In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1the rag trade — la industria / el ramo de la confección
- For the next nine years, Benson learned the rag trade and launched two labels - Patina and Clothespin.
- Do they have any concerns about the environment when they become involved in the rag trade?
- London's rag trade copied the cut of her gowns and the elegance of her hats.
- He worked in the rag trade for a number of years and even did a stint on the notorious Commercial Road in the East End, which he refers to as his ‘university in life’.
- Sasha, which has 38 outlets and is targeting sales of €45m this year, is a unique animal in the rag trade.
- Ralphie - for readers ignorant of the rag trade - is Ralph Slater, the legendary Glasgow outfitter who is never knowingly undersold.
- It is interesting to see the quality ‘name’ brands in the rag trade that have garments manufactured in Asia.
- The rag trade is in his genes anyway - his maternal grandfather was a founder of Ian R England, the venerable Yorkshire textile firm famous for its worsted wool.
- His next job was in the rag trade on the King's Road, selling hip clothes to the likes of Lou Reed, David Bowie and Marc Bolan.
- The diversity and energy of the rag trade is a guarantee of King Street's continued vibrancy.
- The moguls of India's rag trade have been flashing on retailers' radar screens for years, of course.
- Luxury houses they may be, and indeed, the interiors are sometimes reminiscent of the classiest of hotels, but just as in the rag trade, the designer cachet comes with a hefty premium.
- But even when he was in the rag trade, he never shied from controversy.
- So both were well qualified to write about the twin topics of religion and the rag trade, producing scripts that crackled with good lines yet stopped short of arousing religious controversy.
- The middle men of the rag trade have been having a busy week.
- After half a life sentence in the rag trade, Tim has now escaped to fool about with old houses.
- Kevyn's entry to the rag trade was not the usual one of careful planning.
- The Malton Clothing factory has just closed, its staff the latest victims of Britain's ailing rag trade.
- It was also apparent that neither Louis nor his younger brother Bernie were interested in carrying on in the rag trade.
- Hong Kong and Singapore have also demonstrated interest in Australia's rag trade, helped at the moment by the low Australian dollar allowing buying budgets to stretch further.
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