1. Vietnamese and Bangladeshi women making clothes sold in Australian fashion industry earn $0.51 an hour: 9 out of 10 workers interviewed in Bangladesh said they could not afford enough food for themselves and their families. – Read More on SCMP
2. Is Kering Putting All Its Eggs in a Gucci Basket? Gucci represented 57 percent of the Kering Group Luxury Activities in 2017, with Yves Saint Laurent coming in second place with 14 percent and Bottega Veneta following with 11 percent. But the marketing costs of keeping Gucci, well, Gucci are secret. What isn’t hidden is its strategy: Gucci is focused on China. – Read More on Jing Daily
3. It’s official. The U.S. has reneged on its hard deadline for trade talks with China beyond the original March 1 deadline, giving handbag retailers more time to prepare for potentially higher tariffs. A final decision is likely to be made once he meets with China’s President Xi Jinping — although a date is yet to be made public. – Read More on WWD
4. RETRO READ: Handbags Named in New $200 Billion Round of Tariffs in Chinese Trade War. Consumer goods, including handbags, are on a new list of items that will be hit with a 10 percent increase in tariffs in furtherance of Donald Trump’s trade war with China. – Read More on TFL
5. The secret history of color: If you want to understand society, look at the way it talks about hues. “The way people perceive color is nearly as social and as dynamic as language itself.” – Read More on Fast Co.