Lupo Quoted on Industry Pushback to New York Fashion Act

Business of Fashion
Chairman and Fashion & Retail Law Industry Team Leader Anthony V. Lupo was quoted on the industry reaction to the Fashion Sustainability and Social Accountability Act, commonly known as the New York Fashion Act, which seeks worker and environmental impact accountability from brands through new due diligence and reporting requirements, climate obligations, and fines for noncompliance.

Tony said, “The requirements [of the Fashion Act] are incredibly imposing for many fashion brands,” adding that smaller brands may have trouble complying. “I don’t think there’s a huge amount of support.”

The New York Fashion Act and the Fashion Workers Act, which focuses on regulating the model management industry, despite contending with obstacles in the state legislature, continue to move forward.

“No-one can ignore this issue,” Tony said. “It’s coming in Europe or it’s coming somewhere else.”

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