Tag: Textiles

Historic Warsaw store, seeking rebirth, hit by pandemic

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WARSAW, Poland — The Jablkowski Brothers Department Store was once a Warsaw landmark that revolutionized shopping and brought goods to a modernizing society in...

More than shoes: Nike navigates complicated twists in track

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EUGENE, Ore. — Ever since a track coach named Bill Bowerman tinkered with the idea of pouring rubber into his waffle iron to concoct...

Dirty laundry in space? NASA, Tide tackle cleaning challenge

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — How do astronauts do laundry in space? They don’t. ...

Cities opting out of Indiana’s suits against opioid makers

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INDIANAPOLIS — Several Indiana cities have opted out of the state's pending lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors, reasoning that they will likely see...

Factory boss defiant as sanctions bite in China’s Xinjiang

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AKSU, China — A backlash against reports of forced labor and other abuses of the largely Muslim Uyghur ethnic group in Xinjiang is taking...

Business group warns China boycotts spooking investors

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BEIJING — An American business group warned Tuesday that government-instigated consumer boycotts of foreign shoe, clothing and other brands in China are making companies...

Vans co-founder Paul Van Doren dies at 90

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LOS ANGELES — Paul Van Doren, co-founder of the Vans company whose iconic Southern California sneakers were beloved by skateboarders and became an international...

Strong sales from Tapestry, Lee maker show clothing rebound

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Strong sales results from Coach's parent as well as from the maker of Wrangler and Lee jeans offer the latest evidence that shoppers' spending...

Ramadan in China: Faithful dwindle under limits on religion

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KASHGAR, China — Tursunjan Mamat, a practicing Muslim in western China’s Xinjiang region, said he's fasting for Ramadan but his daughters, ages 8 and...

Top Glove hopes to resolve U.S. seizure of its rubber gloves

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia's Top Glove Corp., the world's largest rubber glove maker, said Wednesday it hopes to swiftly end a U.S. ban...