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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Fashion Business News #5

These days, the West is starting to sound like the "so called" third world countries, especially Africa. Two stories to highlight before we get into the rest of our Fashion Business News, which focuses on stories in the global fashion industry we feel the fashion-forward you should know. First, New York City retailers are now asking for your Euros!

Reuters reports, "In the latest example that the U.S. dollar just ain't what it used to be, some shops in New York City have begun accepting euros and other foreign currency as payment for merchandise. Some New York shops are happy to take payment in strong euros instead of US dollars. "We had decided that money is money and we'll take it and just do the exchangewhenever we can with our bank," Robert Chu, owner of East Village Wines, told Reuters television."

"Unbelievable! Seriously who would have tonk it?" It's sort of what I experienced when I visit some few countries in West Africa. Some places within these countries will only take US dollars because of the weakness of their monies against the dollar. The second is apparently the lack of skilled workers in London's Fashion Industry. The Press Association reports, "Models have posed outside the Houses of Parliament to highlight a skills shortage in the UK fashion industry. Skillfast-UK says many fashion graduates lack the technical know-how to turn their ideas into workable designs. It wants fashion colleges and universities to put more focus on pattern-cutting, garment construction and other practical skills. The "No skills, no fashion" campaign will hold a series of summits for colleges and universities to share research on the skills gap."

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