The business of Shein, the fast-fashion brand that's dominating Gen Z's closets

May 6, 2022
The apparel maker was recently valued at $100 billion, more than competitors Zara and H&M combined.
Katy Perry speaks during a Shein virtual festival to benefit the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO on May 9, 2020.
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What California's new law means for garment workers and businesses

Nov 11, 2021
The law will guarantee an hourly wage for workers, but higher labor costs will put pressure on many small factories.
Garment worker Francisco Tzul has recently started working for a sewing contractor that pays an hourly wage rather than a piece rate.
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What can clothing retailers do with all that excess inventory?

Aug 24, 2020
With clothing sales way down, there are not a lot of good options.
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During lockdown, why dress up?

Apr 30, 2020
Sales at clothing retailers dropped by 50% in March.
Loungewear will do just fine while you're working at home.
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Apparel retailers have an inventory problem

Apr 15, 2020
Clothes are stranded in stores during a normally popular time for shopping.
It might be hard for retailers to sell when malls look like this one did on March 29 in New York.
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Fall fashion braces for the effects of COVID-19

Mar 23, 2020
Most apparel companies aren’t in a state of emergency ... yet.
China's supply chain problem is starting to worry retailers.
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Washington clothing designers want a fashion industry for the capital

Jan 2, 2020
Small-scale designers and boutique owners in the nation’s capital are trying to build the city’s fashion industry from the ground up.
Stacey Price owns Shop Made in D.C., a local boutique that sells clothing, accessories and art by Washington designers.
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How gamers got their style

Apr 25, 2019
From streetwear to designer labels, videos gamers have become one of fashion's biggest targets.
Twitch streamer and professional gamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins streams during Ninja Vegas '18 at Esports Arena Las Vegas at Luxor Hotel and Casino on April 21, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Blevins is playing against more than 230 challengers in front of 700 fans in 10 live "Fortnite" games with up to USD 50,000 in cash prizes on the line. He is donating all his winnings to the Alzheimer's Association.
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For the bra industry, a new fit

Apr 12, 2019
A look at the companies disrupting the $7.2 billion bra business.
Online startups entering the $7.2 billion bra business are responding to a demand for bras in more sizes and shades. Above, an ad for ThirdLove.
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Why coyote pelts are in high demand

Mar 18, 2019
Demand for coyote fur has been on the rise thanks, in part, to trendsetting by Canada Goose.
Coyote in Yosemite National Park, California, USA.
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