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the rag trade

The garment industry; the business of making or selling clothing. Known as the king of the rag trade, he has created one of the most distinctive styles in modern fashion.
See also: rag, trade

the ˈrag trade

(old-fashioned, informal) the business of designing, making and selling clothes: He’s worked in the rag trade all his life.
See also: rag, trade
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While the rag trade grapples with a solution, I could not help but snigger at a famous fashion designer recently when they talked about their range being sustainable.
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Jewish people are in the rag trade because it comes natural to them.
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I''m sorry to have to correct my good friend Kenneth Greenwood, but the Hopkinson pot warehouse at Aspley Basin had nothing to do with the rag trade, apart from their collection.