Trade vs. aid: Pakistan wants lower tariffs, US gives money instead
Pakistan receives billions in US aid, though what it really wants is easier access to US markets for its textile exports.
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New site peddles high-end apparel to benefit charities
Fashion Project collects and sells donated high-end apparel and accessories to support organizations like the March of Dimes.
Fashion icon to bequeath trove to Salem museum
- Iris Apfel, the celebrated New York fashion doyenne, will give the Peabody Essex more than 600 pieces of clothing and accessories by world-famous designers.
Do these bright jeans make me look fat?
- Movies carry ratings to warn viewers what they’re in for. Why not jeans? Specifically, the brightly colored denim that the fashion world has unleashed on us this spring, stacks of which are now threatening shoppers city wide.
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Boston gets in line
- After launching in New York a few years ago, Fashion’s Night Out has been catching on in cities around the world. Next Thursday, FNO takes over Newbury Street (and other parts of the city) with events, parties, and - retailers hope - a boost to fall sales.
“A man should never wear shorts in the city. Flip-flops and shorts in the city are never appropriate. Shorts are only to be worn on the tennis court or on the beach.’’ —-Tom Ford
Robert J.S. Ross
, a professor of sociology at Clark University and author of “Slaves to Fashion
: Poverty and Abuse in the New Sweatshops,” says poor conditions still exist for garment workers around the globe. From an interview by @GlobeMuther, The Boston Globe.
Micro-mini stands out. But what of sitting?
- So many Hollywood beauty secrets, so much we mere mortals don’t know. For example, when wearing a micro-mini “dress,’’ like Taylor Swift and Cameron Diaz did at the Vanity Fair Oscar party, how do you sit down?