CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1997 |
They are the real fashion police. They target unscrupulous members of California's burgeoning garment manufacturing industry. Just last month they uncovered a string of illegal home sewing operations during a series of raids, including one in Glendale where investigators confiscated 12 bags of clothing. They are investigators assigned to the state Department of Labor Standards Enforcement, assigned to enforce laws that make it illegal to commercially produce apparel at home.
April 22, 2001 |
After years of unbridled expansion under the North American Free Trade Agreement, Mexico's garment industry is being forced to retool itself due to falling exports to the slowing U.S. market, tougher regional competition and weak domestic demand. More than 95% of Mexico's garment exports make their way to its two NAFTA partners, the U.S. and Canada.
May 4, 1990 |
Designer Sandra Garratt is still searching for the pipeline from her million-dollar ideas to the bank. Her first wardrobe invention, the modular fashion line Units, is an international clothing chain that grosses about $75 million annually. Her second brainchild, Multiples, is expected to gross $60 million worldwide this year. Garratt's worth? "Less than zero."
March 7, 1993 |
Federal, state and local investigators swept through the Downtown garment district last week, inspecting several dozen businesses and issuing more than 100 citations for various workplace violations. The three-day sweep was the first major garment industry raid by the Targeted Industries Partnership Program, a task force created by Gov. Pete Wilson in November.
April 26, 2002
Re "2 Nixon Daughters, 1 Big Feud," April 23: I was somewhat astounded about how Richard Nixon's daughters, Tricia and Julie, were engaged in a family fist-fight over the control of the Nixon library in Yorba Linda. I was never a fan of President Nixon, but I visited the library a couple of years ago. The nine-acre setting is elegant and appropriate. The staff was courteous and informative. The exhibits were interesting, and on the subject of the Watergate scandal, the library doesn't pull any punches.
June 1, 1990 |
The legal battle that wouldn't die is heading back to court. After 6 1/2 years and $80 million in legal fees, the war over ownership of Los Angeles-based Guess clothing--otherwise settled Wednesday when the company's feuding owners agreed to a multimillion-dollar truce--will go back before a judge to determine whether a partially completed jury verdict form should be read or destroyed.
October 7, 1991 |
The swimwear industry took another dive into environmental activism Saturday night by raising about $100,000 to give to the Smithsonian Institution for an upcoming conference on oceans. For the second year in a row, Swim Environmental Awareness (SEA) sponsored the black-tie splash, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel. Last year's beneficiary was the Cousteau Society.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1995 |
Propelled by discovery of slave-like conditions at an El Monte sweatshop, a state Senate committee narrowly approved a bill Wednesday to hold garment manufacturers liable for labor law violations of their sewing contractors. The organized labor-sponsored bill by state Sen. Hilda Solis (D-El Monte) cleared the Industrial Relations Committee on a 4-3 party-line vote and went to the Appropriations Committee for a second hearing.