North American Retailers Set 5-Year Bangladesh Factory Plan

Collapsed building in Bangladesh | Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON DC, United States — Nearly 20 North American retailers including Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Gap Inc unveiled a 5-year safety plan for Bangladesh garment factories on Wednesday that would include inspecting every factory within a year.

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America’s new heritage, Testing the recovery, Cautious spending, Booming accessories, Katie Grand’s next step

L.L. Bean Brushed Lambswool Crew Fair Isle Sweater | Source: L.L. Bean

Is L.L. Bean Driving the Runway? (WSJ) “So-called ‘new heritage’ brands, created by youthful designers and inspired by iconic outdoor apparel companies, are opening their doors with Gold Rush speed.” Italian fashion houses see 2011 as key test for recovery (Reuters) “The luxury industry will only see in 2011 whether a full recovery is under way… with one predicting global sales could double in

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