Definition of rag trade in English:

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(the rag trade) • informal
  • The clothing or fashion industry.
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    • 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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