NEW YORK -- In a move to promote domestic apparel production and protect garment workers, New Jersey Gov. James E. McGreevy signed an executive order Tuesday requiring all apparel and uniforms purchased by the state for its employees to be...
NEW YORK--In a move to promote domestic apparel production and protect garment workers, New Jersey Gov. James E. McGreevy signed an executive order Tuesday requiring all apparel and uniforms purchased by the state for its employees to be manufactured in the U.S.The order also mandates that suppliers to the state provide decent living and working conditions for its employees and comply with all applicable labor laws. The order also created an Apparel Procurement Board to accept complaints about state vendors and bidders and to investigate potential labor-law violations.McGreevy signed the order at the New Jersey State AFL-CIO's legislative conference in Atlantic City.Charles Wowkanech, president of the state AFL-CIO, said the order will ensure that "tax dollars will not be stained with blood, sweat and tears shed by sweatshop workers."As the problem of sweatshops in the U.S. and abroad has returned to the public eye in recent years, a number of states and municipalities have taken steps to make sure government procurement offices aren't doing business with suppliers that violate labor laws.In September, New York State enacted a law allowing local school boards to reject contracts with apparel suppliers that violate labor laws, even if they are the lowest bidder. The city of Durham, N.C., and Olmstead, Ohio, have also enacted similar measures.
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
Discovery is collaborating with British pop artist @philipcolbert on a new line of clothing and accessories called Discovery Shark. The collection, which will launch next summer for Shark Week’s 30th anniversary, features a whimsical line of women’s and men’s bomber jackets, sweatshirts, bags and more. #wwdfashion
“I’m always a big champion of a female rapper, and I’m glad to see a new voice that feels unique and authentic that’s coming up, and I think we’re going to see more great things from her,” said @itsjeremyscott about @iamcardib, who performed at @moschino’s Art Basel Miami Beach party last night. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
@janellemonae’s “What’s Your Frequency?” room in @refinery29's #29Rooms made its debut this week at the opening of the Los Angeles art exhibit. “It’s about the ongoing conversation around mass surveillance, the weaponization of technology and cultural uniformity. My space was created so that we can come together and talk about the complexities of our humanity,” said Monáe. #wwdeye (📷: @bucknerphoto)
@pantone announced their Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet. Nearly 20 months after the musician Prince’s death, fashion is having a purple moment. Varying shades of purple appeared on spring or fall runways, from @christopherkane to @calvinklein. @gucci’s Alessandro Michele bathed his fall runway in ultra violet-colored light at one point. Pantone 18-3838 is meant to “push the boundaries of what inspires us to look upward and outward to the future.” #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)