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“Out of sight, out of mind” could easily describe the problem facing America's waterways, marine life -- and our own health, as well. It's happening via an unwitting cycle, but ...

Keeping Up with the Fast Crowd


Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and every other form of social media have been filled with photos from the runways of the recently completed New York Fashion Week. Of course, it's ...

Mexico's Growing Market


When people think about who buys active apparel, they generally think of young consumers. After all, young people have more time, more energy and less aches and pains than the ...

Smart Apparel


Now that the Summer of Superhero Blockbusters has finally concluded, it's a good time to reflect on the fact that of all the heroes, only Batman is a mere mortal save for his super ...

American Made


More than 100 years ago, June of 1894 to be exact, our nation’s elected officials declared the first Monday of each September a national holiday dedicated to the American worker ...
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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Keeping Up with the Fast Crowd

Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and every other form of social media have been filled with photos from the runways of the recently completed New York Fashion Week. Of course, it’s not just fashion fans who are studying these images; fast fashion companies will be moving to get similar styles to market as soon as possible — possibly in a matter of weeks.

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Mexico’s Growing Market

When people think about who buys active apparel, they generally think of young consumers. After all, young people have more time, more energy and less aches and pains than the older population. And there’s one country where young people outnumber everyone else: Mexico. Making it prime country for marketing activewear.

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Smart Apparel

Now that the Summer of Superhero Blockbusters has finally concluded, it’s a good time to reflect on the fact that of all the heroes, only Batman is a mere mortal save for his super suit. While the rest of us regular folk don’t necessarily need body armor to get through day-to-day life, science and design are coming together to give clothes a tech boost that consumers might not have even realized they wanted, needed, or could even use. Take, for instance, clothes that can guide wearers through a strange new city, improve workout posture, or turn fabric into computerized displays.

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American Made

More than 100 years ago, June of 1894 to be exact, our nation’s elected officials declared the first Monday of each September a national holiday dedicated to the American worker — Labor Day. And despite the curious choice of British band Coldplay headlining the Made in America concert in Philadelphia over this year’s holiday weekend, the day is meant to pay tribute to the contributions the American worker has made “to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country,” words attributed to the Labor Department.

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