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Blockchain-Driven Sustainability Platform Unveiled by U.N. Agency

The U.N. Economic Commission of Europe has launched a platform that provides traceability and transparency…

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…

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…

Asian Garment Sector Struggles in COVID-19’s Wake

An ILO report found massive declines in exports from 10 key producing countries.

Retail, Wholesale Job Losses Worsened in Second Quarter

An ILO report warns a second wave of the coronavirus could derail an economic recovery in the second half of…

Textile, Apparel Trade Plunges 12 Percent, Study Says

A U.N. agency projects global trade overall in value terms will contract by 27 percent in the second quarter.

232 Million Retailers, Wholesalers Imperiled by Pandemic, ILO Says

The retail and wholesale sector has been the hardest hit globally, according to the International Labour…

COVID-19 Crisis Triggering Huge Losses in Textile, Apparel Sector

Quarantine measures and factory and retail store closures have significantly suppressed consumer demand…

WTO Warns Apparel Trade to Plummet in 2020

The World Trade Organization said overall global trade could drop between 13 and 32 percent due to the crisis.

L’Oréal Tops Trademark Applications

Shiseido, Abercrombie & Fitch Europe and Louis Vuitton were second, third and fourth, respectively, in the…

Global FDI Seen Plummeting by Up to 40 Percent

The demand shock will be the biggest factor pushing down investment in all sectors, including services, as…

25 Million Jobs Under Threat From Pandemic, ILO Says

The retail, travel and tourism sectors are seen as especially vulnerable to job losses as a result of the…

Global Textile, Apparel Sector Seen Taking $1.5B Hit From Coronavirus

A U.N. report estimated that the total impact on exports in global value chains from the virus will be up to…

China Exports Plunge After U.S. Tariffs

Shipments from China fell 25 percent in the first half of 2019, including a steep decline in textile and…

Fashion Trademark Applications Leap, China Drives IP Activity

The increase in fashion applications worldwide stems from companies' desire to protect their trademarks…