Textiles

In this Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, photo, two layers of barbed wire fencing ring the "Hotan City apparel employment training base" where Hetian Taida has a factory in Hotan in western China's Xinjiang region. This is one of a growing number of internment camps in the Xinjiang region, where by some estimates 1 million Muslims are detained, forced to give up their language and their religion and subject to political indoctrination. Now, the Chinese government is also forcing some detainees to work in manufacturing and food industries. Some of them are within the internment camps; others are privately owned, state-subsidized factories where detainees are sent once they are released. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
December 19, 2018 - 4:04 am
BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. government said Tuesday that it is reviewing reports of forced labor at a Chinese internment camp where ethnic minorities are sewing clothes that have been shipped to the U.S. market. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that reporting by The Associated...
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FILE- In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo palm trees frame a large billboard on top of a Nike store that shows former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick at Union Square in San Francisco. Nike Inc. reports earnings Tuesday, Sept. 25. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
September 25, 2018 - 4:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nike caused an uproar earlier this month with its ad featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick that debuted just as the football season was about to begin. But the shoe maker's stock is up and sales have been steady. The furor seems to have largely died down and the company...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2000, file photo, singer Jennifer Lopez poses backstage at the 42nd Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Michael Kors is buying the Italian fashion house Gianni Versace in a deal worth more than $2 billion (1.83 billion euros), continuing its hard charge into the world of high-end fashion. Versace is known for its Medusa-head logo and its flamboyant styles that are a fixture on Hollywood’s Red Carpet - like Lopez’s infamous dress worn to the Grammy Awards in 2000. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
September 25, 2018 - 9:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Kors is buying the Italian fashion house Versace in a deal worth more than $2 billion (1.83 billion euros), continuing its hard charge into the world of high-end fashion. The deal Tuesday comes just 14 months after the New York handbag maker spent $1.35 billion adding to its...
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This Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, combo of file photos shows athletic shoes worn by professional athletes. After years of building billion-dollar brands around sports celebrities, shoe and apparel makers now find themselves flashpoints in the political, racial and cultural clashes surrounding the Trump administration and some athletes are increasingly using their shoes as a form of expression. (AP Photo)
September 07, 2018 - 2:14 pm
A pair of shoes are set aflame with a cigarette lighter, captured on video and shared widely online to protest a political statement made by the manufacturer. The New Balance shoes were burned by their owners two years ago after a spokeswoman indicated the company's support for President Donald...
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September 04, 2018 - 10:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factories grew at a faster pace in August as American industry continues to show robust health. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said Tuesday that its manufacturing index jumped last month to 61.3 from 58.1 in July. Anything over 50...
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August 09, 2018 - 1:08 pm
NIWOT, Colo. (AP) — Colorado-based footwear company Crocs Inc. is closing company-owned manufacturing plants in Italy and Mexico by year's end and replacing its chief financial officer. The company announced the outsourcing of additional manufacturing and the closure of a distribution facility in...
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In this Aug. 1, 2018 photo, a worker rest on a clothing rack cart outside a fashion and costume accessory store in New York's Garment District. A group of manufacturers, landlords, designers and politicians has a plan to preserve a remnant of the garment industry in a neighborhood where about 5,000 people are still employed in workshops mostly serving higher-end designers. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
August 05, 2018 - 10:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of garment workers once toiled in the sweaty, elbow-to-elbow workshops of midtown Manhattan before the whirring of sewing machines was mostly silenced by foreign competition. But the city's garment district isn't dead yet. A group of manufacturers, landlords,...
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FILE - In a Thursday, July 19, 2018 file photo, Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, applauds during a signing ceremony where President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order that establishes a National Council for the American Worker in the East Room of the White House, in Washington. Ivanka Trump’s clothing company is shutting down and all its employees are being laid off, according to news reports. The New York Post is reporting that its sources say the company “will be shuttered ‘ASAP’ and that staff have been informed that they’re being laid off.”(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
July 24, 2018 - 8:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ivanka Trump is shutting down her fashion line of dresses, shoes and handbags that became a target of political boycotts and spurred concerns about conflicts of interest after her father was elected. The president's daughter said in a statement she made the decision so she could...
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