The U.S. will implement two provisions in the Central American Free Trade Agreement that pertain to materials sourced in Mexico. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said Tuesday that so-called textile cumulation and a pocketing amendment will be implemented on Aug. 15. Under the cumulation provision, a limited amount of woven apparel goods produced in the CAFTA countries that use Mexican or Canadian materials can enter the U.S. duty free. A reciprocal decision granting duty free status to goods entering Mexico but made in the CAFTA countries containing U.S. materials is expected to go into effect the same day. Under the pocketing amendment, apparel with pockets must use yarn formed in the signatory countries — the U.S., Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.
@juicebeauty, where @gwynethpaltrow holds the title of creative director of makeup, has become one of the foremost labels in the organic beauty category –– with sales on track to hit $100 million this year. What’s behind the rapid growth the brand is experiencing right now? It all started in 2005 when the wellness movement was just getting started. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty
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"I want to tell a story that inspires people to feel good about themselves, but also I'm making a commentary about the lack of female stories and female directors and saying this should change," said @imheathergraham on her latest project "Half Magic." The comedy feature, which the actress wrote and directed, is based on her own struggles as a woman in show business. Read @andrewnodell's full interview with Graham on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
@meltcosmetics cofounders @lora_arellano and @danabomar built their brand on a single idea: a true matte lipstick. To set the brand apart, they said they always put their customers first –– including a personalized note in each package. #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.