Sub-Saharan African ambassadors held a rally on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to underscore their call to extend and expand trade breaks for the region. The overall trade benefits expire in 2008, but a crucial portion...
Sub-Saharan African ambassadors held a rally on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to underscore their call to extend and expand trade breaks for the region. The overall trade benefits expire in 2008, but a crucial portion — allowing the poorest countries to use non-U.S. or African textiles in garments receiving duty-free treatment in the U.S. — ends in September 2004. Africans argue that extending this third-country fabric rule is key to nurturing apparel-makers as a precursor to creating their own textile sector. Otherwise, they fear that budding apparel sectors will be crushed by global competition in 2005 when world quotas restricting apparel-textile trade are eliminated. African trade legislation isn’t on the Congressional agenda, as lawmakers are close to adjourning for the year.
Fashion Career Expo, a job trade fair for the retail, beauty and fashion industries, is holding its second edition Thursday at the Hilton New York hotel at 1335 Sixth Ave. in Midtown. Organized by 24 Seven Inc., the job expo will feature companies including Tiffany & Co., Polo Ralph Lauren, Kenneth Cole, Limited Brands, Talbots, Chico’s, BeBe and Tommy Hilfiger. The companies will be looking for merchandisers, buyers, retail planners, designers and salespeople, among other positions. Admission is $5 and open to those with a college degree and two years of work experience in fashion or retail.
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive