WASHINGTON — U.S. trade policy is approaching a crossroads and the apparel industry will face the fallout of this presidential election year.
The presumptive nominees, Sens. Barack Obama (D., Ill.) and John McCain (R., Ariz.), offer different positions. McCain supports an aggressive free trade agenda — touting its benefits even in hard-hit industrial states such as Ohio and Michigan — and more agreements such as the North America Free Trade Agreement and the Central America Free Trade Agreement.
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?"