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Fashion Brands Investigated in France Over Forced Labor in China

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief Global fashion brands are caught in a geopolitical dilemma, as four companies are under investigation on suspicion of profiting from goods produced using forced labor by imprisoned Uyghurs… . . . read more

Marilyn Monroe Makeup Line Launched By Besamé

Marilyn Monroe, one of the 20th century’s most celebrated actors, just got her own makeup line via a partnership with Authentic Brands Group, owner of the brand. Bésame Cosmetics, an LA-based brand, known for glamorous… . . . read more

Elie Saab Inks Global Licensing Deal With Brands Beyond Beauty

The luxury fashion brand Elie Saab has signed a long-term global licensing deal for its perfumes and cosmetics with Brands Beyond Beauty. The agreement came into effect at the beginning of the year, and will… . . . read more

Teddy Fresh Launches Cute Collab With Care Bears

LA-based luxury streetwear brand Teddy Fresh has announced the online release of their Teddy Fresh x Care Bears collection on January 21, elevating the Teddy Fresh brand with a collection that showcases its most creatively… . . . read more

Poetic Brands Creating Licensed Apparel and Face Masks for Na! Na! Na! Surprise

Following the enormous success of LOL Surprise and LOL Surprise OMG dolls from MGA Entertainment, Poetic Brands has snapped up a licensing deal with the toy giant for its latest collectible doll range, Na! Na!… . . . read more

Fashion Licensing Pioneer Ruth McCarthy Manton Dies at 95

Ruth McCarthy Manton, a pioneer in the business of fashion licensing, passed away at her home on Christmas Eve. Manton was also among the first female fashion journalists in the industry, but it was her… . . . read more

Fanatics & Lids Reach Long-Term Deal With BNED

The sports merchandise company Fanatics has added to its long list of critical deals in 2020 with a long-term merchandising partnership with Barnes & Noble Education Inc. (BNED), the campus store division of the Barnes… . . . read more

Bad Boys Ride Together, Die Together, and License Merch Together

Is it really possible that it’s only now, 25 years after the first Bad Boys movie dropped, that one can actually buy Bad Boys’ merch? Apparently so, and shoppers have only the week before Christmas… . . . read more

Bruce Lee and Me: Apparel that Honors the Past While Making a Better Future

Guest Column by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Aristotle said that a friend is a single soul dwelling in two bodies. Bruce Lee and I were friends like that but, man, our two bodies couldn’t have been more… . . . read more

Konami’s Bomberman and Contra Sign New Merch Deals

Two iconic … if not historic … Konami video game franchises will be getting some new merch, thanks to a pair of new licensing agreements signed by Konami Cross Media NY. Bomberman and Contra will… . . . read more


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