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China Seeks Low-Cost Production... In the US (Pt. 2)

Robin Lewis | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Robin Lewis

Once the Chinese open their factories or acquire existing companies in the U.S., they can begin the process of integrating forward, ultimately owning and/or controlling every link in the value chain, including the most important link that connects with consumers: retailers and brands.

China Seeks Low-Cost Production... in the United States

Robin Lewis | Posted 03.23.2014 | Business
Robin Lewis

Beware of what you wish for. For all of the "pollyannas" who have been rooting for manufacturing jobs returning to the good old U.S. of A. from low-cost countries such as China, they may just be getting their wish; but not in the way they intended. It will end badly.

The Value of Style: A Different Look at NYFW and Street Style

Erica Cheung | Posted 04.14.2013 | Style
Erica Cheung

Do I make incorrect assumptions about the people I see sporting Madewell or Chanel on the street or am I playing into the systems of wealth and appearance that I am trying to critique?!

A 150 Mile Wardrobe: How One Closet Helped Kickstart a Local Economy (Video)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

2011-09-27-Screenshot20110927at5.55.13PM.jpg "In 1965, 95% of the clothing in a typical American's closet was made in America... today less than 5% of our clothes are made here."

Washington's Job Fraud

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sen. Fritz Hollings

Today, the U.S. has the export profile of an eighteenth century colony. Because we've suffered a $5.8 trillion trade deficit in the last decade, Obama should levy a 10% surcharge on imports like Nixon did.