Diverting textiles from landfills is more difficult and more expensive than doing so for paper and glass. A group of formerly incarcerated workers is paving the way.
"Ivy was a huge clothing phenomenon in the mid-20th century," said Avery Trufelman, host of the podcast "Articles of Interest." "And over time, it evolved into what was in the '70s and '80s called 'preppy style,' and what I argue now almost has no name at all."
Retailers are emerging from a tough period. Embracing inclusive sizes at the same price is one way to reach more women.
The apparel maker was recently valued at $100 billion, more than competitors Zara and H&M combined.
The law will guarantee an hourly wage for workers, but higher labor costs will put pressure on many small factories.
With clothing sales way down, there are not a lot of good options.
Clothes are stranded in stores during a normally popular time for shopping.
Small-scale designers and boutique owners in the nation’s capital are trying to build the city’s fashion industry from the ground up.