Latest Apparel manufacturing News

Apparel firm to make $7.5M Tennessee expansion with 220 jobs

Sep. 16, 2019 4:50 AM EDT

HENNING, Tenn. (AP) — An apparel company is planning to invest $7.5 million in an expansion in western Tennessee that is expected to create more than 220 jobs. The Department of Economic and Community Development announced that VF Corporation will expand its operations in Henning and will set up a new...

Lululemon, Genesco gain; Domo, Science Applications fall

Sep. 6, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday: Lululemon Athletica Inc., up $14.73 to $203.14 The athletic apparel maker handily beat Wall Street's fiscal second quarter profit expectations and raised its profit forecast for the year. DocuSign Inc., up $10.02 to $56.27 The...

Man convicted of stabbing girl, 3, to death in LA factory

Sep. 4, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who stabbed a co-worker's 3-year-old daughter to death at a downtown Los Angeles clothing factory has been convicted of first-degree murder. A jury on Tuesday convicted Ricardo Augusto Utuy. He's now facing 30 years to life in prison. Authorities say the girl's mother worked at the...

West Virginia AG sues opioid makers, says they hid risks

Aug. 23, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's top prosecutor filed suits Friday against the major opioid makers Johnson & Johnson and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA for misrepresenting the risks of their painkilling drugs. The separate suits filed in Boone County, West Virginia, by Attorney General Patrick...

Retailers' results show sharp divide between losers, winners

Aug. 21, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The divide between retail winners and losers is widening. That became even more evident Wednesday with the latest batch of earnings reports: Big-box stores and off-price retailers have been responding faster to shoppers' increasing shift online with expanded deliveries and better...

Report: Levi's, Wrangler, Lee seamstresses harassed, abused

Aug. 15, 2019 9:45 AM EDT

Women sewing blue jeans for Levi's, Wrangler, Lee and The Children's Place faced sexual harassment and gender-based violence and some were coerced into having sex with supervisors to keep their jobs in African factories, labor rights groups say. In response to the revelations, the brands have agreed to bring in...

Barneys seeks bankruptcy protection, closes most stores

Aug. 6, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Barneys New York is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the latest retailer to buckle as shoppers move online. The iconic clothier founded almost a century ago will keep the doors open at its 10-story Madison Avenue store, but it has secured $75 million in financing to pay...

Facing Trump's tariffs, some companies move, change or wait

Jul. 18, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some are moving factories out of China. Others are strategically redesigning products. Some are seeking loopholes in trade law or even mislabeling where their goods originate — all with the goal of evading President Donald Trump's sweeping tariffs on goods from China. But most of...