Fashion

Dior Plots Global Retail Push for Chiuri's First Collection

The initiative combines freestanding pop-ups, partnerships with key retailers and special in-store merchandising.

clock 6hJoelle Diderich and Sharon Edelson

Eye

Franca Sozzani's Mass Draws Designers, Executives in Milan

The Mass was held at the tail end of Milan Fashion Week to remember the late editor in chief of Vogue Italia, who died in December.

clock 16hLuisa Zargani and Alessandra Turra

Business

Warren Buffett Baffled by Retail

The investor praised Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and said he can’t figure out retail.

clock 6hEvan Clark

Government and Trade

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 16hArthur 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

MOL Benefactor

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

Government and Trade

Dhaka Summit to Address Bangladesh’s Safety Progress, Workers’ Rights

Sustainability to take center stage at the Apparel Summit in Bangladesh, but can the global protests on labor issues be ignored?

clock February 17, 2017Mayu Saini

Emanuel Chirico

Government and Trade

PVH’s Emanuel Chirico Talks Border Tax, Trade in Washington

Chirico said a border tax on imports will create uncertainty and potentially impact investments.

clock February 16, 2017Kristi Ellis

US Secretary of Labor-designate Andrew Puzder withdrew his name from consideration amid controversy.

Government and Trade

Labor Secretary Nominee Withdraws Amid Controversy

Fast food executive Andrew Puzder, President Trump’s embattled Labor Secretary nominee, withdrew his name from consideration Wednesday.

clock February 15, 2017Kristi Ellis

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Spring bags from Michael Kors featured in The Walk campaign.

Business

Michael Kors Reprises ‘The Walk’ Street-Style Handbag Campaign

clock 6hLisa Lockwood

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