Filters
Clothing trade -- Canada  

The National The Benefits of Buying Canadian

What if you were to shop a little closer to home? Say pick a product made in Canada? Well, your purchase could make a big difference, not only to that special someone who receives it, but to those who are involved in making it. The National’s senior business correspondent, Amanda Lang, follows one Canadian product to examine the impact of purchasing ...
  • 2010
  • 00:06:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Fortune Hunters Runway to Retail: Business Trends in Fashion

There's a huge trend towards instant gratification in our culture, and that trend has hit the world of fashion. We used to wait a year for style to move from concept to consumers, but now the fashion business is moving fast. Thanks to quicker production cycles and cheaper manufacturing, high fashion can go from the catwalk to your closet in ...
  • 2008
  • 00:21:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Canada's Brands: Can They Compete?

Canada is losing many of its manufacturing jobs to overseas markets. The rising dollar makes Canadian goods more expensive abroad and some manufacturers say they're being forced to look elsewhere or go out of business. Canada's Brands focuses on four companies that proudly wear the Made in Canada label. What are the challenges they face? What keeps them from leaving? ...
  • 2007
  • 00:18:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Made in Canada

They manufacture misery – factories of workers bent over their sewing machines as they eke out a subsistence wage. They are exhausted and exploited, but this is no third-world scene. These sweatshops exist in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. Canadian laws are being broken at a number of plants. Go undercover with reporter Frédéric Zalac as he infiltrates two sweatshops to ...
  • 2004
  • 00:20:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013