Looking for Hits
On a hot and humid day this past July, when the only logical places to be were either at the beach or in front of an air conditioner, a street in lower Manhattan was jammed with people
A Digital Assist
Go into any hardware, home goods, or electronics store and you'll likely see digital assistants that will help to remotely turn off lights, play music, place a takeout order or give
The Great Outdoors
For people who are at one with the great outdoors, attending the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market is akin to Christmas in July. From tool-equipped watches that can tighten screws to
Denim is Growing
Denim is about as American as apple pie. Yet, it's seen its share of competition here from athleisure apparel. Is it still beloved? Of course. But do other markets like China and Mexico
Changing Seasons
There's a law of science called the Pareto principle, colloquially known as the 80/20 rule, which states roughly 80 percent of the effects come from 20 percent of the causes. But when
Data and analyses of consumer attitudes, preferences and shopping habits.

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Data and analyses of the cotton textile retail sector,including fiber share by category.

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Data and analyses of trends in the cotton textile supply chain, including commodity economics.

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Looking for Hits

On a hot and humid day this past July, when the only logical places to be were either at the beach or in front of an air conditioner, a street in lower Manhattan was jammed with people who had arrived hours earlier, waiting to see the new Dim Mak collection, a luxury line of apparel by Steve Aoki, the electronic dance music deejay and musician, and hear tunes from his new album.

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A Digital Assist

Go into any hardware, home goods, or electronics store and you’ll likely see digital assistants that will help to remotely turn off lights, play music, place a takeout order or give you a traffic report. But these devices can also get pretty personal — enough to know a consumer’s clothing size, their wardrobe contents, and when it’s time to replenish. Of course, that may seem a little intrusive to some — at least right now. But brands and retailers may want to know how AI-powered devices like Amazon’s Echo and Google Home can work for them.

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The Great Outdoors

For people who are at one with the great outdoors, attending the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market is akin to Christmas in July. From tool-equipped watches that can tighten screws to portable espresso makers to hemp doggie beds, the show features innovation in virtually every field. Of course, that includes apparel.

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Denim is Growing

Denim is about as American as apple pie. Yet, it’s seen its share of competition here from athleisure apparel. Is it still beloved? Of course. But do other markets like China and Mexico present strong opportunities for denim makers? Definitely.

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Changing Seasons

There’s a law of science called the Pareto principle, colloquially known as the 80/20 rule, which states roughly 80 percent of the effects come from 20 percent of the causes. But when that principle is applied to people’s closets, it means 80 percent of the time, consumers actually wear just 20 percent of what they own, according to clinical psychologist, wardrobe consultant and author Jennifer Baumgartner. It would make sense then for retailers to offer versatile pieces that shoppers could see playing a part in their wardrobes as they transition from season to season.

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