An Extra Dose of Healthy
Consumers are wearing more activewear than ever, both because it's still trending as a fashion statement and they're getting more exercise than they used to. And while exercising itself
Back in the Saddle Again
Two years ago, the New York Times ran a headline, "Denim is Dead. Long Live Denim," which explained how the casualization of dress that denim instigated had led to the even more laid-back
The Retail Holiday Season
No sooner did the Halloween costumes get thrown into the back of closets everywhere, and consumers were greeted with twinkling Main Street decorations, songs of the holiday season,
Apparel Recycling Efforts
Right before the inevitable excesses that are a hallmark of the winter holidays comes America Recycles Day, a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful. On Nov. 15, events will
What's Hot in Retail
When you go to Fashion Week, the talk is all about what's trending in colors, cuts, hemlines, and finishes. When you go to retail seminars, it's about data. And how artificial intelligence
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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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An Extra Dose of Healthy

Consumers are wearing more activewear than ever, both because it’s still trending as a fashion statement and they’re getting more exercise than they used to. And while exercising itself is a healthy choice, there are some who maintain that what people choose to wear while working out can make a difference in one’s health, as well.

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Back in the Saddle Again

Two years ago, the New York Times ran a headline, “Denim is Dead. Long Live Denim,” which explained how the casualization of dress that denim instigated had led to the even more laid-back athleisure movement. The piece ended, however, mentioning the NPD Group’s observance that jeans sales had been ticking up among Millennials, “likely setting the stage for a comeback.” Denim, it’s time once again to get ready for your close up.

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The Retail Holiday Season

No sooner did the Halloween costumes get thrown into the back of closets everywhere, and consumers were greeted with twinkling Main Street decorations, songs of the holiday season, and emails and web ads pushing hot holiday gifts. A lot of consumers say pre-Thanksgiving is too soon to think about Christmas. But retailers know most shoppers are ready to start spending come November. And this year should see healthy holiday spending, with online outstripping in-store purchases for the first time ever.

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Apparel Recycling Efforts

Right before the inevitable excesses that are a hallmark of the winter holidays comes America Recycles Day, a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful. On Nov. 15, events will be held throughout U.S. schools, workplaces, and communities to raise awareness about recycling, as well as collect millions of pounds of materials that would otherwise clog the country’s landfills. While many might immediately think about glass, plastic and paper refuse, there are programs in place to help those who want to recycle apparel, too.

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What’s Hot in Retail

When you go to Fashion Week, the talk is all about what’s trending in colors, cuts, hemlines, and finishes. When you go to retail seminars, it’s about data. And how artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and even augmented reality (AR) is moving the needle in transforming the customer experience and the future of the commerce. While these tech-oriented terms might not have the headline appeal of Philipp Plein’s cabaret runway show, they are defining the future of retail.

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