WASHINGTON - Wholesale apparel prices of men’s and boys’ apparel in April were flat compared to March and increased 0.8 percent from the same period last year, the Labor Department said Tuesday in its Producer Price Index.
Whole prices for all apparel, including women’s and girls’, rose 0.1 percent from March and 0.6 percent from April of last year. The prices of all finished goods rose a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent in April after rising 1.1 percent in March and 0.3 percent in February. Core producer prices were up 0.4 percent in April, excluding food and energy.
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?"