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Intertextile and Yarn Expo Shanghai Postponed

The organizers said they hoped to hold it later within the month of March.

Retail Industry Awaits Biden’s Posture on Tariffs and Trade

Apparel retailers want to see the new administration roll back tariffs on Chinese imports, though they have…

National Council of Textile Organizations CEO Kim Glas on Biden’s Policies, Trade and the Pandemic

A year into the ongoing pandemic, the textile industry group's head emphasized the need for policies that…

As Online Sales Rise, Brands Push Washington to Act on Counterfeits

The retail lobby, which wants online platforms to be more accountable for counterfeit sales, expects Congress…

Retailers Push for Dream Act’s Revival

The NRF said it supports creating paths to residency and citizenship for undocumented immigrants who arrived…

Fashion Trade Groups Call for Stimulus Help

The AAFA, Accessories Council, CFDA and Travel Goods Association made their pitch in a letter to…

Textile Groups and Unions Push for PPE Production Incentives

Trade groups and worker unions want the new administration to supercharge domestic production of protective…

Shanghai Fashion Week Postpones Fall 2021 to April

A number of trade fair organizers expressed concerns as the leases for their big venues were signed long…

L.A. Quickly Reopens Restaurants, Salons As Stay-at-home Order Ends

Despite still recording thousands of new cases of the virus a day, the county is easing most restrictions by…

Calif. Lifts Stay-at-home Order, Leaving Counties to Decide Opening Status

Given the still-high number of cases in Los Angeles, it's unclear that things like outdoor dining and salon…

Biden’s ‘Made In America’ Push and Apparel Manufacturing

President Joe Biden pursued an executive order meant to incentivize domestic manufacturing, a move hailed by…

Retail Global Foreign Direct Investment Plunges Due to COVID

Foreign direct investment in the retail/apparel sector fell by more than 50 percent and is expected to…

Joe Biden Promises New Day in America

As president, Biden is expected to oversee a more stable regulatory process that retail and fashion groups…

Pompeo Declares Genocide in China’s Xinjiang Province

The Secretary of State called out China for its treatment of Uyghurs in the region, which accounts for 20…

China Full Year GDP Rose 2.3%, Retail Sales Contract

Retail sales for the year decreased by 3.9 percent, although in the fourth quarter it grew by 4.6 percent…