WASHINGTON — U.S.-made apparel prices rose 0.1 percent in September compared with August, the Labor Department’s Producer Price Index showed Friday.
On a year-over-year basis, domestic apparel prices increased 1 percent. U.S.-made women’s and girls’ apparel prices edged up 0.1 percent in September and were 0.2 percent higher than a year earlier. Men’s and boys’ apparel prices were flat last month, but were 3.2 percent higher than in September 2011.
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?"