Some apparel, fabric and other goods just became more likely to get stuck at the border if U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) suspects they contain cotton from Xinjiang or from companies on a recently published U.S. Government list, or otherwise involve forced labor — whether the brand is aware of it or not. Continue Reading Will U.S. Customs Seize Your Presumptively Illegal Apparel? Compliance with the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act
The New York Fashion Sustainability and Social Accountability Act (A8352/S7428), if passed, will be the first US law to explicitly place sustainability requirements aimed at large fashion companies. These requirements would apply to fashion retailers and manufacturers that:
Continue Reading New York Fashion Sustainability Act: Now In Committee
If you are in the business of buying or selling pork-based products, then you have probably heard of California’s Proposition 12. As it pertains to pork, the law requires that pig confinement systems are large enough to allow the animals to fully lie down, stand up, extend their limbs, and turn around freely. We previously wrote about the importance and impact of this law, which went into effect starting January 1, 2022. Recent developments have since put the law on pause and its future into question.
Continue Reading Sow What Now?: Cal. Hispanic Chambers of Commerce et. al. v. Ross et. al., The U.S. Supreme Court, and California’s Proposition 12
This post originally appeared on the Council of Fashion Designers of America website, CFDA.com.
You’ve worked so hard to get your foot in the door with that prized retailer, striving mightily to please them. They’ve finally supported your line and you just shipped them a big order for Fall 2020. But that same retailer has now filed Chapter 11. What can you do to protect your inventory in the bankruptcy proceeding? Should you continue to do business with the retailer during the bankruptcy? And what can you do to avoid these problems in the future with other retailers? This article will briefly address these questions and provide some basic strategies to help guide the designer/manufacturer in these difficult times.
Continue Reading Protecting Your Inventory and Getting Paid