By  on June 17, 2019

American fashion industry leaders have coauthored a letter to President Trump, objecting to his latest wave of proposed tariffs against Chinese-made goods.

The letter, organized by the fashion industry’s lobbying group the American Apparel & Footwear Association along with the Council of Fashion Designers of America and the Accessories Council, was sent to the White House this afternoon and is supported by household name fashion designers, retailers and brands. It is the industry’s last-ditch effort to protect Chinese-made apparel, footwear, eyewear, jewelry and other fashion-adjacent goods from incurring a an additional 25 percent tariff upon reaching U.S. soil — a figure the letter derides as a “catastrophic” blow to fashion, retail and consumer culture.

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