WASHINGTON — A flagging U.S. economy and a precipitous decline in consumer demand triggered the largest drop of apparel and textile imports from China in June in more than seven years.
Imports of textiles and apparel to the U.S. from the entire world also fell in June, marking the fourth consecutive month of declines, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. The overall U.S. trade deficit also narrowed in June to $56.8 billion from $59.2 billion in May.
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?"