Student Told American Flag T-shirt 'Gang-related'
November 4, 2015 at 4:31 pm

A 12-year-old California honor student was forced to turn a patriotic American flag T-shirt he wore to school inside out after administrators said the shirt could be interpreted as being “gang related.” “That design has been associated with gangs in the past, and we…

American Eagle Buys Iowa-based Tailgate Clothing Co.
November 4, 2015 at 4:11 pm

American Eagle Outfitters purchased Iowa-based Tailgate Clothing Co. and plans to open as many as 200 stores in college towns in the Midwest and Southeast, the two companies announced Tuesday. The deal, worth $11 million in cash and stock, gives American Eagle, a shopping mall retailer known for selling pique polo shirts and faded jeans…

Hanesbrands Inc. Reports Third-quarter 2015 Financial Results
November 4, 2015 at 4:03 pm

Hanesbrands Inc., Winston-Salem, N.C., recently reported record third-quarter results, including double-digit growth for net sales, adjusted operating profit and adjusted earnings-per-share (EPS). The seventh consecutive quarter of record results was driven by continued acquisition benefits, global supply chain performance, and core sales and margin growth in the innerwear and activewear segments. Net sales increased 14…

Kurt Cobain's Sweater Expected to Fetch Up to $60,000 in Auction
November 4, 2015 at 5:09 pm

Kurt Cobain's green cardigan, which he wore during Nirvana's "MTV Unplugged" taping 22 years ago, is going to auction. The sweater will be sold via a Julien's live auction block and is expected to fetch up to $60,000. "The Manhattan brand sweater…

Mets vs. Royals World Series Gear Unveiled
October 28, 2015 at 1:54 pm

The World Series is here and we have all the Mets and Royals gear and apparel every fan will need when it comes to showing support for their team. From clothing to accessories to collectible memorabilia, they're sure to find what they're looking for as the…

Amazon May Launch Its Own Line of Clothing
October 28, 2015 at 2:35 pm

Amazon is well-known for trying its hand at difficult products in crowded marketplaces, like smartphones and speakers. Now the online retailer may soon add clothing to the list, according to a report from BuzzFeed. Onstage at the WWD Apparel and Retail CEO Summit, Amazon Fashion's vice president of clothing Jeff Yurcisin said the company is…

What’s the Story Behind REI Closing on Black Friday?
October 28, 2015 at 2:30 pm

On Monday, REI, an outdoor and apparel retailer, announced it would not be open for business on Black Friday this year, and also said it planned to pay its employees for the extra holiday. In an article in Time.com, REI sent a message to customers saying, “Instead of reporting to work, we’re paying our employees…

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."