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Roll of "I voted" circular stickers

Government and Trade

The Election and the Latinx Vote

The nation’s second-largest ethnic group could flex its muscle at the polls in November.

clock September 25, 2020Evan Clark

Clothing waste

Government and Trade

U.K. Parliament Asks Government to Help Fix Fast Fashion

The all-party parliamentary committee has put together a new report that highlights how COVID-19 impact the fashion industry and how government regulation can help rebuild it sustainably.

clock September 15, 2020Natalie Theodosi

Harvey Nichols, The Fragrance Room

Government and Trade

U.K. Makes Controversial Decision to Cancel Tax-free Shopping

The move is a body blow for luxury goods retailers and high-end stores that had been looking forward to a boost when international tourists and shoppers finally return to Britain.

clock September 14, 2020Samantha Conti

Walpole, Helen Brocklebank and Harrods, Michael Ward

Government and Trade

British Government to Help Retailers Bounce Back From COVID-19

British businesses, hit by a double whammy of COVID-19 and preparations for the Brexit finale in December, are being urged to focus on exports and to sharpen their e-commerce game.

clock September 8, 2020Samantha Conti

Burberry's first bag campaign

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Burberry Wins Government Contract to Make More PPE, Gowns for NHS

This agreement is in addition to the more than 160,000 pieces of PPE, which Burberry has already donated to the NHS over the past few months.

clock September 3, 2020Tianwei Zhang

3108466 05/23/2017 A state garment factory in Mleha in Damascus suburbs. Mikhail Voskresenskiy/Sputnik  via AP

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Garment Worker Protection Bill Defeated in California

Supporters of a bill aimed at protecting wages for garment workers are vowing to bring it to the legislature again next year.

clock September 2, 2020Kali Hays

Old Navy

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Old Navy Paying Employees to Volunteer at Polling Places on Election Day

Still fearful of large crowds amid the pandemic, many worry voters will opt out of voting altogether this year.

clock September 1, 2020Kellie Ell

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‘Landmark’ Garment Worker Legislation Could Redefine Sustainable Fashion

As SB 1399, the Garment Worker Protection Act, winds its way through the legislative process, groups weigh in on its potential.

clock August 25, 2020Kaley Roshitsh

Fashion Nova Garment Factory

Government and Trade

California’s Garment Worker Protection Bill Hits Legislative Limbo

A bill to tighten up laws around worker pay is possibly at its last stop before hitting the governor’s desk, but costs are being scrutinized.

clock August 20, 2020Kali Hays

Pringle of Scotland RTW Fall 2020

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U.S. Keeps Tariffs on British Fashion Goods at 25 Percent

While some tweaks were made to the duties in the Airbus dispute, wool suits and cashmere sweaters are still caught in the middle.

clock August 12, 2020Evan Clark

Pringle of Scotland RTW Fall 2020

Government and Trade

European Brands Await Word on Tariffs

The Trump administration is due to review tariffs imposed on European luxury goods in the Airbus-Boeing trade spat.

clock August 12, 2020Evan Clark

A ripe cornfield in NRW. Cologne, 04.08.2020 | usage worldwide Photo by: Christoph Hardt/Geisler-Fotopres/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

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‘Fairness in the Factory But on the Farm,’ Too, Textile Experts Say

In recentering those working in factories and on farms, what role do fiber and textile standards in the industry play?

clock August 12, 2020Kaley Roshitsh

Milan's Galleria Vittorio Emanuele on May 18, 2020

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Italy’s GDP Falls 12.4% in Q2, Country in Recession

The GDP drop in the second quarter is the lowest ever reported since the first quarter of 1995. 

clock July 31, 2020Luisa Zargani

The Johnstons of Elgin store

Government and Trade

Britain, EU Appeal to U.S. Not to Raise, Extend Tariffs on Luxury

In August, the U.S. could decide to beef up, and broaden, punitive tariffs on British and European luxury goods which have been caught up in a long-running dispute over government subsidies to Airbus.

clock July 30, 2020Samantha Conti

jeff bezos bookshelf

Government and Trade

Jeff Bezos Takes Amazon Defense to Capitol Hill

The billionaire ceo defended Amazon’s treatment of third-party sellers on its marketplace.

clock July 29, 2020Evan Clark

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