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Activists investigating Ivanka Trump’s China shoe factory detained or missing

A labour activist working undercover investigating abuses at a Chinese factory that makes Ivanka Trump shoes has been detained by police and two others are missing, raising concerns the company’s ties to the US president’s family may have led to harsher treatment. Hua Haifeng was being held by police on suspicion of illegal surveillance, his […]

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The behind-the-scenes complicity of Ivanka Trump

Until Ivanka Trump’s interview with Gayle King on CBS This Morning which aired this past Wednesday, it was unclear what Ms. Trump’s role in the White House actually involves, other than possession of a top-level security clearance, attendance at multiple high-level meetings and the occupation of a coveted West Wing office. Now, at least we […]

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Nordstrom cuts Ivanka Trump fashions

Nordstrom will stop selling Ivanka Trump’s name-branded line of clothing and shoes, a company representative said Thursday. The change followed a weeks-long boycott campaign, organized by an anti-Trump activist group called “Grab Your Wallet.” The group demanded the department-store giant cease doing business with the president or his family. In a statement, the Nordstrom representative […]

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Please daddy, don’t put me out of business

If President-elect Donald Trump makes good on his promise to impose high tariffs on companies that don’t move production to the U.S., he stands to damage his daughter Ivanka’s clothing and fashion business. At Saks Off Fifth recently, an Ivanka Trump white polyester and spandex blouse made in Indonesia was marked down to $34.99, from […]

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Ivanka, Tiffany Trump and the appeal of a dynastic campaign

The Donald Trump dynasty may begin soon. MARSHALLED on stage at the climax of a debate or rally, the Trump family can seem otherworldly, even faintly sinister. In contrast to the everyman image many politicians try to project—the guy like you, with whom you might enjoy a beer—the Republican nominee’s clan is impossibly well-clad and […]