Business

Politics and Fashion: Not-So-Cozy Bedfellows

Branding experts and academics speak out about what brands need to do to navigate the next four years.

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Beauty

Chiara Ferragni, SKII Launch Global Campaign

The influencer is one of four faces chosen by the brand to take part in the initiative.

clock 13hRachel Strugatz

Fashion

Saint Laurent RTW Fall 2017

Anthony Vaccarello's sophomore show at Saint Laurent featured a mix of aggressively cool, Instagrammable styles and impeccably made basics.

clock 18hBridget Foley

Government and Trade

A visual from Red, a Chinese social e-commerce startup.

Government and Trade

China February Manufacturing Data Outstrips Expectations

China’s PMI showed the country’s manufacturing sector grew faster than anticipated in the month of Feb.

clock 6hNyima Pratten

Government and Trade

U.S. Ambassador Blasts Bangladesh Over Apparel Labor Issues

The Dhaka Apparel Summit saw sharp criticism of the Bangladesh government over labor rights.

clock 10hMayu Saini

Donald J. Trump US President Donald J. Trump address Joint Session of Congress, Washington, USA - 28 Feb 2017US President Donald J. Trump delivers his first address to a joint session of Congress from the floor of the House of Representatives in Washington, DC, USA, 28 February 2017. Traditionally the first address to a joint session of Congress by a newly-elected president is not referred to as a State of the Union.

Government and Trade

Trump Doubles Down on Pledge of Tax Cuts, Plans for ‘Fair Trade’

The new President briefly touched on taxes and trade during a sweeping address to a joint session of Congress.

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Downlite

Government and Trade

Supply Chain Undeterred in Environmental Efforts

There is some concern that advances will be counteracted by action to roll back environmental protections and laws by the Trump administration.

clock February 27, 2017Arthur Friedman

Government and Trade

Alibaba Says Counterfeiters Have a 0.7 Percent Conviction Rate

The online giant also issued a public appeal for stronger law enforcement measures and harsher penalties for counterfeiters.

clock February 27, 2017Tiffany Ap

Government and Trade

Bangladesh to Reinstate Jailed Workers

After international pressure, the authorities agreed to free jailed workers on the eve of an apparel summit in Dhaka.

clock February 24, 2017Mayu Saini

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Government and Trade

Retailers Urge Labor, Management to Avoid One-Day Port Shutdown

Thousands of companies rely on East Coast and Gulf Coast ports.

clock February 23, 2017Arthur Friedman

A Made in New York Campus is Planted in Brooklyn

Government and Trade

Fashion Industry Plays Role in NYC Job Growth

New York has seen strong job growth in recent years with initiatives to spur further gains, and the fashion industry is playing a key role.

clock February 23, 2017Arthur Friedman

The TFA is aimed at speeding up the shipment of goods across borders.

Government and Trade

WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement Ratified

The agreement seeks to expedite the movement, release and clearance of goods across borders.

clock February 22, 2017Arthur Friedman

Carlo Capasa, Livia Firth and Michele Scannavini

Government and Trade

First Italian Green Carpet Fashion Awards Set for September

The Awards will be held on Sept. 24 during Milan Fashion Week at the La Scala theater.

clock February 22, 2017Luisa Zargani

Government and Trade

NCC Joins Group Calling for Restraint on Budget Cuts

The group noted that the Congressional Budget Office estimated that the 2014 Farm Bill has cost far less than projected.

clock February 22, 2017Arthur Friedman

Garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Government and Trade

Retailers Withdraw From Bangladesh Apparel Summit

Their decision to withdraw is said to be in response to the campaign of repression against the labor movement carried out by the Bangladesh government and factory owners.

clock February 22, 2017Arthur Friedman

Rick Helfenbein

Government and Trade

East Africa Trade Hub and AAFA Join on Sourcing Pact

The agreement launches the East Africa Cotton, Textile and Apparel Initiative to establish sustainable workforce development programs in the region.

clock February 22, 2017Arthur Friedman

Paul Ryan

Government and Trade

U.S. Manufacturers Urge Congress to Pass Tax Reform, Including Border Adjustability

Chief executive officers support House Speaker Paul Ryan’s tax reform plan.

clock February 21, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Patagonia

Government and Trade

Retailers’ Boycott of Utah Leaves Outdoor Trade Show Looking Elsewhere

Brands like Patagonia and The North Face pulled out of the show over Utah’s attempts to get 1.3 million acres of public land handed back over to the state.

clock February 17, 2017Kali Hays

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