noun(the rag trade) informal
The clothing or fashion industry.
- 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’.
- But even when he was in the rag trade, he never shied from controversy.
- For the next nine years, Benson learned the rag trade and launched two labels - Patina and Clothespin.
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