U.S. Congress


New Fur Label Law Starts Friday

Under the new fur label law any accessories containing fur (except handbags) must be labeled

Washington— Friday, March 18, marks the first day that all garments, including accessories, that contain animal fur—no matter what … [Read more...]

Hats Off for New Congresswoman

U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson wore her trademark hats during her tenure in the Florida House of Legislature. But hat wearing is a no-no in Congress

Washington—When Frederica Wilson was sworn in Wednesday into the 112th Congress, the freshman congresswoman started her first day … [Read more...]

NRF: Proposed Debit Card Swipe Fee Regulations to Help Retailers

Debit Cards

Washington–New proposed limits on debit card swipe fees would result in lower costs for retailers and even discounted prices for … [Read more...]

New Fur Label Law Awaits Obama’s Signature

All accessories (except handbags) would have to be labeled if the Truth in Fur Label Act becomes law

Washington—In a rare instance of bipartisanship in a turbulent lame duck session of Congress, the U.S. Senate on Wednesday night … [Read more...]

CPSC Urges Voluntary Cadmium Limits

CPSC

Washington—The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said Tuesday that jewelry manufacturers, consumer groups and other … [Read more...]

Retailers vs Manufacturers Over China Currency Bill

China Currency

Washington—While The House of Representatives’ 348 to 79 vote Wednesday in favor of the Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act has … [Read more...]

Gov. Schwarzenegger Vetos Fur Label Law

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Sacramento, CA--Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill this week that would have required apparel and accessories … [Read more...]

New California Cadmium Limits Increase Demands for Federal Regulations

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger

North Kingston, RI—Responding to a new state law limiting cadmium in children’s jewelry that California Governor Arnold … [Read more...]

China Currency Bill Divides Textiles, Apparel Groups

China Currency

Washington--China currency legislation being considered by Congress has divided textile makers and apparel importers over its … [Read more...]

Gold Hits Record High for Third Time This Week

Gold

Could the rising price of gold could just be a golden opportunity for less expensive metals? Gold prices climbed again today to … [Read more...]

Industry Associations Back Bill to Protect Fashion Design

CFDA/AAFA

New York--Amended legislation that will provide three years of copyright protection to "unique and original" fashion designs has … [Read more...]

Fur Labeling Law Takes a Step Forward

If Congress approves the Truth in Fur Labeling Act, all apparel and accessories (excluding handbags) containing real fur would have to bear labels.

Washington--A new bill that requires all fur-trimmed fashions to be labeled with the type of animal and the country of origin, … [Read more...]