Government and Trade

Government and Trade

Fashion Insiders Spar Over N.Y.’s Garment District Location

At an urban manufacturing symposium on Monday, proponents of differing plans shared views on talk of a Brooklyn move.

clock 14hJean E. Palmieri

Government and Trade

CFDA, New York City EDC Award Next Round of Grants to Fashion Companies

Nearly $750,000 worth of equipment, software, infrastructure upgrades and workforce training will be awarded through the Fashion Manufacturing Initiative.

clock 17hJean E. Palmieri

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Government and Trade

Gap CEO Urged to Exit ‘Hyper-Partisan’ Business Lobby

Dozens of nonprofits signed a letter to Art Peck pushing for Gap to part ways with a Republican-backing, “anti-environmental” lobby.

clock 18hKali Hays

Emmanuel Macron

Government and Trade

French Creatives Urge Anti-Extremism Vote

Fashion industry players are urging the French people to vote for Emmanuel Macron on May 7, whether through conviction or to counter extremism.

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The Oscar Niemeyer designed Bemge building.

Government and Trade

Brazilian Industry Hopes for Upturn

Despite widening corruption scandals in Brazil, the industry hopes to get a boost from a recovering economy.

clock 22hIvan Castano

Opposition is mounting within the fashion community to a potential move to Brooklyn.

Government and Trade

Save the Garment Center Mobilizing to Fight Potential Zoning Changes

A meeting Monday night at the High School of Fashion Industries will address the issues.

clock April 21, 2017Jean E. Palmieri

Government and Trade

Alibaba Tip-Off Leads to Discovery of $2.9M in Fake Cosmetics

The racket focused on making imitation La Mer, SK-II and Jo Malone products.

clock April 21, 2017Tiffany Ap

A relative of a Rana Plaza victim cries at a 2016 memorial created for the garment factory workers.

Government and Trade

Ahead of Rana Plaza Anniversary, Human Rights Watch Asks for Transparency Pledge

Companies that have not signed on include Wal-Mart and The Children’s Place — two brands linked to the Bangladesh tragedy.

clock April 20, 2017Dene-Hern Chen

Matthew Harding and Levi Palmer of Palmer/Harding, the BFC’s Caroline Rush, British Vogue’s Alexandra Shulman and Amy Powney and Maia Norman of Mother of Pearl

Government and Trade

Hear Them Roar: Theresa May, Caroline Rush Argue Their Brexit Cases

May called a surprise snap election while Rush argued on behalf of British fashion in parliament in the run-up to Brexit.

clock April 18, 2017Samantha Conti and Lorelei Marfil

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May leaving 10 Downing Street, London

Government and Trade

Theresa May Calls Early Election in Bid to Silence Brexit Opponents

The British prime minister said she needs a strong hand in Brexit negotiations.

clock April 18, 2017Samantha Conti

Ivanka Trump at a state dinner during Chinese president Xi Jinping's first meeting with Donald Trump.

Government and Trade

Ivanka Trump Brand Wins Chinese Trademarks

The report said the trademarks were approved the day the U.S. president’s daughter dined with China’s president, raising more ethics questions.

clock April 18, 2017Tiffany Ap

Government and Trade

China’s Q1 GDP Rises 6.9%

Better-than-expected economic data attributed to strong consumer, factory output and export trends.

clock April 17, 2017Casey Hall

Hanjin Shipping

Government and Trade

WTO Warns of ‘Deep’ Uncertainty Over Global Trade

WTO: World trade to rebound in 2017 and grow by 2.4 percent, but outlook clouded by downside risks and policy uncertainty.

clock April 12, 2017John Zarocostas

Government and Trade

Mexico Pressed by WTO to Cut Apparel Duties

WTO partners laud Mexico’s unilateral cuts in tariffs but urge nation to slash peak duties in sheltered apparel lines.

clock April 12, 2017John Zarocostas

The immigration ban could result in a decline in international students at fashion schools.

Government and Trade

Immigration Report Gives Key Data, Recommendations

Seventy percent of the study participants indicated that foreign talent is either “very important” or “absolutely essential” to the growth and success of their business.

clock April 10, 2017Lisa Lockwood

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