The Environmental Protection Agency has fined Portland-based Columbia Sportswear $100,800 for failing to label clothes treated with pesticides.
Between 2010 and 2013, the company sold socks and hats that were treated with a product called Insect Blocker but didn't have the label notifying consumers as required by federal pesticide labeling laws.
There are all sorts of ways people save money on clothes: comparing prices, using coupons and membership club discounts, shopping online, buying used. But there’s one cost-cutting strategy that doesn’t get a lot of attention even though a lot of people are doing it.
From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Taylor Quimby of New Hampshire Public Radio confesses he’s among the many adults buying kids XL-size clothing instead of adult size smalls.
The board of clothing chain American Apparel voted Wednesday to replace founder Dov Charney in the wake of allegations of misconduct against him.
In a statement on its website, the board said that it notified Charney of its intent to terminate his employment as president and CEO. He is expected to be fired following a 30-day period, the statement added.
Seattle-based Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' single "Thrift Shop" has topped the charts multiple times. But besides getting people humming along to its catchy melody, "Thrift Shop" is also creating a lot of interest in actual thrift shopping amongst Eastside teens.