WASHINGTON — Wholesale prices for U.S.-made apparel were flat in December compared with November and rose 0.2 percent from a year earlier, the Labor Department said Wednesday in its Producer Price Index.
Women’s domestic apparel prices declined 0.1 percent month-to-month, but were up 0.1 percent from December 2008. Men’s apparel prices were flat in December and increased 0.6 percent year-over-year.
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?"