Traceable Supply Chain Is Key for Italian Textile Companies

MILAN — Raising the bar on sustainability should be the main goal of the Italian textile business is what emerged from the press conference opening the 27th edition of Milano Unica, which closed here on Thursday. In line with the same edition last year, about 6,000 fashion companies attended the fair, which registered an increase of international buyers, especially from Holland, the U.S., Japan, China, France and Germany.
“Sustainability has been treated as a marketing tool, but it’s time to put the focus on what the Italian companies have done so far and it’s time to put the accent on the sustainable approach of the whole supply chain,” said Andrea Crespi, president of the Italian fashion chamber’s sustainability committee.
The Italian textile compartment’s leadership in terms of sustainability is a fact, according to Sistema Moda Italia president Marino Vago, who revealed that “an executive from a French major luxury brand admitted that our textile companies have a five-year competitive advantage on our competitors.”
The main issue is to guarantee the traceability of the raw materials, according to Milano Unica president Ercole Botto Poala. “Technology and the digitalization can be instrumental in the development of this process,” he said, adding that despite the new

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From Movie Makers to Auto Makers, Companies Reckon With Trade War

The U.S. and Chinese tariffs that kicked in on Friday raised costs for companies on both sides of the Pacific, but it was the specter of additional levies ahead that was more worrisome for many in business.
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Food Companies Churn Through CEOs, Desperate for Fresh Ideas

America’s food giants are shedding CEOs at a remarkable rate, highlighting how elusive solutions remain to the industry’s problems while also generating some new hope for change.
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The U.S. and China’s tit-for-tat measures have put technology firms at the center of an escalating trade fight, placing new constraints on the companies’ strategic plans and threatening their access to giant markets.
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The U.S. and China’s tit-for-tat measures have put technology firms at the center of an escalating trade fight, placing new constraints on the companies’ strategic plans and threatening their access to giant markets.
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New Tax Law Haunts Companies That Did ‘Inversion’ Deals

The new law has something in store for some “inverted” companies that did mergers overseas and lowered their U.S. taxes: higher taxes.
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Companies Explore Whether U.S. Can Replace ‘Double Irish’

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Trucking Companies Race to Add Capacity, Drivers as Market Heats Up

Investors expect the humming economy to translate into an uptick in profits for trucking companies when they report earnings over the next couple of weeks. But carriers can’t add capacity fast enough to take advantage of the flood of new business.
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Alibaba’s Ma Tells U.S. Companies to Stop Whining About China

Amid rumblings of a U.S.-China trade conflict, Alibaba founder Jack Ma defended China against complaints that it creates barriers against outside competitors.
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Louis C.K. Admits to Sexual Misconduct as Media Companies Cut Ties

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Creative Playground Launches to Help Companies With Branding, Production, Celebrity Influencers

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Their alliance has been a long time in the making — though one that came together without any trace of a headhunter. On the October day in 2015 that Marder exited the Iconix Brand Group as global chief marketing officer, Winnaman, a public relations and communications specialist, was the first to contact her. “Nicole said, ‘This is the day I’ve been waiting for for years,’” Marder said with a laugh Tuesday.
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Car-Sharing Companies Hit Speed Bumps as Ride-Hailing Grows

America’s car-sharing industry is struggling as major operators scale back because of weak demand in certain cities, vandalism and competition from ride-hailing services.
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Despite Paris Accord Exit, Companies See Little Change in Strategy

The Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement heralds a decisive change in U.S. climate policy, but many corporate leaders say it will have little immediate impact on their investments and strategies.
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Tech Firms, Cable Companies Take Sides in Net-Neutrality Battle

The war over net neutrality is heating up in anticipation of a top regulator’s announcement Wednesday, with hundreds of tech startups urging preservation of existing rules and small cable companies pleading for a rollback.
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Despite billions of dollars in spending cuts and a modest oil-price rebound, Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell, Chevron and BP didn’t make enough money in 2016 to cover their costs, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis.
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U.S. shale producers won’t quit pumping oil, and OPEC must learn to deal with it. That’s the message emerging from this year’s CERAWeek energy conference, where the mood is markedly different from a year ago.
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Trump’s Tweets Have Companies Playing Defense

Companies across the country are drafting plans for “war rooms” to address a surprise presidential tweet. Others have begun aggressively promoting previously announced job creation numbers in an effort to head off any criticism.
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Trump’s Attacks on Outsourcing Put Companies on Guard

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Old-Line Companies Show Appetite for Tech Deals

Nontech companies such as Wal-Mart, Ford and Unilever are hunting for tech deals, spending a total of nearly $ 10 billion buying venture-backed U.S. startups this year, nearly double the amount last year.
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9 Fashion Companies From Shark Tank: Where Are They Now?

Shark Tank has served as the world’s quickest MBA for many couch-surfers—it’s nothing if not a crash course in what it takes to develop a product, build a brand, and pitch potential investors. And while show fans will know that all sorts enter the tank (all sorts), plenty of fashion brands have made an impression, too. Here are a look back at nine of our favorites and where they are now.

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The brand: Mix Bikini
The season: Season 3
The deal: Barbara Corcoran invested $ 50,000 for a 25% stake.
What is it? A reversible mix-and-match bikini that’s constructed so the left and ride sides can be disconnected. The company bills each suit as having eight different possible combinations.
Can you buy? Yup, online and rebranded as Versakini. There is also reportedly a kiosk in a Florida mall.

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The brand: Mo’s Bows
The season: Season 5
The deal: Daymond John advised the brand to avoid taking any of the offers put on the table, instead offering to act as a mentor free-of-charge.
What is it? Snazzy bowties made in Memphis by tween Moziah Bridges.
Can you buy? In the brand’s online shop and at Neiman Marcus.

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The brand: Stella Valle
The season: Season 4
The deal: Mark Cuban and Lori Greiner combined forces, ending up at $ 150,000 for a 35% share.
What is it? Modern jewelry with a contemporary price point created by two sisters who also happen to be army vets.
Can you buy? Online, in a slew of small boutiques around the country, certain Bloomingdale’s locations, and some on QVC.

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The brand: Grace and Lace
The season: Season 5
The deal: Barbara Corcoran invested $ 175,000 for 10%, with a caveat that the cash be used as a line of credit.
What is it? What started as leg warmers and tall socks meant to be worn with boots has expanded into an empire. The brand now offers tops, cover-ups, and jewelry.
Can you buy? On the brand’s site.

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The brand: Skinny Shirt
The season: Season 6
The deal: No deal
What is it? Meant to be layered or worn solo, the form-fitting top gives wearers the same peek of collar that a layered button-down would, but with a sleeker looking finish.
Can you buy? The majority of styles range between $ 50 and $ 100 and are available on the brand’s site.

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The brand: Taaluma Totes
The season: Season 6
The deal: No deal
What is it? Your classic backpack constructed of bright fabric sourced from different countries around the world. The packs aim to indulge wanderlust as a limited-edition run.
Can you buy? Bags are priced around $ 65 and available online. The episode featuring the company re-runs this Friday and a notice lets shoppers know as they’re anticipating a run: order before to insure you receive your bag before mid-September.

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The brand: Hip Chixs
The season: Season 4
The deal: No deal (and a Kickstarter from this spring was also unsuccessful)
What is it? “Texas-inspired” premium jeans made of denim sateen that claims to cut way down on recovery time (how long it takes for your skinnies to go back to their original size after taking them off at the end of a day).
Can you buy? There are three different styles available on the brand’s site, priced at $ 145 and $ 187.

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The brand: Hold Your Haunches
The season: Season 5
The deal: Barbara Corcoran and Lori Greiner invested $ 75,000 for 40%, along with extending a line of credit.
What is it? Slimming shapewear that’s built into a range of apparel, including yoga pants, leggings and basic tops.
Can you buy? Most definitely, whether on the brand’s website, Amazon, or a range of smaller retailers.

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The brand: JesKa Shoe Company
The season: Season 4
The deal: Daymond John gave her $ 70,000 for 70% of the company.
What is it? A range of shoes with interchangeable heels that could be snapped in and out, allowing for different styles and looks.
Can you buy? Nope. The company has since shuttered, with its founder posting a thoughtful note on Facebook.

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