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A pair of Birkenstock x 10 Corso Como sandals.

Government and Trade

Birkenstock Discontinues Business With Amazon in Europe

The German shoemaker said consumers were being misled by counterfeit goods on the online platform.

clock December 11, 2017Mimosa Spencer

Government and Trade

U.K.’s Border Force Seizes Designer Counterfeit Goods

There were items that were taken from airports and ports that include 1.5 million pounds worth of fake Calvin Klein pants, 1,440 hoodies and Pandora charms.

clock December 8, 2017Lorelei Marfil

Customers check out at a Target store on Black Friday in Alexandria, Virginia, USA, 24 November 2017. The day after Thanksgiving known as 'Black Friday' kicks off the holiday season of shopping. Thirty percent of annual retail sales occur between Black Friday and Christmas, according to the National Retail Federation.Black Friday shopping, Alexandria, USA - 24 Nov 2017

Government and Trade

Holiday Hiring Partially Stems Retail Job Losses

Apparel retailers as a whole still reduced employment, but by less than previous months.

clock December 8, 2017Kali Hays


Government and Trade

Patagonia Among Groups Threatening Legal Action to Protect Public Lands

CEO Rose Marcario spoke out against President Trump’s decision to shrink the boundaries of two national monuments.

clock December 4, 2017Kari Hamanaka

Government and Trade

Mexico Textiles Sector Agrees to 5-Year NAFTA Review as Risks Loom

The agreement for the review is aimed at keeping the Tariff Preference Level to source key clothing feedstocks in place.

clock December 4, 2017Ivan Castano

Government and Trade

New York Makes Move to Help Small Businesses Survive

The change in the commercial rent tax will reduce costs for 2,700 businesses in Manhattan.

clock November 30, 2017Jean E. Palmieri

Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe

Government and Trade

African Fashion International Founder Champions Designers, Seeks to Build International Distribution

Financial backing and access to international markets are key issues for AFI-supported designers, who often need to learn about trade treaties and scaling up production.

clock November 28, 2017Rosemary Feitelberg

Government and Trade

‘Intangible Capital’ Seen of Growing Importance in Global Economy

According to WIPO, one-third of the value of manufactured goods sold globally, or $5.9 trillion, comes from “intangible capital,” the third-largest being textiles and apparel.

clock November 21, 2017John Zarocostas

An informal garment factory located on the outskirts of the center of Dhaka

Government and Trade

Bangladesh Alliance Report Identifies Safety Progress, Sets Goals

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety released its progress report on safety initiatives in the country’s apparel manufacturing sector.

clock November 15, 2017Mayu Saini

Raffaello Napoleone

Government and Trade

Italian Apparel, Textile Firms Report Strong Start to 2017

The Pitti Uomo men’s show will be held Jan. 9 to 12 in Florence.

clock November 14, 2017Jean E. Palmieri

Building 77 at the Brooklyn Navy Yards

Government and Trade

Lafayette 148 to Move to Brooklyn Navy Yards

The women’s retailer has taken 100,000 square feet of space and will relocate from its SoHo headquarters.

clock November 9, 2017Jean E. Palmieri

In this photo released by Saudi Press Agency, SPA, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, center, and Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde, left, attend the opening ceremony of Future Investment Initiative Conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, . Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince on Tuesday announced plans to build a futuristic city run entirely on alternative sources of energy and said the ultraconservative kingdom must return to "moderate IslamInvestment Conference, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - 24 Oct 2017

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Kingdom Investments Says It’s Business as Usual Despite Saudi Crackdown

International investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdul-Aziz Alsaud has been detained in an anticorruption sweep.

clock November 6, 2017Ritu Upadhyay and Samantha Conti

Government and Trade

Buyers Concerned Over ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ in Myanmar, Cambodia’s ‘Political Unrest’

With more than half-a-million Rohingya fleeing Myanmar, the humanitarian crisis also affects Bangladesh.

clock November 6, 2017Dene-Hern Chen

Speaker Paul Ryan, US President Donald J Trump and House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Chairman, Representative Kevin BradyHouse Republicans meet with Donald Trump on proposed tax plan, Washington DC, USA - 02 Nov 2017President of the United States Donald J Trump, flanked by Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin, left, and United States House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Chairman, Representative Kevin Brady, Republican of Texas, right, speaks with reporters about his proposed tax reform plan in the cabinet room during a meeting with congressional republicans at the White House.

Government and Trade

Retail Industry Applauds Trump’s Business-Friendly Tax Plan

With the lowest corporate tax rate in decades on the table, retail groups are backing the new bill.

clock November 3, 2017Kali Hays

Paul Manafort, Donald Trumps' campaign manager, briefs reporters on what to expect from Donald Trump at the 2016 Republican National ConventionRepublican National Convention, Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA - 17 Jul 2016

Government and Trade

Manafort Money Laundering Indictment Shows $1.4M Spent on Fashion

An indictment showed large transactions from 2008 through 2014.

clock October 30, 2017Jean E. Palmieri

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