Apparel

Los Angeles Apparel Remains Shut Down After 300 COVID-19 Cases and 4 Deaths
July 13, 2020 at 11:43 am

Los Angeles County health officials have ordered Los Angeles Apparel to remain shut down after more than 300 employees tested positive for COVID-19 and four died over the last month. County officials started investigating Los Angeles Apparel on June 19, after three workers from the plant died and a “concerned health care provider” tipped off authorities...

FC Barcelona, One of the World's Biggest Sports Teams, Might Sue Nike Over Botched Replica Jerseys
July 9, 2020 at 12:35 pm

One of the biggest sports teams in the world is potentially taking Nike to court over what it says are botched jerseys. FC Barcelona, the fourth-most valuable sports team in the world at a roughly $4 billion valuation, has had to put sales of its new Nike replica jerseys on hold after the colors started running whenever they come in contact with sweat or water...

Hanesbrands Completes Production of More Than 450 Million Face Masks in Three Months
July 7, 2020 at 12:14 pm

Hanesbrands Inc., Winston-Salem, N.C., has reportedly completed its planned production and distribution of more than 450 million cotton face coverings as part of a contract with the U.S. government. In March, Hanes first started using its facilities to make face masks. At its peak of production, the company was producing about 40 million per week...

Major Retailers Pull Redskins Branded Merch Even After Franchise Agrees to Review Name
July 7, 2020 at 11:43 am

The Washington Redskins are inching closer to changing their name after years of public outcry. This came after pressure from FedEx (owner of Washington's stadium naming rights) and Nike, which pulled its licensed team merchandise from stores. Now, major retailers like Walmart and Target have also agreed to stop selling Redskins gear...

Nike Pulls All Redskins Merch, Which Might Actually Cause the Franchise to Change the Name
July 6, 2020 at 12:14 pm

Nike reportedly pulled all of its Redskins merchandise this past week, issuing another blow to the team by depriving it of a major licensed merchandise stream. Nike has a contract with the NFL as its official uniform and sideline apparel merchandiser through 2028, but it has joined the growing call for the team to change its name...

Storm Creek Donates to Feeding America's COVID-19 Response Fund
July 2, 2020 at 2:24 pm

Storm Creek, Eagan, Minn., announced that it has donated $7,500 to support the hungry through Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund. The funds will go to support overrun food banks and pantries struggling to keep up with demand during the coronavirus pandemic. According to Feeding America, more than 41 million Americans are currently unemployed. In fact,…

Pantone Partners With Apparel Brand for T-shirts and Masks Supporting Black Lives Matter, ACLU and More
July 2, 2020 at 2:04 pm

Pantone partnered with apparel brand Fuzzed Up Bear for a project called the Human Being Initiative, created to raise funds for the Black Lives Matter movement, the ACLU and Campaign Zero. The line includes a T-shirt, onesie and face mask, each with a design featuring the Pantone color square, but over a person’s arm with the shade’s name listed as “Human Being"...

Jared Leto's Rock Band Is Selling a DIY Tie-Dye Merch Kit
July 1, 2020 at 1:11 pm

We're still seeing a surplus of quarantine trends like DIY home projects, recreations of Disney theme-park dishes, and of course, tie-dye clothing. That last trend has made it to popular retail brands like Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters and even band merch, with Jared Leto's rock band, “Thirty Seconds to Mars,” launching a DIY tie-dye merch kit...