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'CONSCIENCE' DAY PLANNING IN GEAR

Byline: Arthur Friedman

NEW YORK -- Even though the Labor Department currently is taking a less confrontational approach to battling sweatshops, the labor movement doesn't...

– September 23, 1997

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SECONDARY LINES SPARKLE

Byline: Samantha Conti

MILAN -- Italian fashion's bustling youth movement is translating into a gold rush for designers.
Born as less-expensive options to designers' signature...

– September 23, 1997

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HIRSCH'S TAJIMA SUBSIDIARY OPERATING U.S. PLANT

NEW YORK -- Hirsch International Corp., a supplier to the embroidery industry, has opened a new subsidiary, Tajima USA Inc., in Ronkonkoma, N.Y.
Tajima, based in...

– September 23, 1997

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LABOR SECRETARY PITCHES ANTI-SWEATSHOP PANEL

Byline: Joanna Ramey

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman, joined by officials of investment firms, urged retailers and apparel and footwear makers Monday...

– September 23, 1997

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STAGE COMPLETES SECONDARY OFFER

NEW YORK -- Stage Stores Inc. has completed its secondary offering of 6.4 million shares of common stock, which were sold by insiders at a price of 34 7/8 apiece.
Bain Capital Fund...

– September 22, 1997

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U.S. TO PENALIZE CHINA QUOTA FOR TRANSSHIPS

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. is preparing to charge back to China's quotas what sources say is about $800,000 worth of apparel for alleged illegal transshipments.
The...

– September 22, 1997

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FINDINGS

FENDI'S NEW FACE: Since 1969, the Fendi boutique in Bloomingdale's -- the store's oldest designer installation -- has occupied its corner near the Lexington Avenue and 60th Street entrance of the New York...

– September 22, 1997

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RENOWN NARROWS LOSS GAP

TOKYO -- Renown Inc., the Japanese apparel giant, reported it cut its net loss in the first half ended July 31 to $42.6 million (5.2 billion yen) from 5.5 billion yen a year earlier. The firm...

– September 22, 1997

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CARDINAL RULES

NEW YORK -- Red leads the way when it comes to spring's lingerie looks. Here, the can't-miss color dresses up Flora Nikrooz's polyester nightgown, which is polished enough to double as eveningwear. For...

– September 22, 1997

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GROUP FORMS TO PUSH CARIBBEAN PARITY

Byline: Joyce Barrett

WASHINGTON -- Textile and apparel makers are broadening their efforts to have trade benefits expanded to the Caribbean Basin and are soliciting...

– September 22, 1997

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FREDERICK'S OF HOLLYWOOD SEEKS HOLDER OK ON BID

NEW YORK -- Frederick's of Hollywood has begun soliciting approvals from minority shareholders of a $7.75-a-share purchase offer, following a last-ditch attempt by the...

– September 22, 1997

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S&P'S WARNACO RATING STANDS

NEW YORK -- Standard & Poor's affirmed its triple-B corporate credit rating on The Warnaco Group following the company's announcement on Wednesday that it has reached an agreement in...

– September 22, 1997

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