GENEVA — Talks among ministers from 35 key trading nations started in a heated atmosphere Monday. The European Union and the U.S. signaled that a breakthrough global trade deal can only be reached if major emerging countries make more liberal offers to open their markets to industrial goods, including textiles.
But emerging nations led by Brazil, China and India countered that rich nations needed to come forward with more ambitious offers to slash trade-distorting agriculture subsidies and tariffs, and lower other barriers to industrial products.
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?"