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Made in the U.S.A.? Not Anytime Soon

Edward Hertzman | Posted 11.12.2014 | Business
Edward Hertzman

Why would America want to reshore an industry that is having a hard time paying its workers $100 a month in the Third World?

Kim Bhasin

How Gap Instituted Equal Pay For Men And Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 09.05.2014 | Business

In an uncommon display of transparency, Gap recently disclosed that it pays men and women equally for equal work. Exponential Talent, a consulting ...

3 Things I Learned as a Shop Girl in Southampton NY That I Brought to My Work in Mozambique

Michael Seo | Posted 09.29.2014 | Small Business
Michael Seo

Two-thirds into the summer season and time zones removed from Mozambique, I began to embrace the reality that stakeholders are clients are one and the same.

Buckle Up -- Things Are Getting Real With #TheStitch!

Matt Pipkin | Posted 09.01.2014 | Impact
Matt Pipkin

You know those seasons in life that you look back on and think, "Whew, those were some amazing times!"? Well, that's how we're going to look back on what's happening right now.

Faithful Shopper: Heavenly Hamptons

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 08.25.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

The upcoming holiday weekend (or any time this summer) is the perfect time to explore New York's very own beach resort - the Hamptons! And of course a...

Pulse Report: Fashion and Grooming Trends That Will Define the Next 12 Months

AskMen.com | Posted 08.19.2014 | Style
AskMen.com

Here's a sneak peek of six of the 100 biggest fashion and grooming trends, products and personalities to keep a eye on in 2014.

4 Reasons Parents Buy Into The Culture Of Gender Stereotyping

Lori Day | Posted 05.31.2014 | Parents
Lori Day

Parents are buying this stuff because they're unsure, they're torn, they're tired, they're confused, and they're feeling bombarded... but be clear, they're not buying this stuff because there is an unmet demand for more gender stereotypes for their children.

The Faithful Shopper: Mad for Museums

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 04.30.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Some of the best stores in town aren't run by our legendary retailers or international designers -- they're in our magnificent museums!

Agenda Show 2014

Jamie Rosenberg | Posted 03.20.2014 | Style
Jamie Rosenberg

The answer to the big question we all have on our minds: What's going on in streetwear now?

Functional to Fashionable Fitness Threads

Keri Lynn Ford | Posted 10.09.2013 | Style
Keri Lynn Ford

One of the first ways to take your outfit from the gym to the mall is to switch your shoes. A lot of the latest sneaker fashions are incorporating some fashion-forward favorites: bright colors, shiny metallics and a little bit of bling.

Mom, There's a Slave in My Shirt

Kelly Heinrich | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
Kelly Heinrich

In apparel, forced labor is found long before the fabric is sewn at a garment manufacturing factory. It starts as early as the cotton harvest.

The Faithful Shopper: Mountain Magic

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.28.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Hard as it is for some of us water babies to believe, not everyone heads straight for a beach during the summer. Others prefer to spend their time exp...

The Faithful Shopper: Hot, Haute Hamptons

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 08.13.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's that time of year, when those of us in the "fashionista know" escape to our favorite beaches at the Hamptons. The fun part is that many of our fa...

People Dying For Our Clothes

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 07.09.2013 | Business
Peter S. Goodman

We already know that our banks remain too big to fail, threatening regular people with crisis. Now, a parallel reality is emerging in the garment trade: Most of our clothing is produced by global enterprises so vast and complex that they are simply too big to supervise.

Accountability for the Bangladesh Building Collapse: Blame Game or Real Change?

Beth English | Posted 06.26.2013 | World
Beth English

If history is any guide, progress on workplace standards in Bangladesh and in other developing countries will be difficult to achieve and slow in coming.

Hot Topic Still Exists... And It Was Just Bought

AP | Posted 05.07.2013 | Business

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. (AP) — Hot Topic said Thursday it agreed to be acquired by investment firm Sycamore Partners for about $592.4 million in ca...

The Economic Oversight in Manufacturing Cotton (Part 2)

Jolie Bensen | Posted 04.07.2013 | Business
Jolie Bensen

If the U.S. is the second largest producer of cotton in the world, then why can't we buy U.S. grown, U.S. spun cotton fabric? Or any fabric grown and processed here in the U.S.?

Mitigating Environmental Impact of Apparel: REI

Andrea Meyer | Posted 02.11.2013 | Business
Andrea Meyer

"Seventy-five to 90 percent of a product's environmental impact is determined the product development stage," says Kevin Myette, director of product a...

Dave Jamieson

Unions To 'Unionmade' Apparel Maker: You're Fakers

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.03.2012 | Business

The leading federation for organized labor has sent a stern cease-and-desist letter to "Unionmade," the trendy apparel maker whose products, it turns ...

Levi Strauss Quietly Announces Climate Change Strategy

Mike Bellamente | Posted 12.23.2012 | Green
Mike Bellamente

If climate change were considered hip, companies would be tripping over themselves to share their climate change strategies with consumers as a way to sell product. Until then, companies will go only as far as good business dictates.

Dogs Take Over the Catwalk for UK Artists The London Police (PHOTOS)

Tanja M. Laden | Posted 12.12.2012 | Los Angeles
Tanja M. Laden

The London Police are a pair of Amsterdam-based street artists from the UK, who happen to love dogs. For Dogs Sake is their newest multimedia art-circus, featuring one-of-a-kind doggie jackets custom-made by international street artists.

The Economic Oversight in Manufacturing (Part 1)

Jolie Bensen | Posted 12.10.2012 | Business
Jolie Bensen

Beyond just suggesting that consumers buy more American-made goods or that we adjust our trade deficit, but logistically speaking, how can manufacturing really save our country? How does this create more jobs and stimulate the economy, exactly?

Alyssa Milano's Business "Touch"

Nicole Lapin | Posted 07.25.2012 | Style
Nicole Lapin

The former "Charmed" star turned entrepreneur wins big with women's sports gear line. As the star of the hit WB series Charmed for nine years, Alys...

The Faithful Shopper: More March Madness!

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.14.2012 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's March Madness again! And regular readers know that I'm not referring to basketball, but the new shops for spring so that we can refresh our wardrobes.

Prices Fall For First Time In Four Months

Posted 11.16.2011 | Business

U.S. consumer prices fell in October for the first time in four months as Americans paid less for new cars and gasoline, although prices outside o...