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President Joe Biden puts on his face mask after speaking during an event to mark Equal Pay Day in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Campus Wednesday, March 24, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Government and Trade

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 domestic textile industry during the pandemic.

clock April 2, 2021Sindhu Sundar

Floris of London

Government and Trade

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, said consultant Allyson Stewart-Allen, who specializes in U.S.-U.K. cross-border trade.

clock March 31, 2021Samantha Conti

Hackett Store on Savile Row

Government and Trade

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 administration is preparing to retaliate.

clock March 30, 2021Samantha Conti

Cardi B x Fashion Nova

Government and Trade

FTC Sends $6.5 Million to Fashion Nova Customers Over Shipping Trouble

The Federal Trade Commission said online retailer did not live up to its shipment promises, issues the company has said are resolved.

clock March 25, 2021Evan Clark

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Government and Trade

Garment Worker Protection Act Meets First Vote of 2021

The fight for garment workers rights in L.A. is drawing more than 90 business supporters.

clock March 23, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

Katherine Tai, nominee for U.S. trade representative, testifies before a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (Tasos Katopodis/Pool via AP)

Government and Trade

As New Trade Rep. Comes Onboard, Retail Sets Sights on Tariffs

The American Apparel & Footwear Association rallied against tariffs to the newly confirmed U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai.

clock March 18, 2021Sindhu Sundar

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Government and Trade

British Designers Call on Boris Johnson to Ban Fur Sales in U.K.

Stella McCartney, Katharine Hamnett, Vivienne Westwood, Selfridges, Shrimps, Erdem and Christopher Raeburn were all signatories.

clock March 15, 2021Natalie Theodosi

Hackett Store on Savile Row

Government and Trade

U.S. Suspends Punitive Airbus Tariffs on British Luxury Imports

The move will be a boon for Savile Row tailors as well as cashmere, bed linen, gin and whisky producers who’d been suffering the impact of the 25 percent tariffs on exports to the U.S.

clock March 4, 2021Samantha Conti

Chic Shanghai

Government and Trade

Intertextile, Chic Shanghai Set New Dates

COVID-19 compliance pushed the fairs back by one week.

clock March 4, 2021Tiffany Ap

Shops at Motcomb Street.

Government and Trade

British Fashion, Retail, Beauty Lobbies Welcome New Government Support

British Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled his spring budget on Wednesday offering a fresh support package for business, although many would argue there is still much more to be done.

clock March 3, 2021Samantha Conti

Carlo Capasa

Government and Trade

Italian Fashion Seeks 3B Euros in Aid From Government

The Camera della Moda estimated that 3 billion euros is needed to restart the country’s fashion industry, impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

clock March 3, 2021Luisa Zargani


Government and Trade

Italy’s Fashion and Textile Sectors Map Out Five-Year Rebound Plan

Sistema Moda Italia is turning to the government for aid to help the industry rebound.

clock March 3, 2021Martino Carrera

Carlo Capasa

Government and Trade

Italy’s Fashion Industry Needs 3 Billion Euros, Camera Della Moda Says

Carlo Capasa, head of Italy’s fashion body, told the Italian government that 3 billion euros are needed to restart the country’s fashion industry, impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

clock March 3, 2021Luisa Zargani

Government and Trade

Shiseido Surges in Trademark Applications, L’Oreal Slides

The latest application metrics by the Geneva-based WIPO show that fashion and beauty companies worldwide were active filers.

clock March 2, 2021John Zarocostas

Government and Trade

Brazil Must Step Up Sustainability Efforts, Report Says

The study reveals that emissions from the country’s cotton farming and production chain have reached critical levels while textile waste remains a growing problem.

clock February 26, 2021Ivan Castano

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