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.
@deciem is all about transparency and approachability. At this year’s WWD Digital Beauty Forum, the brand's co-CEO @nicolakilner said talking to customers directly about the ingredients in products and how they work is key. #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty
‘We didn't know how relevant our film would be when we were making it. When Steven [Rogers] wrote the script Trump wasn't president, class divide in America wasn't as evident as it is now, though it was present. The Time’s Up movement hadn't began and the way we look at women and treat women who speak out — thankfully that is something that seems to have shifted in the last year. I think we just need to continue making art that provokes the conversation and do what we can,’ said ‘I, Tonya’ actress @margotrobbie. Head to WWD.com to see all the celebrities who walked the red carpet @bafta #timesup #wwdeye (📸: Neil Hall)
Gemma Arterton is joined on the @bafta’s red carpet by Eileen Pullen and Gwen Davis, the two women who started the fight for the pay-gap. ‘They represent a normal person speaking out for what is right. Speak out, we will listen and anyone can speak out,’ said Arterton. #eebaftas #timesup #wwdeye (📸: David Fisher)
On the list of emerging designers to watch at London Fashion Week is @nabilnayal. The Syrian-Born and raised designer – who is known for his sculptural and dramatic designs with an Elizabethan era aesthetic – said he designs for a woman who is not afraid to challenge conventions. To see which other up-and-coming talents are joining the schedule this season, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion #lfw (📷: @gomezdevillaboa)