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Wal-Mart, American Apparel, made in america, vertical retailers, manufacturing

Vertical Brands Boosting U.S. Production

Acquisitions and direct-to-consumer online efforts bringing jobs back to the U.S.

garment factories, bangladesh, ACCORD, factory reform, manufacturing, worker, safety, Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, inspections, Tesco,

Bangladesh Factories Seek Remediation Funds

Garment factory owners are considering the costs of improvements once again, and their ability to finance them.

IAF Convention Calls for Innovation, Greater Customer Focus

The event, which took place Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, attracted more than 300 delegates to discuss a 12-step agenda of specific industry challenges.

Paris Trade Shows See Strong Traffic

The season was a good one at the Tranoï, Capsule and The Box Paris trade shows, which ran concurrent with Paris Fashion Week.

textiles, textile trade show, LA textile show, Los Angeles textile show

New Sourcing Model Seen at L.A. Textile Show

The show got a boost from emerging designers and independent brands.

Wal-Mart, walmart, Michelle Gloeckler, manufacturing, made in america, made in usa, textiles, apparel, socks,

Wal-Mart Moves Forward on Made in USA Push

The retail giant has been making good on its pledge to spend $250 million over 10 years on products made in the U.S.

Door to Myanmar Starts to Open

New labor and energy initiatives could provide the impetus that puts the country on the sourcing map for apparel importers.

Fire Keeps Bangladesh Worker Safety at Forefront

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh had inspected the factory only a month earlier.

ICE Cracking Down on L.A. Fashion District Firms

Effective Oct. 9, the new guideline requires some 2,000 businesses in the fashion district to report any transaction involving more than $3,000 in cash.

Milan, Milano Pret-a-Porter, buyers, White, Super, MIPAP, Sistema Moda Italia, Massimiliano Bizzi, Luca Gritti, Giuliette Brown, Filippa Lagerback, Stine Goya, Le Fate, italy

Milan Fairs See Recovery Under Way

For the second season in a row, there were double-digit gains in the number of buyers attending the Milanese women’s-wear and accessories trade fairs.

Advanstar Communications, Anchorage Capital Group, Veronis Suhler Stevenson, Joe Loggia, MAGIC, WWD MAGIC, Project, ENK International, Fashion Coterie, ENK Vegas, ENK NYC, Accessorie Circuit, Intermezzo Collections, Sole Commerce,

Advanstar and UBM Ink $972M Deal

The deal is expected to close by yearend.

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