The American Apparel & Footwear Association and the Hong Kong General Chamber of Textiles Ltd. signed a memorandum of understanding on Monday to facilitate cooperation between the two organizations.
The memorandum articulates a number of areas of cooperation, including strengthening communications, exchanging information on trade and sourcing, sharing best practices, and promoting textile and apparel trade. The two organizations are now working to identify specific projects, events and areas of information exchange.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"