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Furmark’s Farm-to-Shopfloor Tracing Tags Set for International Debut

The IFF said the new, QR-coded swing tags, which map the history of a fur garment, will be a "game changer."

Dove, The Body Shop Say ‘No’ to Animal Testing in Europe, the U.K.

The two beauty giants are behind a campaign to ensure the EU does not bring back animal testing for cosmetics.

Fashion’s Washington Agenda

Infrastructure, COVID-19, tariffs and taxes, and more.

Retail’s Supply Chain Woes, From Washington to Wall Street

The backend moves front of mind.

French Competition Authority Fines Luxottica 125M Euros

The watchdog said the eyewear maker fixed prices and prevented retailers from selling its products online.

AAFA CEO Supports Biden Infrastructure Plan as Shipping Ports Bottleneck

The AAFA is also looking to clear away tariffs on trade.

British Luxury Lobby Welcomes Airbus-Boeing Truce, End to 25% Tariffs

British luxury makers, who were caught in the crossfire of a 17-year WTO dispute about large civil aircraft…

Industry Bodies Express Relief After U.S. Tariff Suspension

The U.S. government has decided to suspend punitive tariffs on British fashion and luxury goods exports for…

Blockchain-Driven Sustainability Platform Unveiled by U.N. Agency

The U.N. Economic Commission of Europe has launched a platform that provides traceability and transparency…

Launchmetrics and TikTok Partner on Luxury Tech Hub in Cannes

Cannes wants to be a global hub for luxury research and innovation, via a partnership with Côte d'Azur…

Camera della Moda Reacts to Italian Government’s Recovery Plan

The Italian fashion association said the government has taken into account many of the industry's requests to…

French Retailers Pressure Government to Allow Stores to Reopen

Retailers are asking to reopen on May 10 while the French government plans to begin easing restrictions in…

Mask Contracts and Biden Administration Push on U.S. Manufacturing

Government contracts for face masks made in the U.S. follow Biden administration moves to support the…

Industry Groups Call On U.K. to Defuse Brewing Trade War With U.S.

"Do not underestimate America's willingness to assert its power," and protect American businesses abroad…

U.K. Braces for Fresh Round of Punitive Tariffs on Exports to the U.S.

A new tech tax targeting businesses such as Amazon will come into force on April 1 in the U.K., and the Biden…