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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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

Intertextile, Chic Shanghai Set New Dates

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

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…