help turn its fortunes around in three years, according to a Thursday filing with the Bankruptcy Court in Delaware.

American Apparel has suffered net losses totaling nearly $384 million over the last five and a half years. But under its plan, the company said its net income would be $6 million in 2018. By 2020, American Apparel predicted it would pull in a profit of $23.7 million.

The Most Popular Brand, According to Teens, Might Surprise You
October 21, 2015

Teens and their fashion choices—it's a never-ending popularity contest, and what's deemed cool in the hallways of any given high school can differ plenty from region to region (not to mention week to week). But the hottest brand with the demographic these days has actually been on top of the heap for some time now: Nike is the most popular brand for fall 2015, according to teens surveyed by research firm Piper Jaffray, and that's been the case since 2011.

It makes sense that the world's most valuable athleticwear brand would trump more traditional fashion retailers.

The project seeks to achieve sustainable change through the development of an industry-wide, standardized methodology for social and labor performance assessment in apparel and footwear supply chains. The industry believes it will be able to significantly reduce the amount of money it spends on duplicated auditing and invest the money saved in improving social welfare for millions of people employed in apparel manufacturing worldwide.

TSC Apparel Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity
October 14, 2015

Employees from TSC Apparel, Cincinnati, Ohio, recently took part in Greater Cincinnati’s Habitat for Humanity project, serving as volunteers in the building of two homes in the Cincinnati community.

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.