Business

Retail Foot Traffic Tiptoes Back

clock 16hEvan Clark

Accessories

Heeling Power: Shoes Kicking at High, Low End

clock 16hNatalie Theodosi

Fashion

Vegas Serves as Reminder of an Industry in Transition

clock 22hKari Hamanaka and Marcy Medina

Government and Trade

Government and Trade

Haitian Apparel Workers Threaten Strike Unless Wages Increased

The workers are demanding an increase in pay to 800 gourdes a day, or $12.70.

clock July 9, 2017Ivan Castano

Michele Norsa

Government and Trade

New Sovereign Fund to Invest in Made in Italy Companies

Former Salvatore Ferragamo ceo Michele Norsa has joined the fund, which is expected to support the growth of Italian brands, as Industrial Partner.

clock July 5, 2017Luisa Zargani

Government and Trade

Committee Formed to Find Cause of Deadly Bangladesh Factory Explosion

The firm supplied to western companies, including British mass retailer Littlewoods.

clock July 4, 2017Tiffany Ap

Chinese President Xi Jinping is in Hong Kong for a three-day trip to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the city's return to China.

Government and Trade

Hong Kong Handover Anniversary Unlikely to Jumpstart Retail Growth

As Chinese President Xi visits the city, pro-democracy demonstrations are planned.

clock June 30, 2017Tiffany Ap

travel goods hand bags gsp Donald J. TrumpPresident Trump meets with immigration crime victims to urge passage of House legislation to save American lives, Washington, USA - 28 Jun 2017US President Donald J. Trump listens as he meets with immigration crime victims to urge passage of House legislation to save American lives, in the Cabinet Room at the White House, Washington, DC, USA, 28 June 2017.

Government and Trade

Trump Expands Duty-Free Treatment for Travel Goods

Opening more GSP countries for duty-free trade for handbags and more is a blow for China with a nod toward enforcement.

clock June 29, 2017Evan Clark

An informal garment factory located on the outskirts of the center of Dhaka

Government and Trade

Bangladesh Accord Extended Until 2021

The extended agreement includes provisions for greater protections for workers and their rights to unionize.

clock June 29, 2017Mayu Saini

BAT vs. VAT: Either way, will that chill consumer spending?

Government and Trade

Panel: Update on BAT, NAFTA and VAT

The expectation is there will be some form of taxation to raise revenues so the corporate tax rate can be lowered.

clock June 27, 2017Vicki M. Young

The Guatemalan flag

Government and Trade

Guatemala Says It Won U.S. Labor Suit, Avoids $15 Million Fine

The Central American country says a panel cleared it of allegations by the USTR and AFL-CIO that it abused workers trying to unionize in the apparel sector.

clock June 25, 2017Ivan Castano

Donald J. Trump Ivanka TrumpPresident Trump Departs DC as Attorney General Sessions Begins Russia Testimony, Washington, USA - 13 Jun 2017US President Donald J. Trump, along with his daughter Ivanka, walks across the South Lawn as he departs the White House for Milwaukee, Wisconsin in Washington, DC, USA, 13 June 2017. The President is departing Washington at the same time that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is beginning his testimony on Russia to the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Government and Trade

Ivanka Trump Clears Hurdle for New Brand Trademarks

The official White House employee is still working on securing trademarks for her eponymous brand.

clock June 21, 2017Kali Hays

Enrico Lucich's Voila Haviland bag that is produced in Italy.

Government and Trade

As China Labor Costs Grow, Brands Switch to Italian Production

Accessories makers are beginning to move out of China due to labor costs and quality issues.

clock June 19, 2017Kate Whitehead

Government and Trade

Mexico Concerned Over $700M in Off-Price and Used Clothing Imports From U.S.

The bulk of the unloaded merchandise includes aspirational labels such as American Eagle, Abercrombie & Fitch, Tommy Hilfiger, Levi’s or Calvin Klein.

clock June 16, 2017Ivan Castano

Emanuel Chirico

Government and Trade

PVH Sitting Back on Acquisition — For Now

Uncertainty about the border adjustment tax and the challenging retail environment will impact the corporation making any major deals this year.

clock June 15, 2017Jean E. Palmieri

Government and Trade

Higg Index Heads for Full Usage by SAC Members by End of 2017

The Sustainability Apparel Coalition includes Wal-Mart, Patagonia, Nike, Adidas, Puma and Nordstrom.

clock June 14, 2017Emily Backus

Inside the Nike Innovation for EveryBody event.

Government and Trade

Nike’s European Distribution Subject of New Competition Probe

The European Commission is cracking down on companies that may be restricting cross-border sales with distribution agreements.

clock June 14, 2017Kali Hays

Government and Trade

India Ratifies ILO Child Labor Rules

The ratification of the two conventions is expected to bring almost half a billion children and adolescents up to 18 years of age under legal protection.

clock June 14, 2017John Zarocostas

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