086 – Down With TPP, A Bad Trade Deal Smackdown


Seriously, the TPP is the worst kind of international trade deal you could imagine for our domestic manufacturers!

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photo by Charles Beckwith, from the By Robert James Fall/Winter 2016 Men’s Fashion Day Presentation

Trade policy expert and rock musicianSteven Capozzola, from the US Business and Industry Council talks in detail about the crazy backroom deals #$@& going on around this Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. Hint: it’s really really bad news for Made In USA

Julie Zerbo, editor of The Fashion Law, finally joins in the studio after being mentioned in prior episodes approximately 9.72 billion times.

Footwear designers Jordan Adoni and Omar Bailey from New York Garment District anchor factory and streetwear line Modern Vice talk about their triumphs with making it here, helping emerging designers figure out how to make great shoes, and the struggle to get major footwear brands to bring 3% of production back to the United States.

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